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Video Season 2.8 Episode 24 - Tucker Colburn on independent education

Video Season 2.8 Episode 24 - Tucker Colburn on independent education

August 13, 2022

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Tucker is a thinker about education – why and how it should be done.  With 5 degrees and much research into teaching, learning and the process of education he founded his own school to put his ideas into practice, which makes for a fascinating and insight-packed discussion that any educator can take value from.  The benefits of self-paced learning vs everyone going through the process of learning at the same speed is explored.  Tucker dissects and opens up the weaknesses of the current “standard” educational system and poses some fascinating questions about the status quo and how it might be changed…

 

Quotes

“I don’t do anything except get out of their way – they know what to do”

 

Tucker’s Plus One

Get to know your students and their parents as best you can. Make sure that they know you are on the child's side in everything you possibly can be (even when it rubs the administrators the wrong way). I can't tell you how often that has gotten the lens of scrutiny away from me, and for what it has done for my career. I'm now considered something of an expert in what I do and have been given the opportunity to conduct educational research regarding my methods.”

 

Links

Tucker on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tucker-colburn-a9b26210/

Tucker’s school - The Independent School of the Mid-South - https://indmidsouth.com/

Summerhill – Suffolk, UK – democratic school – https://www.summerhillschool.co.uk/

Homer Lane - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer_Lane


Audio Season 2.8 Episode 24 - Tucker Colburn on independent education

Audio Season 2.8 Episode 24 - Tucker Colburn on independent education

August 13, 2022

Season_27_Episode_24_-_Tucker_Colburn_-_The_P...

Tucker is a thinker about education – why and how it should be done.  With 5 degrees and much research into teaching, learning and the process of education he founded his own school to put his ideas into practice, which makes for a fascinating and insight-packed discussion that any educator can take value from.  The benefits of self-paced learning vs everyone going through the process of learning at the same speed is explored.  Tucker dissects and opens up the weaknesses of the current “standard” educational system and poses some fascinating questions about the status quo and how it might be changed…

 

Quotes

“I don’t do anything except get out of their way – they know what to do”

 

Tucker’s Plus One

Get to know your students and their parents as best you can. Make sure that they know you are on the child's side in everything you possibly can be (even when it rubs the administrators the wrong way). I can't tell you how often that has gotten the lens of scrutiny away from me, and for what it has done for my career. I'm now considered something of an expert in what I do and have been given the opportunity to conduct educational research regarding my methods.”

 

Links

Tucker on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/tucker-colburn-a9b26210/

Tucker’s school - The Independent School of the Mid-South - https://indmidsouth.com/

Summerhill – Suffolk, UK – democratic school – https://www.summerhillschool.co.uk/

Homer Lane - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer_Lane

Video Season 2.7 Episode 23 Jackie Carter - statistics, hybrid academia, empathy & excellence in teaching

Video Season 2.7 Episode 23 Jackie Carter - statistics, hybrid academia, empathy & excellence in teaching

July 30, 2022

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We had a blast making this episode!  Professor Jackie Carter shows that being a Professor of Statistics is anything but scary and takes us through a fascinating squiggle career with loads of divergence, empathy and wonderful anecdotes about teaching, learning and doing things differently!

Jackie is author of "Work placements, internships and applied social research" - available on Amazon at  https://amzn.to/3zlDyYX 

She is also a Board member with the Urban Big Data Centre.

Books we should read:

How to find fulfilling work” by Roman Krznaric 

I am reading 'The New Power University' (2021) by Jonathan Grant which discusses the social purpose of 21st century higher education.

I read Stefan Collini's 'What are Universities for?' about 10 years ago and that is worth reading (and beautifully written).

And my next read is 'Miseducation' by the sociologist Diane Reay - who like me has had a working class route to where she is now.

Also because I am a huge advocate of self-reflection I would recommend Jennifer Moon's 'Using Story in Higher Education and Professional Development' which I have just bought.

