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Impact Connections has created a learning pod network to help all students and families get the best learning possible during COVID-19 and beyond.

Learning pods can finally give students and families the customized learning that they deserve.  Each learning pod in the Impact Connections network is customized to fit the education values of the families and the content interests for the students. 

In the short term that means that each family has an education option that gives them the learning they desire for their students with the amount of COVID-19 risk that they are comfortable with. 

In the long run it means that students can move at their own pace and learn things that they are interested in and care about. 

The days of sitting through courses and a school system that are built for the average student, which we now know means that they have been built for no one, are long gone. 

Here on The Learning Pod Network we will interview experts and discuss best practices, resources, and tools to help bring out the best in every student.

The Learning Pod Network Impact Connections

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Impact Connections has created a learning pod network to help all students and families get the best learning possible during COVID-19 and beyond.

Learning pods can finally give students and families the customized learning that they deserve.  Each learning pod in the Impact Connections network is customized to fit the education values of the families and the content interests for the students. 

In the short term that means that each family has an education option that gives them the learning they desire for their students with the amount of COVID-19 risk that they are comfortable with. 

In the long run it means that students can move at their own pace and learn things that they are interested in and care about. 

The days of sitting through courses and a school system that are built for the average student, which we now know means that they have been built for no one, are long gone. 

Here on The Learning Pod Network we will interview experts and discuss best practices, resources, and tools to help bring out the best in every student.

    #12 - Carla Pugliese - Social Emotional Learning

    #12 - Carla Pugliese - Social Emotional Learning

    In this episode I get to talk to SEL expert Carla Pugliese about how we can help kids and adults better understand their emotions and how to improve their social interactions. Carla is a community catalyst who does community research through a whole-human lens. She provides equity-focused leadership development for kids, teens, and adults and consulting on student-centered pedagogy and people-centered organizational design, translating leading cognitive and affective neuroscience into programming and policy.
    You can find out more about Carla at
    https://carlapugliese.com/ (https://carlapugliese.com/)
    If you would like more information about our mission please go to
    https://www.impactconnections.org/ (https://www.impactconnections.org/)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #11 - Nick Valente - The Art of Thinking with a Math Expert

    #11 - Nick Valente - The Art of Thinking with a Math Expert

    In this episode I get a chance to talk to a former colleague of mine, Nick Valente, about how he has become such an inspirational math teacher in such a short period of time. Nick got is M.A. and B.A. in mathematics from Stony Brook University. Nick has given a TED talk about math, worked at Mathnasium, and has thought more deeply about math education than anyone I know. He gives insights on how we can inspire every child to build a love for mathematics.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFlXen0SKgQ (Polytopia TED Talk)
    https://www.mathnasium.com/ (https://www.mathnasium.com/)


    https://www.mathsisfun.com/games/towerofhanoi.html (https://www.mathsisfun.com/games/towerofhanoi.html)


    https://www.amazon.com/Puzzle-Universe-History-Mathematics-Puzzles/dp/1770854754 (The Puzzle Universe)


    If you would like more information about our mission please go to
    https://www.impactconnections.org/ (https://www.impactconnections.org/)

    • 1 hr 21 min
    #10 - Mike Fouchet - Math Educator and Pokemon Master

    #10 - Mike Fouchet - Math Educator and Pokemon Master

    In this episode we talk to Mike Fouchet about his experience playing Pokemon TCG and the life lessons he has learned along the way. Mike gives us advice about how to help kids get started, the best ways to buy and organize Pokemon cards, and how Pokemon TCG can lead to high level math understanding.
    Mike can be found on twitter @mikefouchet and on https://sixprizes.com/author/magnechu/ (Six Prizes)
    https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/ (https://www.pokemon.com/us/pokemon-tcg/)


    https://www.mariakonnikova.com/books/the-biggest-bluff/ (https://www.mariakonnikova.com/books/the-biggest-bluff/)


    https://sixprizes.com/2013/01/13/themathtcg-the-probabilities-behind/ (https://sixprizes.com/2013/01/13/themathtcg-the-probabilities-behind/)


    If you would like more information about our mission please go to
    https://www.impactconnections.org/ (https://www.impactconnections.org/)

    • 1 hr
    #9 - Pediatrician on Educating Kids During COVID and Beyond

    #9 - Pediatrician on Educating Kids During COVID and Beyond

    In this episode I get a chance to talk to an experienced pediatrician about how to manage the risks of COVID as a family and what we can do to help our kids grow healthy and happy. Unfortunately the pediatrician I interviewed is not allowed to give interviews or post on social media because of company policy. Doctor's face many challenges including many not being able to have a voice about issues we are facing. We hope that we we can help bridge the gap between doctors, families, and student needs in all aspects of their learning.
    If you would like more information about our mission please go to
    https://www.impactconnections.org/ (https://www.impactconnections.org/)

    • 49 min
    #8 - Dr. Alex Teece - Chief Education Officer at Dreamhouse 'Ewa Beach

    #8 - Dr. Alex Teece - Chief Education Officer at Dreamhouse 'Ewa Beach

    In this episode I talk to Dr. Alex Teece about his journey that began with a Teach For America assignment in Ewa Beach and has culminated in the creation of https://www.dreamhouseewabeach.org/ (DreamHouse 'Ewa Beach). Alex gives amazing insights into what is possible in education during COVID and beyond. His positive outlook and deep respect for indigenous Hawaiian culture gives us something our whole country can strive for during these challenging times.
    Alex Teece is the Chief Education Officer and School Leader of DreamHouse 'Ewa Beach. A member of the founding team, Alex has worked closely with community leaders, educators, parents, children, and stakeholders to launch DreamHouse ‘Ewa Beach. He is responsible for overseeing the academic, organizational, and financial performance of the school, working closely with his school team, the school governing board, and the DreamHouse non-profit to ensure student and school success. Alex brings educational leadership, non-profit, finance, fundraising, and teaching experience to DreamHouse, holds masters degrees from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, the University of Rochester, and Harvard University, and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in July 2020, with his https://www.dreamhouseewabeach.org/s/Dissertation-vFINALDRAFT-Alex-Teece.pdf (dissertation) focusing on starting new charter schools in Hawai‘i. Alex enjoys spending time outdoors with his black lab puppy and traveling with his wife to experience new foods, cultures, and places.
    If you would like more information about our mission please go to
    https://www.impactconnections.org/ (https://www.impactconnections.org/)

    • 54 min
    #7 - Riley Brady - Adapted PE and Special Education

    #7 - Riley Brady - Adapted PE and Special Education

    In this episode we talk to adaptive physical education expert Riley Brady. Riley has his Masters in Education and has been an adaptive P.E. specialist for 11 years. After a prolific water polo career he earned Daily Breeze Coach of the Year honors after leading his team to a CIF Championship his first year of coaching. Riley is a passionate educator that gives us insights into how COVID is impacting students and how we can help them continue to grow in their physical education.
    If you would like more information about our mission please go to
    https://www.impactconnections.org/ (https://www.impactconnections.org/)

    • 54 min

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