The Outstanding Ohioans Show, Episode 63-The Evils of Common Core, with Dr. Duke Pesta, Part 2

This show brings the audience great things Ohioans are doing to make their communities, the state, the region, and the world a better place as entrepreneurs, leaders, historical and popular culture figures.

For episode 63, I had the pleasure of conducting a second conversation with Dr. Duke Pesta, an English Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of the Freedom Project Academy.  Dr. Duke speaks often on the drawbacks of Common Core in the United States educational system.

To connect with the Outstanding Ohioans show, here are a few ways:

Here were the topics we discussed in our second conversation:

  • What helped him become an very interesting, engaging public speaker?  Check out this video talking about Common Core.
  • Hear about the “contract” he has his college students sign on the first day of class to promote freedom of speech and discussion of multiple viewpoints
  • Hear about his on-line primary school Freedom Project Academy.  He discusses the type of curriculum, the methodology, and Socratic teaching approach.
  • Check out Dr. Duke’s podcast here.  This weekly show discusses issues/topics at all levels of eductation.

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I highly recommend The Tuttle Twin book series by Connor Boyack to teach the principles of freedom to children.

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The Outstanding Ohioans Show, Episode 62-The Evils of Common Core, with Dr. Duke Pesta, Part 1

This show brings the audience great things Ohioans are doing to make their communities, the state, the region, and the world a better place as entrepreneurs, leaders, historical and popular culture figures.

For episode 62, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Duke Pesta, an English Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of the Freedom Project Academy.  Dr. Duke speaks often on the drawbacks of Common Core in the United States educational system.

To connect with the Outstanding Ohioans show, here are a few ways:

Here were the topics we discussed in our conversation:

  • growing up in West Park (Cleveland, Ohio), going to Lakewood St. Edwards High School, and then his academic career
  • New London video Common Core presentation from April 2018
  • History of Federal Government takeover in the United States
  • Motivation(s) to nationalize education
  • collectivist vs. individual education
  • Specific Common Core examples within the following topics:
    • confidentiality/secrecy of the testing practice between the feds and students…teachers can’t see the questions or the results
    • Sexualized content
    • Reading/Cursive Writing/English
    • Math
    • Science
    • Social Studies

Tired of always trying to keep your phone charged? Check out this great on-the-go battery charger.

I highly recommend The Tuttle Twin book series by Connor Boyack to teach the principles of freedom to children.

To help support the show, please shop on Amazon with this link.  I receive a small commission for any sales with no added expense to you.  Thank you for your support!

Thank you for taking the time to listen to the show.  Please leave a review on ITunes or Stitcher, or email me at ronsiliko@gmail.com. Please refer any recommended future guests to my email.

The Outstanding Ohioans Show, Episode 61-Can You Become A Champion Through Local History? Mike Milkovich says yes!

This show brings the audience great things Ohioans are doing to make their communities, the state, the region, and the world a better place as entrepreneurs, leaders, historical and popular culture figures.

For episode 61, I had the pleasure of speaking with Mike Milkovich Jr, owner of Local History Productions.  Mike believes that by looking through the lens of local history through the power of coaching at pride of place and economic development, the heads and hearts of people can be won to create and take advantage of opportunities where they are.

To connect with the Outstanding Ohioans show, here are a few ways:

Here were the topics we discussed in our conversation:

Tired of always trying to keep your phone charged? Check out this great on-the-go battery charger.

I highly recommend The Tuttle Twin book series by Connor Boyack to teach the principles of freedom to children.

To help support the show, please shop on Amazon with this link.  I receive a small commission for any sales with no added expense to you.  Thank you for your support!

Thank you for taking the time to listen to the show.  Please leave a review on ITunes or Stitcher, or email me at ronsiliko@gmail.com. Please refer any recommended future guests to my email.

The Outstanding Ohioans show, Episode 58-Conversation with Nick Petro, Life Coach/Speaker/Author/Owner of the Nick Petro Company

This show brings the audience great things Ohioans are doing to make their communities, the state, the region, and the world a better place as entrepreneurs, leaders, historical and popular culture figures.

For episode 58, I had the pleasure of speaking with Nick Petro, Life Coach/Speaker/Author and Owner of The Nick Petro Company. To connect with the Outstanding Ohioans show, here are a few ways:

Here were the topics we discussed in our conversation:

  • Growing up in Northeast Ohio
  • The role of his Dad and Mom in shaping his life
  • His journey on working with youth, his move to Encinitas, CA, and his current path
  • The inspirational story of his hero, his brother Corey
  • His other influences in life, such as Tony Robbins
  • Two pieces of advice working with youth-Earn the right to be heard, and Meet them where they are.
  • How he came up with the Seven Pillars as a framework and his process for writing the book
  • the importance of Legacy

Nick can be reached at his website nickpetrocompany.com

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Thank you for taking the time to listen to the show.  Please leave a review on ITunes or Stitcher, or email me at ronsiliko@gmail.com.  Please refer any recommended future guests to my email.

 

Notes from Coach Steve Biddison’s great book “50 Effective Ways To Unite and Motivate Your Basketball Team

Coaches in all sports (all walks of life really),

This easy-to-read book by Steve Biddison has 50 great ways to work with your team outside the field of play.  I have included my notes, but recommend you get the ebook to hear the stories behind each of the items.  I believe you will enjoy it as much as I did.

Here are other great books by Mr. Biddison.

Here are the books I have written.