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Jim Hahn and Jon Cassie: Improving the Qualia-ty of Education

Overthrowing Education

Release Date: 06/26/2022

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In this episode, Jim Hahn and Jon Cassie from Qualia: The School for Deeper Learning and The Arete Institute, are not only my wonderful guests, but they also the sponsors this podcast.

Jim and Jon chat with me about the many lessons and approaches more traditional style -schools, and actually all schools, can learn from Qualia and from its predecessor Arete Preparatory Academy. 

Of course, we talk about some of my favorite topics such as going gradeless and authentic, creative assessments, but there is even more practical wisdom they that share - things we can start doing right away.

I want to thank my guests Jim Hahn and Jon Cassie as well as my fauxmercial helpers Yossie and Tuvia Frankel.

Links and Resources:

Serving students in grades 4 through 12, Qualia: The School for Deeper Learning offers online and in-person courses for highly curious students looking to explore and expand their passions in an intellectually stimulating environment.

Jon’s Podcasts:

www.gamelevellearn.com

www.manywindows.net