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Fixing School & The Role Companies Play - #IamME Podcast on @EpiphanyLearn

Fixing School & The Role Companies Play - #IamME Podcast on @EpiphanyLearn

Check out this #IamMe interview with Laura Henderson where I discuss topics such as:

  • Why school is a waste of time for most students, how we can change that, and school resources and models that work.
  • The importance of loudly, publicly, and fearlessly sharing our dissatisfaction with the school system and go beyond opinion. Have the facts and research to back such views.
  • My educational code:
  • Why we must stop agreeing to disagree.
  • How companies can partner with schools to develop relationships that grow educator expertise and support student learning.
  • The role of the teacher in the age of technology.
  • How I've made an impact in areas in the nation's largest school district:
  • Why I believe we should allow food and drink in the library and lab and empower students and staff to be responsible citizens who can clean up after themselves.
  • How I've received funding and volunteer support for libraries and labs.
  • Why educators have a moral imperative to be in the online, social worlds of students.
  • The importance of online communities to make connections and strengthen relationships.
  • My challenge for educators
  • The one strategy teachers could implement to result in powerful outcomes for their students and themselves.
  • Do what is best for students. Best means helping students to feel a sense of purpose and fulfillment.
  • Include educator, students, and parent voice in the decisions, guidelines, and policies that affect them.
  • Connect educators in online communities and face-to-face.
  • Develop relationships with the people behind the products and resources educators use themselves and with students.
  • Harness the power of social media to give a voice to students, educators, and parents.
  • Have students do real-world work rather than work for the teacher and examples of teachers who do this.

You can check out the interview on the Epiphany Learning website where you will also find more about what I shared and resources to learn more.

Lisa Nielsen writes for and speaks to audiences across the globe about learning innovatively and is frequently covered by local and national media for her views on “Passion (not data) Driven Learning,” "Thinking Outside the Ban" to harness the power of technology for learning, and using the power of social media to provide a voice to educators and students. Ms. Nielsen has worked for more than a decade in various capacities to support learning in real and innovative ways that will prepare students for success. In addition to her award-winning blog, The Innovative Educator, Ms. Nielsen’s writing is featured in places such as Huffington Post, Tech & Learning, ISTE Connects, ASCD Wholechild, MindShift, Leading & Learning, The Unplugged Mom, and is the author the book Teaching Generation Text.

Disclaimer: The information shared here is strictly that of the author and does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of her employer.