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Your weekly dose of possibility-sparking conversation with the educators and entrepreneurs bringing the future to education, one disruption at a time.

Off the Assembly Line Rebecca Reed

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 28 Ratings

Your weekly dose of possibility-sparking conversation with the educators and entrepreneurs bringing the future to education, one disruption at a time.

    It's Ok to Take a Step Back: Encouragement for Educators and Parents with Rebecca Reed, Host of Off the Assembly Line

    It's Ok to Take a Step Back: Encouragement for Educators and Parents with Rebecca Reed, Host of Off the Assembly Line

    I've had a hard time pulling this episode together. The last few weeks have presented the greatest disruption to formal education of our lifetimes, and quite possibly, modern history. It's hard to know what is needed right now, especially as more information, resources, tools, and strategies flood our feeds than ever before. The strongest urge I’ve felt in the last few weeks is the urge to be still, to observe, and to listen. And as I have, a few several things have risen to the surface as "most important". In this quarantined episode I share an epiphany I had while working on an art piece, a few of the things I believe are most important for educators and parents during this time. Stay safe my friends. We are all in this together.


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    Special thanks to Scott Holmes for our intro music. You can check out more from him at https://scottholmesmusic.com/. 

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    • 22 min
    Reducing Stress with Mindfulness, with Lou Redmond, Founder of One Mindful Education [RECAST]

    Reducing Stress with Mindfulness, with Lou Redmond, Founder of One Mindful Education [RECAST]

    Things have changed a lot in the last week. Many are in the process of transitioning from work and school to home, and working hard to figure out what the next weeks and months will look like. As I thought about the best thing I could share this week, I kept coming back to mindfulness. Our collective anxiety is spiking right now and it does not take long to lose ourselves amid the sea of updates, tweets, and posts. We have to be intentional about being good to ourselves, good to our brains, and creating space for peace. So this week I'm re-sharing one of my favorite conversations, with Lou Redmond, founder of One Mindful Education. The entire conversation is full of amazing tips for both adults and kids to release anxiety and ground themselves, but my favorite part of the conversation is when Lou actually walks us through a meditation himself. If you need a few moments of de-stressing right now, you can skip right to the exercise at 46:30, or listen to the whole thing. Take some time for self-care, starting with this episode.

    Connect with Lou and One Mindful Education:

    Website: https://onemindfuleducation.com/

    Email: lou@onemindfuleducation.com


    You can find more show details and resources at offtheassemblyline.co and connect with Rebecca on LinkedIn or at rebeccaareed.com.

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    Special thanks to Scott Holmes for our intro music. You can check out more from him at https://scottholmesmusic.com/. 

    Thanks for listening to Off the Assembly Line. Share it with someone who needs to hear it and then go make a ruckus!
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    • 54 min
    How Innovative School Leaders Create Change That Lasts, with Daniel Bauer, Founder of Better Leaders Better Schools

    How Innovative School Leaders Create Change That Lasts, with Daniel Bauer, Founder of Better Leaders Better Schools

    Five years ago, Daniel Bauer sat in a conference for school leaders and heard the seven words that would forever change his trajectory: "Everyone wins when a leader gets better". Those seven words launched Daniel on a journey of personal development that ultimately led him to create Better Leaders Better Schools, a trusted blog and category-defining podcast that helps thousands of school leaders level up every week. Creating change as a school leader is challenging to say the least, and even more challenging in isolation. On this episode Daniel shares the core actions leaders can take to create meaningful and lasting change within their schools - and themselves.

    Connect with Daniel and Better Leaders Better Schools:

    Website: https://www.betterleadersbetterschools.com/

    Twitter: @alienearbud

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielevanbauer/

    Podcast: Better Leaders Better Schools

    This July, Daniel is hosting Bollingen Tower, a 3-day event for leaders like you to create a 3-year vision. Click the link above for more details or register here.


    If you liked what you heard, rate and review Off the Assembly Line

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    Learn more about the Teacher Mastermind at http://teachermastermind.com

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    Special thanks to Scott Holmes for our intro music. You can check out more from him at https://scottholmesmusic.com/. 

    Thanks for listening to Off the Assembly Line. Share it with someone who needs to hear it and then go make a ruckus!
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    • 59 min
    Helping Students Plug Into Their Purpose with Don Wettrick, Co-Founder and CEO of StartEdUp

    Helping Students Plug Into Their Purpose with Don Wettrick, Co-Founder and CEO of StartEdUp

    Year over year, Gallup student polls have revealed a disturbing, but unsurprising trend: student engagement in school declines steadily with each grade, and sharply from elementary to middle to high school. One of the proven contributors to this decline over time is the inability of many schools to build the strengths of each student and make learning relevant. This is especially true for the nearly 50% of polled students who have entrepreneurial ambitions.

    So what can schools do? If you ask Don Wettrick, CEO and Co-Founder of the StartEdUp Foundation, the answer can be found in the word purpose. For 20 years, Don has taught students to connect to a larger life purpose through innovation and entrepreneurship. What started in the classroom, has grown into a global network of renowned innovators, educators and entrepreneurs. The StartEdUp network is dedicated to helping teachers and students change education by building innovation and entrepreneurship into the fabric of the classroom. In this episode Don talks about the StartEdUp story, what it looks like in action, and how educators and school leaders can get started.

