What’s it like being a political speech writer?
Charles Wheelan is an economist, writer (Naked Economics) and speech writer for big name politicians. He went to Dartmouth as an undergrad, and now surprisingly is heading back as a faculty member. But it’s his car crash that will really get your attention.
Use the player below or click this link: Charles Wheelan Interview
What’s it like being a social worker?
Lynn Loar works with autistic kids, animal shelters and teaches fellow social workers. She’s worked thousands of cases, and helped change the child abuse reporting laws of California. It just goes to show you how much ice skating can impact a life.
Use the player below or click this link: Lynn Loar Interview
What’s it like being a biologist?
If you love biology, Dezene is your guy. He lives in Prince George, British Columbia but I caught him while on vacation on Prince Edward Island, just after Hurricane Irene. He gives you a good idea of what it’s like to be a university professor.
Use the player below or click this link: Dezene Huber Interview
What’s it like to be a learning expert?
Richard teaches children to learn. He has years of experience working with people with autism, learning disabilities and physical handicaps. Richard gives some good advice of how to work with violent patients, difficult cases, and normal folk. For Richard’s site, click here.
Use the player below or click this link: Richard McManus Interview
What’s it like to have made learning fun?
Rewards can change the lives of everyone around you, of every species. Dogs, dolphins, elephants, employees, children and you all share in the willingness to trade behavior for rewards. Dolphins jump for fish, you go to work for money. Everyone is impacted by smiles, hugs and nodding your head. Karen Pryor suggests you learn how to thoughtfully use operant conditioning. These principles mean you don’t have to push anyone around, impress them or dominate them. And if you don’t learn these tools, you tend to fall back on being a primate. Check out Karen Pryor’s ClickerTraining site here.
Use the player below or click this link: Karen Pryor Interview