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Modern Education Movement

On our podcast, we shine a light on education solutions for the modern age, so parents wanting a better alternative to traditional education can make confident, informed choices. We interview knowledge experts on topics like financial literacy, mindset, and differently wired kids. We also have a lot of fun talking with parents and kids who share their unique inspiring stories about their own learning path. This is valuable information you simply won’t find anywhere else.


Galileo Dads Talk - Living the Self Directed Life
This episode is a conversation between 4 dads with kids @ Galileo. At Galileo, there are families from all around the world who have chosen to home educate their children for a number of reasons. For some, it’s to suit a nomadic lifestyle or to break the status quo. For others, they’re fed up with the traditional schooling system and want to do more for their children. Listen in as we share our unique family journeys on education and everything in between. This conversation took place originally on Clubhouse, and Galileo was kind to let me share it with you all.
62:57 02/07/2022
Mindful Mamas with Hunter Clarke-Fields
Have you ever reacted strongly to something your kid has done, and then later regretted how you handled it? Does this happen way more often than you’d care to admit? Include me in that camp! My guest today Hunter Clarke-Fields had her own breakthrough moment. Years ago, she noticed her young toddler was becoming fearful from momma’s yelling, and she knew something needed to change. Now Hunter is a mindful mama mentor. She is the creator of the Mindful Parenting course, host of the Mindful Mama Podcast, and Best Selling Author of Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids. Hunter’s non-judgmental, practical advice helps parents to bring more calm and peace into their daily lives. She has over twenty years of experience in meditation practices and has taught mindfulness to thousands worldwide. She is the mother of two active daughters, who challenge her every day to hone her craft!
32:41 12/21/2021
Cure for the Disintegrating Student with Jeannine Jannot
Dr. Jeannine Jannot is an academic coach and the author of The Disintegrating Student: Struggling But Smart, Falling Apart, and How To Turn It Around. She has over 25 years of experience working with children, teens, and young adults in both public and private school settings. In 2014 she founded The Balanced Student, which offers customized academic coaching for middle school, high school and college students. (and parents) Jeannine has a master's degree in school psychology from The Ohio State University and a doctorate in child and developmental psychology from the University of Connecticut. Today we'll explore: - Disintegrating students (students who hit a wall and fall apart - academically and emotionally). - Most anything parenting tweens/teens/young adults - communication, how we help and hinder growth
30:53 12/14/2021
Overcome depression and anxiety with Karin Jabukowski
Covid restrictions have put enormous pressure on a lot of kids. One research study reveals that depression and anxiety in youth has doubled compared to pre-pandemic levels. One in 4 adolescents globally are experiencing clinically elevated depression symptoms, while 1 in 5 youth are experiencing clinically elevated anxiety symptoms." What we have is a global mental health crisis in youth. My guest today, Dr. Karin Jakubowski sees this first-hand. She’s a school principal, and has worked in education for over 20 years. She sees kids struggle in school. Some have behavioral issues, some just can't 'do school' as we know it. Through years of practice, she’s unlocked ways to help kids break through these barriers. Dr. Jakubowski is a well-respected international influencer on helping kids live happier, healthier lives, navigating through their most challenging moments. Karin now works directly with moms through her Momnificent program, so mom’s can build stronger and more meaningful relationships with their kids, and be the support their kids need. And ultimately, as a parent, sleep better at night! Today we’ll explore what you can do as a parent to help your kids be mentally and emotionally strong, no matter what life throws at them.
32:07 11/30/2021
Educating Differently Wired Kids with Debbie Reber
I’m really excited for today’s show, which is especially for parents raising differently wired children - children with learning disabilities, ADHD, twice-exceptional, autism, sensory processing challenges, anxiety, giftedness and more. I didn’t realize that more than 20 percent of today’s children are in some way neurologically atypical. My guest today, Debbie Reber refers to this as “differently wired.” And because the world isn’t set up to accommodate their unique way of being, these exceptional kids and the parents raising them, struggle to navigate their journey. This is the situation Debbie found herself in as she raised her child Asher. And despite her attempts to get support, she discovered little out there that spoke to her situation. In 2016 Debbie created Tilt Parenting to help parents like her get the support they need. Since then, she’s given a TEDx talk and published the book Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World. Her podcast has over 3 million downloads. Educating differently wired kids - no better person on the planet to talk about this!
