The Learning Diamond

Natalie Vardabasso#EduCrush Podcast

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Though we are learning more about the importance of our relationships in schools and workplaces, which are the relationships that actually drive learning? In this solo episode, host Natalie Vardabasso explains how our relationships with a mentor, a champion, a coach, and ourselves create the optimal learning diamond.

Show Notes:

  • Defining the pinnacle of the learning diamond and guide for our hero’s journey: the mentor. (4:46)
  • How the social norms around gender challenge the potential of mentorship. (9:00)
  • How champions hold our hearts and show up as Marigolds in the workplace. (14:37)
  • Why accepting champions means accepting ourselves. (19:49)
  • Our coach as our ride-or-die and critical friend. (21:06)
  • Radical acceptance for our emotions to show up better for others. (26:05)
  • Accept your call to adventure and seek your learning diamond. (33:47)

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