Learning For Life Versus Learning For Grades, College, or Career

In today's featured show, Chandler Bolt talks about breaking out of the mold and getting life done. Breaking Out Of A Broken System, was written by Chandler and his brother Seth. The money goes to fund some of their work in Africa and it is a fantastic book for students to read and discuss. Listen now to find out what the brothers meant when they said “rebellion is a good thing”. Knowing some of you out there who listen to the show and read this blog, you might just agree.

[callout]This is one of those shows I listened to with students. The book itself is quite edgy and they did things with it graphically that “aren't supposed to be done.” Their unique perspectives on debt, education, and life — whether you agree with them or not — will foster great discussion. And the cool factor of these hip brothers is one that will appeal to your teenagers. As you look for something different this spring to talk about with students — this is it! — Vicki Davis[/callout]

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Chandler Bolt – Show #83 – Learning For Life Versus Learning For Grades, College, or Career

Seth and Chandler have written a book, Breaking Out Of A Broken System, about creating a life instead of letting life happen. With this book, they hope to get people to act on their dreams instead of settling for the status quo. For example, the brothers viewed accruing debt, not as the status quo but as a mold that cannot be broken. Chandler is a very successful entrepreneur, and Seth is a very successful musician. Chandler refers to innovators as heroes. Listen now to find out why.

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[callout] Every Classroom Matters is a bi-weekly Radio Show by Vicki Davis on BAM Radio network with best practices for busy teachers. Subscribe. Show notes prepared by Lisa Durff, Production Coordinator for Every Classroom Matters.[/callout]

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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3 comments

Tery Milwright March 25, 2015 - 6:31 pm

I have actually read the book, but thanks for posting the audio, it was very interesting to hear.

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Anna April 9, 2015 - 6:27 am

Hey,

Great website and blog.. this is very interesting. I think that our society is very function-oriented; everyone’s got to be doing something, and that is part of why students mostly learn to get good grades or get into College. This is not entirely a bad thing–it keeps things running, in fact–but it makes education a strictly pragmatic thing. On top of this, most students are not aware that so many choices for education will ultimately NOT be lucrative, even though they may seem so at the moment (i.e. a philosophy M.A seems like a good idea at the time). So even those degrees that DO look like they’d be instrumentally handy end up being not so.

Perhaps our education should have two facets–one that is pragmatic and leads to the furthering of society (through work, industry, etc…) and one that is spiritual, creative and innovative? I have been thinking a lot about self-starters and how self-starters (i.e. people creating their own online businesses and things like that) are becoming more and ore popular. Should we have an education that focuses on critical thinking, personal development and ingenuity?

I also have created an education blog.. it’s just getting started.. but I would appreciate it if you checked it out!
Thanks :)

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Vicki Davis April 15, 2015 - 8:18 pm

Welcome to the edublogosphere Anna! It is so hard to separate things like that as we are a whole person. Such a challenge we have with our prfession. Great points.

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