Disrupt Education

Disrupt Education

www.disrupteducation.co
Ever question how we could do education better? Disrupt Education founder Peter Hostrawser takes on that question with diverse learners and educators across the country. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/disrupt-educ/support


#136 - Bring Education Back To School By Updating The System
Jun 28 • 30 min
He was named as one of 100 Most Influential Young Africans in 2019. Julio Maria Muhorro is a driving force in bettering the lives of others in Mozambique and worldwide. Peter Hostrawser had a chance to discuss his journey and how he helps hundreds of…
#135 - The 15 Year Old Turning Learners Into Leaders
Jun 24 • 24 min
Tray-Sean Ben Salmi aka I’m That KID is not your average 15yr old. Tray-Sean Ben Salmi is a 15yr old Amazon #1 Best Seller & Award Winning Author, Stock & Shares Trader, Property Mentor & Investor, Award winning Public Speaker (Virgin, The Beat You Expo…
#134 How Students Can Master Their Learning
Jun 14 • 48 min
Jamal Maatuka is the Curriculum Advisory Chair of TheBlackTeacher.com. He is also a father, husband, activist, coach, mentor, educator, lifelong learner and a CTE teacher at Champaign Central High School in Champaign, Illinois. Head to Disrupt Education…
#133 - Restorative Justice and Trauma Informed Practices Should be at the Forefront of Education
Jun 8 • 36 min
Christopher C. King, MPA, MBA is an activist entrepreneur, educator, and consultant recognized by Black Enterprise, Village Capital, the DC Mayor’s Office of Greater Economic Opportunity, the National Institute of Health, and the Howard University…
#132 The Importance of Cultural Intelligence in Education
Jun 1 • 31 min
This episode features international educational professional and cultural trainer Jordyn Hawkins-Rippie. A Fulbright Scholar and higher edcation enthusiast, Jordyn talks about the international landscape in education. Check Jordyn out on IG @Jordyn_HR…
#131 The future is bright for online education companies.
May 21 • 25 min
In this episode we interview Billy Bross. Billy left a promising career in the renewable energy industry to go full-time on a side project he had been quietly working on — an online home beer brewing school. Other course creators started asking Billy for…
#130 What is it like to be a P.E. Teacher During eLearning?
May 11 • 20 min
It must be a struggle to be an elementary school P.E. Teacher during the pandemic… right? With a few adjustments and some learning of technology, we speak with Brad Clark who has found a way to engage with his elementary P.E. students. Brad is a Physical…
#129 - Racial Equity Coaching in Educational Systems
May 3 • 26 min
Devon Alexander was born and raised in the Northwest suburban area of Chicago, Illinois. Given his lived experience of race within American society and the American educational system, it’s fitting that Devon grew up in the suburban Chicagoland area…
#128 - There are tons of alternative school options out there.
Apr 28 • 32 min
Blake Boles is the founder and director of Unschool Adventures and the author of Why Are You Still Sending Your Kids to School?, The Art of Self-Directed Learning, Better Than College, and College Without High School. He hosts the Off-Trail Learning…
#127 - Acting for a Cause
Apr 18 • 47 min
Brando Fermi Crawford talks about the Acting For A Cause movement raising money for families affected by COVID-19. Award wining actors such as Florence Pugh, Auli’i Cravalho, Alex Wolff, Justice Smith, Jessica Frances Dukes, Odessa Young, Jessica Carlson,…
#126 She’s Driven to Elevate Education
Mar 27 • 22 min
We interview Elisabeth Bostwick on this episode of Disrupt Education. Elisabeth is a multi-award-winning educator who is passionate about creating the conditions to spark curiosity and unleash creativity to empower learning. She is the author of Take the…
#125 Education needs to be more self directed.
Mar 20 • 25 min
Corne’ van Straten and Jeremy Chevallier of Crash.co speak about their educational pasts and how Crash.co is changing the game from paper awards and diplomas to real value based credentials. Take a look at Crash.co for more on this excellent tool to…
#124 Educate at the speed of need.
Mar 1 • 33 min
Insomniac Studios is on the Podcast today with Owner / Producer Marlon King @nsomniacstudios along with Brian Sykes @7Metrix1 and two artists/interns Sam Geralds @mixedbyunstable and Gabrielle Malone @lotus_flies . Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I…
#123 Moments of struggle are natural in a students educational journey.
