More Than Just a School

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By Karen Lock Kolp / BSLC, Karen Lock Kolp explores secondary education in the MTJAS Podcast. If you like Off-Trail Learning with Blake Boles, The Cult of Pedagogy with Jennifer Gonzalez, The Luminous Mind with Rebecca Bohman, The School Sucks Podcast, and You'll love More Than Just a School!. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
How do we motivate kids to be high achievers? What qualities do teens wish they saw more of in their own educations? How do you know when your kid has a great teacher? How does school impact a teen's anxiety? On the More Than Just a School podcast we investigate the answers to these questions and more. When MTJAS host Karen Lock Kolp's kids needed something different in their education, she and her husband Benjamin Kolp (MTJAS producer) found Bay State Learning Center, a nurturing community of creative, self-directed learners. Their teen sons started there - and LOVED it. Karen and Ben immediately noticed amazing changes in the boys! But when they tried to tell friends, relatives, people who care about their sons, why this new school was different...they couldn't. They didn't have the words. This podcast changes all that. Come along on this quest to find out what works in secondary education...and what doesn't...and why.

4 episodes