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An episode of Disrupt Education

By Disrupt Education
Disrupt Education founder Peter Hostrawser talks with those who do education in non-traditional ways.
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Get the students out of the four walls.
Darcel Washington is a mentor, education consultant and visionary. She is the Founder and CEO of Mentoring You and co-Founder of ScholarChics. Her commitment to help youth thrive in life, college, and the workplace is immeasurable. Darcel shares her story on this episode of Disrupt Education. Check out more about Mentoring You and ScholarChics at www.mentoringyou.net.
December 6, 2018
Don't choose college to please your parents.
Entrepreneur, Coach, Mentor, Motivator, Creative, and Actor Henry Nwoko talks about his path to Los Angeles from Oak Park. He shares his Nigerian background and how he chose his path to success though formal and informal education. Check out more of Henry at www.henrynwoko.com. Follow the journey at www.disrupteducation.co Instagram @disrupteducation Facebook @disrupteducation1 Twitter @PeterHostrawser
November 25, 2018
Hawaii's Teacher of the Year
The 2018 Hawaii Teacher of the Year Mathieu Williams talks about his past in education and how it formed his passion for teaching others. See more of Mathieu's journey at www.mathieuwilliams.com
November 20, 2018
Take control of your education.
In this episode, we talk with Elliot Friedland of Lunacy Now. Elliot talks about how people can take advantage of their learning by searching out different ways to learn. Check out more at www.lunacynow.com Follow the journey at www.disrupteducation.co Instagram @disrupteducation Facebook @disrupteducation1 Twitter @PeterHostrawser
November 13, 2018
College might be the most inefficient path to finding out what you want to do.
T.K. Coleman is the Education Director for Discover Praxis. He talks about a different look at education and learning... a common sense one. Check out more about T.K. and Praxis at www.discoverpraxis.com
October 29, 2018
School does tear down students.
DeViaughn Benion talks about how his changed mindset in college helped him become successful in his studies and much more on changing education.
October 22, 2018
There's so much crap in university curriculum
Chris "Kubby" Kubbernus is the CEO of Kubb & Co. and has experiences a global look at education. From Canada to Denmark becoming an entrepreneur has given Chris a great look at different systems. He highlights the positives and negatives of different systems and gives his personal journey.
October 17, 2018
College didn't help me and I am now $65K in debt.
Nedo is one of Chicago's premier sound engineers. He's from Bosnia and is making moves in the music industry. College didn't help him much. Here's his path in education.
October 12, 2018
He's in the weeds everyday.
Beau Cowan is just a guy living the dream in a wheelchair machine. His goal is to motivate and inspire people. Beau shares his educational path through his lense.
October 8, 2018
ADHD is my superpower.
Rene Ayala and Rawan Elshafei come from different backgrounds. That doesn’t mean they are different in the way they want to change education. This is their story of how their paths lead them to believe that disruption of education is needed.
October 2, 2018
Use your skills to help others.
Courtney McGovern is the executive director of Hope’s In. She talks about her educational experiences in giving to the less fortunate.
September 24, 2018
Teach students what it’s like to lose money.
Singer and songwriter Conner Cherland talks about his journey to write and perform music. Along the way to becoming an artist, Conner tells how teachers pushed him to work hard and how education could be different.
September 20, 2018
We must understand our students in order to serve them
Maui Jones is the founder and artistic director of Echo Theatre Collective. His insights run deep in figuring out how to understand all students in an educational system..
September 9, 2018
Everything is so fast paced... education needs to catch up
Sydney Claps is going into her senior year with the goal to learn as much as she can. From struggling in school to gaining a B- in a graduate-level course in New York City, Sydney’s journey is one that goes further than traditional education systems can offer.
September 7, 2018
It’s damn expensive to go to college to find yourself
Kevin Price leads us through his journey in education from working through being a struggling learners, to realizing he had to work harder than his peers. Now a recent college grad, Kevin shares important insights into being successful in and after high school.
September 2, 2018
You have to listen to your heart in education.