Feb 1 • 20 min
Northern Illinois University Senior, Professional Photographer, Model and being involved in the fashion industry is a lot for Alina Gofman to juggle. Add being from the Ukraine and moving from Brooklyn to Chicago, she has quite the unique path in…
#122 He won his first Rap Contest by learning to take a risk.
Jan 18 • 38 min
D’zaire (pronounced DESIRE) traveled to Miami and teamed up with another artist as a 16 year old to compete in a rap contest. He won it. He hasn’t stopped since. On this episode, D’zaire shares that experience and connects it with his learning journey.…
#121 It’s about empowering kids to live an incredible life.
Jan 10 • 34 min
We chat with the Co-Founder of Guide and lead Guide at Alpha, Mike Yates. Mike shares his insight on new ways to do education and the entrepreneur look in learning. He also discusses his upcoming TEDx talk. Find out more at www.linkedin.com/in/mike-yates/…
#120 He’s the Educational Pyromaniac
Jan 1 • 29 min
Known as the “Educational Pyromaniac,” Marc Isseks lights fires under educators who work; setting fire to systemic conventions that do not. Marc is a building administrator at a 7-12 public school on Long Island, New York and author of Forward Fast:…
#119 The current US educational system is not sustainable.
Dec 26, 2019 • 43 min
Dagmar Kauffman founded On Balance Parenting to support parents in raising joyful, competent and resilient children who live whole-hearted and balanced lives. Dagmar shares her educational journey as well as ways she provides parenting resources, speaking…
#118 Gender Inclusive Biology
Dec 11, 2019 • 36 min
Sam Long (he/him) and River Suh (they/them or he/him) are science teachers in Colorado and San Francisco respectively. They have a unique focus on gender-inclusive biology content. This means teaching topics like genetics, reproduction, and evolution in…
#117 How can each individual find their own unique learning method?
Nov 25, 2019 • 25 min
In this episode, we speak with Praxis content strategist Lolita Allgyer. Lolita takes us through her traditional educational and homeschool paths and on to Praxis first as a student there and now as a team member. She shares her unique experiences and…
#116 Mentorship programs could be really impactful in the educational system.
Nov 11, 2019 • 17 min
In this episode, we speak with Mary Blankemeier. Mary runs track for the University of Virginia and is also the Co-founder and CEO of Run Charlottesville. She talks about her path as a Division 1 athlete and running a non-profit running organization.…
#115 We need to help students explore more before choosing college.
Nov 4, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode, we speak with Coach Pabon. Coach Pabon has seen it all! From being in the military to education to the corporate world, Pabon has always coached people to be better. He brings his lens on education and life in this interview. Hello, my…
#114 The job market isn’t uniform, why is education?
Oct 27, 2019 • 11 min
In this episode, we speak with the founder of Trade Tools and entrepreneur, Luke Allington. Luke is a non-traditional student who is bypassing higher education to begin a run at starting a business. He is also the first PSM-1 High School Certified student…
#113 From California to Cornell and Beyond
Oct 15, 2019 • 23 min
On this episode of Disrupt Education, we interview the VP of Strategic Operations at HealthCare.com, Brandon Huang. Brandon shares his educational journey from California to Cornell. Along the way he talks about his competitiveness, mentoring, applied…
#112 Middle School Students Empowered By Their Community
Oct 6, 2019 • 17 min
In this episode, we interview the innovative eduator, Mr. Craig Podolski. Mr. “Podo” is a middle school English teacher in the Aptakisic-Tripp School District 102 located in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Craig created an authentic opportunity for students to…
#111 A professional photographer who is still in high school.
Sep 22, 2019 • 9 min
On this episode of Disrupt Education we interview Christopher Ray. Christopher Ray is a professional photographer while finishing his senior year in high school. His specialty is photographing abandoned buildings. He tells his journey to becoming a…
#110 School should focus on helping kids find their passion.
