Ep. 5: What Matters is Meaning

In this episode, Ziz and Pam have another powerful conversation about what it means to be educated in the 21st century. As they’ve shared before, students need to ‘R.E.A.D.’ and the ‘D’ is for ‘discover their meaning.’ Pam shares some inspired wisdom from Viktor Frankl on the importance of allowing our children to be who they are and to find their unique motivation for living. This message applies not just to parents, but to all of us.  Our humanness requires us to do what matters to us and to discover meaning. 

We are beginning to see the much-needed collaboration between parents, educators, and businesses that are creating new ways to empower students to be in the world. 

Get a complete transcript of this conversation here:


Pam’s R.E.A.D. Framework — free PDF

Viktor Frankl Institute of America

Johann Hari’s Lost Connections

TED Talk: The Anti-CEO Playbook by Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya

Dr. Ai Addyson-Zhang — Classroom Without Walls

South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership

Western Governors University

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