The Straight-A Conspiracy Podcast
What if the only reason you aren’t doing well in school is that you’ve been lied to about your own brain?
info_outline Ep 7: Mistakes 07/18/2018
Ep 7: Mistakes Humans are hypersocial animals. We’re desperate to be liked and belong because in the distant past that was how we survived. We need our group. So that’s why we spend so much time in school trying to look smart and impress people. That makes us want to cover up and try to deny our mistakes rather than getting them out in the open so that we can learn from them.
info_outline Ep 6: Feeling Stupid (Shame!) 07/11/2018
Ep 6: Feeling Stupid (Shame!) Early on, we can learn to feel a certain way in a certain context. That can mess up our entire lives. Nowhere is that more powerful in the context of school than the feeling of stupid. Yep. Stupid is a feeling. It’s the feeling of shame. The problem is that shame is the LEAST HELPFUL response to mistakes.
info_outline Ep 5: Feeeelings! Emotion 07/04/2018
Ep 5: Feeeelings! Emotion Your attention is your most valuable resource, but it doesn’t just float free of anything else. There’s a thing that shapes and controls your thinking. It’s your emotions. That’s right. Feeeeeeelings aren’t just for hippies, kids. They’re actually some hardcore neuroscience.
info_outline Ep 4: Attention 06/27/2018
Ep 4: Attention Of course, while everyone has automaticity, not everyone automates everything. In order to master things, you have to control how you use your most valuable resource: your attention. Your attention is the brain “spotlight” - that’s how you control what you automate. In this podcast, we break down how your automaticity and attention make it possible for you to master any skill.
info_outline Ep 3: Automaticity 06/20/2018
Ep 3: Automaticity While we’ve been taught to think of subjects in school as different, your brain doesn’t distinguish. That’s because the underlying power of your ability to learn rests on one thing: automaticity. If you do anything often enough, it will become automatic. The fact that you’re listening to and understanding this podcast tells us that your automaticity works. So, what else do you want to automate? Because if you’ve learned one thing, you can learn anything!
info_outline Ep 1: Welcome to The Straight A Conspiracy Podcast! 04/30/2018
Ep 1: Welcome to The Straight A Conspiracy Podcast! We all hear stories about ourselves all the time; who we are and what we can or can’t do. Those stories can end up running our whole lives and making our choices for us... if we let them! In this first episode, Katie and Hunter share some of the stories that have driven their lives, and the lives of their students. And why it’s time we all questioned who these stories are really serving.