E34: Parents as Customers: A conversation with Debra Ross
In education, how should we conceive of the parent as a customer? This week, join us for a discussion with Deb Ross, founder of KidsOutAndAbout.com, as we dig into questions of parenting, choice, and what parents really want from schools.
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Debra E. Ross is the founder, publisher, and CEO of Kids Out And About, LLC, a media and marketing company whose purpose is to celebrate what local communities offer their residents and visitors, on two main platforms: KidsOutAndAbout.com and BeyondTheNest.com. KidsOutAndAbout.com, originally launched in the Rochester area in 2001, focuses on activities for kids, teens, and families. BeyondTheNest.com, launched in 2016, connects local adult audiences with their community's arts, culture, and recreation options. The sites provide comprehensive calendar and resource lists for 45 local regions across the U.S. and Canada, attracting 15 million unique visitors per year.
Dr. Matt Bateman
Dr. Matt Bateman earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2012 from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught and continued his research at Franklin and Marshall College in the Department of Psychology, on topics ranging from neuroscience to evolutionary theory to philosophy, before joining the LePort Schools as Director of Curriculum and Pedagogy in 2014.
In 2016, Dr. Matt Bateman became a founding member of Higher Ground Education. He is now Vice President of Pedagogy for Higher Ground and the Executive Director of Montessorium.
E33: Learning from a Mentor: A conversation with Audrey Wisch
Mentoring is the oldest model of education, but it is uncommon today. Why is so effective? Why is it now rare? Why does it still matter? Join us for a discussion with Audrey Wisch of Curious Cardinals.
E32: Independence Through Risk: A Conversation with Lenore Skenazy
Join us for a chat with Lenore Skenazy, of Free Range Kids and Let Grow, about raising independent children—why it’s so important, why it’s so hard for parents and educators to get right, and how to do it.
E31: Educating for Virtue: A conversation with Jeremy Tate
Join us for a conversation with Jeremy Tate, creator of the Classic Learning Test. Motivated by a desire to reconnect knowledge and virtue, the CLT is an alternative to the traditional American SAT and ACT college entrance exams. Listen to hear more about the origins of standardized college exams in the U.S., the pedagogy behind the CLT, and where virtue fits in.