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Rick and Nick's Excellent EdVenture

Apr 15, 2024

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In this conversation, Rick and Nick discuss a video by educator Brian Mendler, who shares strategies for working with oppositional defiant kids. They highlight Mendler's engaging presentation style and his focus on using questions instead of declarative control statements. They discuss the importance of...


Apr 7, 2024

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The conversation discusses the human knot team-building exercise and its significance in fostering communication, problem-solving, and resilience. It explores the importance of meaningful conversations and learning from others' mistakes. The conversation also touches on the question of who we want to be...


Mar 10, 2024

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In this conversation, Nick and Rick discuss their favorite sports movies. They cover a wide range of films, including St. Ralph, The Wrestler, The Cutting Edge, and Over the Top. They also debate whether certain movies are actually sports movies or fall into other genres. The conversation is filled with...


Feb 26, 2024

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This conversation explores the power of simplicity and small actions in various aspects of life, including relationships, cooking, and education. The hosts discuss the importance of building strong relationships between teachers and students, as well as the impact of tone of voice on these relationships....


Feb 25, 2024

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In this conversation, Nick and Rick discuss the impact of tone of voice on student learning. They celebrate Rick's birthday and share a hiking adventure in the Superstition Mountains. The main focus is on a research study that highlights the importance of using a warm and supportive tone of voice in the...