Sep 15, 2019 • 16 min
On this episode of Disrupt Education we interview Jason Gant and Jawaan Jackson. These two business partners had very different paths in education yet ended up creating a top notch business called Every Single Day 365 Dog Training. Hear both their…
#109 Get into Ivy League schools without straight A’s
Sep 7, 2019 • 13 min
On this episode of Disrupt Education we interview Christopher Rim. Christopher is the Founder and CEO of Command Education. He has been recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30, PEOPLE Magazine’s “Heroes Among Us,” Luce’s Young Global Leaders, and President…
#108 We are not empowering everyone in the education system.
Sep 1, 2019 • 14 min
In this episode we speak with Lauren Flowers. Lauren talks about her experiences in activism and what is has taught her about education. Now a student at Tulane, she continues to fight for social change on many fronts including gun violence and rape. A…
#107 Two Communities Should Learn Together
Aug 25, 2019 • 11 min
Breshawn Wilkerson is seeking to make positive changes in the two communities he grew up in. As a preacher, hooper, and community organizer, Breshawn is using all his skills to share the Good Word while helping connect learning in the west side of Chicago…
#106 The Real Rap With Reynolds!
Aug 18, 2019 • 18 min
In this episode, we speak with Real Rap With Reynolds… C.J. Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds is a high school Literature teacher and public speaker in West Philadelphia. Reynolds uses “real rap” to share teaching tips and strategies and to give an authentic look at…
#105 Learn in innovative ways in this mansion!
Jul 7, 2019 • 28 min
The International Mansion of Education and Innovation is set to open September 2019 in Oak Park, Illinois. We talk with founders Maria Emilia Fermi and Brando Fermi Crawford about how this school is posed to change education for the better. They take us…
#104 Put relationships over academics.
Jun 19, 2019 • 13 min
On this episode of Disrupt Education, we speak with one of the most passionate people fighting for positive change in Chicago and surrounding neighborhoods. Anthony Clark is a fighter for change and equality for all people. Anthony is many things…
#103 How to be a successful young professional.
Jun 10, 2019 • 18 min
From being homeschooled and on to Praxis, we talk to Emony Anderson and Randi Hill. These two young professionals are making moves faster than their peers in the business world. They share their journey and their hints to making bigger moves at a younger…
Disrupt Education Throwbacks Episodes 11-20
May 10, 2019 • 62 min
With Episode 11 guest Danny Cola, Peter Hostrawser takes a look back at the second 10 Disrupt Education videos and discuss common themes of ways guests suggest how education can and should be improved. Episode 11 - Donny & The Machine…
#102 Bring soft skills into the mainstream curriculum
Apr 30, 2019 • 14 min
Darius Grissom has pivoted though his educational journey. He landed on Mind Over Tutors. Find out how Darius has been working at changing education since the 90s and what is next for this educational entrepreneur. Learn more at www.mindovertutors.org…
Disrupt Education Throwbacks 1-10
Apr 25, 2019 • 51 min
We take a look back to the beginning of our Disrupt Education journey. Peter Hostrawser and guest Daniel Bevan review each of the first 10 episodes and find common themes among them. A clear view of how education needs to change is discovered. Follow the…
#101 Be Your Own Credential
Apr 17, 2019 • 12 min
Isaac Morehouse knows that careers aren’t found, they’re made. Isaac is the founder of Praxis and CEO of Crash, a career launch platform built around the idea that you don’t need credentials to launch an awesome career. At Crash, Isaac and his team lead…
#100 Mission: Unleash Human Potential
Apr 11, 2019 • 18 min
Iowa Big is a game changer when it comes to high school. The school is build around one mission… to unleash student potential. We meet with Co-founder Trace Pickering and Media Intern and Iowa Big Graduate Kyle Kazimour and talk about this monumental…
#99 Drones, 3D printing, A.I. the “Next Wave” of education is here.
Mar 30, 2019 • 21 min
The importance of tangible learning outcomes is important to Udit Agarwal and Desmond Martin of NextWaveSTEM. We sit down with the CEO (Udit) and Program Coordinator (Desmond) or NextWaveSTEM and talk about the future of education and technology. Learn…
#98 All Professors Should Be Practitioners
Mar 7, 2019 • 12 min
After stepping down as one of the youngest Vice Presidents for Home Depot at age 29, she became a college professor teaching personal branding and social media marketing. Audrey is currently a Professor at Forbes Business School and Robert Morris…
#97 Bringing a data driven mindset to education.
