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Helping Students Become Change Makers – Bonus Episode with Sora Schools

In this episode, Garrett Smiley, the co-founder and CEO of Sora Schools, shares tips on how to help students become change makers and the importance of instilling critical thinking skills in our students to solve real-world issues. You’ll also hear about Sora Schools, an online high school that provides interdisciplinary learning experiences like project-based learning.

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Tips for Change Makers

  • Look for interdisciplinary connections in your curriculum.
  • Identify ways a project could deepen a student experience.
  • Ask students to make connections across classroom learning.

Sponsored by Sora Schools

This episode is brought to you by Sora Schools – the innovative middle and high school turning today’s students into tomorrow’s changemakers. With unbelievably fun classes – like the Physics of Shark Movement, The Philosophy of Anime, and Literature in Gaming – Sora empowers students with project-based, interdisciplinary curriculum built around their passions. Sora is fully-accredited, taught by the top 1% of faculty applicants, and boasts a 100% college acceptance rate. And with an exciting online learning platform, students can enroll no matter their state or school district. Sora Schools is currently enrolling for 2023! Check out

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Have you subscribed to the podcast yet? I don’t want you to miss an episode and hope you’ll keep following along with me on this podcast journey. When you follow along on Apple Podcasts the new episodes will appear in the app so you don’t have to remember to go looking for them… Click here to follow on Apple Podcasts! And if you have a minute for a BIG favor, add a rating and review to the podcast, too — I would certainly appreciate it!

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Monica Burns

Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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