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10: Bonus Edition- Interview with Dave Hartzell
17th August 2015 • Always A Lesson's Empowering Educators Podcast • Gretchen Bridgers | Education Podcast Network
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Dave is a Reach Teacher (Public Impact Success By Design). Dave graduated from University of Delaware in 2006 with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education (PreK-8). Since then he has taught in high-poverty areas of Richmond and Charlotte. His biggest successes in education so far are starting a grassroots campaign called 40 Book Project, piloting 1 of only 50 global Imagination Chapters, and working with TEACH Charlotte as a Seminar Instructor.

He’s currently building a Wonder Lab at Shamrock Gardens Elementary School and conducting research with Charlotte Teachers Institute on Exercise and the Brain.

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  • Standards are seen as the ceiling, [where] in the Wonder Lab standards are seen as the floor.
  • Less input from me and more output from [students].
  • Change the question.

Dave’s Stamp of Approval

  • Caine’s Arcade
  • Lynda Berry’s 4 Minute Journal
  • Tony Wagner’s Essential Skills
  • Ricky Singh at Charlotte Lab School
  • Skype in the Classroom
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