ClassCast Podcast Ep.037 features Jeremy Wayne Tate, CEO of the CLT exam, talking with host Ryan Tibbens about classical education, school choice, improving education, and the CLT exam itself. After spending around 10 years working in schools, he now leads an upstart testing company that hopes to challenge the SAT and ACT in the college admissions testing space. A self-proclaimed disrupter, Jeremy Wayne Tate cares deeply about education and about bringing back the classical form of schooling that has dominated western culture for hundreds of years. If you use Twitter and care about education, you MUST follow Jeremy (@JeremyTate41) -- you will love or hate his each and every tweet, but you will never feel apathetic about them. Whether you are a homeschooling, unschooling, private schooling, or public schooling family, the concepts of classical education, school choice, and admissions options should at least be on your radar. Don't miss this chance to learn about a new test and a new, old form of school from an up-and-coming education entrepreneur.
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1) What is the CLT Exam & Why Classical Education? -- 2:22-21:02
2) Tate's Ideal School -- 21:30-29:30
3) Parents as Teachers & Government Schools -- 30:12-38:07
4) School Choice -- 38:08-50:18
5) Test Optional Admissions & Grades -- 52:08-56:56
6) The CLT's Growth -- 56:56-1:01:25
7) Cultural Bias -- 1:01:33-1:12:42
8) Books & Ending -- 1:14:56-1:21:00
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The fourth episode of the ClassCast podcast features filmmaker and Qur'an teacher Esraa Abo Oun and our host, Ryan Tibbens, as they talk about school, education, making movies, ELL classes, Islam, Syria, and more. Check out some of Esraa's work on Instagram at @esraa_abooun and at @JihadFilm.
Esraa Abo Oun is a former student of Mr. Tibbens, graduating from Broad Run HS in 2014 and George Mason University in 2018. She is an accomplished artist, designer, filmmaker, and teacher/student of the Qur'an. Esraa moved from Syria to the United States in 8th grade, just before the start of the Syrian Civil War. Her concerns about human rights, peace, education, and faith help to highlight issues that we must all face if we are to create a better, safer, more peaceful world. Despite less-than-perfect sound quality thanks to the library's loud HVAC system and a children's play-date next door, this is an excellent episode that takes a different tone than previous recordings. Coming Soon -- watch for ClassCast Episode 005, featuring teacher, debate coach, philosopher, and social critic Jim Dunning!
The fourth episode of the ClassCast podcast features Esraa Abo Oun, a filmmaker, Qur'an teacher and student, and former student of Ryan Tibbens, our host. Due to a less-than-ideal environment for recording (a "quiet" room in the library that provided a loud air conditioner and noisy children's play date next door), the sound quality is a bit rough. However, we've been working hard to filter out the distractions and improve the clarity of Esraa's voice.
This clip features discussion of ELL class, Esraa Abo Oun's film "Jihad," the meaning of the word "jihad," and childhood in Syria. Any person with an interest in understanding Islam, Syria, media bias, and refugee and immigrant experiences should check out this clip. Additional clips (and the full episode) will be posted as editing and audio mastering are complete. Leave comments below with your questions an ideas!
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