Broader Bolder Education, Introverted Teachers, The Happiness Track
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 1509
- May 22, 2018 4:00 pm
- 2:21:02 mins
Broader Bolder Approach to Education (10:19) Elaine Weiss, Ph.D., is the National Coordinator for the Broader Bolder Approach to Education (BBA). Last year the Washington Post published an article revealing that an analysis of 2013 Federal Data showed that, for the first time in over 50 years, the majority of U.S. public school students came from low-income families. What is being done to help out these students? How is the poverty at home affecting students’ abilities to succeed in school? These the tough questions being asked and addressed by The Broader, Bolder Approach to Education national campaign. Dr. Elaine Weiss discusses these questions and explains the goals of the BBA campaign. Introverted Teachers (56:11) Jessica Honard is a writer, educator and speaker. In 2015 she created The Adaptive Introvert—an online community for introverted educators. Jessi co-owns Owl Eyes Creative. Let’s imagine that you are an introvert. You tend to recharge better alone, and large groups can be draining—not that you don’t like people; you just need to be left alone sometimes. Now let’s also pretend that you are a teacher. You interact with kids, parents and teachers all day long. You are always “on”, always performing and expending energy. And when you are done with the kids for the day, there are more meetings with parents and teachers. Jessica Honard discusses how to prevent burnout and encourage success for introverts in the classroom. The Happiness Track (1:51:40) Emma Sepalla, Ph.D., is Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, and author of The Happiness Track. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Fulfillment Daily, a news site dedicated to the science of happiness. Emma Seppalla, author of ‘The Happiness Track’ explains how creating a life of happiness will enable success in our lives.