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The Education ReMade podcast explores what education could look like if it was built to serve all PEOPLE and the PLANET. Najia Lupson, a daughter of South Asian, Muslim immigrants, mom of a biracial toddler and passionate education leader interviews education leaders, teachers, and students as well as writers, designers, and entrepreneurs to provide inspiration and ideas to remake education.
 
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This Podgecast is designed to awaken, inspire and empower you on your own journey within the spectrum we call education. It’s time to do more than examine our education system. It’s time to transform it. Too many of us are getting lost, falling through the cracks of a broken and conventional system. Or, possibly worse, excelling within that system and losing ourselves in the process. How do we transform education from simply a period of time in our lives that acts as a means to profit into a ...
 
Lisa Betts-LaCroix talks to brilliant and wise academics and scientists, visionary innovators and entrepreneurs, communication experts, authors, and other bright minds to unpack the skills and mindset needed to activate your Inner Super Hero. Whether you're growing a business, building a family, launching a start-up, managing a team, or reinventing your Self, the world needs your brightest, biggest most powerful Self now more than ever.
 
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Today I have a special treat for you all. Some of you might recall episode 10 on this podcast where I interviewed Dr. Sabba Quidwai who has a podcast of her own called "Sprint to Success with Design Thinking”, where she interviews researchers and practitioners about their stories and strategies for navigating change with design thinking. Today I'm …
 
On today's episode, how a first generation American envisions an education system that actually values who kids are and supports them to become their best selves. Dr. Ulcca Joshi Hansen is a Chief Program Officer at Grantmakers for Education, a member organization that serves as a trusted partner for education philanthropists. Ulcca is a first-gene…
 
On today's episode, how a former teacher turned education innovation leader navigated remote education for his kids and the trends he's seeing that will impact the sector moving forward. Jason Weeby is an independent consultant who helps senior education leaders make high-stakes decisions about the future of their organizations so all students have…
 
Dr. Ramon Goings is the founder of the Done Dissertation Coaching Program. He currently serves as Assistant Professor in the Language, Literacy, and Culture interdisciplinary doctoral program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Goings is an expert on gifted/high-achieving Black male student success in PK-20 settings and diversifyin…
 
On today's episode, how a mother sought out a different approach to education for her son which led her to build a national community around learner centered education. Kelly Young is the President of Education Reimagined, a non-profit organization committed to making learner-centered education available to every child in the US. Education Reimagin…
 
On today's episode, how a Writer, Educator & Futurist imagines how education can have a renaissance and what it could look like. Dr. Zachary Stein is a philosopher of education working at the interface of psychology, metaphysics, and politics. He has published two books, including Education in a Time Between Worlds. Zak is also the co-founder of a …
 
On today's episode, how a Writer, Educator & Futurist is reimagining an education system that might prepare us for climate change. Dr. Zachary Stein is a philosopher of education working at the interface of psychology, metaphysics, and politics. He has published two books, including Education in a Time Between Worlds, which is a PROFOUND read that …
 
On today's episode, how a former teacher discovered how design thinking can be a practical tool for transforming schools. Dr. Sabba Quidwai believes that cultures of innovation begin with a culture of empathy. She hosts a podcast of her own called, Sprint to Success with Design Thinking, where she interviews researchers and practitioners about thei…
 
Holly Noon is an Entrepreneur, Mother, HR Consultant, Positive Influencer, Anti-Racism, Advocate, University of Central Florida Alum where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Legal Studies and Master’s degree in Criminal Justice. She also received a Master’s Degree from the University of Florida. She owns HR Connection LLC, which provides service…
 
How an entrepreneur dreamt up a bold vision for a new education system and how she's turning it into reality. Heidi DeCoux is a serial entrepreneur that has built and sold multiple businesses and appeared in publications like Forbes. But more recently, the thing that keeps her up at night, is trying to figure out how to revolutionize the public sch…
 
Dr. Shanna L. Howell was named the Dean of the Bristol Community College New Bedford Campus in August 2019 after working as Director of Student Success at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa. Shanna earned her Bachelor of Science in sociology at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Ga.; her Master of Science in adult learning and org…
 
On today's episode, how a father turned parent education coach realized that parents might hold the key to improving education. Matt Barnes is the founder of The Education Game, an organization that helps parents learn how to navigate and realize authentic and relevant learning experiences for their children. Over the last 22 years, Matt has served…
 
What if a culturally-affirming Montessori education was deeply embedded in every school? And what if teachers had the autonomy and resources to build schools that meet the needs and aspirations of the students in their neighborhoods? Meet Wildflower Schools. I talk with Maia Blankenship, a Partner at Wildflower Schools D.C. who has been building ou…
 
Tracie Roberts is the author of the new book Project Life. She is a Dance Teacher at the Chris Gatlin Center in Irvington, New Jersey. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Dance Studies from Dean College in 2019 where she was a member of MyBlackSpeaks. Amazon: Project Life IG: @tracieroberts_dance IG: @_bellotraciee Facebook: https://www.facebook.co…
 
