Episodes

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?

31 - Shawn Kanungo: disrupt to innovate

What is the role of innovation within education?   Shawn Kanungo, a globally recognized innovation strategist, shares his insight into how innovation occurs and what it could look like within schools.

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 Times author/illustrator.  (See episode #29 for the complete conversation with Judy.)

29 - Judy Schachner: liberating creativity

How does an award winning author and illustrator create their books? Judy Schachner, #1 NY Times Best Selling Author/Illustrator, gives us a glimpse into her creation process.

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 tons of examples.

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 understand the difference between utilizing technology as a mental bicycle and an exercise bike.

26 - Tony Wagner: learning by heart

What drives your learning?

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 understand content.  Oliver Caviglioli breaks down the way the mind works, organizes content, and what we can do to better facilitate understanding.

24 - Noan Fesnoux: experiential learning

Noan Fesnoux highlights the importance of experiences within our educational journey. He shares how they have impacted his learning, and also how he views learning for students.  Noan shares all of this with clarity and a deep conviction.

23 - Kristen Graham: journalism & education

Kristen Graham, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, shares some of her experiences while covering education in Philadelphia.  She also breaks down important skills needed in journalism and describes events from a recent arrest.

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 observations are not only pertinent to our current situation with her work on the Coronavirus Briefing, but can help move education forward.

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 to succeed.  Sierra tells us about her favorite places to climb, how to improve, and the impact of her coaches.

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 great for listeners of all ages.

19 - Seth Stewart: space to create

"That would be dope if . . ."

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.

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 various movements. Voltaire goes on to share the importance of movement w/ learning, and plenty of insightful Hamilton stories!

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 (the musical), choreography, Katie's Art Project, and what makes a beneficial learning experience.

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 his journey and the many lessons he has applied to successful leadership.