Disrupt Education

We must understand our students in order to serve them

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Disrupt Education founder Peter Hostrawser talks with those who do education in non-traditional ways.
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From California to Cornell and Beyond
On this episode of Disrupt Education, we interview the VP of Strategic Operations at HealthCare.com, Brandon Huang.  Brandon shares his educational journey from California to Cornell.  Along the way he talks about his competitiveness, mentoring, applied learning and more.   Follow the Disrupt Education journey at www.disrupteducation.co  Instagram @disrupteducation  Facebook @disrupteducation1  Twitter @peterhostrawser
October 16, 2019
Middle School Students Empowered By Their Community
In this episode, we interview the innovative eduator, Mr. Craig Podolski.  Mr. "Podo" is a middle school English teacher in the Aptakisic-Tripp School District 102 located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois.  Craig created an authentic opportunity for students to participate in service learning during the last day of school: Volunteer Day 2019. Students and teachers served one of the more than 15 different organizations. Students had the opportunity to learn, practice, and grow the skills outlined in D102's Portrait of a Graduate.    Check out more about this program at :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7avBSoOCGdM Follow the Disrupt Education journey at www.disrupteducation.co Instagram @disrupteducation Facebook @disrupteducation1 Twitter @peterhostrawser
October 6, 2019
A professional photographer who is still in high school.
On this episode of Disrupt Education we interview Christopher Ray.  Christopher Ray is a professional photographer while finishing his senior year in high school.  His specialty is photographing abandoned buildings.  He tells his journey to becoming a professional.  Check out his work on Instagram @crayzy.photography.  Follow the Disrupt Education journey at www.disrupteducation.co Instagram @disrupteducation Facebook @disrupteducation1 Twitter @peterhostrawser
September 22, 2019
School should focus on helping kids find their passion.
On this episode of Disrupt Education we interview Jason Gant and Jawaan Jackson.  These two business partners had very different paths in education yet ended up creating a top notch business called Every Single Day 365 Dog Training.  Hear both their journeys to running a successful business and what suggestions they have for young people interested in business. Learn more about Jason and Jawaan's Every Single Day 365 at www.everysingleday365.com.  Follow the Disrupt Education journey at www.disrupteducation.co Instagram @disrupteducation Facebook @disrupteducation1 Twitter @peterhostrawser
September 15, 2019
Get into Ivy League schools without straight A's
On this episode of Disrupt Education we interview Christopher Rim.  Christopher is the Founder and CEO of Command Education. He has been recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30, PEOPLE Magazine’s “Heroes Among Us,” Luce’s Young Global Leaders, and President Obama’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He previously worked at Facebook on their education team to help build inspirED in partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. Christopher has served on multiple advisory boards including Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and on panels such as the Emotion Revolution, HackHarassment by Intel, and the World Internet Conference in Shanghai. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Yale University, where he studied psychology focusing on emotional intelligence.  Christopher grew up in Paramus, New Jersey and lives in New York City.  Learn more at www.commandeducation.com  Follow the Disrupt Education journey at www.disrupteducation.co Instagram @disrupteducation Facebook @disrupteducation1 Twitter @peterhostrawser
September 7, 2019
We are not empowering everyone in the education system.
In this episode we speak with Lauren Flowers.  Lauren talks about her experiences in activism and what is has taught her about education.  Now a student at Tulane, she continues to fight for social change on many fronts including gun violence and rape.  A true fighter for what is right, Lauren shares her take on what we need to change in educational systems. Follow the Disrupt Education journey at www.disrupteducation.co Instagram @disrupteducation Facebook @disrupteducation1 Twitter @peterhostrawser
September 1, 2019
Two Communities Should Learn Together
Breshawn Wilkerson is seeking to make positive changes in the two communities he grew up in.  As a preacher, hooper, and community organizer, Breshawn is using all his skills to share the Good Word while helping connect learning in the west side of Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois.   Follow the Disrupt Education journey at www.disrupteducation.co Instagram @disrupteducation Facebook @disrupteducation1
August 25, 2019
The Real Rap With Reynolds!
In this episode, we speak with Real Rap With Reynolds... C.J. Reynolds.  Mr. Reynolds is a high school Literature teacher and public speaker in West Philadelphia. Reynolds uses "real rap" to share teaching tips and strategies and to give an authentic look at what it means to be a teacher in inner city Philadelphia.  Now an teacher, author, speakers, motivator, innovator... the list goes on... Reynolds shares his take on disrupting education!   Check out https://www.realrapwithreynolds.com/ for more! Follow the Disrupt Education journey at www,disrupteducation.co Instagram @disrupteducation Facebook @disrupteducation1 Twitter @peterhostrawser
August 18, 2019
Learn in innovative ways in this mansion!
