Disrupt Education

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Disrupt Education founder Peter Hostrawser talks with those who do education in non-traditional ways. Become a supporter of this podcast: https://anchor.fm/disrupt-educ/support

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Get the students out of the four walls.

December 6th, 2018

Darcel Washington is a mentor, education consultant and visionary. She is the Founder and CEO of Mentoring You and co-Founder of ScholarChics. Her …

Don't choose college to please your parents.

November 25th, 2018

Entrepreneur, Coach, Mentor, Motivator, Creative, and Actor Henry Nwoko talks about his path to Los Angeles from Oak Park. He shares his Nigerian background and how he chose his path to success though formal and …

Hawaii's Teacher of the Year

November 20th, 2018

The 2018 Hawaii Teacher of the Year Mathieu Williams talks about his past in education and how it formed his passion for teaching others. See more of Mathieu's journey at www.mathieuwilliams.com Become a supporter …

Take control of your education.

November 13th, 2018

In this episode, we talk with Elliot Friedland of Lunacy Now. Elliot talks about how people can take advantage of their learning by searching out …

College might be the most inefficient path to finding out what you want to do.

October 29th, 2018

T.K. Coleman is the Education Director for Discover Praxis. He talks about a different look at education and learning... a common sense one. Check …

School does tear down students.

October 22nd, 2018

DeViaughn Benion talks about how his changed mindset in college helped him become successful in his studies and much more on changing education. …

There's so much crap in university curriculum

October 17th, 2018

Chris "Kubby" Kubbernus is the CEO of Kubb & Co. and has experiences a global look at education. From Canada to Denmark becoming an entrepreneur has given Chris a great look at different systems. He highlights the …

College didn't help me and I am now $65K in debt.

October 12th, 2018

Nedo is one of Chicago's premier sound engineers. He's from Bosnia and is making moves in the music industry. College didn't help him much. Here's …

He's in the weeds everyday.

October 8th, 2018


ADHD is my superpower.

October 2nd, 2018

Rene Ayala and Rawan Elshafei come from different backgrounds. That doesn’t mean they are different in the way they want to change education. This is their story of how their paths lead them to believe that disruption …

Use your skills to help others.

September 24th, 2018


Teach students what it’s like to lose money.

September 20th, 2018

Singer and songwriter Conner Cherland talks about his journey to write and perform music. Along the way to becoming an artist, Conner tells how …

We must understand our students in order to serve them

September 9th, 2018

Maui Jones is the founder and artistic director of Echo Theatre Collective. His insights run deep in figuring out how to understand all students in …

Everything is so fast paced... education needs to catch up

September 7th, 2018

Sydney Claps is going into her senior year with the goal to learn as much as she can. From struggling in school to gaining a B- in a graduate-level …

It’s damn expensive to go to college to find yourself

September 2nd, 2018

Kevin Price leads us through his journey in education from working through being a struggling learners, to realizing he had to work harder than his …

You have to listen to your heart in education.

August 31st, 2018

Matt Starcher traveled from Illinois to Colorado to further his education. College didn’t work out for him and he pivoted to be getting an education …

A college professor said some of you shouldn’t be in college

August 27th, 2018

As an artist, Robby Love has an innovative look at the current educational system and how he would change it. His view on education was rattled when …

Look for knowledge in everything you do.

August 19th, 2018

Valparaiso University student athlete Emily Richardson talks about her journey being an athlete, a student and now training to become a teacher. Her …

30% of those classes in high school you will never use again

August 16th, 2018

University of Wyoming student athlete Jahmari Moore shares his lens growing up and learning in three very different environments his insight on how he taught himself to interact with people not like him made him a …

Students need to shift mindsets to high performance

August 13th, 2018

Dr. Peter James is not your typical college professor. He teaches business and entrepreneurship and is a business consultant and coach. Dr. James …

How the INCubatoredu launched a high school entrepreneur

August 10th, 2018

Connor Boundy takes us through his path participating in the INCubatoredu course in high school and how it helped him see authentic learning in and …

Why wait until college to explore your interests?

