If you want to learn more about changing the current paradigm of education, then listen to The Luminous Mind podcast. You will hear everything from the everyday homeschooler's experiences to interviews with national and international thought leaders in education and business.
Episode 275 - Patrick Keeney, Building Programs for the Underserved
Patrick Keeney has spent over 3 decades designing and delivering high quality, equitable educational experiences. Pat’s time as a physics teacher, coach, NASA consultant, learning designer, product manager, and now strategist has given him the chance to see education from many perspectives. For the last 10 years, Pat’s focus has been career and workforce education, and he was largely responsible for the design and implementation of the largest, national, online career academy network for high school students. Pat is a champion for pragmatic solutions through which career programs can be wildly effective, and people can have seamless opportunities to pursue and attain their next job on the road to becoming their best, career-self.
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Episode 274 - Regina Hall, Teaching Women to Exhale Towards Healing
This podcast is with author, speaker and pastor, Regina Hall on how she helps women overcome trauma from sexual assault. She talks about how to use the pain from these situations for personal growth and a better understanding of God. She talks about changing your mindset and how to make intentional decisions towards better life choices and improved mental health.
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Episode 273 - Joel Holc, The Eggshell Effect - My Journey From Fear
This podcast is with author, Joel Holc on his new book, The Eggshell Effect - My Journey From Fear. Joel recounts personal experiences as well as learning he received by asking one important question, "How did I get here?" He helps others unpack past experiences so they can stop living reactionary lives and make choices with more fulfilling intension.
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Episode 272 - Lucie Leblanc, Helping Us Become A Conscious Creator
This podcast is with life coach, Lucie Leblanc where we talk about how to become a Magnetic Mind Superconscious Creator. A marvelous technique to rewire your brain in minutes. This REVOLUTIONARY Technique is the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience. This is a powerful technic to become more and to achieve your goals.
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Episode 271 - Tisha Hammond, The Small Business Cheerleader
This podcast is with best-selling author and highly-sought after speaker, Tisha Hammond. We chat about her experiences with starting her own business, making connections, and helping others find resources to be successful business entrepreneurs.
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Episode 270 - Melinda Wheelwright Brown, Using the Story of Eve and Adam To Teach Life Balance
This podcast is with Melinda Wheelwright Brown, author of the book, Eve and Adam: Discovering the Beautiful Balance, which helps debunk many of the stereotypes that have been perpetuated in our society for generations. These insights help us gain a new perspective of Eve's powerful and brave character as well as God's desire for our first parents to work in cohesive harmony.
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Defiantly thought provoking
Now that most parents are taking on the role of at least part-time educators for their kids, The Luminous Mind is an amazing resource for ALL, secular or not. Rebecca asks great questions, and I always listen to the end of all her episodes (which is RARE for me). Keep up the great work!!!!!
Episode 233 featuring Elizabeth Lang’s
What an excellent and inspiring story! Like Elizabeth, I also believe that teacher education programs should strive to explore the many different ways to use a degree in education. There are so many avenues in which to use your expertise, and some may look quite different than others! Keep up the great work! Thanks for the relevant topics! Love your show!👊🏻🍎
Missed the mark, I’m sorry
I initially found this podcast a few years ago, recommended on a blog for secular homeschoolers. I LOVED the direction of The Luminous Mind for a long time, but it slowly became more and more about faith-based homeschooling. Not that I think all homeschoolers should be secular, by any means, but it was refreshing to listen and gain knowledge on education without added religious undertones. I dropped off listening, but recently thought I’d give it another try. Unfortunately, the episode with the owner of Apologia put the final nail in the proverbial coffin. The religious bias of that curriculum is so far from being evidence-based, and to hear the podcast host refer to Darwinian theory of evolution as “theology” has proven her lack of knowledge on fundamental science, as well.
As someone who was homeschooled in the 90’s when it was pretty well known as a religious practice, it’s been refreshing to see the stigma around homeschooling shift away from us being sheltered and indoctrinated, especially as I homeschool my own 4 children. Hearing the push for a curriculum that teaches that languages spawned from the Tower of Babel (sourced by nothing but the Bible) and Creation-based science (sourced by nothing but the Bible) is deflating as a member of the homeschooling community and has severely dashed the credibility of the host for me.