The International Mansion of Education and Innovation is set to open September 2019 in Oak Park, Illinois.  We talk with founders Maria Emilia Fermi and Brando Fermi Crawford about how this school is posed to change education for the better.  They take us through the process of founding the International Mansion to offerings and innovative practices. Learn more at www.internationalmansion.com Follow the Disrupt Education journey at www.disrupteducation.co Instagram @disrupteducation Facebook @disrupteducation1 Twitter @peterhostrawser Listen to our podcast @disrupteducation on most podcast stations.
July 7, 2019
Put relationships over academics.
 On this episode of Disrupt Education, we speak with one of the most passionate people fighting for positive change in Chicago and surrounding neighborhoods.  Anthony Clark is a fighter for change and equality for all people.  Anthony is many things including a community activist, a Congressional candidate, an entrepreneur, an a veteran of the Air Force.  In this episode, he speaks about his past and what his ideas around education are.  Learn more about Anthony at the following sites:  https://www.voteanthonyclark.com/ https:// www.suburbanunity.org/  https://www.facebook.com/anthonyvince...   Follow the Disrupt Education journey at www.disrupteducation.co  Instagram @disrupteducation  Facebook @disrupteducation1  Twitter @peterhostrawser 
June 19, 2019
How to be a successful young professional.
From being homeschooled and on to Praxis, we talk to Emony Anderson and Randi Hill.  These two young professionals are making moves faster than their peers in the business world.  They share their journey and their hints to making bigger moves at a younger age.  Check them out at www.randalynhill.com and www.emonyanderson.com Follow the Disrupt Education journey at www.disrupteducation.co Instagram @disrupteducation Facebook @disrupteducation1 Twitter @peterhostrawser
June 10, 2019
Disrupt Education Throwbacks Episodes 11-20
 With Episode 11 guest Danny Cola, Peter Hostrawser takes a look back at the second 10 Disrupt Education videos and discuss common themes of ways guests suggest how education can and should be improved.      Episode 11 - Donny & The Machine https://youtu.be/ssHr0KGAHFg  Episode 12 - Stephen Jackson https://youtu.be/4Rrr8575Dac  Episode 13 - Luke Gawne https://youtu.be/ZT14rAPouTI  Episode 14 - Clayton Bertoletti https://youtu.be/FifEAcZzmLI  Episode 15 - Christian Harris https://youtu.be/D6JQRZ3dYs0  Episode 16 - Deno Andrews https://youtu.be/iEFUDXJ0nq8  Episode 17 - Bennett Sully https://youtu.be/qonnczK-va0  Episode 18 - Juanita Williams https://youtu.be/pywu0BF_fHc  Episode 19 - Jonathan Beech https://youtu.be/4BTBIB981og  Episode 20 - Darryl Allen https://youtu.be/g8QlFd11ung   Follow the Disrupt Education journey at www.disrupteducation.co  Instagram @disrupteducation  Facebook @disrupteducation1  Twitter @peterhostrawser 
May 10, 2019
Bring soft skills into the mainstream curriculum
Darius Grissom has pivoted though his educational journey.  He landed on Mind Over Tutors.  Find out how Darius has been working at changing education since the 90s and what is next for this educational entrepreneur.  Learn more at www.mindovertutors.org Follow the Disrupt Education journey at www.disrupteducation.co Instagram @disrupteducation Facebook @disrupteducation1 Twitter @peterhostrawser
May 1, 2019
Disrupt Education Throwbacks 1-10
We take a look back to the beginning of our Disrupt Education journey.  Peter Hostrawser and guest Daniel Bevan review each of the first 10 episodes and find common themes among them.  A clear view of how education needs to change is discovered.    Follow the Disrupt Education journey at  www.disrupteducation.co  Instagram @disrupteducation  Facebook @disrupteducation1  Twitter @peterhostrawser 
April 25, 2019
Be Your Own Credential
Isaac Morehouse knows that careers aren't found, they're made.  Isaac is the founder of Praxis and CEO of Crash, a career launch platform built around the idea that you don't need credentials to launch an awesome career.  At Crash, Isaac and his team lead Career Crashers to discover their talents and key personality traits, build marketable project portfolios, and leverage the Crash network and resources to grow into their dream career - without relying on a college degree.   Learn more at www.crash.co   Follow the Disrupt Education journey at www.disrupteducation.co  Instagram @disrupteducation  Facebook @disrupteducation1  Twitter @peterhostrawser 
April 17, 2019
Mission: Unleash Human Potential
Iowa Big is a game changer when it comes to high school.  The school is build around one mission... to unleash student potential.  We meet with Co-founder Trace Pickering and Media Intern and Iowa Big Graduate Kyle Kazimour and talk about this monumental paradigm shift in education. Learn more at www.iowabig.org Follow the journey at www.disrupteducation.co Instagram @disrupteducation Facebook @disrupteducation1 Twitter @peterhostrawser
April 11, 2019
Drones, 3D printing, A.I. the "Next Wave" of education is here.
