March 6, 2021

26 - Tony Wagner: learning by heart

26 - Tony Wagner: learning by heart

What drives your learning?


What drives your learning?  

We dive into this question and much more in a conversation that is framed around Tony's newest book, Learning By Heart.  Tony shares significant stories that demonstrate the power of teachers in the learning process as well as the need to have learning tailored to curiosity and passions.

Tony doesn't stop there.  He shares a pivotal moment that saved his educational journey as well as lessons learned from a personalized axemanship course. 

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Tony Wagner is a Senior Research Fellow at the Learning Policy Institute. Prior to that, he held a variety of positions at Harvard for more than twenty years including four years as an Expert in Residence at the Harvard Innovation Lab.  Tony has written 7 books including 3 best sellers. On top of that Tony served as the Strategic Education Advisor for the education documentary, “Most Likely to Succeed." 

Music: Believin Stephen

Shout outs:  Ted Dintersmith, Mastery Transcript Consortium,  Better World Ed & Abhi Nangia

Links:  Better World Ed, What School Could Be, Learning By Heart, Mowglis Summer Camp, Mastery Transcript, High Tech High, Grit

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