Big Beacon Radio Ep. 70: Changing the Method: An Interview with Robert J. Caveney

Ep. 70 - Changing the Method: An Interview with Robert J. Caveney In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes author, founder of schoolio.org, and inventor of the I‑o method—Robert J. Caveney. Join Robert and Dave for a discussion of Robert's books, "SCHOOLING For Readiness And Drive" and the forthcoming "Methods for Working Together", and explore the importance of changing the…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 69: Language and the Pursuit of Happiness: An Interview with Chalmers Brothers

Ep. 69 - Language and the Pursuit of Happiness: An Interview with Chalmers Brothers In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes renowned author, coach, and leadership development expert—Chalmers Brothers. Join Chalmers and Dave for a discussion of Chalmers's books, "Language and the Pursuit of Happiness" and "Language and the Pursuit of Leadership Excellence", explore the importance of language in transforming…

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FREE WEBINAR January 18th: 4 Keys to Ineffective Educational Change

Big Beacon presents a FREE WEBINAR 4 Keys to Ineffective Educational Change: How to Botch Transformation Without Really Trying Educational change leaders make 4 common errors that slow change and limit ultimate success. This short, interactive webinar gives practical strategies to both accelerate change and enhance the probability for effective and sustained success. Learn the 4 common mistakes of educational change efforts and how to overcome them. Big Beacon is a 501c3, non-profit organization dedicated to the transformation of education. This webinar is free with no cost or obligation. but with plenty of opportunities for successful educational change.

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 68: Change and the Importance of Shift Skills (Don’t Call Them Soft Skills)

Ep. 68 - Change and the Importance of Shift Skills (Don't Call Them Soft Skills) In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Big Beacon Radio program assistant Emma Schoenfelner to speak about the importance of shift skills (don't call them soft) in creating change. Shift skills include: noticing, listening, questioning, speech acts, story identification, telling, and reframing, vulnerability…

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The Magic of Polarities or Contraries

Explore the importance of recognizing and managing polarities for change. Check out this series of materials created by Big Beacon founder, Dave Goldberg: Lesson 3: The Magic of Polarities or Contraries The Magic of Polarities or Contraries from David E. Goldberg   Use this blank Polarity Map to examine the polarities you're dealing with: Download the PDF here.

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 67: Exploring Crucial Obstacles to Change: An Interview with Dr. John Kotter

Ep. 67 - Exploring Crucial Obstacles to Change: An Interview with Dr. John Kotter In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes back renowned change leader, author, entrepreneur, and Harvard Business School professor emertitus—Dr. John Kotter. Join John and Dave for a discussion of John's latest book “That’s Not How We Do it Here!” which explores crucial obstacles to change, particularly in…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 66: Reinventing Engineering Education: An Interview with Olin College’s Vincent Manno

Ep. 66 - Reinventing Engineering Education: An Interview with Olin College's Vincent Manno While there is still far to go, there are several pioneering universities around the world who have made enormous strides in the effort to transform engineering education. Olin College is one of those pioneers. In this episode, host Dave Goldberg is joined by Vincent Manno, provost and Dean…

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Big Beacon Radio Ep. 65: Closing the Technology Skills Gap: An Interview with John Qualls

Ep. 65 - Closing the Technology Skills Gap: An Interview with John Qualls In this episode, host Dave Goldberg welcomes John Qualls, President of Eleven Fifty Academy, a nonprofit organization focused on closing the nation’s technology skills gap while creating a coding ecosystem that benefits individuals, employers, and communities. Join John and Dave to examine the fallout from high school graduation…

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The Emotional Rescue of Education

Looking to make change in your school? Check out this series of materials created by Big Beacon founder, Dave Goldberg: Lesson 1: The Emotional Rescue of Education The Emotional Rescue of Education from David E. Goldberg  

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