Matt Starcher traveled from Illinois to Colorado to further his education. College didn’t work out for him and he pivoted to be getting an education in the trades. This is his journey.
August 31, 2018
A college professor said some of you shouldn’t be in college
As an artist, Robby Love has an innovative look at the current educational system and how he would change it. His view on education was rattled when a college professor told his class that many of them shouldn’t be in college.
August 27, 2018
Look for knowledge in everything you do.
Valparaiso University student athlete Emily Richardson talks about her journey being an athlete, a student and now training to become a teacher. Her stories along the way play a huge role in her learning life.
August 19, 2018
30% of those classes in high school you will never use again
University of Wyoming student athlete Jahmari Moore shares his lens growing up and learning in three very different environments his insight on how he taught himself to interact with people not like him made him a stronger person. He also shared some insight on how he would change the educational system.
August 16, 2018
Students need to shift mindsets to high performance
Dr. Peter James is not your typical college professor. He teaches business and entrepreneurship and is a business consultant and coach. Dr. James does not look at traditional education as the answer to an ever changing world. That curriculum is found in entrepreneurship.
August 13, 2018
How the INCubatoredu launched a high school entrepreneur
Connor Boundy takes us through his path participating in the INCubatoredu course in high school and how it helped him see authentic learning in and out of college. Now he is launching TMR technology which is a bus tracking application.
August 10, 2018
Why wait until college to explore your interests?
Carl Lee talks about his family business, grind, becoming an entrepreneur in his educational journey. Carl explains the importance of showing what you can do in projects and creating actually have something to present to your next level of education, life, etc.
August 9, 2018
Being told what to do for 11 years is not good in education
Jake Fine talks about his work ethic in an out dated educational system. Explains his journey as a high school student and a Vlogger who has very high expectations of himself.
August 8, 2018
High schools should have more fluid learning environments.
Gil Lemar talks about his high school journey and how most of the traditional structures didn’t work for him and many others.
August 7, 2018
Give a platform in schools for students to be heard
Cynthia Martz talks about her expertise in restorative justice and the theater. Hear her journey and how she would change the narrative on students and give them more voice in traditional systems.
August 6, 2018
The numbers game stifles kids passion about education
Once a thriving basketball player during her educational path, Lyneice gave it all up to learn more about herself. Now on the verge of her first book being published she talks about how she learned from her experiences to help others find that balance from within.
August 4, 2018
College degrees are not always what they seem.
Brian Branand and Cullen Benson talk about their journey into being filmmakers at Deaf and Blind Video. Their path into college was not what they expected.
August 3, 2018
There should be more time to explore careers in high school
Nehemiah Moon is not your typical student. He explains how he pivoted many times in his educational path and how he would change education to provide more opportunities for students to explore careers before graduating.
August 2, 2018
There’s a whole generation that needs education reform
Jams The Flavor Child has a very unique eye on life as a musician and artist. He is ready to build a place where youth can learn all aspects of music and recording. This is his path in education and life.
August 1, 2018
Electives should be part of the main curriculum
Nicole Acree talks about her path from having a dream to be involved in music at the age of 12 to creating a business in her 20s. She shares her insights on how education can be improved.
July 31, 2018
Schools should have students test their craft in the market
Evan Brightfield talks about his path from high school, a little college, to being a professional photographer.
July 30, 2018
Education needs to treat students as clients not numbers
From high school to a few semesters in college to being a self starter and learner, Kelvin Evans gives his authentic views of how education missed him in many ways and how he overcame it.
July 29, 2018
The college competition game isn’t healthy for learning.
From her diverse family, helping hundreds of people, to starting her own practice, Sarah VenHorst knows what needs to be changed in education.
July 28, 2018
Projects engage students more that 15 page math packets
Ciara Doherty did education differently after she was deemed to not be a good traditional student. Her story takes you from her struggle to read to becoming an entrepreneur all while graduating high school early.
July 27, 2018
We need to encourage more creativity in schools.