42:48 11/23/2021
Create a Little Justice Leader with Shelby Kretz
My guest today, Shelby Kretz has a dream - to create a world where everyone is accepted for who they are. For her, that means we investing in the next generation. Alongside other topics like maths, sciences and the arts, they also need awareness of social justice. Parents play an important role in this, but talking about social justice issues can be hard. How can we make topics interesting? We might not feel we have enough knowledge on a topic. So Shelby created a fun program to help parents. Little Justice Leaders is a monthly box filled with conversation starters, activities, and other goodies, you can make these tough conversations fun and interesting for your little ones. Her passion is working with kids - she’s spent more than a decade creating fun learning experiences for kids and families. Today we’ll dive into the world of social justice education for younger kids, and how parents can nurture little justice leaders in their own home.
27:21 11/16/2021
Student Spotlight: From College Dropout to Crypto King with Yann Hadade
Yann wasn’t an ideal student. He struggled with school, mostly getting bad grades. Not because he wasn't smart... he just wasn't motivated by what school had to offer. He did try university, because that is what his parents wanted him to do, and dropped out after the first year. Nothing seemed to fit, and he was determined not to settle... he would find a passion to put his time and energy into. His is a story of perseverance, of finding his own unique path. He discovered cryptocurrency at age 16, and over time, a passion that turned into a living. He now owns an e-sports team, has a Bitcoin mining facility and educates others on ways to invest in crypto. Kids these days have an incredible array of opportunities outside the traditional path of post secondary education. Are we as parents open to our kids taking an unconventional route? Today, we’ll get to know Yann’s story, from struggling student to a crypto kid on top of the world.
45:45 11/09/2021
Learning is Natural, School is Optional - the North Star Way with Ken Danford
For as long as there has been compulsory schooling, students have asked, “Do I really have to go to school through 12th grade? Isn’t there some other way?” The conventional answer most parents respond with is, “No, there is no other way. You just have to make the best of it.” That was what they did, and they survived. That answer didn’t satisfy Kenneth Danford. In 1996, he left his public school teaching job to help students live, learn, and grow in a different environment. He co-founded what became North Star, an alternative to middle school and high school. It’s not a school itself. It’s a Self Directed Learning education center for Teens. They help teens create a life that is meaningful and relevant to them. This experience includes a customized academic plan, weekly meetings with a personal advisor, quarterly family meetings, plus a variety of classes, workshops and tutorials. And they have provided this support to hundreds of students over the past two decades. Most North Star teens go on to college afterwards. Now Kenneth is spreading the North Star model across the world through Liberated Learners, a network of learning centers. He’s also published a book Learning is Natural, School is Optional, which tells the story of North Star. Yes, there are viable and often superior alternatives to traditional school. Today we’ll dive into what North Star is all about to see if that approach is a better fit for you and your family.
41:24 11/02/2021
Can Charter Schools Modernize Public Education? with David Osborne
I’m excited to have on the show today a guest who has dedicated much of his life to reforming government and education. He’s on a quest to bring America’s public education into the 21st century, and there is one solution he believes is key to making that happen. Charter schools have produced what some experts believe to be the most rapid academic improvement in American history—and created a reform model that now other cities are trying. Now for 10 years David Osborne was a senior partner of The Public Strategies Group, a consulting firm that helped public organizations improve their performance. He worked with governments large and small, from cities, counties, and school districts to states, federal agencies, and foreign governments. He lectured widely around the globe and has advised presidents, ministers, governors, mayors, city managers and many other public sector leaders. David is currently emeritus director of the K-12 education work of the Progressive Policy Institute, a Democratic think tank in Washington DC. He is also an author or co-author of six nonfiction books, including Reinventing America’s Schools: Creating a 21st Century School System. Our main topic for today is how to modernize public education. We’ll take an in-depth look at charter schools.
