19 episodes

What is INFORMAL OBSERVATIONS? A no-holds-barred, raw and unfiltered deep dive into all things K-12 education, co-hosted by Michael Sonbert (Founder) and Antonio Vance (Chief Schools Officer) from Skyrocket Educator Training.

Informal Observations with Skyrocket Educator Training Meredith Howell-Turner

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

What is INFORMAL OBSERVATIONS? A no-holds-barred, raw and unfiltered deep dive into all things K-12 education, co-hosted by Michael Sonbert (Founder) and Antonio Vance (Chief Schools Officer) from Skyrocket Educator Training.

    Season 2 Episode 6: Rebel Culture Part 1

    Season 2 Episode 6: Rebel Culture Part 1

    In this episode, the team discusses their Thanksgiving favorites (and least favorites), the Chinese character for learning, and they scratch the surface around their favorite topic: Rebel Culture.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Season 2 Episode 5: Special Education Deep-Dive Part 1

    Season 2 Episode 5: Special Education Deep-Dive Part 1

    In this episode, the team talks pancakes, Tesla Cars, and our guest, Lauren Miller, shares on all things Special Education.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Season 2 Episode 4: Education as a Political Act

    Season 2 Episode 4: Education as a Political Act

    In this episode, Michael promotes a radical theory about pop music, the guys discuss the most important life-skill a person can have, and our guest, Kirby, talks about instruction, culture, and relationships in schools.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Season 2 Episode 3: Ch-ch-ch-changes!

    Season 2 Episode 3: Ch-ch-ch-changes!

    In this episode, Antonio and Michael discuss cold showers, toxic positivity, and the existence (or not) of aliens. They also talk about why change is so hard and offer practical strategies for fostering it.

    • 1 hr
    Season 2 Episode 2: Eliminate Girl Hate

    Season 2 Episode 2: Eliminate Girl Hate

    On this episode, Antonio and Michael discuss the perils of social media, drink wine straight from the bottle (well, one of them does), and they speak with entrepreneur and advocate Dawne Hanks - founder of Eliminate Girl Hate.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Season 2 Episode 1: Back to School

    Season 2 Episode 1: Back to School

    In this episode, Michael breaks the 4th wall, Antonio recites the Greek Alphabet (well, he tries to), and the team talks trends, pitfalls, and predictions for the new school year.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Gretchen Schultek ,

Strong leaders and great comraderie

Love the flow of the show- enjoyable side dish with an entree of learning!

AK53208 ,

Love&Justice

Awesome to hear authentic conversation from experts like Michael and Antonio. Highly recommend!

Vita-Jo ,

Loved

A fun and informational podcast for educators. I learned about a new resource and can’t wait to hear more.

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