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As technology allows us to tailor education to our learning styles, interests and talents, how will the educational Titanic move?

If we focus on students and how they learn while keeping in mind the greater good, then how will the educational experience and system change? How should they change?

A teacher and administrator for over 30 years, Joe Vollert will explore this vital issue though conversations with educators, innovators, business leaders and citizens about something we all do: School.

Who Needs School‪?‬ Joe Vollert

    • Education
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As technology allows us to tailor education to our learning styles, interests and talents, how will the educational Titanic move?

If we focus on students and how they learn while keeping in mind the greater good, then how will the educational experience and system change? How should they change?

A teacher and administrator for over 30 years, Joe Vollert will explore this vital issue though conversations with educators, innovators, business leaders and citizens about something we all do: School.

    Kerrie LaRosa on parenting and education

    Kerrie LaRosa on parenting and education

    Trained in clinical social work, Kerrie founded LaRosa Parent Coach after realizing that good parenting leads to curious, responsible and independent kids and young adults. Today we discuss our first teachers--our parents and guardians.

    • 30 min
    Matt Miller, Chair of the Pomeroy Center - Descript

    Matt Miller, Chair of the Pomeroy Center - Descript

    A partner at DLA Piper, a litigation law firm in San Francisco, Matt Miller serves as the chair of the Pomeroy Recreation and Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco. The Pomeroy Center serves developmentally challenged kids and young adults mainly in after school programs. In this episode we explore the work at the Pomeroy Center with what is often the invisible in our society.

    • 22 min
    Carolyn Feinstein, FinTech leader, on curiosity, life-long learning and schools as living organisms.

    Carolyn Feinstein, FinTech leader, on curiosity, life-long learning and schools as living organisms.

    This tech leader speaks about how she learned the confidence to break glass ceilings and why the diversity of though is so important to thriving organizations. Carolyn speaks to the importance of instilling curiosity in young adults and the importance of collaboration and teamwork. This inspiring leader has advice and offers a perspective for all of us.

    • 30 min
    Peter Stern, co-founder and CEO of VoiceBrain.AI, on start ups, co-curriculars and mentors - Descript

    Peter Stern, co-founder and CEO of VoiceBrain.AI, on start ups, co-curriculars and mentors - Descript

    Entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of VoiceBrain.AI discusses his path into the start up world and how he found his niche. Peter explores the vital role of experiences outside the classroom that helped shape him into the leader he is today. Peter offers great advice for all of us, but especially for young adults, on the importance of finding mentors and taking initiative to reach into areas of interest.

    • 19 min
    Ted Pollak--from Dungeons and Dragons to Gaming and Education

    Ted Pollak--from Dungeons and Dragons to Gaming and Education

    A video game industry investor and analyst, Ted Pollak discusses the current and future situation of gaming and education. We explore the possibilities of merging video games--a predominantly visual medium--with education--a predominantly auditory realm.

    • 23 min
    Rayfil Wong: Attention is the New Currency

    Rayfil Wong: Attention is the New Currency

    Born in Hong Kong, Rayfil immigrated to the US and grew up in San Francisco. His story resonates with so many in the United States and particularly in the Asian-American community in San Francisco's Sunset District. After a decade in business, Rayfil returned to Hong Kong where he currently resides. He is an entrepreneur--one of his startups is the financial literacy series on YouTube called Professor Savings.
    We discuss his experience as an immigrant in the school system and what schools could do to prepare future entrepreneurs.

    • 21 min

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