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Starting off Year 2: Catching up with an IB student

In this episode, an interview with an IB student on life in Year 2 of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. A look at summer, challenges in Year 2, and some insights into the beginning of the end of high school. And finally—a definitive answer to a hotly debated question: would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses, or one horse-sized duck? Welcome to Season 2 of That High School Life. Music for this episode: "Professor Umlaut" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed...


Getting ready to make a transition: So what are you doing next year?

Welcome back to school! Season 2 of THSL starts with an interview in Toronto, Canada (recorded back in July). My guest for this episode was Jon, a student services professional at the post-secondary level. - Helping students make a transition (for teachers) - the right kind of workload - Helping yourself make a transition (for students) - lifestyle, academics, social stuff - Specific information from a professional: Transitions for international students (tl;dr - if you need help,...


Reflections from a third culture kid

In this episode: - An interview with Reina, a self-described third culture kid whose K12 education took her from Japan, to Taiwan, to Michigan, and back again - Advice from one international student to another: Things to be mindful of when you're making important decisions about your post-high school pathways - Advice from a student services professional for all students in general: Three things to check when you're thinking about college/university Further reading on third culture...


Last day of school!

In this episode: - New intro/outro music! (CC attribution below) - Joe remembers to introduce the podcast - An interview with Anna, an OSSD student - Looking back at three years of high school - Anna dishes out advice for the new class of grade 9s - In retrospect, some odd editing went on with this episode. All part of figuring out Logic X Pro + how to work the recording gear! "Professor Umlaut" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0...


This is the end (for Dana)

First episode, and we're already at the end! In this episode: - Dana sings the intro - Joe starts a new podcast, but forgets to introduce himself - Dana talks about transitioning to another role in education and recommends coffee Coffee places: 1) Cafe Cabin: Đường số 9, Tân Phú, Quận 7 2) The Coffee House: 223 Võ Văn Tần, Quận 3 3) Cafe Du Nam: 300 Nguyễn Thị Thập, Tân Quy, Quận 7 The barbecue restaurant: 1) Quán nem nướng Anh Thành - 67 Đường Võ Văn Kiệt, Phường Cầu Ông Lãnh,...