37:09 10/26/2021
Meet Prisma - Bringing Joy and Relevance to Education with Victoria Ransom
Victoria Ransom, founder & CEO of Prisma, her middle school alternative to the antiquated education system. But don't call Prisma a school - she prefers a Connected Learning Network that aims to bring joy to learning today, and prepare millions of kids to thrive in the world of tomorrow. She's a highly successful entrepreneur from New Zealand, most known for Wildfire Interactive, a social marketing SaaS company, sold to Google in 2012 for $450 million. Ransom was listed as one of Fortune's Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs as well as one of their 40 under 40 in 2012. In 2015, she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum Now a mom, her mission has become far more personal. How can she prepare her child to thrive in a tumultuous, ever-changing world where we can’t even begin to imagine the careers that will exist? Today we take a deep dive into this modern education model called Prisma.
41:06 10/19/2021
Student Spotlight: Addie Lentzner is Changing the World
Today we shine a light on youth taking action in education and in the world. Addie Lentzner is a 17 year old with a passion for social change. She is the founder of the Vermont Student Anti-Racism Network. This group of students promotes anti-racism in schools through curriculum change. She’s involved in homelessness work, with an ambitious goal to house every person in her community. Addie is living proof that youth can and do make a difference, when given the opportunity. She’s joined by Richard Fransham, a former teacher and youth supporter to talk about Youth Rights Day, an event to promote the rights of youth and the issues they are fighting for so that we can build a better future for everyone. Graham joins me for this conversation, which we really enjoyed! Enjoy :)
30:47 10/12/2021
Every Kid Can and Should Learn to Code (It's Not About The Code) with Hansel Lynn
Technology dominates most of our lives. Do you remember what life was like without a smartphone? Cars are basically now computers with 4 wheels, and in the future we’ll all have self-driving vehicles. Every aspect of life is affected by technology in one way or another. That in turn means the demand for computing skills is exploding. My guest today saw an opportunity to help children find joy and skill in coding. Hansel Lynn founded theCoderSchool to provide children aged 7 to 18 years with a welcoming environment to develop computer programming skills. They’ve been at this for over 6 years, with over 55 locations, 5500+ students, 800+ staff, and lots of happy parents and kids. They’ve also published 2 books on kids coding. But what sets them apart, and what they are most passionate about, is their Code Coaching approach. If your child has an interest in coding, or you’d like to give them that opportunity to explore this exciting space, today’s episode is for you.
33:57 10/05/2021
Future of Education with David Caballero
David Caballero Pradas is hard to define in a few words. He’s done a lot of different things… genetic engineering of biological memories, negotiating deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars and building an adobe house. He has given lectures on leadership and has taken care of cleaning the bathrooms in a hostel. He has failed more times than he has tried at entrepreneurship; and has angered more people than he has inspired. He has lived in five countries and feels at home in many more. For the past two and a half years, he has been travelling with his partner Luz, researching innovative practices in education around the world. They’ve collected their discoveries in a new documentary called Killing Curiosity and in their online platform for parents and educators called Evolving Education. Today we’ll explore the discoveries they’ve made on the future of education.