And although it's not a book for educators per se I would recommend To Kill a Mockingbird - because it's the best book I know about seeing situations through others' perspectives. 

Jackie's "Plus One":

Celebrate learning. We focus so much on assessment but I focus on celebrating learning through the process of self-reflection, and creating opportunities (like a student half-day conference) so share our success stories. Celebrating learning also means acknowledging mistakes and learning from them - I am a huge fan of making mistakes!


Audio Season 2.7 Episode 23 Jackie Carter - statistics, hybrid academia, empathy & excellence in teaching

Audio Season 2.7 Episode 23 Jackie Carter - statistics, hybrid academia, empathy & excellence in teaching

July 30, 2022

Season_27_Episode_23_-_Jackie_Carter_-_The_Pl...

We had a blast making this episode!  Professor Jackie Carter shows that being a Professor of Statistics is anything but scary and takes us through a fascinating squiggle career with loads of divergence, empathy and wonderful anecdotes about teaching, learning and doing things differently!

Jackie is author of "Work placements, internships and applied social research" - available on Amazon at  https://amzn.to/3zlDyYX 

She is also a Board member with the Urban Big Data Centre.

Books we should read:

How to find fulfilling work” by Roman Krznaric 

I am reading 'The New Power University' (2021) by Jonathan Grant which discusses the social purpose of 21st century higher education.

I read Stefan Collini's 'What are Universities for?' about 10 years ago and that is worth reading (and beautifully written).

And my next read is 'Miseducation' by the sociologist Diane Reay - who like me has had a working class route to where she is now.

Also because I am a huge advocate of self-reflection I would recommend Jennifer Moon's 'Using Story in Higher Education and Professional Development' which I have just bought.

And although it's not a book for educators per se I would recommend To Kill a Mockingbird - because it's the best book I know about seeing situations through others' perspectives. 

Jackie's "Plus One":

Celebrate learning. We focus so much on assessment but I focus on celebrating learning through the process of self-reflection, and creating opportunities (like a student half-day conference) so share our success stories. Celebrating learning also means acknowledging mistakes and learning from them - I am a huge fan of making mistakes!

Video - Season 2.6 - Episode 22 - Paul Hine from ”Made by Mortals” on using theatre for positive social change

Video - Season 2.6 - Episode 22 - Paul Hine from ”Made by Mortals” on using theatre for positive social change

July 23, 2022

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My guest on the show is Paul Hine FRSA, who is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce - granted to individuals that the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) judges to have made outstanding achievements to social progress and development.

His LinkedIn profile describes Paul as a Theatre Maker - someone who creates theatre and associated experiences.  Paul is Director of Made By Mortals, a company that bring's people's experience to life' through immersive (stuff that gets you right involved in the action) podcasts, films and musical theatre shows.

He teaches in community, non-profits and Health and Social Care workforce development – no mention here of “formal” educational institutions – which is one of the reasons I asked him onto the podcast.

Links:

• Made by Mortals - https://www.madebymortals.org/ 
• Armchair Adventures podcast for kids - https://www.madebymortals.org/armchair-adventures/ 
• Hilary Cottam – Radical Help - https://amzn.to/3RWufXF 

Paul’s Plus One

Something about how you can make sessions experiential and participatory- about the power of using participatory arts practice and how it can move people into the right space to learn and explore from. Something about working with people with lived experience.


Audio - Season 2.6 - Episode 22 - Paul Hine from ”Made by Mortals” on using theatre for positive social change

Audio - Season 2.6 - Episode 22 - Paul Hine from ”Made by Mortals” on using theatre for positive social change

July 23, 2022

Season_26_Episode_22_-_Paul_Hine_from_Made_by...

My guest on the show is Paul Hine FRSA, who is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce - granted to individuals that the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) judges to have made outstanding achievements to social progress and development.

His LinkedIn profile describes Paul as a Theatre Maker - someone who creates theatre and associated experiences.  Paul is Director of Made By Mortals, a company that bring's people's experience to life' through immersive (stuff that gets you right involved in the action) podcasts, films and musical theatre shows.

