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May 7, 2021

35 - Katherine Adamek: fixing your mindset

What role does your mindset play in athletics and education? Katherine Adamek, 2 time Olympic Medalist, shares personal stories…

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May 1, 2021

34 - John Coyle: design thinking

How does design thinking help us in everyday life?  Not the textbook version.  The practical day in and day out version. John C…

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April 23, 2021

33 - Mark Henderson: persevering towards gold

Perseverance helps us grow in unexpected ways. Mark Henderson, Olympic Gold Medalist, shares the story of his 1992 Olympic tria…

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April 18, 2021

32 - Vladimir Grbic: elevating your performance

What does it take to elevate your performance to the next level? Who better to ask than Olympic Gold Medalist, Vladimir Grbic?

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April 9, 2021

31 - Shawn Kanungo: disrupt to innovate

What is the role of innovation within education?   Shawn Kanungo, a globally recognized innovation strategist, shares his insight…

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March 29, 2021

30 - 3 kids asking some more curious questions with Judy Schachner

Anaiah Downing, Eliana Downing, and Teo Downing had the opportunity to ask some curious questions to Judy Schachner, #1 New York …

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March 23, 2021

29 - Judy Schachner: liberating creativity

How does an award winning author and illustrator create their books? Judy Schachner, #1 NY Times Best Selling Author/Illustra…

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March 19, 2021

28 - Michelle Weise: long life learning

How do we prepare for jobs that don't exist yet? Michelle Weise guides us through this transition with thoughtful insight and…

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March 14, 2021

27 - John Couch: Rewiring Education

What is the role of technology within our learning?   John Couch, Apple's first Vice President of Education, helps us underst…

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March 6, 2021

26 - Tony Wagner: learning by heart

What drives your learning?

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March 1, 2021

25 - Oliver Caviglioli: design to learn

Design has a significant impact on the way information is conveyed, and the degree to which learners are able to process and unde…

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Feb. 18, 2021

24 - Noan Fesnoux: experiential learning

Noan Fesnoux highlights the importance of experiences within our educational journey. He shares how they have impacted his learni…

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Feb. 8, 2021

23 - Kristen Graham: journalism & education

Kristen Graham, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, shares some of her experiences while covering education in Philadelphia.  She …

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Feb. 5, 2021

22 - Amelia Nierenberg: reflecting to move forward

Amelia Nierenberg, New York Times reporter, brings needed and helpful insight into the current state of education.  Amelia's obse…

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Jan. 30, 2021

21 - Sierra Blair-Coyle: climbing to the top

Professional rock climber Sierra Blair-Coyle helps us better understand the complex dynamics of rock climbing, and what is needed…

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Jan. 23, 2021

20 - Three kids: asking artists some curious questions

Anaiah Downing, Eliana Downing, and Teo Downing asked some curious questions to previous guests (ep 16-19).  The answers were gre…

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Jan. 16, 2021

19 - Seth Stewart: space to create

"That would be dope if . . ."

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Jan. 11, 2021

18 - Betsy Struxness: broadway and beyond

Betsy Struxness takes us on a journey from a small town in Italy to the hectic backstage of Broadway performances.

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Dec. 22, 2020

17 - Voltaire Wade-Greene: learning through dance

Voltaire shares his early learning experiences like when he recorded Thriller over a precious family VHS tape, and memorized the …

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Dec. 17, 2020

16 - Stephanie Klemons: the beauty of choreography

What can we learn from musicals like Hamilton?   TONS! Join Matthew Downing and Stephanie Klemons as they dive into Hamilton (t…

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Dec. 7, 2020

15 - Michael Brody-Waite: leading through authenticity

What can great leaders learn from living like a drug addict? Listen in as Matthew Downing chats with Michael Brody-Waite about hi…

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Nov. 24, 2020

14 - Michael Soskil: flipping the system

Matthew Downing chats with Michael Soskil about his newest book and the pivotal role teachers play in transforming the education …

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Nov. 20, 2020

13 - Steven W. Anderson and Shaelynn Farnsworth: literacy and technol…

What can we learn from this remote learning experience?  Matthew Downing chats with Steven W. Anderson and Shaelynn Farnsworth…

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Nov. 11, 2020

12 - Scott McLeod: 4 shifts towards deeper learning

What can help lead to deeper learning when integrating technology?  Matthew Downing and Dr. Scott McLeod discuss this relevant a…

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Nov. 4, 2020

11 - Todd Nesloney: the power of relationships to transform education

Matthew Downing chats with Todd Nesloney about his biggest takeaways from education. Todd mentions relationships with staff, stud…

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About the Host

Matthew Downing

- Host of DivingDeepEDU
- Co-Host of RethinkingEDU
- Interested in the way technology transforms the learning process
- Excited about professional development that brings about effective change
- Enjoys the educational coaching process and seeing positive results
- Understands coding implementation within curriculum
- 15 years K-12 experience
- Currently, pursuing an EdD from Northeastern University in Curriculum, Teaching, Learning, Leadership
- Google Certified Trainer and Administrator
- Check out mdowningedu.com and rethinkingedu.co
- Email - mhdowning@gmail.com