Ep.084 -- Jeff Harris -- College, Career, & Future Readiness w/ the President & Co-Founder of Xello

ClassCast Podcast

31-01-2022 • 1 hr 19 mins

ClassCast Podcast Ep.084 features Jeff Harris, President and Co-Founder of Xello, discussing college and career planning, supporting students' long-term goals, and the concept (and reality) of "future ready" students.  Jeff and host Ryan Tibbens discuss their own experiences with past versions of "career planning," why talking about and structuring long-term planning is more important than ever, and how services like Xello can serve students without over-burdening teachers and counselors. This discussion goes beyond shallow platitudes about being "future ready" and digs into how local communities and students' experiences shape their goals and options, how classical/liberal/traditional schools may need college and career planning services even more than public and STEM schools, and even how school divisions go about testing and adopting cutting edge edtech like Xello. If you are a counselor, special education transition teacher, career/technical education teacher, parent, or community member concerned about how we're preparing students for their lives beyond high school, this episode is a must-listen. You can learn more about Jeff Harris and Xello at Xello.world and through their social media accounts, including on Twitter and YouTube.

Table of Contents (*highlights)

  1. 0:00-8:33 -- Intro to Xello, Jeff Harris, & Helping Students Find Their Futures
  2. 8:33-16:11 -- Purpose & Relevance: Student Engagement in Edtech & Career Planning *
  3. 16:11-24:35 -- Who Is Involved in Most Edtech Adoptions?
  4. 24:35-26:50 -- How to Implement Xello
  5. 26:50-34:57 -- The Role of College/Career Readiness in Private & Public Schools *
  6. 34:57-39:30 -- The Purpose of School According to Jeff Harris
  7. 39:30-45:07 -- The Dangers of College/Career Advising & Advice **
  8. 45:07-55:04 -- Jeff Harris, the Student Who Needed & Created College/Career Planning **
  9. 55:04-1:07:16 -- Jeff's Ideal School & the Meaning of "Future Ready" *
  10. 1:07:16-1:19:24 -- Final Wrap-Up & Jeff's Book/Movie Recs


​​The ClassCast Podcast streams on all major platforms, including iTunes/Apple Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Audible, Stitcher, and more.  You can also find us on YouTube and at www.ClassCastPodcast.com.  Be sure to like, subscribe, follow, share, and comment wherever you listen.  Leave a comment below to let us know what you think of the discussion and if you have any questions!

Support the show (http://paypal.me/TibbensEST)!
​Donations -- large and small -- help keep this podcast independent!

Support the show

You Might Like

The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast
The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast
Dr. Jordan B. Peterson
The Daily Stoic
The Daily Stoic
Daily Stoic | Wondery
Two Mr Ps in a Pod(Cast)
Two Mr Ps in a Pod(Cast)
Two Mr Ps in a Pod(Cast)
Coffee Break French
Coffee Break French
Coffee Break Languages
Coffee Break Spanish
Coffee Break Spanish
Coffee Break Languages
Am I the Genius?
Am I the Genius?
youtube.com/@amithegenius
Coffee Break Italian
Coffee Break Italian
Coffee Break Languages
Motivational Speeches
Motivational Speeches
Motivational Speeches
Andrew Tate
Andrew Tate
Andrew Tate
Learn Spanish
Learn Spanish
Help Me Learn