72: Master The Purpose – Michael Cohen chats with us about teaching students how to create, helping them to struggle, and guiding them to build out creative solutions.

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Listen to episode 72 of the Teach Better Talk Podcast with The Tech Rabbi Michael Cohen

The Tech Rabbi, Michael Cohen, chats with us about teaching students how to create, helping them to struggle, and guiding them to build out creative solutions.

Michael talks about instilling entrepreneurial thinking so that our students can be proficient in how to create things, why teachers need to be curious, and why you should focus on mastering the purpose rather than the tech tool.

Episode Highlights

  • 0:45 – Shoutout to Jeff Kubiak (@jeffreykubiak) for providing Rae’s descriptive words.
  • 2:49 – Previewing the episode with Michael Cohen.
  • 4:20 – Just Rae ranting about being purposeful in your classroom.
  •  9:22 – Michael introduces himself.
  • 10:51 – Michael’s failure: Creating his entrepreneurial space without enough guidance for his students.
  • 16:43 – Michael shares a bit about his school’s entrepreneurial studio.
  • 22:48 – Helping students learn the skills they won’t know they need until years after they leave our classrooms.
  • 27:06  – Michael’s advice for getting started preparing students for the future.
  • 33:44 – 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less.
  • 38:34 – How to connect with Michael.
  • 41:50 – Jeff has some nostalgia about MySpace.

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