    Connect with Don and StartEdUp:

    Website: https://startedupfoundation.org/ and http://www.startedupinnovation.com/

    Twitter: @donwettrick and @letsstartedup

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/donwettrick/


    If you liked what you heard, rate and review Off the Assembly Line

    Connect with Rebecca on LinkedIn or at rebeccaareed.com.

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    Special thanks to Scott Holmes for our intro music. You can check out more from him at https://scottholmesmusic.com/. 

    Thanks for listening to Off the Assembly Line. Share it with someone who needs to hear it and then go make a ruckus!
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    • 42 min
    Industry and Education: How Real-World Connections Create Student Opportunity with Sabari Raja, CEO and Co-Founder of Nepris [RECAST]

    Industry and Education: How Real-World Connections Create Student Opportunity with Sabari Raja, CEO and Co-Founder of Nepris [RECAST]

    [RECAST EP01] A little over 6 years ago, Sabari Raja heard a persistent and compelling question from educators, community leaders, and industry professionals in her city. They all wanted to know how to create meaningful and accessible industry connections in the classroom. The question led Sabari and co-founder Binu Thayamkery to create Nepris, which connects professionals of all kinds with K-12 classrooms (LIVE!) - no matter where they're located. Sabari shares insights on the industry-education connection, the importance of broad career exposure for student opportunity, and how she started Nepris.

    Connect with Sabari and Nepris:

    Email: sabari@nepris.com

    Website: https://nepris.com

    Twitter: @neprisapp

    Facebook: @neprisapp


    Rebecca's hosting the first Education Innovation Virtual Town Hall TODAY, February 25, 2020. Registration is closed, but the recording will be available upon request. Email rebecca@teachermastermind.com.

    If you liked what you heard, rate and review Off the Assembly Line.

    Connect with Rebecca on LinkedIn or at rebeccaareed.com.

    Learn more about the Teacher Mastermind at http://teachermastermind.com

    Follow Off the Assembly Line
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    Special thanks to Scott Holmes for our intro music. You can check out more from him at https://scottholmesmusic.com/. 

    Thanks for listening to Off the Assembly Line. Share it with someone who needs to hear it and then go make a ruckus!
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7A6ET6FCSJ86N&source=url)

    • 46 min
    Shifting our Approach to Elementary Reading Instruction, with Natalie Wexler, Author of The Knowledge Gap

    Shifting our Approach to Elementary Reading Instruction, with Natalie Wexler, Author of The Knowledge Gap

    Have you ever read a paper, found a tool, or heard an idea that made you stop and think, "If we could do this, we'd see truly major changes"? That's how I felt after speaking with education journalist and author Natalie Wexler about her recent book, The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America's Broken Education System - and How to Fix It. Despite the heavy emphasis on reading instruction through testing, "accountability" measures, and funding over the last two decades, reading scores have been flat. Students performing at "proficient" levels make up less than one third of the student population. Why is this? The answer appears to lie not in environmental factors or lack of resources, but in our approach to reading instruction. In this episode, Natalie shares why skills-based reading comprehension misses the mark, and new approach that can close the gap. 

    Connect with Natalie and her writing:

    Website: https://nataliewexler.com/

    Twitter: @natwexler

    Books: The Knowledge Gap and The Writing Revolution


    Rebecca's hosting the first Education Innovation Virtual Town Hall on February 25, 2020. The event is free but remaining space is limited. Click here to register and reserve your spot!

    If you're interested in partnering with kindness.org as a Learn Kind Pilot classroom, go to kindness.org and scroll down to "Learn Kind" to find out more. (Or you can send Rebecca a message!)

    If you liked what you heard, rate and review Off the Assembly Line

    Connect with Rebecca on LinkedIn or at rebeccaareed.com.

    Learn more about the Teacher Mastermind at http://teachermastermind.com

    Follow Off the Assembly Line
    twitter @offassemblyline
    instagram @offtheassemblyline_podcast
    facebook @offtheassemblylinepodcast.

    Special thanks to Scott Holmes for our intro music. You can check out more from him at https://scottholmesmusic.com/. 

    Thanks for listening to Off the Assembly Line. Share it with someone who needs to hear it and then go make a ruckus!
    Support the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=7A6ET6FCSJ86N&source=url)

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Ray Ray Cee Cee ,

Such an important topic

Love all the conversations and questions this podcast brings up about education. It challenges our current system and is very eye opening to different ways of learning.

Alex J Sanfilippo ,

LOVE THIS.

What a great podcast. As someone who is passionate about the future of education - this is a home for me. Rebecca is an A+ host... amazing voice and content!

AgaW2! ,

Giving me life

This podcast has given me life! I’ve looked for a great podcast about the system of education for a long time and I finally found it! Listening to others in education that are doing something fundamentally different education is invaluable in proving to me that I’m not alone and that change is possible through the power of collective problem solving. Thank you for sharing this with the world!

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