I’ve known Dr. Paul Heckman, Associate Dean at the University of California School of Education for a long time – thirteen years ago, when I was Director of Staff Development for LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program, Paul was a consultant for LA’s BEST, and a mentor for me. I’ve learned so much from him over the years, and I was so happy to talk with him for this episode. We didn’t even get close to covering everything I wanted to talk about, but we did have a great talk about the current culture of education, and how to create a new path.
I’m also happy to introduce a new feature of Please Speak Freely – a blog! Sam Quiah, Director of Professional Development for Development Without Limits, kicks off our blog with a lively commentary on the issues and ideas raised in my conversation with Paul. We plan to have different members of the DWL team and guest writers featured in the blog each time we release a new podcast, and we encourage you to join the conversation as well by making comments. Enjoy!