10: Bonus Edition- Interview with Dave Hartzell


Dave is a Reach Teacher (Public Impact Success By Design). Dave graduated from University of Delaware in 2006 with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education (PreK-8). Since then he has taught in high-poverty areas of Richmond and Charlotte. His biggest successes in education so far are starting a grassroots campaign called 40 Book Project, piloting 1 of only 50 global Imagination Chapters, and working with TEACH Charlotte as a Seminar Instructor.

He’s currently building a Wonder Lab at Shamrock Gardens Elementary School and conducting research with Charlotte Teachers Institute on Exercise and the Brain.

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  • Standards are seen as the ceiling, in the Wonder Lab standards are seen as the floor.
  • Less input from me and more output from .
  • Change the question.

Dave’s Stamp of Approval

  • Caine’s Arcade
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faIFNkdq96U
  • Lynda Berry’s 4 Minute Journal
    • http://thenearsightedmonkey.tumblr.com/post/17159582607/why-is-it-so-hard-to-keep-up-a-diary-it-isnt
  • Tony Wagner’s Essential Skills
    • http://www.tonywagner.com/7-survival-skills
  • Ricky Singh at Charlotte Lab School
    • http://www.charlottelabschool.org/#/reimagining-school
  • Skype in the Classroom
    • https://education.skype.com/
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