While students may only be 20%-25% of our population today, they are 100% of our future. That is why education is one of the most important investments a country can make and the sole purpose for the existence of the Better Learning Podcast.
The Better Learning Podcast brings on valued guests that talk about ways we can improve education for our kids. Because after all, they are 100% of our future!
May 24, 2023
It is easy to identify some of the challenges and opportunities in education. Actually doing something about it is much harder. Even with no formal background in education, Tanya Sheckley identified some opportunities for change and ended up founding UP Academy: an elementary lab school that engages children's senses wonder and curiosity by focusing on their academic, emotional and physical growth through a differentiated learning and project-based curriculum. In this episode, she talks about how she found herself starting a school, what her goals are, and what is happening next.
Tanya Sheckley is Founder and President of UP Academy, an elementary lab school which values innovation, empathy and strength and incorporates a unique neuro-development program for children with physical disabilities. Tanya's vision and mission show it's possible to celebrate differences, challenge what's broken in the American education system, and that all children can receive a rigorous well-rounded education. She is an Edupreneur, Author of Rebel Educator: Create Classrooms of Imagination and Impact and host of the Rebel Educator podcast. She speaks frequently on the future of education and entrepreneurship. She is a rebel educator who works with new and existing schools to question the status quo and develop innovative student experiences through inclusion and project-based learning.
For more information on Up Academy, visit www.upacademysf.com.
For more on Tanya Sheckly, visit www.tanyasheckley.com.
For more on the Collaborative Learning Network, visit https://www.collaborativelearningnetwork.com/.
Learn more about creating better learning environments at www.Kay-Twelve.com.
Kevin Stoller is the host of the Better Learning Podcast and Co-Founder of Kay-Twelve, a national leader for educational furniture. Find out more about Kevin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kevinstoller/
For more episodes of the Better Learning Podcast, visit https://www.betterlearningpodcast.com/
Episode 129 of the Better Learning Podcast
Kevin Stoller is the host of the Better Learning Podcast and Co-Founder of Kay-Twelve, a national leader for educational furniture. Learn more about creating better learning environments at www.Kay-Twelve.com.
Who made this episode possible?
Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) - https://www.a4le.org/
Education Leaders' Organization - https://www.ed-leaders.org/
Second Class Foundation - https://www.secondclassfoundation.org/
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