Entrepreneur Carlo Navarro talks about his pivots through education, teaching his own children about life, and his passion to connect businesses with diverse sets of employees.
July 26, 2018
How a professional Doula would change education
Chanel Washington talks about her trials and tribulations through a large high school and how she found her way to become a professional Doula. Oh yes and a few suggestions to change education along the way.
July 25, 2018
Senioritis is just Boredom
Recent high school grad Emma Thompson talks about how schools need to realign their curriculum to not repeat the same topics four years in a row.
July 24, 2018
Malcolm Crawford
Malcolm talks about how school should be more individualized surrounded by student interests.
July 23, 2018
Ms Wait What
Jen Roth talks about her pivots in education and her blog and even ways to find a path to study abroad while in community college.
July 22, 2018
Disruption Joe
Disruption Joe of the Chicago Blockchain Project. Joe talks about how early in his schooling, he was outcast as a student and it changed the way he looked at education systems.
July 21, 2018
Naraia Griffin
Naraia talks about how business courses in high school helped pave the path to get her apparel company up and running.
July 20, 2018
Afenya Montgomery
As the founder of the I Can Collective, Afenya talks about her pivot from fashion to nursing to being an entrepreneur and learning that comes with it.
July 19, 2018
Patrick Chrisp
Patrick is a rapper and creative who talks about how systemic education misses the target on teaching artists and creatives.
July 18, 2018
Sydney Babbington
Sydney talks about the importance of taking some time after high school to find your true passion and interests before rushing into post secondary education.
July 17, 2018
Dan Darrah
Dan writes and performs music. He talks about his educational path in and out of his musical passion.
July 16, 2018
Levi Baer
Levi Co-founded Second Shift Chicago as a diverse community based Co-working space. He talks about his educational journey along with he path to making communities stronger.
July 15, 2018
Cliff Wright
Cliff has been given the unique opportunity to rebuild a state of the art school in Oakland California. That’s perfect because Cliff is a unique innovative school leader.
July 14, 2018
Joshua Seitz and Isaiah Easo
Joshua and Isaiah founded Novus Club out of the need to learn more about business at the secondary level. These two share their insights on education.
July 13, 2018
Jeff Proctor
Being a leading real estate agent is no easy task. Learning to become one isn’t easy either. Jeff Proctor shares his educational journey to becoming one of the top agents in Chicago and the learning moments that come with it.
July 12, 2018
Tom Herner
Tom talks about how his goals in the trades and traditional education are vastly different. Tom talks straight about how many students are being pushed into areas of post secondary education they don’t want to be in.
July 11, 2018
Rachel Mautner
Rachel talks about her journey becoming a top tier interior designer which includes a lot of hard work and learning along the way.
July 10, 2018
Lucas Zeidner
Lucas who is the Farm Manager at NoMi roots in Minnesota talks about getting involved in helping others through growing and preparing food in urban areas.
July 9, 2018
A Greater Good Foundation
Chuck Carter, Cody Cotton and Anthony Garland talk about how they created a place for young people to grow through empowerment, inclusion, financial literacy, and navigation.
July 8, 2018
Brooke Owens
Brooke shares her educational journey from high school to her artistic blog Pariah Muse.
July 7, 2018
Jen Kanwischer
Jen talks about her dance background and how bringing different ways of meditation and body movement into education could help student learn more.
July 6, 2018
Jake Grant
Recorded in the campus of The Georgia Institute of Technology, Jake talks about engineering, being involved and authentic learning.
July 5, 2018
Will Bones
Will talks about graduating high school early and his future plans.
July 4, 2018
Liam Sundling
Liam talks about his pivots through education as well as the engineering educational experience.
July 3, 2018
Shane Davis and Lloyd Yates
Starting a business together with very different educational backgrounds is working out for these two entrepreneurs.
July 2, 2018
Morganne Yambrovich
Morganne talks about how her fitness and educational journey intersected and much more.
