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The Hardware Entrepreneur Interview: Effective project-based learning from astrophysicist turned entrepreneur, professor, with Joshua Spodek

on April 20, 2017 in Audio, Creativity, Education, Entrepreneurship

I’ve done a lot of podcasts lately. The latest is unique and more personal. Here’s why… As a guy who got a PhD in physics became an entrepreneur got passionate about improving in business, and teaches experiential project-based learning, I was pleased to find a guy who got a PhD in physics became an entrepreneur got passionate about improving in business, and teaches experiential project-based learning. This other guy is[…] Keep reading →

Learn inquiry-driven project-based learning from experienced experts this July!

on June 26, 2015 in Education, Events, Leadership

If you’ve talked to me about teaching in the past year, you know how much the students at Science Leadership Academy have inspired me to teach in the style of that school—that is, what they call inquiry-driven project-based learning. The first student I interacted with when she showed me around the school showed as much leadership skills as many people with MBAs I’ve met. I’ve participated and led talks at[…] Keep reading →

Lessons in freedom and self-expression from a high school student in a project-based learning school

on August 5, 2014 in Awareness, Education, Freedom

Kids often say things more clearly than adults. Actually, I think I should credit the insight below as much to inquiry-driven project-based learning as to the innocence of youth. Context: When I visited Science Leadership Academy last winter, a student led a tour of the school. A question came up about school uniforms, which the school didn’t have. During the discussion on the topic, someone asked if any problems ever[…] Keep reading →

Student-driven inquiry-driven project-based learning rocks!

on July 22, 2014 in Education, Leadership

The KQED blog in San Francisco that covered my using inquiry-driven project-based learning teaching entrepreneurship at NYU recently covered something more remarkable: a student-created program in a high-school where the students create and do their projects on their schedule. The article, “This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like,” speaks for itself, describing how a Massachusetts high school student saw engagement and mastery lacking in his classmates at his high[…] Keep reading →

Read KQED’s story about Joshua Spodek adopting inquiry-driven project-based learning at NYU-Poly

on March 11, 2014 in Education

Read KQED’s story about how I’ve adopted inquiry-driven project-based learning in teaching my class at NYU-Poly, Entrepreneurial Marketing and Sales, in “Can University Professors Benefit from K-12 Progressive Teaching Tactics?” You no doubt already read my post “Inquiry-driven project-based learning rocks!” describing my experience at EduCon in Philadelphia and starting to value and use this style of teaching. If you didn’t, go there for background. The KQED reporter who wrote[…] Keep reading →

Inquiry-driven project-based learning rocks!

on March 1, 2014 in Education, Leadership

If you lead, coach, or mentor, knowing effective teaching methods help you. People have been learning to teach for thousands of years, so we stand to learn from them. I recently attended a phenomenal conference on education called EduCon in Philadelphia, co-hosted by longtime friend Chris Lehmann, who founded The Science Leadership Academy, which ranks as one of the most inspirational educational communities I’ve participated in, including several Ivy-League universities.[…] Keep reading →

Mind-blowing learning that works: Self-Directed Education

on September 14, 2018 in Education, Freedom, Models

Sometimes you discover a way of doing things so obviously more effective than how you were taught that you can’t believe how twisted our society has become. The new way shows how much the systems we’ve created twist us to fit their goals, however much those goals smother and corrupt our basic humanity that served us for hundreds of thousands of years, living in harmony with our world, and still[…] Keep reading →

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