Learned

Learned

By Oakwood School
On Learned, we’re looking beyond test scores and college acceptance rates to understand how education can shape the future of our society—and what kind of teaching is needed to bring us there. Produced by Oakwood School, a K-12 independent school in Los Angeles, CA.
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Entrepreneurship, Risk & Soft Skills with Roy Rubin '93
What skills will students need to be prepared for an increasingly complex future? As technology continues to shape our society and our structures of communication, how should education respond? And can places of privilege foster equity and inclusivity within and beyond their communities? My name is Tristan Friedberg Rodman. This is Learned. On Learned, we’re looking beyond test scores and college acceptance rates to understand how education can shape the future of our society — and what kind of teaching we need to bring us there. Our guest today is Roy Rubin. Roy graduated from Oakwood in 1993 before enlisting with the Israeli Defense Force, pausing a business degree at UCLA to pursue web development, and founding Magento, an e-commerce company that was purchased by eBay in 2011. Ivan, Christie, and I drove out to Roy's home in Agoura Hills, where we spoke about risk taking, dual identities and immigration, and how to teach soft-skills for adaptability. 
18:18
March 24, 2020
Trumpeting Your Own Path, with Spencer Ludwig '09
What skills will students need to be prepared for an increasingly complex future? As technology continues to shape our society and our structures of communication, how should education respond? And can places of privilege foster equity and inclusivity within and beyond their communities? My name is Tristan Friedberg Rodman. This is Learned. On Learned, we’re looking beyond test scores and college acceptance rates to understand how education can shape the future of our society — and what kind of teaching we need to bring us there. Our guest today is Spencer Ludwig. Spencer graduated from Oakwood in 2009 and, after playing trumpet in the band Capital cities, signed a record deal with Warner Brothers as a solo artist. Ivan, Spencer, and Christie sat down at Oakwood to talk about using a creative education to develop concrete life skills, finding clarity of purpose, and making it work as a musician. 
19:18
March 17, 2020
'8th Grade: Do You Need To Do It?', with Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin P'17 P'21
What skills will students need to be prepared for an increasingly complex future? As technology continues to shape our society and our structures of communication, how should education respond? And can places of privilege foster equity and inclusivity within and beyond their communities? My name is Tristan Friedberg Rodman. This is Learned. On Learned, we’re looking beyond test scores and college acceptance rates to understand how education can shape the future of our society — and what kind of teaching we need to bring us there. Our guests today are Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin, Oakwood parents in the classes of 2017 and 2021. In their daughter Franny's 8th grade year, Jennifer and Mark decided to pull their kids from school and take a year off — a sabbatical. They hit pause and traveled all around the world. Jennifer and Mark also co-created Big Mouth, an animated show on Netflix starring Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, all about the pains and pleasures of puberty. We sat down at Oakwood and talked about middle school, growing pains, sex education.
20:39
March 10, 2020
Teaching our Teachers, with Rebecca Hatkoff '99
What skills will students need to be prepared for an increasingly complex future? As technology continues to shape our society and our structures of communication, how should education respond? And can places of privilege foster equity and inclusivity within and beyond their communities? My name is Tristan Friedberg Rodman. This is Learned. On Learned, we’re looking beyond test scores and college acceptance rates to understand how education can shape the future of our society — and what kind of teaching we need to bring us there. Our guest today is Rebecca Hatkoff. Rebecca graduated from Oakwood in 1999. She received a PhD in Education from the Claremont Graduate University, where she is now a teacher-educator. She trains our future teachers. We met at Rebecca's apartment in Silverlake and talked about the skills that help teachers excel, the hidden curriculum of public schools, and how our society values teaching as a profession.
23:09
March 3, 2020
Collaboration in the Sciences, with Ned Wingreen '80
What skills will students need to be prepared for an increasingly complex future? As technology continues to shape our society and our structures of communication, how should education respond? And can places of privilege foster equity and inclusivity within and beyond their communities? My name is Tristan Friedberg Rodman. This is Learned. On Learned, we’re looking beyond test scores and college acceptance rates to understand how education can shape the future of our society — and what kind of teaching we need to bring us there. Our guest today is Ned Wingreen. Ned graduated from Oakwood in 1980 and now, as you heard, teaches molecular biology at Princeton University in New Jersey. He's the Howard A. Prior Professor of the Life Sciences. He also  holds a PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics from Cornell. Right now, he's focused on modeling intracellular networks in bacteria and other microorganisms. Ned, Ivan, and Christie met up at Princeton to talk about scientific communication, diversifying the faculty and student body, and the tensions between sheltering students so that they can focus and exposing them to the world beyond.
