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A conversation all about risk, play and reward. Celebrating effort as well as outcome, learning through experience and adventure, and building confidence and resilience over time to ride out the inevitable bumps along the way. Showing up in the world, building a fulfilling and integrated lifestyle that aligns with your values, and freeing yourself from the need for external validation. Key Topics:Avoiding the rat race and living the mountain lifestyle in the small town of Fernie in British Columbia, CanadaBecoming a full-time content creator, documenting Erich's kids' adventures with That Mountain LifeThe 'don't bubble-wrap your kids' philosophy – examples and reactionsBuilding confidence and emotional resilience through outdoor educationUnschooling and escaping the need for external validationDetours and Tangents:Being an unplanned dadThe business mechanics of being a full-time content creatorWhy playing poker is a form of meditationThe one book Erich read in high school that forever changed his lifeAbout the Guest:  Erich Leidums is the content creator behind That Mountain Life [https://youtube.com/thatmountainlife] who documents his family’s outdoor adventures and parenting journey in a small mountain town in the interior of British Columbia, Canada. Erich has put in thousands of hours to create content for That Mountain Life making videos on YouTube and Instagram that at first, no one was watching. After 3.5 years he is now a full time content creator and social media influencer navigating the world of digital marketing with over 850,000 followers across all platforms. His videos fall into the categories of outdoor adventure, family, conscious parenting, homeschooling, risky play and small town mountain lifestyle among others. Erich has always been interested in the entrepreneurial journey and didn’t expect or set out to be where he is today.Recorded 3 August 2022Links:That Mountain Life [https://youtube.com/thatmountainlife]Chris McCandless [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_McCandless]Into the Wild by John Krakauer [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Into_the_Wild_(book)]Gary Vaynerchuk: Document, Don't Create [https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/creating-content-that-builds-your-personal-brand/]--About the Host: Despite never letting school interfere with his education, Danu has nevertheless acquired two social science degrees and an executive MBA. He toils at the intersection of education, technology and society and has worked at various times in teaching, research, project management, business development and customer service. He has so many interests that he has started to outsource them, and his life plan is rapidly running out of alphabet. He is the Founder of Grokkist. [Danu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danupoyner/]Music: Kleptotonic Swing by --Website: grokk.ist/stillcuriouspodcast | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcuriousMusic: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist
A conversation all about what happens when a mingling of interests meets a sudden change in priorities. The moments where you change from being one kind of thing into another, how that happens and how you update your self-understanding along the way. Teaching moments and learning moments – the beating heart of education that enables each of us to reflect on our experiences and capitalise on those reflections in ways we can put into practice and that move us forward.Key Topics:What you lose when you stop being a teacher and reconnecting with what you love about educationBeing in the hotseat as head teacher at the start of the pandemic and coming up with a plan to support students, teachers and parentsStudent wellbeing and how education systems fit and discard peopleWhat teachers making the transition to learning design and operations need to learn and unlearnAbout the Guest:  Maria Fernanda Puertas is a Latina, tea lover and cat lady who is passionate about the science of learning and community building. After being a teacher and head teacher for over a decade, she made the decision to move into tech to pursue the mission of reaching a much wider audience with amazing learning experiences, and hopefully help people find what they are looking for. [Maria's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-fernanda-puertas/]Recorded 21 July 2022Links:Atom Learning [https://atomlearning.co.uk/]Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity? [https://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_do_schools_kill_creativity]Convivencia [https://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803095636384]Bed of Procrustes [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Procrustes]--About the Host: Despite never letting school interfere with his education, Danu has nevertheless acquired two social science degrees and an executive MBA. He toils at the intersection of education, technology and society and has worked at various times in teaching, research, project management, business development and customer service. He has so many interests that he has started to outsource them, and his life plan is rapidly running out of alphabet. He is the Founder of Grokkist. [Danu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danupoyner/]Music: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon--Website: stillcuriouspodcast.com | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review at https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcurious© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist
