School Week

Premiere DateAug 20, 2015
Categories Media Talk
00:00 Echoes
00:32 The Question
02:08 Taking It To The Streets
04:02 Going Back to School
08:30 Social Halo Emmy The Great
12:32 Introducing Cevin Soling
13:09 Soling Talks War On Kids
32:54 Discipline in the education system
35:55 For All Rob Gibsun
39:14 Introducing Taras Kravtchouk
39:45 Kravtchouk Talks DIY Learning
50:04 Being an independent learner
52:34 Steve Polyester Ava Luna
56:33 Third Eye Introducing Ronald Beghetto
57:38 Beghetto Talks Creativity in the Classroom
71:49 Outro
72:16 Finish

Today’s podcast is about school. For many in our audience, whether it be undergraduates or doctorates, the time has come once again to return to those ivory gates of wisdom.

That being said, the frontiers of education are changing, perhaps more so than ever before. Experimental new teaching methods, DIY schools, and more creativity are all becoming staples in an institution badly in need of reform.

Today we ask: What are some insights into out-of-the-box education strategies?

We’ll talk with Cevin Soling, director and writer of an award-winning documentary called The War On Kids. Cevin takes an uncompromising look at the American education system, and how uncannily it resembles our prison system.

We’ll also chat with Taras Kravtchouk, a digital and industrial designer who founded a DIY school in Gowanus that teaches skills capable of bringing physical products to life–such as motorcycle repair and jewelry making.

Lastly, for our Third Eye perspective into the question this week we’ll wrap it up by talking with Ronald Beghetto, Professor of Education Psychology at the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. He’ll talk to us about bringing creativity back into the classroom.

Be sure to watch our video when we take our question of the week out to the streets!

Also you can watch our interview with Taras Kravtchouk from Craftsman Ave.


“Social Halo” – Emmy The Great

“Steve Polyester” – Ava Luna

“For All” – Rob Gibsun

Zach Schepis and Lisa Autz have co-hosted BTR's Third Eye Weekly podcast since November 2014. Learn more about Zach and Lisa.
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