33:44 09/28/2021
How to Get Into Med School with Shirag Shemmassian
Do you have a child interested in becoming a doctor? For those already in high school or post secondary, have you thought about what it takes for them to get into medical school? These days, getting into medical school is tougher than ever. There are so many variables to focus on - test scores, shadowing physicians, doing tons of extracurricular activities and getting great recommendation letters. And even with all that, it’s often not enough to get in. So how do you decide what to do? My guest today, Dr. Shirag Shemmassian faced a similar problem in his youth. He went to a small high school, and was determined to go to a top level school. He figured it out, and became the only Ivy League graduate in his high school’s nearly 60-year history. He’s now the Founder of Shemmassian Academic Consulting and one of the world's foremost experts on medical school admissions, college admissions, and graduate school admissions. For nearly 20 years, he and his team have helped thousands of students get into medical school and top colleges. Over 90% of their students have gotten into at least one U.S med school - the first time they apply. He has figured out a method that works. Today, we’ll explore the ins and outs, the do’s and don’ts of your child getting into medical school to become the doctor they aspire to be. We’ll also explore ways to make med school more affordable. Today’s conversation will be full of valuable information you won’t want to miss.
41:16 09/21/2021
Find Your Way At Wayfinding Academy with Michelle Jones
A lot of young people go to college or university because, well that’s what you are supposed to do. They spend a few years of their lives going through the motions of attending classes, and then hopefully on the other end, wind up with a degree that will serve them the rest of their lives. Oh, and accumulate a lot of debt in the process. Is that really serving young people? Too often the big choice offered to high schoolers is what college to pick, rather than what life to pick. My guest today is on a mission to change that narrative. Michelle Jones is doing her life's work right now, which is both exhilarating and terrifying. Her purpose in life is to help others figure out what they want to do with their lives and start doing it. She is the founder of Wayfinding Academy, which offers programs to do just that - help young people undercover what truly lights them up, and then prepare them for a career in that direction. Many graduates have gone straight from Wayfinding into fields that require no additional schooling but where having a strong network is essential, such as: event planning, carpentry, wildland firefighting, small business start-ups, teaching at alternative schools, and hospitality. Others have gone on to enroll in four-year colleges to make an impact in fields such as: education, biology, philosophy, and communications. And here’s an amazing statistic - 100% of Wayfinding students graduate debt-free. This is going to be an incredible conversation you won’t want to miss.
34:41 09/14/2021
The NEW and most important role parents must be for their child's success with Matt Barnes
Today's guest is one of the most unusual voices in education circles. His name is Matt Barnes and he believes that every role in education must shift, starting with the parent. His position is that the parent -- not the school -- must become the child's "Head Coach" and that good grades are no longer the aim. Instead, he coaches parents on how to build their kids into "independent learners." He has taught thousands of parents how to adopt a "Head Coach" mindset for their kids through workshops and educational podcasts. Today we’ll explore what parents need to do and most importantly, who they need to become, so your kids can thrive in the modern world.
45:28 09/07/2021
The Original Human Education with Frank Forencich
So... what IS education for? We put in so much effort on education as parents and as students, so what is our WHY? Is it to ‘get kids into college’? To ‘get a good job’? Those common narratives from the educational establishment are weak at best. My guest today, Frank Forencich sees a real problem in that modern schooling lacks relevance. He sees the need for a narrative relevant to the future world students will inhabit. (climate change, ecological collapse, social ambiguity). Today we’ll talk about the ‘"original human education" that was universal through most of human history. We’ll explore the mismatch between our ancient human bodies, sculpted by evolution for success in wild, outdoor environments that now live in a radically different world, an alien, sometimes health-hostile environment. A To address these and other challenges, Frank will go over the "sapience curriculum." This is a list of subjects that he believes students need to study for survival/adaptation in the coming years. Frank is a writer, educator and movement teacher with a Paleo orientation. After studying human biology at Stanford, he traveled to Africa on several occasions to study human history and the ancestral environment. Frank has taught martial art for many years and is the author of several books about health and the human predicament. This is going to be a fascinating conversation, unlike any other we’ve had on this podcast.