Feb 25, 2019 • 12 min
Data collection is more than just a student number with UpMetrics. We interview Vinay Mullick, UpMetrics Executive Director of the Midwest Region. Vinay discusses his path through education to land at a startup. For more information on Up Metrics visit…
#96 Good Screen Time and Bad Screen Time
Feb 17, 2019 • 14 min
Co-founder of BitsBox, Aidan Chopra, talks about the importance of combining technology and the arts to make a great educational experience. Check out more at www.bitsbox.com. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called…
#95 The guy who told me not to get into education.
Feb 10, 2019 • 14 min
I interview the guy who told me not to become a teacher. My father, John Hostrawser, tells it like it is as a high school math teacher for over 35 years. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website…
#94 Standing Up In The Classroom Is Not A Punishment, It Is A Right
Feb 4, 2019 • 19 min
His mission is to give every kid in America the opportunity to stand up in their classroom if they choose. Derek Lopez started a movement called #StandUpOurKids and is committed to exposing why kids should have this choice in the classroom. Humans have…
#93 How to make a risk free entirely online education work.
Jan 27, 2019 • 8 min
In this episode, Lambda School co-founder and CEO Austen Allred talks about his journey in education and the creation of the innovative Lambda School. Check out www.lambdaschool.com to find out more about this 30 week immersive program. Hello, my name is…
#92 Find Meaning Through Reading
Jan 22, 2019 • 17 min
In this episode, Matt Hutson talks about his journey in education from the United States to Indonesia. Matt founded Bookmattic and consults, speaks, and teaches across the world. Check out www.bookmattic.com or @bookmattic across social media and YouTube…
#91 Learn by working a project and collaborating.
Jan 16, 2019 • 18 min
In this episode, Sylvain Kalache talks about his educational journey and co-founding Holberton School. Holberton School is an alternative to college training full stack software engineers. Learn more at www.holbertonschool.com Hello, my name is Peter…
#90 What should we really value in education?
Dec 19, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode Brian Marth, the Assistant Provost for Academic Services at Columbia College Chicago, talks about his journey through education. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website…
#89 Get the students out of the four walls.
Dec 5, 2018 • 10 min
Darcel Washington is a mentor, education consultant and visionary. She is the Founder and CEO of Mentoring You and co-Founder of ScholarChics. Her commitment to help youth thrive in life, college, and the workplace is immeasurable. Darcel shares her story…
#88 Don’t choose college to please your parents.
Nov 25, 2018 • 18 min
Entrepreneur, Coach, Mentor, Motivator, Creative, and Actor Henry Nwoko talks about his path to Los Angeles from Oak Park. He shares his Nigerian background and how he chose his path to success though formal and informal education. Check out more of Henry…
#87 Hawaii’s Teacher of the Year
Nov 20, 2018 • 14 min
The 2018 Hawaii Teacher of the Year Mathieu Williams talks about his past in education and how it formed his passion for teaching others. See more of Mathieu’s journey at www.mathieuwilliams.com Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a…
#86 Take control of your education.
Nov 12, 2018 • 31 min
In this episode, we talk with Elliot Friedland of Lunacy Now. Elliot talks about how people can take advantage of their learning by searching out different ways to learn. Check out more at www.lunacynow.com Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the…
#85 College might be the most inefficient path to finding out what you want to do.
Oct 29, 2018 • 21 min
T.K. Coleman is the Education Director for Discover Praxis. He talks about a different look at education and learning… a common sense one. Check out more about T.K. and Praxis at www.discoverpraxis.com Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host…
#84 School does tear down students.
Oct 21, 2018 • 15 min
DeViaughn Benion talks about how his changed mindset in college helped him become successful in his studies and much more on changing education. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website…
#83 There’s so much crap in university curriculum
Oct 17, 2018 • 19 min
Chris “Kubby” Kubbernus is the CEO of Kubb & Co. and has experiences a global look at education. From Canada to Denmark becoming an entrepreneur has given Chris a great look at different systems. He highlights the positives and negatives of different…
#82 College didn’t help me and I am now $65K in debt.
