Season 1

June 25, 2021

All Is Not Lost When There is Play

Play is self-determined learning at its best, Peter Gray author of Free to Learn states, nature does not turn off our desire and capacity to learn when children turn five or six, we turn it off with our coercive system …

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June 11, 2021

The Hidden Element in Your Play History

More and more research is showing there is a correlation between play deprivation and depression. Dr. Stuart Brown, who we will hear today is the founder of the National Institute for Play, and the author of the national best...

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June 4, 2021

Supporting the Self-Determined Learner

Imagine spending time on what you care about using your observation of others as not only motivation but as an actual learning resource. Today is part four of four on making learning personal. Mike Wehmeyer, co-author of the 2020 book …

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May 21, 2021

Different Learners, One Roof

Imagine a household of independent, self-determined and cooperative beings, where everyone understands their role and embraces it with pride. Today, we hear from three working mothers, one of them widowed, all of whom have multiple children with different learning styles …

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May 14, 2021

Turning a Space into a Place: How to Create Your Most Productive Envi…

Imagine working and learning where you feel safe, comfortable, and inspired. Having the freedom, the insight, and the courage to design a place to do your best learning and work. A place, where you will lose track of time, di...

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May 8, 2021

Take Learning Personal - Designing the Personalized Learning Plan

Imagine paving your own path for learning and professional development, the freedom to determine your own learning objectives, resources, and work products. This month, Terri's focus is on the personalized learning plan. Whether a student in a traditional school setting, …

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April 30, 2021

A Matter of Perspective

Imagine looking at the members of your family, your team, your workplace, and feeling a sense of appreciation, recognizing them for their uniqueness. Imagine the sense of pride that comes from recognizing your own uniqueness, how you think, what makes …

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April 25, 2021

Second Hand Stress: A Roadblock to Your Element

Today we talk with Dr. William Stixrud, a clinical neuropsychologist and faculty member at Children's National and George Washington University School of Medicine, as well as the author of the book, The Self-driven Child in his book, which runs the …

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April 16, 2021

Don't Misunderstand Me - Why We Do the Things We Do

Imagine the important relationships in your life like family, friends, and colleagues, being peaceful, open, trusting, and cooperative. Feeling understood, and understanding others. Feeling respect. Today we hear from Lois Ingber, licensed clinical social worker and certified trainer for Positive …

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March 6, 2021

The Genie in Us (genius) All

Resources: The Animal Fable Interests and Talents Reflection

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