BEP048 – Choosing College with Author Michael Horn


Author and educator Michael Horn provides insights for parents, students and educators about the research in his book, Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life.

Guest Bio:

Michael Horn speaks and writes about the future of education and works with a portfolio of education organizations to improve the life of each and every student. 

Michael serves as the head of strategy for the Entangled Group, an education venture studio, and as a senior partner for Entangled Solutions, a strategy consultancy for the education ecosystem. He is also the co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank. 

He is the author and coauthor of multiple books, white papers, and articles on education, including the award-winning book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns and the Amazon-bestseller Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools

Michael holds a BA in history from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

He is the author of the new book, Choosing College, which strips away the noise around college to help students and parents understand why they are going to school and how to make better choices, as well as aids schools in designing better experiences.

(source: amazon.com)

 

Show Notes:

00:55 Michael Horn’s background

02:43 What does success look like for you with the launch of this book? What are you trying to accomplish?

05:30 Concept of students hiring schools for “jobs to be done”

06:38 5 jobs to be done. These are jobs that:

  1. Help me get into my best school
  2. Help me do what’s expected of me 
  3. Help me get away
  4. Help me step it up
  5. Help me extend myself

09:38 Is there a job that’s an ideal job? 

12:39 Jobs that have the highest outcomes: research / data on those jobs

14:32 2 sub-segments: extrinsically motivated and intrinsically motivated students

17:24 “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

26:12 In your research of the book, what was the one thing that surprised you that maybe wasn’t part of your hypothesis?

31:17 Flexibility – that you can move between jobs, that your purpose might shift

34:09 If I’m a teacher listening to this, how do I use this to help serve my students and prepare  for the next phase in their lives?

36:23 How this applies to kids in elementary

Michael’s new book:

Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life

Books mentioned:

Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns

Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students’ Networks by Julia Freeland Fisher

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by JD Vance 

Connect with Michael:

Website : http://michaelbhorn.com

Twitter : @michaelbhorn

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