47:14 08/31/2021
15 yr old Praja Tickoo Prepares Students of Today to Solve Tomorrow's Problems with Design Thinking
Today we’re excited to chat with an amazing 15-year-old student. Praja Tickoo is on a mission to empower students through the process of Design Thinking. Two years ago, Praja had an experience that changed his life forever. At an event called Design the Future, he collaborated with other youth to help design a better ankle brace for a multiple sclerosis patient. This experience taught him the power young people have to reshape their world. It also reinforced his conviction that problems can only be solved by questioning assumptions and involving those directly affected. At the same time, Praja noticed a lack of attention in the education system to core skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity. He then founded Impact The Future, an organization aimed at teaching the process of design thinking to middle and high school students. The goal is to equip students with the ability to approach any problem and understand how to adapt to the rapidly changing future. Prepare the students of today to solve tomorrow's problems. Today we’ll explore how Praja, at the young age of 15 is changing the world.
38:18 08/24/2021
Bridgemont - 1st Ever Online Montessori for Middle and High Schoolers with Robin Howe and Danielle Parker
Bridgemont International School provides an alternative for secondary students who want to graduate from a Montessori high school, but do not have that option in their community. As more students discover that learning online at home and in the local community works, Bridgemont aims to offer so much more than the typical home school program. I’m delighted to have two guests with me today - Dr. Robin Howe, Director of Bridgemont and Danielle Parker, one of the lead teachers and developers of the program. We’re going to explore the world of Montessori education and Bridgemont, this exciting new initiative in the online education space, launching this fall.
43:27 08/17/2021
Tap Into the Arts for 21st Century Skills with Shafik Mina
My guest today is on a mission to bring creativity back to the classroom. He believes and I agree that in traditional classrooms, kids are not developing the critical motor, language, social, and decision-making skills required in today’s world. This, despite 72% of business leaders in a recent survey saying that creativity is the #1 skill they seek when hiring. He realized he had to do something, and Imagine Arts Academy was born. Imagine Arts Academy delivers programs that combine traditional art with real-world applications and creative problem solving. These programs have been proven to help kids foster the creativity required for today’s world. My guest today, Shafik Mina is the CEO of 2inspire Kids, the parent company of Mad Science® Group and Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy. Mad Science and Imagine Arts Academy franchises are located in more than 23 countries around the world, bringing educational entertainment to millions of children each year through after-school programs, preschool programs, in-class workshops, camps, birthday parties and special events Today we’ll explore the unique approach Shafik is using to foster creativity and collaboration skills in kids, through hands-on STEM learning and progressive arts education.
37:36 08/12/2021
Give Kids $1 Billion To Solve World Issues With Luke Hohmann
Today you get to meet Luke Hohmann - one of the most energetic, thoughtful people I know on the planet. We first met and also worked together during my days in the software industry as an Agile coach. I also had the privilege to help facilitate one of his Budget Games for the city of San Jose - citizens engaged in prioritizing the multi-million dollar city budget by playing a game to spend limited funds on a range of budgetary options. He’s now the Founder and CEO of FirstRoot, Inc., a Benefit Corporation devoted to creating greater economic equality. That’s a very complex problem, and Luke recognizes that it can’t be solved individually - we have to work together to come up with ideas and solutions, and then work together to make them happen. FirstRoot’s approach is to give youth financial literacy in a unique, fun way, through something called Participatory Budgeting. His audacious goal: student groups in 1M schools globally to each budget $1k and watch what happens when youth control $1B in capital. And by the time this episode launches, Luke and his team will have a version of Participatory Budgeting for families so together they can work out plans for money decisions like vacations and charitable giving. Today we’re going to explore how your family and school can tap into the power of Participatory Budgeting to build financial literacy skills and get youth involved in solving problems that matter.
