This morning I had the enjoyable experience of being a guest on the David Madeira Show, a local morning talk show in Northeastern Pennsylvania. It was my first live interview, and despite my nerves at the beginning, it really was a lot of fun. We're always critical of ourselves when we see video or hear audio recordings, and listening to the interview for me is no different. I "ummed" and stumbled over words a bit more than I would have liked, and committed a few grammar sins. Despite that, I think I did a pretty decent job of getting a few points across. Since he invited me to come back on the air after the trip to D.C., I'm going to assume that I did alright.
I'm happy that being a PAEMST recipient is opening these opportunities to me. For years I've been writing about the need for non-standardized student-centered learning in schools and it's nice to be able to share that now in other ways. I'm appreciative to David for having me on the show and for the kind words he spoke before, during, and after the interview about me.
After the interview David also referenced my post explaining why the Common Core State Standards Initiative puts our educational focus on the wrong things and actually prevents students from being prepared for colleges and careers. I hope that people listening were intrigued enough by the conversation to check out the post.
While I was doing the interview I recorded the live stream using Garage Band. You can listen below.