Oct 11, 2018 • 13 min
Nedo is one of Chicago’s premier sound engineers. He’s from Bosnia and is making moves in the music industry. College didn’t help him much. Here’s his path in education. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt…
#81 He’s in the weeds everyday.
Oct 8, 2018 • 18 min
Beau Cowan is just a guy living the dream in a wheelchair machine. His goal is to motivate and inspire people. Beau shares his educational path through his lens. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ●…
#80 ADHD is my superpower.
Oct 1, 2018 • 23 min
Rene Ayala and Rawan Elshafei come from different backgrounds. That doesn’t mean they are different in the way they want to change education. This is their story of how their paths lead them to believe that disruption of education is needed. Hello, my…
#79 Use your skills to help others.
Sep 24, 2018 • 14 min
Courtney McGovern is the executive director of Hope’s In. She talks about her educational experiences in giving to the less fortunate. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website…
#78 Teach students what it’s like to lose money.
Sep 20, 2018 • 14 min
Singer and songwriter Conner Cherland talks about his journey to write and perform music. Along the way to becoming an artist, Conner tells how teachers pushed him to work hard and how education could be different. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I…
#77 We must understand our students in order to serve them
Sep 9, 2018 • 13 min
Maui Jones is the founder and artistic director of Echo Theatre Collective. His insights run deep in figuring out how to understand all students in an educational system. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt…
#76 Everything is so fast paced… education needs to catch up
Sep 6, 2018 • 12 min
Sydney Claps is going into her senior year with the goal to learn as much as she can. From struggling in school to gaining a B- in a graduate-level course in New York City, Sydney’s journey is one that goes further than traditional education systems can…
#75 It’s damn expensive to go to college to find yourself
Sep 2, 2018 • 15 min
Kevin Price leads us through his journey in education from working through being a struggling learners, to realizing he had to work harder than his peers. Now a recent college grad, Kevin shares important insights into being successful in and after high…
#74 You have to listen to your heart in education.
Aug 31, 2018 • 8 min
Matt Starcher traveled from Illinois to Colorado to further his education. College didn’t work out for him and he pivoted to be getting an education in the trades. This is his journey. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast…
#73 A college professor said some of you shouldn’t be in college
Aug 27, 2018 • 15 min
As an artist, Robby Love has an innovative look at the current educational system and how he would change it. His view on education was rattled when a college professor told his class that many of them shouldn’t be in college. Hello, my name is Peter…
#72 Look for knowledge in everything you do.
Aug 19, 2018 • 14 min
Valparaiso University student athlete Emily Richardson talks about her journey being an athlete, a student and now training to become a teacher. Her stories along the way play a huge role in her learning life. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am…
#71 30% of those classes in high school you will never use again
Aug 16, 2018 • 16 min
University of Wyoming student athlete Jahmari Moore shares his lens growing up and learning in three very different environments his insight on how he taught himself to interact with people not like him made him a stronger person. He also shared some…
#70 Students need to shift mindsets to high performance
Aug 13, 2018 • 10 min
Dr. Peter James is not your typical college professor. He teaches business and entrepreneurship and is a business consultant and coach. Dr. James does not look at traditional education as the answer to an ever changing world. That curriculum is found in…
#69 How the INCubatoredu launched a high school entrepreneur
Aug 10, 2018 • 18 min
Connor Boundy takes us through his path participating in the INCubatoredu course in high school and how it helped him see authentic learning in and out of college. Now he is launching TMR technology which is a bus tracking application. Hello, my name is…
#68 Why wait until college to explore your interests?
Aug 9, 2018 • 12 min
Carl Lee talks about his family business, grind, becoming an entrepreneur in his educational journey. Carl explains the importance of showing what you can do in projects and creating actually have something to present to your next level of education,…
#67 Being told what to do for 11 years is not good in education
Aug 8, 2018 • 18 min
Jake Fine talks about his work ethic in an out dated educational system. Explains his journey as a high school student and a Vlogger who has very high expectations of himself. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called…
#66 High schools should have more fluid learning environments.
