Today was a pretty exciting day. You might not know that Lacy & I record a podcast called 2 Tech Coaches & A Microphone (we really need to get our teammate Margaret in some episodes). In the episode we recorded today, we were able to interview Adam Bellow. For those of you not familiar with Mr. Bellow, he’s one of the co-founders of BreakoutEDU. BreakoutEDU is really inspirational for me- they took the idea of the breakout room you may have done on vacation (there are a few of them here in Charleston) and translated that into something that a teacher can use in their classroom. I do a lot more work with digital breakouts, since I support secondary teachers (grades 6-12), but the boxes can be really fun too! As a welcome gift to the BreakoutEDU authorized trainer group, I got a few new locks, including a shape lock, which I’m excited to try out at an upcoming session we’re hosting for teachers.
In our interview, Adam shared offered some insights on Breakouts and the instructional and growth benefits they offer.
He also shared some stores about his ‘personal children’ and how their educational experiences and delights have shaped the work he’s doing in his professional life. Adam has been involved in education at many different levels, ranging from being a classroom teacher (just like the three of us) to working in the Obama Whitehouse, which helps him bring a varied, yet experienced point of view to his work. I’m looking forward to attending his keynote and sessions at FETC next week. Learn more about what session you might attend at FETC here.