Month: July 2015

Getting Hooked on STEM with Alma Ripley

Are you hooked on STEM?  We sure are at Table Top Inventing and so is today’s podcast guest, educator Alma Ripley.  Join us as Alma and I discuss the use of STEM, project based learning, and her involvement with the

046 – STEM Trajectory with Alma Ripley

How can normal public schools integrate STEM subjects deep into their curriculum? Why would a fine arts teacher need to know how to use an oscilloscope? What is an oscilloscope anyway? Listen in for the exciting answers in today’s podcast! Today we get to take a peek into the mind and heart of a true “lead learner” from an elementary school in Albuquerque, NM. Many administrators claim the title of “Lead Learner” but few take it to the heights Alma Ripley has.

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Giving youth direction with author John Griffith

This week on the Table Top Inventing Podcast, I get to interview author and environment conservationist John Griffith.  We’ll discuss the importance of diversity, meaningful work, and his involvement with the California Conservation Corps.  John will tell us how the

045 – Breakin’ It Down with John Griffith

How can a teenager from a good, decent, wonderful family end up making a mess out of their life by the age of 15? What is the path from poor teenage choices to a life of purpose and meaning? Where can parents look for some hope if their teen has taken a very bad path? Today I get the privilege of introducing you to one of the most remarkable individuals to be on our podcast, John Griffith. John’s is truly a story of tragedy and triumph. I won’t spoil the plot, so join me as we go on a journey through innocence and tragedy to great hope.

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Intrinsic learning with Caleb Simonyi-Gindele

Are you one of those people that just loves to learn?  I know I am and so is today’s Table Top Inventing Podcast guest Caleb Simonyi-Gindele.  Join us as we discuss formal versus experiential learning and how learning is intrinsic

044 – Human Uniqueness with Caleb Simonyi-Gindele

How do we foster curiosity and innovation in kids? How does a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy sharpen your business skills? How important is human uniqueness? As with most of our guests, I can honestly say that Caleb Simonyi-Gindele is unique. His perspective on business seen through the lens of both a curious innovator and a trained Marriage and Family Therapist is truly one-of-a-kind. Let’s dive in and pick the brain of a truly deep thinker.

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The power of story and experience with Jody Maberry

Have you ever thought about why you try out buying from a business and end up becoming a regular customer?  Maybe you decided to purchase from them initially because you heard they had fast service or specialized in what you

043 – A Good Story with Jody Maberry

Can a student get A’s in College Calculus after almost failing algebra in high school? How does a financial analyst find his way to becoming a Park Ranger? What is the power of a story to influence students, customers, or acquaintances?

Jody Maberry started off as a pretty bad high school student, but even though he dropped his Basic Algebra class twice in college for poor grades, two years later he was getting an A in calculus. Let’s listen in to find out how this transformation occurred.

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Finding direction with Tom Friedhof

Do you have a passion or hobby that you turned into a profession? Join us for today’s Table Top Inventing Podcast episode with guest, Tom Friedhof.  Tom will tell us about how he discovered his love for coding and his

042 – Gotta Do It with Tom Friedhof

Does being a drummer really correlate to strong logical skills? How important is reading books to success? How important is application in the learning process? Listen in for answers in today’s podcast!

Let’s introduce Tom Friedhof. Tom’s company ActiveLamp creates beautiful, intuitive websites for some very well known brands. Yet he didn’t get his start in the coding world in the normal fashion. Let’s get the story from Tom.

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