 The importance of tangible learning outcomes is important to Udit Agarwal and Desmond Martin of NextWaveSTEM.  We sit down with the CEO (Udit) and Program Coordinator (Desmond) or NextWaveSTEM and talk about the future of education and technology.  Learn more at www.nextwavestem.com   Follow the journey at www.disrupteducation.co  Instagram @disrupteducation  Facebook @disrupteducation1  Twitter @peterhostrawser 
March 30, 2019
All Professors Should Be Practitioners
After stepping down as one of the youngest Vice Presidents for Home Depot at age 29, she became a college professor teaching personal branding and social media marketing.  Audrey is currently a Professor at Forbes Business School and Robert Morris University. She loves applying the classroom concepts in real life applications and helping students learn.  Learn more about her at www.audreyboyle.com   Follow the journey at www.disrupteducation.co  Instagram @disrupteducation  Facebook @disrupteducation1  Twitter @PeterHostrawser
March 7, 2019
Bringing a data driven mindset to education.
Data collection is more than just a student number with UpMetrics.   We interview Vinay Mullick, UpMetrics Executive Director of the Midwest Region.  Vinay discusses his path through education to land at a startup.  For more information on Up Metrics visit www.upmetrics.com   Follow the journey at  www.disrupteducation.co  Instagram @disrupteducation  Facebook @disrupteducation1  Twitter @PeterHostrawser
February 25, 2019
Good Screen Time and Bad Screen Time
Co-founder of BitsBox, Aidan Chopra, talks about the importance of combining technology and the arts to make a great educational experience.  Check out more at www.bitsbox.com.   Follow the journey at www.disrupteducation.co Instagram @disrupteducation Facebook @disrupteducation1 Twitter @PeterHostrawser
February 17, 2019
The guy who told me not to get into education.
 I interview the guy who told me not to become a teacher.  My father, John Hostrawser, tells it like it is as a high school math teacher for over 35 years.     Follow the journey at www.disrupteducation.co  Instagram @disrupteducation  Facebook @disrupteducation1  Twitter @PeterHostrawser 
February 10, 2019
Standing Up In The Classroom Is Not A Punishment, It Is A Right
His mission is to give every kid in America the opportunity to stand up in their classroom if they choose. Derek Lopez started a movement called #StandUpOurKids and is committed to exposing why kids should have this choice in the classroom. Humans have not accomplished much by sitting on their butts.  This is his interview on Disrupt Education.  Learn more at www.standupourkids.com Follow the journey at www.disrupteducation.co Instagram @disrupteducation Facebook @disrupteducation1 Twitter @PeterHostrawser
February 5, 2019
How to make a risk free entirely online education work.
In this episode, Lambda School co-founder and CEO Austen Allred talks about his journey in education and the creation of the innovative Lambda School.   Check out www.lambdaschool.com to find out more about this 30 week immersive program. Follow the journey at www.disrupteducation.co Instagram @disrupteducation Facebook @disrupteducation1 Twitter @PeterHostrawser
January 28, 2019
Find Meaning Through Reading
In this episode, Matt Hutson talks about his journey in education from the United States to Indonesia.  Matt founded Bookmattic and consults, speaks, and teaches across the world.  Check out www.bookmattic.com or @bookmattic across social media and YouTube to find out more about this true disruptor of education. Follow the journey at www.disrupteducation.co Instagram @disrupteducation Facebook @disrupteducation1 Twitter @PeterHostrawser
January 23, 2019
Learn by working a project and collaborating.
In this episode, Sylvain Kalache talks about his educational journey and co-founding Holberton School.  Holberton School is an alternative to college training full stack software engineers.  Learn more at www.holbertonschool.com Follow the journey at www.disrupteducation.co Instagram @disrupteducation Facebook @disrupteducation1 Twitter @PeterHostrawser
January 17, 2019
What should we really value in education?
In this episode Brian Marth, the Assistant Provost for Academic Services at Columbia College Chicago, talks about his journey through education.
December 19, 2018
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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