How can schools NOT go back to business as usual in the fall? I talk with Jenee Henry Wood who is passionate about social justice. Jenee leads Organizational Learning at Transcend, a national nonprofit whose mission is to support communities to create and spread extraordinary, equitable learning environments. They are a research & development engin…
 
In Part 2 of my conversation with Sam Chaltain, partner at 180 Studio and content creator, we talk about how educators can start to think about applying some of nature's design principles and what often goes wrong in our well intentioned approaches. We discuss innovative school systems around the world and how some of our basic definitions of "scho…
 
In this episode: I talk with Sam Chaltain, partner at 180 Studio, a global design collaborative dedicated to advancing people’s understanding of the future of learning — and what it requires. Sam’s writings have appeared in both magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and USA Today. A former speechwriter for each of…
 
In this episode: I talk with Scott Galloway, (better known as Prof G or The Dawg), Professor of Marketing at the NYU Stern School of Business AND serial entrepreneur having founded nine companies! Prof G shares how higher education has lost the script and what we should do about it. Prof G is the New York Times bestselling author of The Four, The A…
 
In this episode: I talk with John B. King Jr., one of President Barack Obama's former U.S. Secretary's of Education and currently the President and CEO of The Education Trust, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to identify and close educational and achievement gaps. Sec. King shares what it was like to work for President Obama, to have Be…
 
Welcome to Education ReMade! A podcast where we explore what education can look like if it is built to serve all PEOPLE and the PLANET. I talk with education leaders, teachers and students AND go outside the ed sector to connect with writers, designers and innovators about how together, we can remake education. If YOU care about the future of educa…
 
Dr. Linda Ziegenbein is an experienced higher education professional dedicated to making our institutions deserving of our students. She is skilled in project development and implementation, budget management, teaching, and public speaking. An anthropologist working in STEM, she brings a social science perspective to re-thinking STEM education. She…
 
Dr. Malissa Sanon has successfully defended her dissertation from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in the Educational Leadership and Research Methodology program. Her concentration is in higher education. Sanon has presented at American Education Research Association (AERA) in 2016, University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) in 2017,…
 
This episode was recorded LIVE to Tiktok. Thanks to my friends on that platform who gave me the rich listening environment that I often miss in the podcast world as I reviewed the things I learned from 2020. If you'd like to give me some feedback or some insights or ideas for next year's show please connect with me on my socials. Tiktok | Intragram…
 
Gina Hatzis dreams of a world filled with people living on purpose, shining in their full glory, and occasionally busting a dance move now and then. As a women’s empowerment advocate and speaker, she makes it her full-time job to live a fully expressed life, and guides others to do the same. Gina talks with Lisa this week about the success that com…
 
Crystal Langen is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, and a women’s business coach. She specializes in pleasure-based businesses based on the pillars of: pleasure + strategy + messy action + embodied mindset. Crystal joins Lisa again to talk about how her own childhood and now motherhood have shaped her approach in both personal and busine…
 
Frederick Marx is an internationally acclaimed Oscar and Emmy nominated director/writer and producer with 40 years in the film business. Frederick joins Lisa to talk about responsibility and maturity for men in our society, and how his films have been a way to support the disadvantaged and misunderstood communities. Frederick discusses the Rites of…
 
Nick Figueroa is currently the Chief of Family and Community Engagement for the Providence Public School District. Before transitioning to the District, Nick served as the Executive Director of College Visions, college access, and college success nonprofit, and also serves as an adjunct professor at Roger Williams University teaching Human Rights a…
 
Tony Price is the Athletic Director at Randolph High School in Randolph, Massassachussets. In addition, he is a commissioned Missionary of the historic Twelfth Baptist Church of Boston and serves on the Board of Trustees. He has answered the call TO GO and encourage others through Biblically-based workshops, seminars, and lectures with practical ap…
 
Sonya Renee Taylor is an award-winning poet, activist, author, and founder of the digital media and education company, The Body Is Not An Apology. She joins Lisa for a conversation about what radical self-love looks like, and why it can be the path to not only overcoming and rising above our individual shame and self-loathing but also to dismantlin…
 
Amy Lorbati is the founder of Witch, Bitch, Whore, a movement dedicated to empowering females, encouraging sisterhood, and helping society realize that the world is better off when females can unleash their maximum power. She joins the show this week for a conversation surrounding the emotional damage behind the words Witch, Bitch, and Whore, and h…
 
Parents today are in a unique position navigating online learning or “distance learning” as the standard for at least the coming fall semester due to COVID-19 pandemic. What happens to our children’s education now? How are we going to continue our own education? Amir Nathoo is the CEO of Outschool, an online learning platform for kids ages 3 to 18 …
 
Today’s world is chaotic and confusing. There’s racial uprising, a pandemic, conspiracy theories and fake news. We may find ourselves distraught and often doubting our previously held beliefs - can they really be this malleable? Film Director Michael Morgenstern shares his perspective on how media and art can greatly influence our reality, truth, a…
 
