It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! To show our appreciation for teachers and their integral roles in our development as lifelong learners, we’re sitting down with three listeners who are stellar math teachers and Human Venn Diagrams in their own right. You’ll hear Tori Raddatz, Emily Dennett and Emily Hart talk authenticity, inspiration, self care and everything in between—and we guarantee you’ll feel all the feelings for the teachers in your life.
Rebecca Poulson has what she calls a strange job. We’d call it a really cool one. Rebecca is the Technical Program Manager for Emerging Platforms at Northwestern University Knight Lab, where she gets to work on experiments designed to push journalism into new spaces. Rebecca takes us along her journey of writing plays to writing code and shares a surprising benefit of VR. Plus, career advice and the Olympics!
Ready to jump down a rabbit hole of curiosity and creation? Join us as we talk with Casey REAS, an artist and educator whose interdisciplinary work has been shown around the world and most recently, in music videos for The National. Casey teaches in the Department of Design Media Arts at UCLA and is the cofounder of Processing, a programming language for artists. We discuss the power of emphasis over aptitude, finding the right balance between solo work and collaboration, getting your work seen and lots more.
Jenny Dearborn is the Chief Learning Officer (yes, that’s a job!) of SAP who paints superheroes, writes screenplays and has a serious thing for change. If you think a corporate job doesn’t equal dynamic opportunities for change, keep listening. In fact, Jenny shares why trying to work yourself out of a job can be a great career strategy and how to use data to measure if you're on the right path. A must-listen episode for sharpening your superpowers and finding new ones!
What happens when a debt-ridden opera singer launches a Kickstarter campaign that becomes the most funded app in Kickstarter history? Gabriel Wyner shares his journey from winning the Renaissance Scholar award at USC to singing opera in Vienna to founding Fluent Forever, a language-learning system that effectively leverages technology and memory research. Plus, Kickstarter tips!