Podcast: David Blustein on Working in America
In this week’s episode, Tom Vander Ark is talking with Dr. David Blustein, a Professor of Counseling Psychology at Boston College and the author of The Importance of Work in an Age of Uncertainty.
Schools Worth Visiting
For many years (at least until 2020), we visited about 100 innovative schools a year. It’s the most important form of professional learning we do for ourselves and for the educators that accompany us. It’s how we create and update a shared vision of powerful learning. This page features some…
What 100 School Visits Taught Us This Year
We visited more than 100 schools this year. About half were new schools (in the last 20 years) and the other half were (at least partially) transformed. They were in every corner of the country and ranged from tiny rural schools in Idaho to big schools in Chicago (and a few in Europe and Asia). As a year-end reflection, we identified 10 lessons.
Jamie Merisotis on Human Work in the Age of Smart Machines
This week, Tom is sitting down with the president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, Jamie Merisotis to discuss his new book, Human Work.
Podcast: 20 Trends in 20 Minutes
In this special edition episode, Tom is flying solo to outline 20 global trends that learning leaders need to consider.
Podcast: Ed Hidalgo on Introducing Youth to The World of Work
In today's episode and Part Two of a series, Tom Vander Ark is continuing the conversation about starting career education early with Ed Hidalgo and Dr. David Bluestein.
Podcast: Ron Berger on Helping Students Become Leaders of their Own Learning
On this weeks episode, Tom is speaking with Ron Berger, the Chief Academic Officer at EL Education on helping students become leaders.
Business Partners Define Badges for San Diego Students
How industry defined digital badges are supporting authentic, competency-based learning and work experiences that help students build rich, digital portfolios to support their college applications and career aspirations.
Better Together: Why Schools Should Work in Networks
In the latest episode of the Getting Smart podcast, Tom talks about the power of school networks and debriefs his new book, co-authored by Lydia Dobyns, Better Together: How to Leverage School Networks for Smarter Personalized and Project Based Learning.
Podcast: Virginia Superintendent James Lane on Unleashing Innovation
Today on the podcast, Tom is speaking with Dr. James Lane, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction at the Virginia Department of Education.