Julia Wells believes that women were built for receiving and that it's time to replace the usual "bro marketing" business approach. She believes that the more pleasure we have in our life, the more profit we can receive. She grew up in a household where ‘sex’ and sexuality weren’t taboo topics, and so when she decided to start a career as a pussy-b…
 
A personal update on the past two weeks and on the future of the show. In this episode Lisa shares what's been happening, what is ending, and what is to come. Linking Arms; Rising Together FOUR, 90-MINUTE SESSION WEBINAR SERIES: Mondays, July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 6:00 PM-7:30 PM PDT When women come together in solidarity, there’s no stopping what …
 
Earl Wright II is a Professor of Sociology at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Born and raised in Memphis, he graduated with a diploma from Trezevant High School in 1989 and later that year entered Kentucky State University (K-State) on a football scholarship. After a successful two year stint as the team’s starting wide receiver, he was ‘comp…
 
Four divorces and a career change didn’t stop Sunne Justice from facing the next chapters of her life with enthusiasm. With her deeply rooted spiritual beliefs and network of support, Sunne learned to heal from her hurts, pursue a higher self, and ultimately, serve the highest good by supporting businesses, individuals, and organizations that give …
 
RSVP for Heirs To Our Oceans' silent auction *** Heirs To Our Oceans H2OO's Salon for Change and Online Silent Auction All proceeds go towards full scholarships for youth from underprivileged communities of color in the US and around the world to participate in SEAL 2020 Special Ops - an international collaborative youth filmmaking project for our …
 
When Chip Conley was first dubbed a “Modern Elder” by Airbnb’s CEO Brian Chesky, he hated it. Our collective impression of being an “elder” is an association to being old, and he didn’t want to be branded as the old guy. But Chip reclaimed and is helping change the way we all view aging. He embraced his role as an elder to his mentees. In this epis…
 
Vicky Lowell of Empowered Worth shares thoughts on women's financial planning, planning for cohabitation, marriage, cohabitation, and the financial impact of divorce on women. In 2018, UBS Financial Service published a report which shows that millennial women abdicate their money more than the previous generation. To Vicky Lowell, this problem is m…
 
Christen Lien is a composer and Violist who sees her work as storytelling rooted in the art of a narrative. Her mesmerizing performance style has been featured in museums and ballets and she has performed for the Obama White House, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and at Google and Burning Man. Her message on the importance of trusting yourself more th…
 
Sweet Suga Baby body products were created by Shavonne Jones. As a mental health therapist, she understands the importance of self-care. As a widow and mother of two small children, she understands how difficult it is to squeeze in self-care. She created Sweet Suga Baby for people like her, who want to indulge in self-care but don't have much time.…
 
Disruptive business analyst Charlene Li suggests ways businesses can move forward and thrive after lockdown. Charlene also shares her expertise on thriving through a disruptive mindset and servant leadership and how she went from being a misfit during her childhood, to becoming the Founder of Altimeter and one of the Top 50 Leadership Innovators na…
 
Dr. Elisa Song is a trailblazing pediatrician offering practical support in these pandemic times. She gives practical advice on how we can protect ourselves, especially our children, against the threat of COVID-19. Elisa explains how COVID-19 works inside the body and breaks down how our body fights against the virus. She talks about the top supple…
 
I've been thinking a lot recently about Shame and about the next stage of our Shelter in Place experience now that we are in the second month of the current Shelter in Place rulings. At the same time some states are lifting the restrictions and many people are protesting the bans. As is so often the case, when human being feel afraid we get reactiv…
 
Bend, not break. That’s Jacki Rigoni’s philosophy! Our guest today is a writer and poet who knows that hardship is the road to healing and that all pain offers rich rewards no matter how tough it is to go through. Jacki shares her Heroine’s journey and the knowledge that we can thrive not in spite of the challenges we face but because of them. Yes,…
 
Six-figure business? Kelly McCausey took her skill of graphics and web design and started working smarter rather than harder, to turn it into a six-figure business, surrounded by a loyal and booming online community. Sponsor: Life Legacies because your loved ones’ stories matter! "Content must have meaning and depth and really deliver value." — Kel…
 
Parenting and career? Beth Blecherman shares advice on parenting and career for mothers who want to follow a similar path and return to work or entrepreneurship. Sponsor: Life Legacies because your loved ones’ stories matter! Connect with Lisa on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn Connect with Beth on Twitter, and LinkedIn Super U Resources: Feedback…
 
Michelle Shepard manages the H-1B Department at Ramineni & Shepard Law Associates. Ms. Shepard’s areas of practice include temporary employment-based visas, including H-1B, TN, E-3, and other employment-based categories. Ms. Shepard joined the firm as a Law Clerk in the Civil Litigation Department in 2010 while attending New England Law | Boston. W…
 
Entrepreneur and host of The Head Honcha Podcast, Kiersten Atlee, joins the show this week. Kiersten shares some of the secrets behind her success in the digital world, and why we no longer have to wait for others to give us an opportunity to achieve our goals. Kiersten talks about how pageantry helped her with networking and creating a tribe of po…
 
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