August 9th, 2018

Carl Lee talks about his family business, grind, becoming an entrepreneur in his educational journey. Carl explains the importance of showing what you can do in projects and creating actually have something to present …

Being told what to do for 11 years is not good in education

August 8th, 2018

Jake Fine talks about his work ethic in an out dated educational system. Explains his journey as a high school student and a Vlogger who has very …

High schools should have more fluid learning environments.

August 7th, 2018

Gil Lemar talks about his high school journey and how most of the traditional structures didn’t work for him and many others. Become a supporter …

Give a platform in schools for students to be heard

August 6th, 2018

Cynthia Martz talks about her expertise in restorative justice and the theater. Hear her journey and how she would change the narrative on students …

The numbers game stifles kids passion about education

August 4th, 2018

Once a thriving basketball player during her educational path, Lyneice gave it all up to learn more about herself. Now on the verge of her first book being published she talks about how she learned from her experiences …

College degrees are not always what they seem.

August 3rd, 2018

Brian Branand and Cullen Benson talk about their journey into being filmmakers at Deaf and Blind Video. Their path into college was not what they …

There should be more time to explore careers in high school

August 2nd, 2018

Nehemiah Moon is not your typical student. He explains how he pivoted many times in his educational path and how he would change education to provide …

There’s a whole generation that needs education reform

August 1st, 2018

Jams The Flavor Child has a very unique eye on life as a musician and artist. He is ready to build a place where youth can learn all aspects of music and recording. This is his path in education and life. Become a …

Electives should be part of the main curriculum

July 31st, 2018

Nicole Acree talks about her path from having a dream to be involved in music at the age of 12 to creating a business in her 20s. She shares her …

Schools should have students test their craft in the market

July 30th, 2018

Evan Brightfield talks about his path from high school, a little college, to being a professional photographer. Become a supporter of this …

Education needs to treat students as clients not numbers

July 29th, 2018

From high school to a few semesters in college to being a self starter and learner, Kelvin Evans gives his authentic views of how education missed …

The college competition game isn’t healthy for learning.

July 28th, 2018


Projects engage students more that 15 page math packets

July 27th, 2018

Ciara Doherty did education differently after she was deemed to not be a good traditional student. Her story takes you from her struggle to read to …

We need to encourage more creativity in schools.

July 26th, 2018


How a professional Doula would change education

July 25th, 2018

Chanel Washington talks about her trials and tribulations through a large high school and how she found her way to become a professional Doula. Oh …

Senioritis is just Boredom

July 24th, 2018

Recent high school grad Emma Thompson talks about how schools need to realign their curriculum to not repeat the same topics four years in a row. …

Malcolm Crawford

July 23rd, 2018


Ms Wait What

July 22nd, 2018

Jen Roth talks about her pivots in education and her blog and even ways to find a path to study abroad while in community college. Become a …

Disruption Joe

July 21st, 2018

Disruption Joe of the Chicago Blockchain Project. Joe talks about how early in his schooling, he was outcast as a student and it changed the way he …

Naraia Griffin

July 20th, 2018

Naraia talks about how business courses in high school helped pave the path to get her apparel company up and running. Become a supporter of this …

Afenya Montgomery

July 19th, 2018

As the founder of the I Can Collective, Afenya talks about her pivot from fashion to nursing to being an entrepreneur and learning that comes with …

Patrick Chrisp

July 18th, 2018


Sydney Babbington

July 17th, 2018

Sydney talks about the importance of taking some time after high school to find your true passion and interests before rushing into post secondary …

Dan Darrah

July 16th, 2018


Levi Baer

July 15th, 2018


Cliff Wright

July 14th, 2018

Cliff has been given the unique opportunity to rebuild a state of the art school in Oakland California. That’s perfect because Cliff is a unique …

Joshua Seitz and Isaiah Easo

July 13th, 2018


Jeff Proctor

July 12th, 2018

Being a leading real estate agent is no easy task. Learning to become one isn’t easy either. Jeff Proctor shares his educational journey to becoming one of the top agents in Chicago and the learning moments that come …

Tom Herner

July 11th, 2018

Tom talks about how his goals in the trades and traditional education are vastly different. Tom talks straight about how many students are being pushed into areas of post secondary education they don’t want to be in. …

