Ep. 23: Innovation in Education with Peter Hostrawser

In this episode, Ziz and Pam talk about innovation in education with Peter Hostrawser. He shares his outlook as an educator and entrepreneur on the changing landscape of education. The world today demands more from our younger generation and we need to allow them to step up and become design thinkers and creative problem solvers. […]

Ep. 22: Disrupting Education with Peter Hostrawser

In this episode, Ziz and Pam are discussing the connection between academia and reality with an innovative education specialist, Peter Hostrawser. On his podcast, Disrupt Education, Peter features educational reformers and their innovative approaches to education. He’s also the co-founder of HallPass Education, an educational think tank specializing in innovative educational solutions designed to guide […]

Ep. 21: Classroom Without Walls with Dr. Ai

In this conversation with Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang, Ziz and Pam explore the changing landscape of education. Dr. Ai, an entrepreneur, and self- described ‘disruptive educator,’ shares what she’s learned in her transition out of the classroom to ‘real world’ education: Start with the heart. Listen to what students are passionate about because pursuing their interests […]

Ep. 20: Disrupting Education with Dr. Ai

In this episode, Ziz and Pam talk about disrupting education with Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang. She shares what led her to leave the teaching profession to start Classroom Without Walls. Dr. Ai shares some best practices to help future-proof the next generation. In Classroom Without Walls, Dr. Ai offers programs for students and their parents to […]

Ep. 19: The Future of Work with Tim Salau

In this episode, Ziz and Pam get to discuss the future of work with Tim Salau, the CEO and founder of Guide. His mission is to “strengthen the bonds people share through compassionate action.” Tim hosts Unleashing the Future of Work (UTFOW), a live online series available on LinkedIn Live, Spotify, and Apple Podcast. Guide […]

Ep. 18: Preparing for the Shift in Higher Education, part 2

In this episode, Ziz and Pam, revisit the subject of our ever-changing economy and the need for a shift in higher education. Students entering the workforce in the shrinking corporate world will also need to look for opportunities in the gig or sharing economy. This is the future of work. Most companies are outsourcing and […]

Ep. 17: Preparing for the Shift in Higher Education

In this episode, Ziz and Pam discuss the shift that is happening in higher education as our economy changes and technology evolves.  As the corporate economy gives way to the gig and sharing economy, we need to better prepare our children for the future of work. The four-year degree is no longer the “golden ticket” […]

Ep. 16: Mentor Up

In this episode, Ziz and Pam talk about the value of mentorship for today’s youth. Formal or informal, mentorship is the future. As educations shifts away from the “sage on the stage” model, new pathways for experiential learning are emerging. They provide opportunities for child-directed, interest-based development. Instead of telling kids what to think, we […]

Ep. 15: Why Soft Skills are Critical in the 21st Century

In this episode, Ziz and Pam talk about the importance of soft skills in the new economy, not just for getting a job, but for navigating a successful life. These are human, interpersonal, relationship skills. How are these skills developed? It’s about creating experiences, relationship and mentorship opportunities, and embracing our humanness. The rise of […]

Ep. 14: What is Lifelong Learning?

In this episode, Ziz and Pam discuss what it means to be a lifelong learner. Given the rapid pace of technological change in our world, students need to R.E.A.D. The ‘R’ stands for responsibility. It is the student’s responsibility to upskill and continually learn new ways of doing things so that they can adapt to changing […]


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