A conversation all about doing things in a different way and order than you’re supposed to. Not doing what you’re told, leaning into life’s sudden twists and turns, feeling behind, and taking flight, all while figuring out adulting and navigating the exciting challenges, complexity and expectations of cultural identity.Key Topics:Having a family at a young age and living life out of sequence with your career-focussed peersStarting undergraduate studies at age 28 and catching upBecoming a public school teacher and chafing against the systemLiving and working in Shanghai, China as a Chinese-AmericanFrom educator to entrepreneur to engagement leaderAbout the Guest:  Grace Liaw is a connector, an educator, and a global citizen-in-progress.Unlike most of her peers, Grace did not start her undergraduate studies until turning 28, when she began to pursue a degree in Human Ecology and Family Studies at Montclair State University. Finally fulfilling her dreams of being a teacher, Grace taught in New Jersey public schools for a couple of years and realized that public education was not for her. Later, she found herself living and working in Shanghai, China, for 6 years in various private schools. The experience of doing work, life, and family in a foreign land was absolutely transformative. Grace then pursued a Master of Education at Penn State for Curriculum and Instruction.Now living in New York, Grace is designing and hosting events, creating experiences, and building relationships with global students at Quantic School of Business & Technology, a virtual business school. She is now able to tick all of the important boxes of connecting, educating, and becoming more culturally intelligent.Grace hates and loves running, is a novice birder, and is obsessed with Canva. She is also excited to see what the second half of life has in store! [Grace's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/graceliaw1/]Recorded 8 July 2022Links:Quantic School of Business and Technology [https://quantic.edu/]Falling Upwards by Richard Rohr [https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9963483-falling-upward]The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts by Gary Chapman [https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23878688-the-5-love-languages]--About the Host: Despite never letting school interfere with his education, Danu has nevertheless acquired two social science degrees and an executive MBA. He toils at the intersection of education, technology and society and has worked at various times in teaching, research, project management, business development and customer service. He has so many interests that he has started to outsource them, and his life plan is rapidly running out of alphabet. He is the Founder of Grokkist. [Danu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danupoyner/]Music: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon--Website: grokk.ist/stillcuriouspodcast | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcuriousMusic: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist
Seth is the President & Founder at Banyan Global Learning, a group of educators who deliver live virtual programs in social and emotional learning (SEL), Digital Citizenship, and Global Citizenship. We talk about what it means to design education that helps us find our place in the world.Key TopicsHow Banyan Global Learning works with schools to help kids find their place in the world by exploring the intersection of language, culture, technology, and social and emotional learningSeth's squiggly career, from wanting to be a vet, to studying psychology, to teaching in high-needs public schools, to starting a company that delivers distance education globallyWhat happens on a virtual field trip, why live video matters, and what it means to be a camera-ready teacherHow Seth's experience of homeschooling his daughter during the pandemic connects to broader issues of reform, revolution and student choice in educationDetours and TangentsHow being a real-life meme (Sad Mets Fan) is a weird kind of fame because you have to tell people about it firstHow Seth's self-understanding of being a person of privilege has evolved over timeEpisode SummaryVisit the Grokkist podcast hub for a full digest of this episode including highlights and links to stuff we discussed: https://grokk.ist/stillcuriouspodcast/s2e10-seth-fleischauerRecorded 10 May 2022Music: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon--Website: grokk.ist/stillcuriouspodcast | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcuriousMusic: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist
In this episode: Navigating the dynamics of death, grief and loss, from brain fog to finding a sense of control. Arguing over estates and why 70% of people don't make plans for what happens after they die. Explaining the mechanics of probate with a story about picking berries. Being a stage magician and how magic helps with storytelling. What we can learn from near-death experiences. Why patience matters in law as well as in marriage. Swimming and mindfulness.About the Guest:  Robert Kabacy has been a lawyer in the estate planning and wealth transfer industries for more than twenty-five years. He grew up in the small town of Canby, Oregon, where he was a competitive swimmer. He attended law school to pursue his passion of helping others navigate a complicated legal and tax world and has an uncanny ability to explain complicated concepts in an easy-to-understand format. About Me is a result of the passing of his mother and experiencing firsthand the difficulty of losing a loved one while navigating the mechanics that go with it. He enjoys reading, stage/parlor magic, and outdoor activities. He still swims almost daily (though no longer competitively). Learn more at robertkabacy.com.Recorded 6 May 2022Links:About Me: Information You Will Need When I've Passed on Amazon [https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Kabacy/e/B09VS4QP3P?ref_=dbs_p_pbk_r00_abau_000000]Robert's website [http://robertkabacy.com/]--About the Host: Despite never letting school interfere with his education, Danu has nevertheless acquired two social science degrees and an executive MBA. He toils at the intersection of education, technology and society and has worked at various times in teaching, research, project management, business development and customer service. He has so many interests that he has started to outsource them, and his life plan is rapidly running out of alphabet.  [Danu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danupoyner/]Music: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon--Website: stillcuriouspodcast.com | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review at https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcurious© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist
In this episode: Losing your job in the pandemic and reverse culture shock when moving from the US back to Colombia. From English language teaching to instructional design for product managers. Never leaving school and how teachers are more than teachers. Universal design for learning. How teaching expertise is valued in traditional education vs instructional design and edtech and what that means for teachers' freedom and creativity. Filling your cup and finding structure in uncertainty.About the Guest:  Diego Boada is an educator, researcher, and instructional designer from Colombia with over 15 years of experience. As a Fulbright scholar, Diego earned his M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Learning, Design, and Technology at the University of Georgia in the US. Before recently becoming an e-learning consultant at the Inter-American Development Bank, Diego worked at Product School where he collaborated with product leaders from top Silicon Valley companies to develop training materials and certificates for product managers. Also, Diego is working on his Executive MBA at Quantic School of Business and Technology. [Diego's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/diego-boada/]Recorded 12 April 2022Links:Ellii (formerly ESL Library) [https://ellii.com/]Product School [https://www.productschool.com/]Gagne's 9 Events of Instruction [https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/gagne.htm]Minerva University [https://www.minerva.edu/]Mentimeter - interactive presentations [https://www.mentimeter.com/]The Culture Map - breaking through the invisible boundaries of global business [https://erinmeyer.com/books/the-culture-map/]Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hofstede%27s_cultural_dimensions_theory]Inter-American Development Bank [https://www.iadb.org/en]--About the Host: Despite never letting school interfere with his education, Danu has nevertheless acquired two social science degrees and an executive MBA. He toils at the intersection of education, technology and society and has worked at various times in teaching, research, project management, business development and customer service. He has so many interests that he has started to outsource them, and his life plan is rapidly running out of alphabet.  [Danu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danupoyner/]Music: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon--Website: grokk.ist/stillcuriouspodcast | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcuriousMusic: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist
In this episode: What's involved in being an artist, academic and activist on YouTube and TikTok. Musical influences from Bob Dylan to Public Enemy. Why make songs and videos about the history of words and ideas? Getting naughty for nature. Performing rap on tap. Teaching as performance. Meditations on the self and social media. BONUS: Nathan and Danu collaborate on a song about the history of school.About the Guest:  Nathan Dufour Oglesby (aka 'Nathanology') is a poet, producer and professor based in Brooklyn, NY who has built a distinctively didactic approach to hip-hop, using the form to explore concepts drawn from philosophy, history and the physical sciences. He is also one half of 'Nate and Hila' - eco-rappers who take a musical approach to environmental activism.Nathan's socials:- Nathanology YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/NATHANOLOGY- TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nathanology_- Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2CMSPILf0X39kpdhdxVue2?si=ZrSLshY8SNi74OFd7YdedQ- LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/nathandufourRecorded 25 March 2022Links:Event Rap [https://www.eventrap.com/]Billboard interview on the album Naughty for Nature [https://www.billboard.com/music/music-news/nate-and-hila-new-album-naughty-for-nature-interview-9335689/]Die for that pussy (Honeybee Sex) music video [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1blN7GURdk]BBC article on the history of 'meta' [https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20211112-facebook-and-the-true-meaning-of-meta]Meditation Mag article on social media and the self [https://www.meditationmag.com/buddhism/social-media-and-the-self]Sneak preview video of the video for Old School School [https://youtu.be/O79ch1CbtEA]--About the Host: Despite never letting school interfere with his education, Danu has nevertheless acquired two social science degrees and an executive MBA. He toils at the intersection of education, technology and society and has worked at various times in teaching, research, project management, business development and customer service. He has so many interests that he has started to outsource them, and his life plan is rapidly running out of alphabet.  [Danu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danupoyner/]Music: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon--Website: grokk.ist/stillcuriouspodcast | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcuriousMusic: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist
In this episode: Journey from a humanities background in libraries to technical integrations specialist for a global corporate. Building a chatbot and losing everything in a server crash. Importance of communication and soft-skills when working on technical projects. A love of problem solving and an avoidance of boredom.About the Guest:  Being forever curious about how things work has taken Cristina Huidiu from various roles within the library to technical roles in the corporate environment, where she now works as an Integrations Consultant at Elsevier. Cristina has discovered her biggest passion is to humanise data, metrics and tech so it works for us rather than people having to adjust their lives around them.Cristina's socials:- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cristinahuidiu/- Twitter: https://twitter.com/CristinaHuidiu- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cristina_huidiuRecorded 29 March 2022Links:'Velocity' - Agile terminology [https://www.planview.com/resources/articles/lkdc-velocity-agile]BRAT - a Web-based Tool for NLP-Assisted Text Annotation [https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/brat%3A-a-Web-based-Tool-for-NLP-Assisted-Text-Stenetorp-Pyysalo/a97c7876ebf9ae6c468db92c3c6dc1c0be832192]Cris' favourite resource on visualising data [https://www.bigbookofdashboards.com/]--About the Host: Despite never letting school interfere with his education, Danu has nevertheless acquired two social science degrees and an executive MBA. He toils at the intersection of education, technology and society and has worked at various times in teaching, research, project management, business development and customer service. He has so many interests that he has started to outsource them, and his life plan is rapidly running out of alphabet.  [Danu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danupoyner/]Music: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon--Website: stillcuriouspodcast.com | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcuriousMusic: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist
In this episode:  Using virtual reality in the classroom. How games taught James important life skills. Innovation and entrepreneurship in education and tensions between formal and informal modes of learning. The pedagogical value of game jams and hackathons. Parallels between e-sports and regular sports. How games helped James when he broke his back. The importance of standards and governance and an argument for formalised education.About the Guest:  James Birt is an Associate Professor of Computer Games in the Faculty of Society and Design at Bond University, Australia, where he runs the Mixed Reality Research Lab (www.mixedrealityresearch.com). His research spans computer science and visual arts, with an emphasis on applied design and development of extended reality (XR) and games-based experiences for assisting learning and knowledge discovery. James is recognised as an international leader in educational technology, XR and games with an editorial role with Springer Educational Technology Research and Development (ETR&D), a position on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) working group for AR/VR, an assessor’s role for the International Serious Games Showcase and Challenge (SGSC) and an expert role on the 2022 EDUCAUSE Horizon Report.[James' LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-james-birt/]Recorded 8 March 2022Links:James' staff profile at Bond University [https://bond.edu.au/nz/profile/james-birt]EDUCAUSE Horizon reports [https://library.educause.edu/search#?publicationandcollection_search=Horizon%20Report]Video of James' use of mixed reality in the classroom [https://vimeo.com/bondolt/review/429113737/1527673308]--About the Host: Despite never letting school interfere with his education, Danu has nevertheless acquired two social science degrees and an executive MBA. He toils at the intersection of education, technology and society and has worked at various times in teaching, research, project management, business development and customer service. He has so many interests that he has started to outsource them, and his life plan is rapidly running out of alphabet.  [Danu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danupoyner/]Music: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon--Website: stillcuriouspodcast.com | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcuriousMusic: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist
In this solo episode, Danu discusses how his own squiggly career is animated by his troubled personal relationship with education, and reflects on the traits that people who are 'still curious' have in common.Curiosity, love of learning, and privilegeWhy Front Row and Back Row are useful categoriesHow we can recognise people who are 'still curious'Learning as a superpowerDanu's squiggly career and troubled relationship with educationRecorded 29 March 2022Episode SummaryVisit the Grokkist podcast hub for a full digest of this episode including highlights and links to stuff we discussed: https://grokk.ist/stillcuriouspodcast/s2e4-danu-poyner/--Website: grokk.ist/stillcuriouspodcast | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcuriousMusic: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist
In this episode:  What happens when executives and senior leaders start receiving coaching. Moving from 'to-do list' goals to transformational goals. Volunteering adventures from providing care in a rest home to advising on education policy in Nepal. Moving to France and starting an English language school. Starting and abandoning a PhD in girls' education. Learning to build rapport.About the Guest:  Ann Collins is an Executive and Leadership Coach who helps successful senior leaders to get clarity on their next career steps, uplevel their thinking and transition into new roles with confidence and ease. She taught at Bedford Prep School for a number of years and has since worked across the world in education, teaching and consulting. She has a language school for adults in France and trained as a coach a few years ago. She now works with clients internationally, in Switzerland, the US, the UK and France, specializing in one to one executive coaching, team coaching and leadership development. She lives on the Swiss/French border in France with her family where she enjoys the mountains, local music making and French food! [Ann's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/annridleycollins]Recorded 9 February 2022Links:Ann's coaching practice [https://www.bluebottlecoaching.com/]Ann's podcast 'Leaders Who Love What They Do' [https://www.anncollinscoaching.com/podcast-playlist]'Inner Voice' podcast series [https://www.buzzsprout.com/1358308/8892182-inner-voice-special-series-no-1-how-to-harness-the-gift-of-your-inner-voice]Ann's Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/anncollinscoaching/ ]Ann's language school in Belfort, France [https://belfortschoolofenglish.com/]Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) [https://www.vsointernational.org/]--About the Host: Despite never letting school interfere with his education, Danu has nevertheless acquired two social science degrees and an executive MBA. He toils at the intersection of education, technology and society and has worked at various times in teaching, research, project management, business development and customer service. He has so many interests that he has started to outsource them, and his life plan is rapidly running out of alphabet.  [Danu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danupoyner/]Music: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon--Website: stillcuriouspodcast.com | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review at https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcurious© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist
In this episode:  Not letting your job description define who you are as a person. Fitting in an impressive array of hobbies and interests. The joys of reading and irrational dislike of book editions with 'Now a Major Motion Picture' covers. Learning to have fun while making mistakes. Being a mixed-race Australian, multiculturalism and Amanda's first trip to Vietnam to see family. Empathy, boundaries and soft/enduring skills in the workplace.About the Guest:  Amanda Young is a Service Delivery Relationship Lead in Melbourne, Australia working on risk mitigation and problem solving. Prior to this she was a linguist, focusing on how changes to the English language in Australia reflect the context of the wider society. She likes coffee, reading, running, and finding new things to delight in.[Amanda's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amandayoung7/]Recorded 25 January 2022Links:Yoga with Adriene [https://youtube.com/c/yogawithadriene]Kate Burridge's work on linguistics [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Burridge]'Atomic Habits' by James Clear [https://jamesclear.com/atomic-habits]Disney running events [https://www.rundisney.com/]'A Thousand Splendid Suns' by Khaled Hosseini [https://www.amazon.com/Thousand-Splendid-Suns-Khaled-Hosseini/dp/159448385X]--About the Host: Despite never letting school interfere with his education, Danu has nevertheless acquired two social science degrees and an executive MBA. He toils at the intersection of education, technology and society and has worked at various times in teaching, research, project management, business development and customer service. He has so many interests that he has started to outsource them, and his life plan is rapidly running out of alphabet.  [Danu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danupoyner/]Music: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon--Website: grokk.ist/stillcuriouspodcast | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcuriousMusic: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist
In this episode:  Leading research investments at a Crown Research Institute for agriculture and biotechnology. The business of science, balancing stakeholders and priorities while staying on mission. Not having a planned career, taking a conscientious approach to going with the flow. Complexities of Māori engagement in science. Relationship-based leadership. Changing jobs after a long period in one place.About the Guest:  Maxine Bryant is an experienced team leader, project manager, and research management professional with fifteen years experience in the tertiary sector, specialising in operations management, system development, and policies and process.Prior to joining AgResearch as Associate Research Director Investments, she worked at the University of Canterbury for fifteen years in a range of roles including project managing the development and implementation of various research management tools, Performance Based Research Fund Manager, and Director of Research Services (managing pre-award and post-award research office functions). In these roles she worked closely with colleagues from the academy, Human Resources, Library and Information Technology Services.Trained in biological science, Maxine holds a PhD in molecular genetics from the University of Canterbury. She serves on the Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) Board, is an ARMS accredited training fellow, member of the ARMS New Zealand and Pacific Islands Chapter Committee. She is also a Certified Project Management Professional.Maxine whakapapas to Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa. [Maxine's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maxine-bryant-5704501b1/]Recorded 8 December 2021Links:AgResearch [https://www.agresearch.co.nz/]NZ Govt green paper on future pathways for the research system [https://www.mbie.govt.nz/have-your-say/future-pathways/]Research paper 'He aronga takirua: Cultural double-shift of Māori scientists' [https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/00187267211003955] Maxine's PhD thesis [https://ir.canterbury.ac.nz/handle/10092/5974]Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa [https://teara.govt.nz/en/map/566/ngati-kahungunu-tribal-area]--About the Host: Despite never letting school interfere with his education, Danu has nevertheless acquired two social science degrees and an executive MBA. He toils at the intersection of education, technology and society and has worked at various times in teaching, research, project management, business development and customer service. He has so many interests that he has started to outsource them, and his life plan is rapidly running out of alphabet.  [Danu's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danupoyner/]Music: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon--Website: stillcuriouspodcast.com | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review at https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcurious© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist
1-minute trailer showcasing what the Still Curious Podcast is all about. [Updated 25 May 2022]
Key topicsWhat happens in a special needs classroom and why every day is about both careful planning and also throwing the plan away most daysHow Travis helps kids learn and grow through play and how he gets to know them by exploring their interests togetherWhat Travis has learned by migrating from Taiwan to New Zealand and why he made sure he was a top student all the way through school in Taiwan so he could get out of the system as soon as possible.Detours and tangentsWhy Travis left early childhood teaching to become a flight attendant and how he celebrated a 50-hour birthday across timezones and continentsTravis' many hobbies, from making his own clothes to learning new languages to connect with far-flung friends and relativesEpisode SummaryVisit the Grokkist podcast hub for a full digest of this episode including highlights and links to stuff we discussed: https://grokk.ist/stillcuriouspodcast/s1e11-travis-yuan/Recorded 16 November 2021--Website: grokk.ist/stillcuriouspodcast | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcuriousMusic: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist
Kat is the Program Manager for the Bachelor of Youth Work and Youth Studies at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. We discuss how 'street wisdom' and lived experience of chronic disadvantage, child abuse and homelessness helps Kat and her students tackle systemic injustice for young people.Key topicsHow growing up in poverty taught Kat from an early age about the need to tackle injustice and stand up for others (and why that got her into trouble)How Kat became an academic by accident and how a typo in her university enrolment changed the course of her careerWhat it means to have a sociological understanding of young people - making sense of young people as a collective group, how policy is made in relation to young people and how young people are included or excluded in that processDetours and tangentsWhy curiosity is a privilege that comes with having time and economic securityWhat's involved in running the largest youth work degree program in AustraliaEpisode SummaryVisit the Grokkist podcast hub for a full digest of this episode including highlights and links to stuff we discussed: https://grokk.ist/stillcuriouspodcast/s1e10-kat-daley/Recorded 5 November 2021--Website: grokk.ist/stillcuriouspodcast | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcuriousMusic: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist
