359: Jaime Casap, part 1: Google’s Global Education Evangelist

July 12, 2020 by Joshua
in Podcast

“Don’t ask kids what they want to be when they grow up. Ask them what problem they want to solve.”

Jaime explains what his title of Google’s “Education Evangelist” means, how he got it, and how it results in him advancing education globally. We talk about education when student-driven, how that paradigm differs from what nearly all schools now do. Also how it is everywhere in life.

He gives an insider’s view of Google, how it reacted and transitioned from the pandemic, physically on the inside of its buildings.

The most exciting part of the conversation comes at the end, when our conflicting views on the environment, the future, and technology build to a crescendo of disagreement, but also curiosity, but not checkmating each other.

It’s difficult to stop a conversation in the middle, so sorry you’ll have to wait for our next conversation, but we’ve scheduled it.

Disagreement happens any time two people’s values differ, which means between any two people. I loved that we knew points of disagreement but instead of trying to defeat each other, we learned.

I talk to a lot of people with similar views to what he expressed, but my experience so far has been that they are closed to other views. I suspect they see that resistance in me, I can’t tell. With Jaime I felt we were looking for understanding the other’s view, which I value.

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