Archive | April, 2016

Anya Kamenetz

Episode 129: Anya Kamenetz, NPR’s Digital Education Reporter on Standardized Testing, Student Debt, and Writing Habits

In this episode, Anya Kamenetz, NPR’s Digital Education Reporter, shares her thoughts on the impact of her books “Generation Debt” and “The Test,” her writing habits, and book publishing. Guest Bio: Anya Kamenetz is NPR’s lead education blogger. She joined NPR in 2014, working as part of a new initiative to coordinate on-air and online […]

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Aaron Walker

Episode 128: Aaron Walker, Entrepreneur and Life Coach on Entrepreneurial Mindset, Resilience, and Being a Great Dad

In this episode, I talk to Aaron Walker, Founder of ViewFromTheTop.com, about entrepreneurial mindset and how important it is to youngsters, about resilience, and fatherhood. Guest Bio: Aaron Walker is, without question, a veteran entrepreneur. Starting his first business at 18, and selling to a Fortune 500 company nine short years later, demonstrates Aaron’s passion […]

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Ken Danford

Episode 127: Ken Danford, Executive Director & Co-Founder of North Star Self-Directed Learning For Teens

In this episode, I interview Ken Danford, Executive Director & Co-Founder of North Star Self-Directed Learning For Teens. He talks about his definition of self-directed learning and describes the learning model and student environment at North Star. Guest Bio: Ken Danford is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens. Through North […]

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Lindsey WIlson

Episode 126: Lindsey Wilson, Former Pro Basketball Player and Co-Founder of Positive Performance Training

In this episode, Lindsey Wilson of Positive Performance Training talks about the relationship between anxiety and achievement, about grit, persistence, and what the key problems she sees with the athletes and coaches that she work with. Guest Bio: As the Co-Founder and Product/Program guru for Positive Performance, Lindsey works with athletes and coaches to unlock […]

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