18:35
February 25, 2020
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, with Linda Rose-Winters
What skills will students need to be prepared  for an increasingly complex future? As technology continues to shape our society and our structures of communication, how should education respond? And can places of privilege foster equity and inclusivity within and beyond their communities? My name is Tristan Friedberg Rodman. This is Learned. On Learned, we’re looking beyond test scores and college acceptance rates to understand how education can shape the future of our society — and what kind of teaching we need to bring us there. Our guest today is Linda Rose-Winters. Linda is Oakwood's Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She has been instrumental in changing Oakwood's approach to its diversity programs. Linda, Ivan, and I spent a morning talking about Oakwood's history, progress, and challenges with DEI (yes, you guessed it, that's an acronym for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion).
19:15
February 21, 2020
Middle School, with Erin Nowak
What skills will students need to be prepared for an increasingly complex future? As technology continues to shape our society and our structures of communication, how should education respond? And can places of privilege foster equity and inclusivity within and beyond their communities? My name is Tristan Friedberg Rodman. This is Learned. On Learned, we’re looking beyond test scores and college acceptance rates to understand how education can shape the future of our society — and what kind of teaching we need to bring us there. Our guest today is Erin Nowak, who came to Oakwood in 2011 and became the Middle School Director in 2015. Ivan Johnson is hosting today's episode, so I'll kick it over to him. He sat down with Erin to talk about the challenges middle schoolers and their educators face, how to foster dialogue instead of debate, and the responsibilities of teaching students with significant privilege.
18:41
February 11, 2020
Teaching Social Change, with Mickey Morgan
What skills will students to be prepared for an increasingly complex future? As technology continues to shape our society and our structures of communication, how should education respond? And can places of privilege foster equity and inclusivity within and beyond their communities? My name is Tristan Friedberg Rodman. This is Learned. On Learned, we’re looking beyond test scores and college acceptance rates to understand how education can shape the future of our society — and what kind of teaching we need to bring us there. Our guest today is Mickey Morgan. Mickey has been teaching at Oakwood for 36 years, and has spearheaded two of its most enduring student organizations — Glove Affair and the Chiapas Project. He was my teacher in 10th grade for European History and again in 12th grade for AP Human Geography. We spoke at Oakwood about the durational work of teaching social justice and social change.
17:23
February 4, 2020
Creativity, with Jodie Landau '10 and Ren Bell
What skills will students need to be prepared for an increasingly complex future? As technology continues to shape our society and our structures of communication, how should education respond? And can places of privilege foster equity and inclusivity within and beyond their communities? My name is Tristan Friedberg Rodman. This is Learned. On Learned, we’re looking beyond test scores and college acceptance rates to understand how education can shape the future of our society — and what kind of teaching we need to bring us there. Today's episode, our first, focuses on creativity. You already heard from Jodie Landau and Ren Bell, they're our guests today. Jodie graduated in the class of 2010 and Ren used to teach Theater Arts at Oakwood. We met at Jodie's home in Sherman Oaks and talked about arts education, growth through collaboration, and how to be a better listener.
20:20
January 28, 2020
Learned – Teaser
What skills will students need to be prepared for an increasingly complex future? As technology continues to shape our society and our structures of communication, how should education respond? And can places of privilege foster equity and inclusivity within and beyond their communities? My name is Tristan Friedberg Rodman. This is Learned, a podcast from Oakwood School. On Learned, we'll be looking beyond test scores and college acceptance rates to understand how education can shape the future of our society — and what kind of teaching we need to bring us there. I'll be joined by Ivan Johnson, Oakwood's Director of Co-Curricular Programs, and Christie Guevara, Oakwood's Director of Alumni Relations. I'm an Oakwood alum myself, Class of 2011. We had candid conversations with educators, parents, and alumni about the educational issues that matter most to them. The episodes span a wide range of topics — from creativity to entrepreneurship, social justice to mental health, technological change to equity and inclusion at private schools. Stay with us as we share these conversations week by week.
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January 8, 2020