Episode 90: The Time Is NOW For Education To Evolve
Matt Beadreau on Instagram: @Matt Beaudreau
Apogee Strong: https://apogeestrong.com
Continuing our discussion on the need for an evolution in education, today we’re talking to Matt Beadreau, one of my friends from Front Row Dads. We’ve been friends on Social Media but this is my first time talking to him in person! Matt founded the Apogee Acton Academy, a program that I have put the education of my children in charge of. In his own words: Matt Beaudreau is the founder of Acton Academy Placer and Acton Academy Sacramento. As a career educator, Matt has delivered TEDx talks, consulted with Universities, written books, and created programs that have helped to push education into the 21st century for teens across America. He currently hosts The Essential 11 podcast, which focuses on gaining world-class advice from prominent guests in business, media, sports, education, and entertainment.
Beaudreau is also a world-renowned keynote speaker, speaking to over 250,000 people across the globe with clients ranging from Lockheed Martin and the United States Air Force to Caterpillar and Honeywell.
In his younger years, Matt was a competitive kickboxer underneath Dennis Alexio and competed in multiple amateur mixed martial arts fights under the coaching of Frank Shamrock, Ken Shamrock, and Jason Pietz.
0:00 – Intro to Matt
5:00 – How do you accidentally end up working at Stanford?
9:00 – How do you stand out with your good work ethic?
12:50 – What is Apogee Strong?
20:50 – What is going wrong with K-8 education?
31:50 – How does Acton Academy strive to fix education?
Clip 2 – the first few days of acton are like hunger games, but its about building a human vs following rules
34:40 – Humans learn by doing (the first few weeks of Acton)