The Path to Learning Podcast

The Path to Learning Podcast

Hosted by: Scott Bultman, Jay Irwin and John Pottenger

A fresh perspective on education; what's working, what's broken, and how we can best advocate for children. A companion to our documentary series, this podcast takes a wider perspective on education in America.


Ballet with Blocks (Lincoln Jones)

Season #2 Episode #25

Can a 19th century children's toy inform modern dance? Lincoln Jones, co-founder/artistic director of the American Contemporary Ballet in Los Angeles (and host of The Outsiders podcast), describes how he uses Froebel®...
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Nurturing the Creative Process (Vik Muniz)

Season #2 Episode #24

Renowned Brazilian artist/photographer Vik Muniz discusses Froebel, creativity, and the Escola Vidigal school he established in Rio. Vik shares his experiences growing up in São Paulo and how creativity is not often...
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The Power of Failure (Ilana Ben-Ari)

Season #2 Episode #23

What skills should our children learn to succeed in the 21st century? Industrial designer Ilana Ben-Ari shares how she approached the problem through design thinking and why she developed the Empathy Toy and Failure...
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Inside the Bureaucracy (Jonathan Tobar)

Season #2 Episode #22

Are we seeing the problem from all sides? We hear often from parents and teachers, and from nonprofit reformers. Today we discuss the view of education at an administrative level. Jonathan Tobar is Assistant...
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Parents as Teachers (Lynell Miller)

Season #2 Episode #21

As a result of the Pandemic, many parents find themselves playing the "Teacher" role in their homes in some form or another. Without being trained as teachers, how can we make the most of this moment with our children...
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