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Joel Hammon

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E16: Fostering Passion in the Next Generation Through Alternative Schooling with Joel Hammon

On Air Brands Podcast

In today's episode we are visited by Joel Hammon, Co-founder of the Princeton Learning Cooperative. The Princeton Learning Cooperative is an alternative school system, outside of traditional schooling, offering students the opportunity to explore potential careers that they are passionate about.  We cover a wide range of topics highlighted by some of the following key points; -Alternative Solutions to engage students in their own education. -The importance of finding passion in what you do. -Why we need structure. -The importance of making and fostering meaningful connections Along with much more! Make sure to tune in to On Air Brands Live! every Wednesday at 11:00am EST for more of these great interviews LIVE! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/onairbrands/message

1hr 2mins

18 Dec 2019

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Joel Hammon on Quitting Teaching

Off-Trail Learning

After a decade of teaching at public and private schools, Joel Hammon quit. Despite being on track to earning a six-figure salary with full benefits, he couldn’t take it anymore. But he still wanted to work with young people, so he co-founded Princeton Learning Cooperative (princetonlearningcooperative.org): a center based on the North Star model. In this episode we talk about how Joel struggled with teaching, what he loved about it, what led him to quit, how he (and others like him) maintain financial security, and how he continues contributing to social change outside of public education. We also discuss the Liberated Learners network (liberatedlearners.net) and Joel’s 2016 book, The Teacher Liberation Handbook.Learn more about Joel at joelhammon.com, and don’t miss his wonderful TEDx talk.

1hr 22mins

26 Jul 2018

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Joel Hammon on Non Traditional Alternative Education

CEO Warrior Podcast with Mike Agugliaro

Joel Hammon is the co-founder of The Learning Cooperatives, a group of self-directed learning centers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is also the co-founder and president of Liberated Learners, an organization that supports educators around the world to create self-directed learning centers in their communities. Joel is the author of The Teacher Liberation Handbook that details how he left teaching in public and private schools after 11 years to create an educational alternative for young people.


1 May 2017