Aug 7, 2018 • 12 min
Gil Lemar talks about his high school journey and how most of the traditional structures didn’t work for him and many others. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website…
#65 Give a platform in schools for students to be heard
Aug 6, 2018 • 10 min
Cynthia Martz talks about her expertise in restorative justice and the theater. Hear her journey and how she would change the narrative on students and give them more voice in traditional systems. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a…
#64 The numbers game stifles kids passion about education
Aug 4, 2018 • 19 min
Once a thriving basketball player during her educational path, Lyneice gave it all up to learn more about herself. Now on the verge of her first book being published she talks about how she learned from her experiences to help others find that balance…
#63 College degrees are not always what they seem.
Aug 3, 2018 • 21 min
Brian Branand and Cullen Benson talk about their journey into being filmmakers at Deaf and Blind Video. Their path into college was not what they expected. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ●…
#62 There should be more time to explore careers in high school
Aug 2, 2018 • 11 min
Nehemiah Moon is not your typical student. He explains how he pivoted many times in his educational path and how he would change education to provide more opportunities for students to explore careers before graduating. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser…
#61 There’s a whole generation that needs education reform
Aug 1, 2018 • 19 min
Jams The Flavor Child has a very unique eye on life as a musician and artist. He is ready to build a place where youth can learn all aspects of music and recording. This is his path in education and life. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the…
#60 Electives should be part of the main curriculum
Jul 31, 2018 • 13 min
Nicole Acree talks about her path from having a dream to be involved in music at the age of 12 to creating a business in her 20s. She shares her insights on how education can be improved. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast…
#59 Schools should have students test their craft in the market
Jul 30, 2018 • 14 min
Evan Brightfield talks about his path from high school, a little college, to being a professional photographer. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website https://www.disrupteducation.co ● Email…
#58 Education needs to treat students as clients not numbers
Jul 29, 2018 • 16 min
From high school to a few semesters in college to being a self starter and learner, Kelvin Evans gives his authentic views of how education missed him in many ways and how he overcame it. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast…
#57 The college competition game isn’t healthy for learning.
Jul 28, 2018 • 19 min
From her diverse family, helping hundreds of people, to starting her own practice, Sarah VenHorst knows what needs to be changed in education. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website…
#56 Projects engage students more that 15 page math packets
Jul 27, 2018 • 12 min
Ciara Doherty did education differently after she was deemed to not be a good traditional student. Her story takes you from her struggle to read to becoming an entrepreneur all while graduating high school early. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I…
#55 We need to encourage more creativity in schools.
Jul 26, 2018 • 13 min
Entrepreneur Carlo Navarro talks about his pivots through education, teaching his own children about life, and his passion to connect businesses with diverse sets of employees. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called…
#54 How a professional Doula would change education
Jul 25, 2018 • 15 min
Chanel Washington talks about her trials and tribulations through a large high school and how she found her way to become a professional Doula. Oh yes and a few suggestions to change education along the way. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the…
#53 Senioritis is just Boredom
Jul 24, 2018 • 18 min
Recent high school grad Emma Thompson talks about how schools need to realign their curriculum to not repeat the same topics four years in a row. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website…
#52 Malcolm Crawford
Jul 23, 2018 • 10 min
Malcolm talks about how school should be more individualized surrounded by student interests. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website https://www.disrupteducation.co ● Email…
#51 Ms Wait What
Jul 22, 2018 • 22 min
Jen Roth talks about her pivots in education and her blog and even ways to find a path to study abroad while in community college. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website…
#50 Disruption Joe
Jul 21, 2018 • 19 min
Disruption Joe of the Chicago Blockchain Project. Joe talks about how early in his schooling, he was outcast as a student and it changed the way he looked at education systems. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called…
#49 Naraia Griffin
Jul 20, 2018 • 14 min
Naraia talks about how business courses in high school helped pave the path to get her apparel company up and running. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website https://www.disrupteducation.co ●…
#48 Afenya Montgomery
Jul 19, 2018 • 10 min
As the founder of the I Can Collective, Afenya talks about her pivot from fashion to nursing to being an entrepreneur and learning that comes with it. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website…