Bo is an expert in sales management, strategy and execution in the enterprise software industry, based in Denmark. We talk about how to walk into a room and what it means to establish a cycle of curiosity with your clients.Key TopicsBo's squiggly career, from studying communications for fun, to switching jobs with a friend, to helping grow a global software companyBo's practical wisdom on the difference between being 'sold to' and having a salesperson who is an expert on helping you address your needsWhat it means to establish a cycle of curiosity with clients and why quality of communication is so importantDetours and TangentsWhat clients can learn from salespeopleWhy the fear of IT projects going horribly wrong can become a self-fulfilling prophecyEpisode SummaryVisit the Grokkist podcast hub for a full digest of this episode including highlights and links to stuff we discussed: https://grokk.ist/stillcuriouspodcast/s1e9-bo-alroe/Recorded 30 October 2021--Website: stillcuriouspodcast.com | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcuriousMusic: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist
In this solo episode, Danu reflects on caring and uncaring teaching, how we live out what the world teaches us and why an ethical imagination is the beating heart of education.Why we need an ethical imaginationHow an uncaring teaching system kills curiosityHow we live out what the world has taught usThe truth about learning outcomesEpisode SummaryVisit the Grokkist podcast hub for a full digest of this episode including highlights and links to stuff we discussed: https://grokk.ist/stillcuriouspodcast/s1e8-danu-poyner/Recorded 7 November 2021--Website: grokk.ist/stillcuriouspodcast | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcuriousMusic: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist
Kathryn is a hydrogeologist with a wealth of experience in the private energy sector. We talk about how she fell into hydrogeology and how she combines her love of the environment, adventure, science and emotional connection to make a difference in her community.Key TopicsKathryn's squiggly career path, from dropping out of music school and waitressing in outback Australia to managing multi-million dollar groundwater projectsHow the availability of safe, supportive and nurturing spaces, relationships and communities can completely change the course of your lifeHow Kathryn combines her love of the environment, adventure, science and emotional connection to make a difference in the world of hydrogeologyDetours and TangentsThe time Kathryn got lost in the wilderness with her dad and a search party came looking for themThe challenges of moving from being a specialist out in the field to being a manager behind the deskDiversity, inclusion and mentoring in the energy sectorWhat Kathryn loves about singing in a women's barbershop choirEpisode SummaryVisit the Grokkist podcast hub for a full digest of this episode including highlights and links to stuff we discussed: https://grokk.ist/stillcuriouspodcast/s1e7-kathryn-harris/Recorded 2 October 2021--Website: stillcuriouspodcast.com | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcuriousMusic: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist
Peter Gilderdale is a freelance writer and calligrapher and recently retired lecturer in Design History at Auckland University of Technology. We talk about the difference between education that gets people creative and excited vs turning out people who just want to tick boxes.Key TopicsWhy ‘learning outcomes’ and the disciplinary apparatus of a university shuts down free thinking, excitement, innovation and student-focussed educationHow an abiding interest in marrying image and text has led Peter on a life journey through calligraphy, communication design, art history and EgyptologyHow assessment gets in the way of learning and how simply removing it altogether can lead to a supportive learning culture that exudes excellencePeter’s observations on changing attitudes towards the arts, from a resurgence of young people’s interest in calligraphy via graffiti, to the rise of an educated middle class who no longer consider the arts necessary or valuableDetours and TangentsHow a timetabling clash led Peter to discover one of the world's oldest signed works of art while working on an archeological dig in EgyptHow doing a PhD about Edwardian postcards helped Peter to connect with his family's history as immigrantsWhy it is that so many good calligraphers also turn out to be so good at playing golfEpisode SummaryVisit the Grokkist podcast hub for a full digest of this episode including highlights and links to stuff we discussed: https://grokk.ist/stillcuriouspodcast/s1e6-peter-gilderdale/Recorded 7 October 2021--Website: stillcuriouspodcast.com | Email: podcast@grokk.ist | Socials: @stillcuriouspodRate and review: https://lovethepodcast.com/stillcuriousMusic: Kleptotonic Swing by Tri-Tachyon© 2022 Grokkist Ltd. http://grokk.ist
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