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I'm A.J. Juliani. As a father of four crazy kids, author, and a public school teacher turned Director of Innovation I'm sharing strategies, resources, interviews, rants, and practical ways to innovate right now. We look at all the innovative solutions you wish they taught you in grad school, and how to bring back creativity into our schools today (oh, and we definitely have fun while doing it!).

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I'm A.J. Juliani. As a father of four crazy kids, author, and a public school teacher turned Director of Innovation I'm sharing strategies, resources, interviews, rants, and practical ways to innovate right now. We look at all the innovative solutions you wish they taught you in grad school, and how to bring back creativity into our schools today (oh, and we definitely have fun while doing it!).

    How to Take Risks in a System Not Built For It (Learning From Elon Musk)

    How to Take Risks in a System Not Built For It (Learning From Elon Musk)

    Here's the problem: To be transparent and share your learning means to open yourself up to public failures.

    This is true for all of us. It is one of the biggest stumbling blocks in the creative process. And it's not the failing. It's the resiliency to get back up and keep trying. It's the tenacity to continue attacking the problem and developing solutions. It's the feeling that your work is not complete until you've made some sort of progress.

    • 16 min
    How to ACTUALLY Do Project Based Learning

    How to ACTUALLY Do Project Based Learning

    An Interview with Ross Cooper and Erin Murphy of Hacking Project Based Learning. We talk about the HOW, not just the WHY of PBL.

    • 27 min
    Learning From One of the Most Innovative Schools in the Country

    Learning From One of the Most Innovative Schools in the Country

    Is Mount Vernon the Most Innovative School in the Country?

    I had the chance a while back to interview Bo Adams from Mount Vernon Presbyterian School. 

    Bo is the Chief Learning and Innovation Officer at MVPS and Executive Director of MVIFI. He has a wonderful story to tell about Mount Vernon and his own personal journey into this current role and work.

    Listen to hear how MVPS continues to lead the way with a heart for empathy, and a focus on inquiry, impact, and innovation.

    • 37 min
    10 Practical Ways to Innovate in Any Classroom

    10 Practical Ways to Innovate in Any Classroom

    Let's get real and talk about activities, projects, and strategies to use right now.

    I’m calling these 10 examples practical because I believe they are doable. They work in most grade levels, in most schools, in most situations. However, as we talked about in a previous post, you and your students are going to have to be the ultimate decision makers on whether or not any of these ideas would work.

    • 14 min
    Are we preparing students to be Chefs or Cooks?

    Are we preparing students to be Chefs or Cooks?

    A cook is then considered a follower. They can even be a creative follower, but they’ll never create from their own understanding, but instead always build on what others have done.

    Chefs, on the other hand, are experimenting and doing new things in new ways. They are building and experimenting and often failing.

    Are we encouraging students to experiment like a chef? Are we supporting them when their efforts turn into “terrible” food? Do we only praise students for cook-like efforts?

    • 18 min
    Starting a Student Innovation Lab (How We Did It At My School)

    Starting a Student Innovation Lab (How We Did It At My School)

    An interview with the key teachers and leaders at WIlliam Tennent High School about our Student Innovation Lab. Our Student Innovation Lab allows students to go through the design thinking process to solve real problems at our school and come up with solutions that we actually implement at the school and district level.

    • 17 min

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Go out of Your Way to Listen!

I've been a huge fan of A.J.'s work/blog/books for years! Now I love being able to consume his goodness is podcast format...Keep on leading the way!

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I’ve followed AJ’s blog for a while and read Empower this summer. I’ve always found his messages valuable. Was very happy to see this podcast launch to continue learning from AJ and other experts.

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Engaging and innovating

I absolutely love this podcast! I love how it gives me ideas I can immediately begin implementing! Thank you!

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