Rachel Mautner

July 10th, 2018


Lucas Zeidner

July 9th, 2018

Lucas who is the Farm Manager at NoMi roots in Minnesota talks about getting involved in helping others through growing and preparing food in urban …

A Greater Good Foundation

July 8th, 2018


Brooke Owens

July 7th, 2018


Jen Kanwischer

July 6th, 2018

Jen talks about her dance background and how bringing different ways of meditation and body movement into education could help student learn more. …

Jake Grant

July 5th, 2018

Recorded in the campus of The Georgia Institute of Technology, Jake talks about engineering, being involved and authentic learning. Become a …

Will Bones

July 4th, 2018


Liam Sundling

July 3rd, 2018


Shane Davis and Lloyd Yates

July 2nd, 2018


Morganne Yambrovich

July 1st, 2018


Dasierra Owens

June 30th, 2018

Spirituality and pivots in her learning take a major role in the life of Dasierra. This fashion designer featured in the Jan 2018 issue of LAXUM XP …

Mecca Highsmith

June 29th, 2018

Mecca talks about his blog experience at www.thekingsjournal.com and how education should be viewed as an investment. Become a supporter of this …

Ang Ali

June 28th, 2018

Ang started at college and pivoted into the Navy. She has learned so much about education and life along the way. Become a supporter of this …

Alana Cunningham

June 27th, 2018

Alana talks about her interest in business in high school to her move to Montana. She talks about how schools and communities should work together. …

Reed Barron

June 26th, 2018

From taking business management in high school to working in the fashion industry, Reed talks about his educational path and how authentic learning …

Darien Marion-Burton

June 25th, 2018


Carlos Font

June 24th, 2018

Young entrepreneur and college student Carlos Font talks about how entrepreneurship education in high schools could help many. Become a supporter …

Darryl Allen

June 23rd, 2018


Jonathan Beech

June 22nd, 2018

Jonathan started high school struggling to succeed. He chose to pivot his mindset to be a better student. This is his story. Become a supporter of …

Juanita Williams

June 21st, 2018

Juanita talks about her path through high school and college and how classes in humanities really helped understand differences with classmates. …

Bennett Sully

June 20th, 2018

Bennett is not your average student who is following the traditional path of education. He talks about how schools should offer other options rather …

Deno Andrews

June 19th, 2018


Christian Harris

June 18th, 2018


Clayton Bertoletti

June 17th, 2018

Listen to how Clayton found his way into business education and beyond and how he would change the system as a whole. Become a supporter of this …

Luke Gawne

June 16th, 2018


Stephen Jackson

June 15th, 2018


Donny and the Machine on Disrupt Education

June 14th, 2018


Isaiah Mākar

June 13th, 2018


Amy Renzulli on Disrupt Education

June 12th, 2018

Amy left her corporate gig to start a School of Rock in Oak Park Illinois. Her efforts have taught a community music, confidence, and so many more …

Jack Deiter

June 11th, 2018


Isaac Palmer on Disrupt Education

June 10th, 2018

Isaac Palmer talks to Disrupt Education about touring worldwide as a DJ and trails and tribulations of his personalized education. Become a …

David Douglas founder of Yolobe

June 9th, 2018


Dan Bevan on Disrupt Education

June 8th, 2018

Dan Bevan explains how dropping out of college after a few weeks got him started on a successful entrepreneurial path. Become a supporter of this …

Peter Mullin of OPC kicks on Disrupt Education

June 7th, 2018

Since he was a middle schooler, Peter Mullin was transforming shoes into pieces of art. He now runs the very successful OPC Kicks shoe customization …

Sebastian Medala on Disrupt Education

June 6th, 2018

Sebastian Medala talks about how high school education didn’t fit his learning style on this episode of disrupt education. Become a supporter of …

The Disrupt Education Speech

June 5th, 2018

In this episode Peter Hostrawser speaks to high school students about how to find opportunity in everything, find your passion, and disrupting …

Disrupt Education #1 - Derrick Griffin

June 4th, 2018

In this episode Peter Hostrawser interviews Derrick Griffin about him juggling being a musician an entrepreneur and a full-time college student. …
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