#47 Patrick Chrisp
Jul 18, 2018 • 12 min
Patrick is a rapper and creative who talks about how systemic education misses the target on teaching artists and creatives. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website…
#46 Sydney Babbington
Jul 17, 2018 • 12 min
Sydney talks about the importance of taking some time after high school to find your true passion and interests before rushing into post secondary education. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ●…
#45 Dan Darrah
Jul 16, 2018 • 17 min
Dan writes and performs music. He talks about his educational path in and out of his musical passion. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website https://www.disrupteducation.co ● Email…
#44 Levi Baer
Jul 15, 2018 • 15 min
Levi Co-founded Second Shift Chicago as a diverse community based Co-working space. He talks about his educational journey along with he path to making communities stronger. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt…
#43 Cliff Wright
Jul 14, 2018 • 25 min
Cliff has been given the unique opportunity to rebuild a state of the art school in Oakland California. That’s perfect because Cliff is a unique innovative school leader. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt…
#42 Joshua Seitz and Isaiah Easo
Jul 13, 2018 • 13 min
Joshua and Isaiah founded Novus Club out of the need to learn more about business at the secondary level. These two share their insights on education. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website…
#41 Jeff Proctor
Jul 12, 2018 • 9 min
Being a leading real estate agent is no easy task. Learning to become one isn’t easy either. Jeff Proctor shares his educational journey to becoming one of the top agents in Chicago and the learning moments that come with it. Hello, my name is Peter…
#40 Tom Herner
Jul 11, 2018 • 11 min
Tom talks about how his goals in the trades and traditional education are vastly different. Tom talks straight about how many students are being pushed into areas of post secondary education they don’t want to be in. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and…
#39 Rachel Mautner
Jul 10, 2018 • 11 min
Rachel talks about her journey becoming a top tier interior designer which includes a lot of hard work and learning along the way. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website…
#38 Lucas Zeidner
Jul 9, 2018 • 18 min
Lucas who is the Farm Manager at NoMi roots in Minnesota talks about getting involved in helping others through growing and preparing food in urban areas. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ●…
#37 A Greater Good Foundation
Jul 8, 2018 • 32 min
Chuck Carter, Cody Cotton and Anthony Garland talk about how they created a place for young people to grow through empowerment, inclusion, financial literacy, and navigation. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt…
#36 Brooke Owens
Jul 7, 2018 • 9 min
Brooke shares her educational journey from high school to her artistic blog Pariah Muse. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website https://www.disrupteducation.co ● Email phostrawser@gmail.com ●…
#35 Jen Kanwischer
Jul 6, 2018 • 11 min
Jen talks about her dance background and how bringing different ways of meditation and body movement into education could help student learn more. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website…
#34 Jake Grant
Jul 5, 2018 • 8 min
Recorded in the campus of The Georgia Institute of Technology, Jake talks about engineering, being involved and authentic learning. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website…
#33 Will Bones
Jul 4, 2018 • 9 min
Will talks about graduating high school early and his future plans. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website https://www.disrupteducation.co ● Email phostrawser@gmail.com ● Instagram…
#32 Liam Sundling
Jul 3, 2018 • 13 min
Liam talks about his pivots through education as well as the engineering educational experience. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website https://www.disrupteducation.co ● Email…
#31 Shane Davis and Lloyd Yates
Jul 2, 2018 • 14 min
Starting a business together with very different educational backgrounds is working out for these two entrepreneurs. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website https://www.disrupteducation.co ●…
#30 Morganne Yambrovich
Jul 1, 2018 • 11 min
Morganne talks about how her fitness and educational journey intersected and much more. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website https://www.disrupteducation.co ● Email phostrawser@gmail.com ●…
#29 Dasierra Owens
Jun 30, 2018 • 10 min
Spirituality and pivots in her learning take a major role in the life of Dasierra. This fashion designer featured in the Jan 2018 issue of LAXUM XP talks about education. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt…
#28 Mecca Highsmith
Jun 29, 2018 • 8 min
Mecca talks about his blog experience at www.thekingsjournal.com and how education should be viewed as an investment. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website https://www.disrupteducation.co ●…
#27 Ang Ali
Jun 28, 2018 • 9 min
Ang started at college and pivoted into the Navy. She has learned so much about education and life along the way. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website https://www.disrupteducation.co ● Email…
#26 Alana Cunningham
Jun 27, 2018 • 10 min
Alana talks about her interest in business in high school to her move to Montana. She talks about how schools and communities should work together. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website…
