10 episodes

We’re here to encourage progress within education by providing insights and inspiration. What can the education industry learn from other fields and how can it leverage today’s most successful innovations? On Shaping the Future, experts and innovators share ways we can prepare students for the future, no matter what it holds.

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We’re here to encourage progress within education by providing insights and inspiration. What can the education industry learn from other fields and how can it leverage today’s most successful innovations? On Shaping the Future, experts and innovators share ways we can prepare students for the future, no matter what it holds.

    How to Encourage Ambition with Shellye Archambeau (Author)

    How to Encourage Ambition with Shellye Archambeau (Author)

    Meet Shellye Archambeau, former CEO of MetricStream and author of the book Unapologetically Ambitious. In this episode we learn how to confront imposter syndrome, embrace ambition, and encourage our students to be future leaders.

    • 38 min
    The Evolving Role of EdTech in K–12 Classrooms with Amit Patel (Owl Ventures)

    The Evolving Role of EdTech in K–12 Classrooms with Amit Patel (Owl Ventures)

    Meet Amit Patel, the Managing Director of Owl Ventures, the largest EdTech venture capital firm in the world. In this episode we learn why EdTech is a good investment, and why no amount of artificial intelligence will ever be able to replace a teacher.

      Read more on our Shaped blog, including a full transcript and research for this episode: https://www.hmhco.com/blog/podcast-the-evolving-role-of-edtech-in-k12-classrooms-with-amit-patel

    • 39 min
    School Cyber Attacks and the Rise of Misinformation with Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter

    School Cyber Attacks and the Rise of Misinformation with Former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter

    Meet Ash Carter, the former Secretary of Defense and current director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. Carter brings his unique perspective to everything from cybersecurity in schools, to the dangers of misinformation, to aliens.

      Read more on our Shaped blog, including a full transcript and research for this episode: https://www.hmhco.com/blog/podcast-school-cyber-attacks-and-the-rise-of-misinformation-with-secretary-ash-carter

    • 39 min
    Breaking Barriers in Tech from the Classroom to the Boardroom with Rana el Kaliouby (Affectiva)

    Breaking Barriers in Tech from the Classroom to the Boardroom with Rana el Kaliouby (Affectiva)

    This week's guest is the co-founder and CEO of Affectiva and author of the book Girl Decoded, Rana el Kaliouby. On this episode, she discusses her path as a student, the importance of mentors and her role as one of the few women founders of a VC-backed technology startup.

      Read more on our Shaped blog, including a full transcript and research for this episode: https://www.hmhco.com/blog/podcast-breaking-barriers-in-tech-feat-rana-el-kaliouby

    • 34 min
    The Importance of the Arts for Public Healing with Marc Bamuthi Joseph (Kennedy Center)

    The Importance of the Arts for Public Healing with Marc Bamuthi Joseph (Kennedy Center)

    This week's guest is the Kennedy Center’s vice president and artistic director for social impact, Marc Bamuthi Joseph. A National Poetry Slam champion and a TED Global Fellow, Marc discusses the future of social impact and the role of the arts in public healing. For this special episode, Marc also reads us 2 of his slam poems.

     Read more on our Shaped blog, including a full transcript and research for this episode:
    https://www.hmhco.com/blog/podcast-the-future-of-social-impact-and-the-arts-feat-marc-bamuthi-joseph

    • 48 min
    The Future of Happiness and Education with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar (Author)

    The Future of Happiness and Education with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar (Author)

    Welcome to season 2 of Shaping the Future. Join our new host and co-founder of Innovation For Equity, Matthew Mugo Fields, as he sits down with industry experts to discuss the future of education. This week's guest is Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, author of Happiness and co-founder of the Happiness Studies Academy.

    Read more on our Shaped blog, including a full transcript and research for this episode:
    https://www.hmhco.com/blog/podcast-the-future-of-happiness-and-education

    Learn more about the Happiness Studies Academy:
    https://www.happinessstudies.academy/

    Follow Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar's work:
    http://www.talbenshahar.com/

    • 43 min

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