The guiding principle of Education Evolution has been to light passion among educational leaders and to spark them into action. Over the last few years, I believe we’ve done just that. And while the work isn’t over yet, the time has come to put a pause on the podcast.
As an advocate for lifelong learning, this week on the podcast I’m sharing what that looks like for me right now. I’ve been working hard to decode what I’ve learned in acts one and two of life and how I can take those learnings and make act three the best it can be.
Listen in as I share the journey that’s happened during many years in education, what I’ve learned, and what’s important moving forward. The journey most definitely isn’t over, but it’s okay for it to change along the way.
Jump in the Conversation:
[1:18] – Aligning learner experience with passion and purpose
[1:40] – Lifelong passion and purpose as important guiding lights in every phase
[3:30] – Processing & reflecting
[5:02] – How to encourage lifelong learning in the third act
[5:28] – Takeaways from a deep dive
[5:48] – There are a lot of resources out there for third acts
[10:16 – Exploration going in different directions
[11:17] – Fitness has a role in third act well-being
[12:20] – Importance of community in longevity
[14:07] – Reengaging in spiritual community
[15:09] – The next phase for me
Links & Resources
- Third Act Environmental Boomer Community
- Third Act Magazine: Aging with Confidence (with free online digital materials)
- Life’s Third Act TEDx Talk
- Annual Life Review Process
- Psychology Today Life Review article
- Successful People article
- The Third Act: Reinventing Your Next Chapter book
- Wiser Than Me podcast with Julia Louis-Dreyfus
- Younger Next Year book
- 10% Happier podcast longevity series
- The Art of Anti-Aging
- Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Eat to Live podcast
- Blue Zones
- Microschool grant project for Getting Smart’s Learning Innovation Fund
- Email Maureen
- Maureen’s TEDx: Changing My Mind to Change Our Schools
- The Education Evolution
- Facebook: Follow Education Evolution
- Twitter: Follow Education Evolution
- LinkedIn: Follow Education Evolution
- EdActive Collective
- Maureen’s book: Creating Micro-Schools for Colorful Mismatched Kids
- Micro-school feature on Good Morning America
- The Micro-School Coalition
- Facebook: The Micro-School Coalition
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