#25 Reed Barron
Jun 26, 2018 • 13 min
From taking business management in high school to working in the fashion industry, Reed talks about his educational path and how authentic learning helped him along the way. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt…
#24 Darien Marion-Burton
Jun 25, 2018 • 13 min
Darien talks about how as a society we need to look at different ways to evaluate our students in education. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website https://www.disrupteducation.co ● Email…
Carlos Font
Jun 24, 2018 • 11 min
Young entrepreneur and college student Carlos Font talks about how entrepreneurship education in high schools could help many. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
Darryl Allen
Jun 23, 2018 • 13 min
Darryl is not your typical educator. He has taught at virtually every level and dives deep into how our current state is failing many people. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
Jonathan Beech
Jun 22, 2018 • 9 min
Jonathan started high school struggling to succeed. He chose to pivot his mindset to be a better student. This is his story. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
Juanita Williams
Jun 21, 2018 • 8 min
Juanita talks about her path through high school and college and how classes in humanities really helped understand differences with classmates. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support…
Bennett Sully
Jun 20, 2018 • 11 min
Bennett is not your average student who is following the traditional path of education. He talks about how schools should offer other options rather than straight into college. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Deno Andrews
Jun 19, 2018 • 9 min
Deno Andrews talks about how high school failed to prepare him in many ways and how it can be improved. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
Christian Harris
Jun 18, 2018 • 10 min
Christian Harris tells his journey from Bradley University to becoming a business owner and community leader. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
Episode 14
Jun 17, 2018 • 9 min
Listen to how Clayton found his way into business education and beyond and how he would change the system as a whole. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
Luke Gawne
Jun 16, 2018 • 13 min
Luke Gawne’s path of education is not typical. Through it all, he attained a degree and a recording contract. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
Stephen Jackson
Jun 15, 2018 • 10 min
Stephen has seen it all and his authentic look at education reform is spot on on. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/disrupt-educ/support
Donny and the Machine on Disrupt Education
Jun 14, 2018 • 16 min
Podcasters interviewing podcasters! Donny and the Machine talk about their educational paths and how they questioned everything along the way. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
Isaiah Mākar
Jun 13, 2018 • 15 min
Isaiah Mākar was never going to participate in his poetry slam class. Now he uses poetry to teach corporations how to communicate better. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this…
Amy Renzulli on Disrupt Education
Jun 12, 2018 • 13 min
Amy left her corporate gig to start a School of Rock in Oak Park Illinois. Her efforts have taught a community music, confidence, and so many more life lessons. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
Jack Deiter
Jun 11, 2018 • 8 min
Jack Deiter talks about how owning Big Bills Sandwich Shop provides a lot of authentic education. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
Isaac Palmer on Disrupt Education
Jun 10, 2018 • 12 min
Isaac Palmer talks to Disrupt Education about touring worldwide as a DJ and trails and tribulations of his personalized education. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
David Douglas founder of Yolobe
Jun 9, 2018 • 12 min
David Douglas talks about how education and opportunities should intersect more often. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/disrupt-educ/support
Dan Bevan on Disrupt Education
Jun 8, 2018 • 12 min
Dan Bevan explains how dropping out of college after a few weeks got him started on a successful entrepreneurial path. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
Peter Mullin of OPC kicks on Disrupt Education
Jun 7, 2018 • 21 min
Since he was a middle schooler, Peter Mullin was transforming shoes into pieces of art. He now runs the very successful OPC Kicks shoe customization company. He shares his educational path on Disrupt Education. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor:…
#3 StrongmanSeb
Jun 6, 2018 • 16 min
Strongman Seb talks about how high school education didn’t fit his learning style on this episode of disrupt education. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website https://www.disrupteducation.co ●…
#2 The Disrupt Education Speech
Jun 5, 2018 • 18 min
In this episode Peter Hostrawser speaks to high school students about how to find opportunity in everything, find your passion, and disrupting traditional education. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt…
Disrupt Education #1 - Derrick Griffin
Jun 4, 2018 • 9 min
In this episode Peter Hostrawser interviews Derrick Griffin about him juggling being a musician an entrepreneur and a full-time college student. Hello, my name is Peter Hostrawser and I am the host of a podcast called Disrupt Education. ● Website…