David Smith led the Civic Hospitality project, and he invited me to be part of the project team. In this podcast conversation I get to ask him how he got interested in a pedagogy of hospitality, how the fit with the Civics classroom, and some of his reflections on this project.
Learn more: https://civichospitality.com/
Traniece Brown-Warrens is a doctoral student at Baylor University and an elementary school principal. Check out her story that leads to some deep wisdom, and enjoy the energy and passion she brings to our profession.
I've had Thomas Arnett on the podcast before to talk about Innovation in Education, but this conversation stems from an article I really enjoyed entitled "New Value Networks: The missing piece in the K-12 disruption equation." I hope that you will read it and take a listen to this podcast conversation, and keep an eye out for more from and with Thomas.
Thomas Arnett is a senior research fellow for the Clayton Christensen Institute. His work focuses on using the Theory of Disruptive Innovation to study innovative instructional models and their potential to scale student-centered learning in K–12 education. He also studies demand for innovative resources and practices across the K–12 education system using the Jobs to Be Done Theory.
Future Ready is a new book that came out of a research project, and this is the first in a series of conversations with the researchers/authors or educators from the schools researched. This is a great start with my colleague Matt Lee who pushes us to think about "What is Possible."
Info on the book: https://www.amazon.com/Future-Ready-Lynn-Swaner/dp/1583312234/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2ZNLVACE8KCB9&keywords=future+ready+swaner&qid=1666810587&qu=eyJxc2MiOiIwLjY2IiwicXNhIjoiMC4wMCIsInFzcCI6IjAuMDAifQ%3D%3D&sprefix=future+ready+swaner%2Caps%2C134&sr=8-1
In this episode of "Stories in Becoming More Human" Dennis and I get to talk to Hailey Williams who is an Art educator in Texas. She shares the story of "Matthew" leading us into a great conversation about 'struggle.'
BONUS EPISODE: Schooled!
In this episode we connect with some of our favorite Christian school podcast friends and have some fun drafting our ideal schools using peculiar pools to choose from.
In round 1 we draft our school's name and motto using 80’s bands and their songs.
In round 2 we draft our school's sports teams, colors and mascot using a current pro sports team.
In round 3 we draft our school’s framework using some of the options from the Christian Deeper Learning network.
In round 4 we draft our school's building type.
In round 5 we draft our school’s mode of transportation.
In round 6 we draft our school's principal using characters from the Bible.
In round 7 we draft our school's lead teacher using characters from a TV show.