41:21 08/03/2021
Meet the best of both worlds: innovative online learning with in-person connection with Lizz Quain
Online learning options for students are exploding, especially over the last couple of years. There is more choice now than ever for families to choose from, which is a great thing. The problem is that word - online. We all need connection, and well, chatting through a Zoom screen just isn’t the same as face to face. And not everything can be done virtually either, like going outdoors. Many students like my son David are drawn to traditional school because they offer that in-person experience. Here-in lies an opportunity… What if… we could take the best of online learning, and marry it with a physical location where kids learned together? That’s exactly what my guest today is setting out to do. Lizz Quain is with Galileo, an innovative online school with a self-directed education model. It’s the school my son Graham attends. Lizz is leading an initiative to help students around the globe have the best of both online and in-person learning. She’s building a network of local dojos, or learning centres, and already has dozens of locations around the globe launching soon. If you would love the best of both worlds for your child, listen in and discover more about Galileo and what they are doing to revolutionize education. This is the future. You may decide you want to be a part of the solution, too, and start a dojo in your area. Let’s dive in.
32:57 07/27/2021
Genius Lab with Scott Steward
Today we’re in for a fun ride. With me today is the self proclaimed Jay Z of youth education. The Kanye West of business and tech education for youth. The Lil Durk of youth instruction. Big Stew, Scott Steward, or Professor Steward (depending on how you know him) grew up loving school, but hating learning, because it wasn’t fun. He had few teachers he could identify with, or who took an interest in him, and with little motivation, he struggled, leading to mediocre results in the classroom. Fast forward to today, and Scott is changing things for the better through Genius Lab. Genius Lab is a young entrepreneur mentoring program, especially for Black and Latinex youth, focused on careers in IT. At Genius Lab, the goal is to make learning fun, exciting, and useful… where every student feels valued and appreciated. Today we’ll explore how Scott is changing the world of education through Genius Lab and other pursuits, and riff on where education is heading.
33:46 07/21/2021
Cryptocurrency Made Safe and Easy with Alex Elliot
I’m really excited for today’s interview. Today we’re going to talk cryptocurrency, a topic I’m super passionate about for reasons that may surprise you and that we’ll get into on the show. My guest today and friend Alex S. Elliot is an early bitcoin and cryptocurrency investor, who started way back in 2013 with her first of many Bitcoin investments. I consider her one of the smartest people I know in the crypto space and someone I and many others turn to for guidance. These days, Alex helps regular folks like you and I earn Cryptocurrency Passively with her free, supportive FB Group, the Crypto Chill Lounge and her more advanced paid “Sat Stacker” Mastermind, where she dives deep into loads of passive crypto income strategies. I’ve been following and learning tons from Alex about crypto for quite some time now, so I asked her if she’d be willing to come on the show. Thankfully she agreed to come on to help you and your family unravel the incredible opportunity happening in the crypto space right now.
43:35 07/13/2021
High Performance Psychology for Athletes and Performers with Jay Thooft
Do you have an aspiring athlete or performer at home? What do you think matters most to their success? Is it a natural ability? Skill? Determination? If you really want to know, my guest today Jay Tuft has the definitive answer. He’s a mental performance expert, coach, and teacher who worked at the United States Olympic Training Center. There he spent hundreds of sessions with the world's best athletes to elevate their performance. Jay’s tackled the mental side of so many sports - gymnastics, basketball, beach volleyball and so on - name a sport and he’s probably coached an athlete in it. His incredible success led him to start his own practice. Through Performance Excellence & Recovery Consulting (PERC), he’s bringing the benefits of mental training to athletes at all levels. He now oversees the mental performance training for 16 organizations and impacts over 5000 athletes, performers, executives, business owners, parents, and coaches every year. Today we’ll explore how you as a parent can support the athlete or performer in your family, to achieve their very best.
