Tag Archives: Critical Thinking

Bosque School Medical Reserve Corps

Ever felt sick or were injured at school? Ever have to face the grumpy school nurse? Well, not at Bosque School in Albuquerque New Mexico! This is an amazing student led program, where all of the first responders for illness or injury are the students themselves. As members of the school’s Medical Reserve Corps, the students learn how to respond to medical incidents and emergencies and take the lead when something happens.

In this episode, we talk with Dan Shaw, teacher, first responder and faculty head of the MRC at Bosque School, as well as Maddison, Taylor & Abigail, three of the students who are part of the MRC program and first responders.

What better way to learn a unique and practical medical skill set than through real-world experiences.We take a look at how this unique program came about and how it’s been developed over the years to provide students with some amazing and challenging opportunities and experiences to develop an excellent skill-set and ability to respond and deal with a range of medical issues and emergencies.

This is true leadership in Experiential Education and one of the most impressive programs I’ve come across in a school. Whilst many schools profess they provide opportunities for leadership, this school actually does it in such a fantastic and meaningful way.

For more information on Bosque School’s program:

Bosque School MRC

https://www.bosqueschool.org/list-detail?pk=149439&fromId=245550

USA National MRC

https://www.phe.gov/about/oem/prep/Pages/mrc.aspx

Standard Diner ABQ

https://www.standarddiner.com/

This was the first diner I’ve been to in the US and it was nice. The frozen margarita with mint mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!

Howling Gibbon Outdoor Education

Have you ever tried washing an Elephant at school? Explored a jungle and encountered a family of Gibbons? Well you can at The Howling Gibbon Outdoor Centre in Thailand

In this episode, we talk with Alex Moxon Founder and program Director of the Howling Gibbon Centre.

What better way to learn than to spend time in a rural centre in Thailand which combines, outdoor adventures with field studies and service learning. This centre runs a great range of interesting and diverse programs, with the service learning based upon the UN sustainability goals.

Alex is also the founder of Outdoortopia, an exciting experiential education blog and online community for teachers and other educators interested in creating change makers for a sustainable future.

For more information on the Howling Gibbon and Outdoortopia

Howling Gibbon

https://www.howlinggibbon.com/

Outdoortopia

https://www.outdoortopia.org/

UN Sustainable Development Goals

https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300

St Paul’s School Entrepreneurship Program

Want to learn how to be an entrepreneur? Often this sort of thing is left to chance, luck or sheer force of will. Why not avoid this and get started at school with some real-world problem solving, idea hacking and industry partnerships to help you build an entrepreneurial mindset and skill set whilst still at school

In this episode, we talk with Dr Paul Browning, Principal of St Paul’s School in Brisbane, Australia and Author of ‘Compelling Leadership and Principled.

In a rapidly changing world, we explore how St Paul’s has taken a proactive approach to teaching and learning and created an Entrepreneurial stream for their students to prepare them for an uncertain future.

From an in-depth educational review with input from leading educational minds such as Andy Hargraves & Pasi Sahlberg, to industry partnerships and a start-up fund, this school is on the leading edge of education today.

For more information on St Paul’s and their wonderful program:

http://www.andyhargreaves.com/

https://pasisahlberg.com/

For more information on Dr Paul Browning and his books:

https://www.uqp.com.au/books/principled