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How can a math deficiency be a roadblock to your dreams? What does one do with 12 different college degrees? How can a college education prepare you for the new career landscape? Join us for the informative answers on today's podcast.
Hey there, Innovation Nation! Today's guest is long-time friend of my wife's who has an amazing story and a more impressive college preparation than anyone else I know. With all the education she has, you might be tempted to believe that she's inaccessible or aloof, but far from it! She's a compassionate, passionate math educator who wants to change the world! Around here we love World-changers, which reminds me of a quote you'll hear again in the interview, a quote by Edward Everett Hale:
"I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything; but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do."
If you listen to our podcast long enough or visit one of our Inventor Camps, Inventor Workshops, or tech mentoring programs for high school students, you'll find out that we're passionate about inspiring world-changers. We want students to find their curiosity if it's been lost. We want them to face their fears and find courage. Then we want them to use their curiosity and courage to become leaders who change their world.
This is not just talk. We have seen 4th graders decide they want to become inventors, middle schoolers decide to find a career that "has computer coding as a significant part of the job", and college-bound high school seniors decide to alter their college plans so that they can make a bigger impact on their world. These are real stories from real kids we've worked with in the last month. If you are curious, go visit InventingZone.com to find out more.
So with this focus, it should not surprise you that we seek out friends and colleagues such as Dr. Rachel Winston, a math-teacher with a passion to see high school students get into whatever college most fires their imagination. Rachel believes that education should ignite the brain's excitement for learning. Her passion for students, though, is very practical as anyone could observe by visiting her in the classroom. I hope every student can discover the passion for learning Rachel has found.
Original Release Date; 8/27/15
Category: Innovative Educators