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πŸ”Ž Really Understand Who You Are Serving, with Jinal Jhaveri
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In this episode, we talk about Jinal's lessons growing Schoolmint, how he channeled the tailwinds of the school choice movements, and what his experience can offer for schools today.
Will the Consumerization of Education Continue?
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In this episode, Jennifer and I talk about how student engagement is an outcome of strong pedagogy. We then describe a new generation of global education companies that are partnering with school districts.
Why The Teacher's Job Should Be Unbundled
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Build something kids will love and then figure out how to accomplish academic objectives within this highly motivated kind of environment. I like that as a first principle of building a new school.
From Transferring Knowledge to Transforming Students, with Andrew Barry, Founder of Curious Lion
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In this episode, we learn how everyone can design online learning experiences to repeatably effect transformations in their students' lives. Then we try to sketch out a future of what happens when more and more teachers can generate these transformations, what a world that will be!
🧭 Roadmap Club, a Feedback Loop All Schools Should Have
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In this episode, we catch up after our first chat 2 years ago. Then the school was just starting, now there is an innovative yet mature high school operating entirely online. It is the first digital-native high school I have studied closely, so I wanted to dig into their entire operating system.
420 Learning Guides Coach Learners Towards Mastery, with Kelly Smith, CEO at Prenda
Engaging Your Community
Our guest today is Kelly Smith. He is the founder and CEO of Prenda schools, a network of microschools that is spreading like wildfire across state lines, bringing project-based learning and mastery-based education to a neighborhood near you.
The Tutoring Rocketship Investing in Quality, Affordability & Convenience
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In this episode, we talk about the origin story of GoStudent, Felix's views on what makes a learning experience successful, his tips on operating a growing educational institutions, and his regional and global plans to consolidate the fragmented tutoring market.
Full-stack, deep learning that feels like an emoji shower πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰
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A coach appears as the governor of Wisconsin, a task force is put on a major water problem. Is it a classroom or a Hollywood set? Kids get clues and reports. Curiosity and motivation kick in. They launch a PR campaign, a budget...oh, and hit all their learning goals as well.
Learning Re-Imagined For The Web, with Ryan Delk
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In this episode, we discuss Ryan's ambitious plans for the future of Primer, how parents are equally important to kids in the learning equation, why observing the "user-experience" is so important, why not stratifying by age creates some sort of magic and much more.
A Human-centered operating system, with Kelly Davis
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Kelly and her co-founder Vlad redesigned school from scratch. Galileo a global online school soon to have access to physical spaces as well.
Product-Teacher-Family Fit, With Brian Tobal, CEO SchoolHouse
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"The founding principle is that the teacher's attention is the most valuable piece in the educational brew or ecosystem. If you really want to have a high quality educational experience, you'd increase the amount of teacher attention that each child is receiving." - Brian Tobal
Thrive Book Review: Promise and Deliver
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It has become popular to sneer at our education system’s factory model. We call for the death of schools in favor of Airbnb-like learning communities.
Making Education Free for Students, with Trevor McKendrick
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Our guest today is Trevor McKendrick, Chief of Staff at Lambda School, where students graduate and get the job because they got the skills - and it’s free until they get a job paying over $50K.
Out of the Textbook and Into the Flow, with Joel Rose
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In education, the obvious place to cut your teeth is as a teacher. Joel Rose knows the classroom well.
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