37:12 07/06/2021
Overcome Dyslexia and Failure Diagnoses with Lois Letchford
My guest today, Lois Letchford had big dreams and hopes for her young boy Nicholas, like all moms do. After her son entered formal education, those dreams soon came crashing down. Her son failed first grade. His prognosis was dire. Testing revealed that he could only read 10 words, displayed no strengths and had a "low IQ." She was also told by a teacher that her son was "the worst child I've seen in 20 years of teaching," The diagnosis was compounded by "fixed" ideas on how to teach reading. She was driven to remove the label "worst child ever" and see him achieve at the highest levels. It wasn’t easy. She soon discovered her own dyslexia, but examining her reading failure caused her to adapt and change lessons for her son. The results were dramatic. Lois soon became a literacy specialist to assist other failing students. She is a cofounder of the Teaching Students With Dyslexia Writing & Reading Program. Lois and her son Nicholas are an inspiration for parents, teachers, and listeners to believe in themselves, to seek solutions beyond the “average,” and that they may achieve the impossible.
39:52 06/29/2021
7 Steps to Strong, Emotionally Intelligent Kids (and Adults) with Steven Hall
My guest today Steven Hall is a medical doctor who specializes in people with chronic problems that conventional medicine hasn't been able to help. For over 30 years he has watched his patients heal, sometimes from things that seem impossible, by addressing the root causes of their pain. They showed him that healing is a process; a deep transformational process, not a quick fix. And that healing is a practice that follows the same seven steps, which Dr. Steven calls The Seven Tools of Healing. He now coaches parents in how to raise their children to have a high level of emotional intelligence, so their children won't need so much healing work later as adults. He is married to a child-education and literature expert and, together, they have raised four children, several of whom home-schooled for parts of their education.
41:19 06/22/2021
The 5 Minute Hack for Increased Brain Performance and Self Regulation with Trent McEntire
Trent McEntire is an inspiring individual. He’s an example of how one can overcome limitations with determination and a creative spark. Born with a mild form of Cerebral Palsy, Trent experienced pain and stiffness every day from the time he was a child. This limited his ability to play sports which he loved, and made it more difficult to read and do school work. He studied many forms of movement science, and in time he figured out how to repair his own body. This breakthrough enabled Trent to play sports, and he eventually moved on to become a professional dancer, performing on stages throughout the country and abroad. Now, Trent has developed the program “Fire Up Your Brain For Kids”. Today we’ll dive into how this program can help your child increase brain performance, enabling them to be at their best in the classroom and on the field.
26:04 06/15/2021
The Education Revolution has Happened - What Do We Do Now? with Peter Berg
My guest today was introduced to me through Taryn Helper, a mom I interviewed a few weeks ago. If there is anyone on this planet that has a pulse on where alternative education has come and where it is going, it’s Dr. Peter Berg. Dr. Berg has over 25 year’s experience with alternative school systems. He’s worked in everything from Democratic schools, to self-directed learning environments to innovative public school programs. Professionally, he’s a mental health counsellor and coach for teens. Clearly he’s very passionate about helping teens find their true potential. He’s also the main conference organizer for AERO, short for Alternative Education Resource Organization. AERO happens to be the only organization with a global reach that brings learner-centered educational alternatives together under one roof. Today we’re going to explore where education is headed, learn about the vast resources AERO has that you and I can take advantage of, and hear about AERO’s conference happening later this month, which I’ll also be presenting at.
40:12 06/08/2021
Confidently Choose that Ideal College Major / Job (and to Know You Are OK Just As You Are) with Gail Swift
Like many people I interview on this podcast, my guest today, Gail Swift has a mission fueled by a painful experience in her life. This happened for her at the age of 15. At that time, she was putting effort into being something she wasn’t. She was working against the way she was designed to work, and that caused her a lot of unnecessary stress. Fortunately for the rest of us, Gail chose to use that pain to become a speaker/advocate for youth. She has an unwavering passion to teach every youth how they naturally solve problems, to discover their ideal way of doing things. How is this useful? - This new awareness guides college-bound students to know their ideal major. - It helps parents better understand their children, building deeper and lasting relationships. - There is no greater joy than in finding your true essence. That’s what we want for our kids right? Gail is a certified Kolbe consultant and president of Plans to Prosper Coaching, and today we’re going to uncover how you can help your child find their ideal path in life.
30:55 06/01/2021