132: The Teacher Guy – Abbas Manjee chats with us about focusing on what you can control, redefining what it means to learn skills, and the importance of taking care of yourself.

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Chief Academic Officer and Co-Founder of Kiddom, Abbas Manjee, chats with us about focusing on what you can control, redefining what it means to learn skills, and the importance of taking care of yourself.

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Episode Highlights

  • 0:47 – Happy Holidays!
  • 2:32 – Celebrating the FREE PD Series in our Facebook Group.
  • 5:35 – Previewing the episode with Abbas Manjee.
  • 8:18 – Abbas introduces himself.
  • 9:07 – Chatting about Kiddom, how it came about, and what it’s built for.
  • 12:02 – Abbas’s failure: His student during his 4th year of teaching, slipping through the cracks.
  • 15:05 – Abbas’s success: Forging a partnership that helps them to offer a resource of high quality curriculum.
  • 18:02 – What’s keeping Abbas excited about education right now: Enabling schools and districts to operate and meet the needs of growing learners in equitable fashion.
  • 19:44 – Abbas’s advice for teachers: Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good.
  • 22:23 – 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less.
  • 24:43 – How to connect with Abbas.

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