He teaches in community, non-profits and Health and Social Care workforce development – no mention here of “formal” educational institutions – which is one of the reasons I asked him onto the podcast.

Links:

• Made by Mortals - https://www.madebymortals.org/ 
• Armchair Adventures podcast for kids - https://www.madebymortals.org/armchair-adventures/ 
• Hilary Cottam – Radical Help - https://amzn.to/3RWufXF 

Paul’s Plus One

Something about how you can make sessions experiential and participatory- about the power of using participatory arts practice and how it can move people into the right space to learn and explore from. Something about working with people with lived experience.

Video Season 2 Episode 5 - Elena Antonacopoulou

Video Season 2 Episode 5 - Elena Antonacopoulou

July 11, 2022

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Ivey Business School Professor, Axiologist and renowned academic Elena Antonacopoulou talks about advances in management education, her love of language and linking management with art in this fascinating and wide-ranging hour.

 


Audio Season 2 Episode 5 - Elena Antonacopoulou

Audio Season 2 Episode 5 - Elena Antonacopoulou

July 11, 2022

Episode_21_-_Elena_Antonacopoulou_-_The_Plus_...

Ivey Business School Professor, Axiologist and renowned academic Elena Antonacopoulou talks about advances in management education, her love of language and linking management with art in this fascinating and wide-ranging hour.

Audio Season 2 Episode 4 William Davis on MakerSpaces

Audio Season 2 Episode 4 William Davis on MakerSpaces

November 10, 2021

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William Davis is an entrepreneur who set up FabLab in the USA  (see https://www.fablabs.io/  ) and is also one of the founding members of the Nation of Makers (https://www.nationofmakers.us/ ), an organization established under the Obama administration to help manufacturing return to the USA.  He has over 20 years of retail experience with CostCo in a variety of sales and product roles, and recently has moved over to Ireland to pursue an MBA at NUI Galway.

William has just started with the UCD Innovation Academy as a “Creative Makers Facilitator” – see https://www.innovationacademy.ie/team/william-davis  

William’s Plus One - Don't be afraid of technology- you have to jump in at some point. Buy the $150 3D printer, look up some YouTube videos, "Get messy, make some mistakes.." Ask stupid questions on Reddit and Facebook forums... reach out to your peers, join discussion groups. Get it done!

Recommended podcasts 

• Stuff you Should Know Podcasts  - https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-stuff-you-should-know-26940277/ 
• Planet Money - https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510289/planet-money/ 
• TheoTech (`technology in the Church) - https://www.theotech.org/ 

• Contact William on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/billydavis/ 

Video Season 2 Episode 4 - William Davis on MakerSpaces

Video Season 2 Episode 4 - William Davis on MakerSpaces

November 10, 2021

Season_2_Episode_4_-_William_Davis_and_MakerS...

William Davis is an entrepreneur who set up FabLab in the USA  (see https://www.fablabs.io/  ) and is also one of the founding members of the Nation of Makers (https://www.nationofmakers.us/ ), an organization established under the Obama administration to help manufacturing return to the USA.  He has over 20 years of retail experience with CostCo in a variety of sales and product roles, and recently has moved over to Ireland to pursue an MBA at NUI Galway.

William has just started with the UCD Innovation Academy as a “Creative Makers Facilitator” – see https://www.innovationacademy.ie/team/william-davis  

William’s Plus One - Don't be afraid of technology- you have to jump in at some point. Buy the $150 3D printer, look up some YouTube videos, "Get messy, make some mistakes.." Ask stupid questions on Reddit and Facebook forums... reach out to your peers, join discussion groups. Get it done!

Recommended podcasts 

• Stuff you Should Know Podcasts  - https://www.iheart.com/podcast/105-stuff-you-should-know-26940277/ 
• Planet Money - https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510289/planet-money/ 
• TheoTech (`technology in the Church) - https://www.theotech.org/ 

• Contact William on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/billydavis/ 


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