Education: An Infinite Game

Steven WeberBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Learn the difference between finite games and infinite games (Sinek, 2019). The goal of school should be an infinite game where students get to keep playing. See a list of skills developed in K-12 schools. Career Readiness involves three major skill areas: (1) core academic skills (2) employability skills (3) technical, job-specific skills. The moral imperative for our nation … Read More

A Culture of Learning: Shifting From Teaching to Empowerment

Steven WeberBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Grade Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Schools were designed for both teaching and learning. The top skills kids need to know are analytical thinking and innovation, active learning and learning strategies, complex problem-solving, critical thinking and analysis, creativity, originality, and initiative. The difference between teaching and empowerment is when a teacher becomes so focused on the destination that students are not allowed to drive the … Read More

Episode 43: Poking the Bear with Katelyn Giordano

Darrin PeppardLeaning Into Leadership

Some people avoid difficult conversations. Katelyn Giordano meets them head on. Her new book, written in collaboration with Dr. Dave Schmittou, provides perspectives and strategies to jump into the tough topics. Katelyn discusses the book, working with Dave, curriculum leadership, and focusing on skills in our classrooms. That, plus your #PepTalk and more on this week’s show.   MORE EPISODES

53 – Reality Check on the “Real World” (w Dr. David Finch)

Natalie Vardabasso#EduCrush Podcast

For too long, the “real world” has been a mythical place that only exists in schools when teachers are trying to make students do things they don’t want to do. Stories of the real world create a culture of compliance. It begs the question… what’s it really like in the world of work beyond school? Dr. David Finch is a … Read More

Slow Down! Children Are Learning! | Episode 30 with Erin Mengeu

Brad HughesGood News Brad News Podcast

Erin Mengeu is a passionate educator and mom of three beautiful and energetic kids. Erin’s goal is to help educators and families implement strategies for developmental growth. She is a newly-published author of Slow Down! Children Are Learning! Erin has taught elementary school for 18 years and has a Master’s Degree in The Art of Teaching. Her passion is teaching … Read More