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Science or Soccer? - How Important Are Extracurricular Activities?

Science or Soccer? -- How Important Are Extracurricular Acti... | Education World

Some research suggests that extracurricular activities can benefit all students. John H. Holloway, a consultant with the Educational Testing Service, explains those benefits for Education World. Included: An extensive list of online resources for explo...

The True Value in Participating in Extracurricular Activities - PreciouStatus

Mark Twain was famously quoted as saying “Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.” At first blush, one could interpret that as an anti-classroom rhetoric, but what he really meant fell somewhere along the lines of understanding that there’s more to a well-rounded education then what can be taught in a classroom. In fact, one could argue that many of the “soft” skills associated with participation in extracurricular activities, such as time management and relationship building, are best achieved outside of a formal learning environment. “Since kids spend their day primarily sitting down and following a schedule at school, when they (leave school) it is important for them to have time to be creative, get moving and do something they enjoy,” Kristin Fitch, CEO and co-founder of ZiggityZoom says. In addition, there is a long-established relationship between participation in extracurricular programs and increased academic achievement, which is why almost every district offers some form of after-school activities for students to explore their interests. They range from sports to drama club to music to taking a deeper dive into a favorite subject (mathletes, anyone?), and everything in between, but ultimately serve the same purpose: to help our students to become more well-rounded individuals.

College Planning - Extracurriculars Matter ? To You and to Colleges

Getting involved in activities outside the classroom as a high school student allows you to learn more about yourself and your goals.

Why are extra curricular activities so important?

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The importance of Extra-curricular activities | Alexander Tham | TEDxBISB

Our next speaker is Alexander Tham, currently an International Baccalaureate student at BISB and one of the organizers of the TEDxBISB event. Outside of his ...

Benefits of Extracurricular Activities

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Top 7 Benefits of Extracurricular Activities For High School Students - Crimson Education

Ever wonder if extracurricular activities are worth the stress? Read on to learn what extracurricular activities actually mean and why they're important!

Benefits of Extracurricular Activities

This video highlights the various benefits of being involved in high school and college extracurricular activities.

Inequity Outside the Classroom: Growing Class Differences in Participation in Extracurricular Activities | Voices in ...

Kaisa Snellman is assistant professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France. Jennifer M. Silva is assistant professor of sociology at Bucknell University. Robert D. Putnam is the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University.

Engaging in extracurricular activities

Understand how admissions officers view extracurricular activities. Then, go to for Khan Academy's complete co...

Are Extracurricular Activities Important For College? | Veritas Prep | Veritas Prep

Veritas Prep provides application evaluation before you apply to college: Have your extracurricular activities and test scores evaluated by professionals.

Why Extracurricular Activities Are So Important | Mountain Heights

Here are some of the key benefits of joining in on an extracurricular activity at school.

The role of extracurricular activities in a student’s development - The Educator Blog

It has been argued that extracurricular activities are not very important in a schoolchild’s life. I, however, differ with that. A student’s social life is as important as their academic life, for their development.

8 Reasons to Get Your Children Involved in After-School Activities - Kumon

Kumon Study Tips and Resources is a blog for parents looking for tips, news, and advice, that can help advance their children’s ability in math and reading.

Extracurricular School Activities and the Benefits – Homeschooling, Education, Learning and Reading Resources

Allowing your child to get involved in extracurricular activities at school is a wise choice, and it can be very important in helping them to develop many working skills, people skills, and more.

Why Teachers Should Value Extracurricular Activities

Leading school clubs, sports teams and other groups helps demonstrate your enthusiasm for teaching, which is great for your career.

Extra-curricular Activities Are Important For Students | eduflow

26/8/13 Many parents and students do not understand the importance of extra-curricular activities.  Over the years I have had to persuade a number of parents to allow their children to continue participating in extra-curricular activities, because they felt that these activities distracted their offspring from their academic work.  This scenario tended to unfold either when…

The Importance of Extracurricular Activities | School of Education

Most students in high school join clubs and participate in certain events solely to add another extracurricular activity to their college application. I’ll admit it, I did it as well. Yes, I cared about community service and I liked the French club, but would I have joined them if I couldn’t put them on my application? Probably not. For me, high school was an incredibly stressful time where I was only focused on the next step I had to take. I never really took a step back to think about what I wanted to do just for me.

Extracurricular Activities

Joining a club or team is a fun way to try new things, meet people, and be active. Learn more about the basics and benefits of getting involved.

Extracurricular Participation & Student Engagement - Video & Lesson Transcript |

In this lesson, we'll discuss the benefits of participation in extracurricular activities as related to student engagement and success, along with...

The importance of extra-curricular activities |

Discover why having a great academic record might not be enough to secure a graduate role and find out how your hobbies can help in your job search.

Are Extracurricular Activities Important? | Middle Earth

Everyone can agree that school is important for youth. But what about extracurricular activities?  Is football really making a difference in a young man’s life? Is playing in a band something nice for an adolescent or something more? Is going to the local community center really good for my child? After-school programs and extracurricular activities…

Importance of Extracurricular Activities in a Student's Life | Synonym

Extracurricular activities help students improve various skills, expand social networks, engage interests, and build strong resumes for the future.

Why Get Involved? / The Benefits of Participating in Middle School Extracurricular Activities

As the parent of a
middle schooler, you may question whether your child should spend time in
extracurricular activities. Consider the benefits your child will experience as
referenced below, and encourage your student to get involved! Fairhope Middle
School offers an array of sports, band, and many clubs to engage our students
and connect them with our school.

The Value of Extracurricular Activities Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Value of Extracurricular Activities Infographic explores the impact of extracurricular activities from academic success to landing your dream job.