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In this highlight clip from Episode 005 of the ClassCast Podcast, teacher and debate coach Jim Dunning questions host Ryan Tibbens about his motivations to become a teacher and students' motivations for learning in school.
In ClassCast Podcast Episode 012, host Ryan Tibbens discusses studying abroad, exchange students, international travel, multiculturalism, and more with Sierra Wharton, a future teacher who has been an exchange student, hosted many exchange students, attended college in Europe, and believes that multiculturalism and travel make people better. Enjoy this discussion and learn more about the exchange experience, how some US school systems discourage exchange programs, family dynamics, and world travel.
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In this highlight clip from ClassCast Podcast Ep.012, host Ryan Tibbens and world traveler Sierra Wharton discuss her experiences attending college abroad, how it can actually save money, and how credentials earned in foreign countries can (or can't) function in the United States.
In this quick clip from ClassCast Podcast Ep.011, business technology consultant Ryan Orr talks with his former English teacher, our host Ryan Tibbens, about athletics, time management, and understanding purpose in education. If you don't know why you're doing something, it might be hard to figure out exactly what to do. If you enjoy this clip, check out the full episode!
ClassCast Podcast Episode 011 showcases a discussion with Ryan Orr, a technology consultant, public health enthusiast, former premed student, and the founder of Drop Dead Premed, a mentoring and support service for premed students considering academic and professional changes in lieu of medical school. A former student of our host, Ryan Patrick Tibbens, Ryan Patrick Orr (coincidence, no relation) reflects on his high school and college experiences, ways to improve school, premed, public health, bioethics, and influential reading.
One part of the discussion links public health to ethics and the famous Trolley Problem thought experiment. For listeners who are unfamiliar, we strongly recommend you both check the link above AND consider your own responses. Plus, the thought experiment goes better with visuals aids.
This episode offers great perspectives on the premed track, college transfers, finding a career, consulting, science, books, school, and much, much more! Please enjoy this wide-ranging discussion, and let us know what questions or topics you'd like us to address in the future!
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In this first clip from ClassCast Podcast Episode 011, Ryan Orr -- owner/operator of DropDeadPreMed.com, public health enthusiast, tech consultant, and former student of our host, Ryan Tibbens -- addresses the MCAT and the daunting tasks that await all who plan to become doctors. Check out this quick clip now, and watch for the full episode this weekend.
This special edition of the ClassCast Podcast features segments from Episodes 009 and 010 to help voters in Loudoun County's Blue Ridge District learn more about their candidates for the school board. Both candidates, Ram Venkatachalam (R) and Ian Serotkin (D), were gracious enough to make time in their busy campaign schedules to meet with our host, Ryan Tibbens. Listen to these highlights and check out the full episodes for an even better look at each candidate!
Episode 010 of the ClassCast Podcast features Loudoun County, Virginia school board candidate Ian Serotkin and our host, Ryan Tibbens, discussing Serotkin's schooling, career, community involvement, vision for public schools, and more. He explains his motivation for seeking office -- improving equity, efficiency, innovation, and positive experiences for students -- as well as his vision for schools -- more specialization and innovation. This is a great opportunity to learn more about both the candidate and the man as his discussion is looser and more casual than previous school board interviews on ClassCast. Serotkin and his opponent (see Episode 009) are locked in one of the tightest, most competitive races in all of Northern Virginia politics this fall, but even if you don't live in Loudoun, Ian offers ideas about the futures of schools that will interest (and perhaps inspire) all listeners. And as promised in the discussion of advocacy and recess, here is a link to Serotkin's now-famous "Cups" speech to the school board in support of recess and free play for young minds.
In ClassCast Episode 008, host Ryan Tibbens discusses running for office, school priorities, and general goals with Melanie Turner, a candidate to represent the Algonkian District on the Loudoun County School Board. Though Ms. Turner generally avoids specifics, the discussion is still enlightening -- we get to hear about her own educational experiences, her motivations and concerns, and how her role as a parent is informing her campaign and platform.
Watch for additional discussions with school board candidates over the next few weeks as everyone prepares for elections on November 5!
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