July 1, 2018
Dasierra Owens
Spirituality and pivots in her learning take a major role in the life of Dasierra. This fashion designer featured in the Jan 2018 issue of LAXUM XP talks about education.
June 30, 2018
Mecca Highsmith
Mecca talks about his blog experience at www.thekingsjournal.com and how education should be viewed as an investment.
June 29, 2018
Ang Ali
Ang started at college and pivoted into the Navy. She has learned so much about education and life along the way.
June 28, 2018
Alana Cunningham
Alana talks about her interest in business in high school to her move to Montana. She talks about how schools and communities should work together.
June 27, 2018
Reed Barron
From taking business management in high school to working in the fashion industry, Reed talks about his educational path and how authentic learning helped him along the way.
June 26, 2018
Darien Marion-Burton
Darien talks about how as a society we need to look at different ways to evaluate our students in education.
June 25, 2018
Carlos Font
Young entrepreneur and college student Carlos Font talks about how entrepreneurship education in high schools could help many.
June 24, 2018
Darryl Allen
Darryl is not your typical educator. He has taught at virtually every level and dives deep into how our current state is failing many people.
June 23, 2018
Jonathan Beech
Jonathan started high school struggling to succeed. He chose to pivot his mindset to be a better student. This is his story.
June 22, 2018
Juanita Williams
Juanita talks about her path through high school and college and how classes in humanities really helped understand differences with classmates.
June 21, 2018
Bennett Sully
Bennett is not your average student who is following the traditional path of education. He talks about how schools should offer other options rather than straight into college.
June 20, 2018
Deno Andrews
Deno Andrews talks about how high school failed to prepare him in many ways and how it can be improved.
June 19, 2018
Christian Harris
Christian Harris tells his journey from Bradley University to becoming a business owner and community leader.
June 18, 2018
Clayton Bertoletti
Listen to how Clayton found his way into business education and beyond and how he would change the system as a whole.
June 17, 2018
Luke Gawne
Luke Gawne’s path of education is not typical. Through it all, he attained a degree and a recording contract.
June 16, 2018
Stephen Jackson
Stephen has seen it all and his authentic look at education reform is spot on on.
June 15, 2018
Donny and the Machine on Disrupt Education
Podcasters interviewing podcasters! Donny and the Machine talk about their educational paths and how they questioned everything along the way.
June 14, 2018
Isaiah Mākar
Isaiah Mākar was never going to participate in his poetry slam class. Now he uses poetry to teach corporations how to communicate better.
June 13, 2018
Amy Renzulli on Disrupt Education
Amy left her corporate gig to start a School of Rock in Oak Park Illinois. Her efforts have taught a community music, confidence, and so many more life lessons.
June 12, 2018
Jack Deiter
Jack Deiter talks about how owning Big Bills Sandwich Shop provides a lot of authentic education.
June 11, 2018
Isaac Palmer on Disrupt Education
Isaac Palmer talks to Disrupt Education about touring worldwide as a DJ and trails and tribulations of his personalized education.
June 10, 2018
David Douglas founder of Yolobe
David Douglas talks about how education and opportunities should intersect more often.
June 9, 2018
Dan Bevan on Disrupt Education
Dan Bevan explains how dropping out of college after a few weeks got him started on a successful entrepreneurial path.
June 8, 2018
Peter Mullin of OPC kicks on Disrupt Education
Since he was a middle schooler, Peter Mullin was transforming shoes into pieces of art. He now runs the very successful OPC Kicks shoe customization company. He shares his educational path on Disrupt Education.
June 7, 2018
Sebastian Medala on Disrupt Education
Sebastian Medala talks about how high school education didn’t fit his learning style on this episode of disrupt education.
June 6, 2018
The Disrupt Education Speech
In this episode Peter Hostrawser speaks to high school students about how to find opportunity in everything, find your passion, and disrupting traditional education.
June 5, 2018
Disrupt Education #1 - Derrick Griffin
In this episode Peter Hostrawser interviews Derrick Griffin about him juggling being a musician an entrepreneur and a full-time college student.
June 4, 2018
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