014 Influential Educators

Dr. Amy Fast has been a teacher at the elementary level, instructional coach at the elementary and middle levels, and is now an assistant principal at McMinnville High School. She is author of “It’s the Mission, Not the Mandates,” and she’s an active commentator on social media about public education policy and practice. Her big social media outlet is Twitter, where Bob’s been following her for awhile now and he just LOVES what she shares. Her Twitter handle is @FastCrayon.

031 Liberating Genius

What is genius? Is it some supernatural ability of the mind that relatively few are born with? Or is it something that everyone has and can be unleashed if approached correctly? We’ll discuss that in our Thought of the Day. And later in today’s interview, we’ll talk with Angela Maiers, a professional educator who is on a mission to liberate the genius in school children. Learn how she and her team are doing exactly that, one classroom at a time.