Bring it In is a podcast for motivated, curious people, who want to discover new strategies, perspectives, and insights from CEOs, coaches, educators, elected officials and entrepreneurs.
In honor of the new school year, Professor 1Huddle has put together the best episodes of Bring it In, our original podcast, so all you have to do to level-up is listen in.
We’ve got something for everyone who wants to learn…
1️⃣ HOW WE LEARN
Episode #67: Kevin Werbach – Professor at Wharton University of Penn and Author of For the Win: The Power of Gamification and Game Thinking in Business, Education, Government, and Social Impact
On this episode, 1Huddle sat down with Kevin Werbach, Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics at Wharton to discuss the importance of fun, motivation, and how to use gamification for good.
His book, For The Win, is a close study of gamification, and the powerful tool it can be when harnessed for business, education, and government.
“Fun does not mean frivolous. You look at what people are doing, even people who are engrossed in playing games, they are totally focused. They’re in that kind of flow zone. That’s what you want, and that’s what you want, you know, no matter how big or serious or high stakes the thing is that you’re doing.”
Episode #38: Tom Sterner – Bestselling Author of The Practicing Mind & CEO of The Practicing Mind Institute
Tom Sterner, Founder and CEO of The Practicing Mind Institute, and author of the popular book “The Practicing Mind” joined 1Huddle CEO Sam Caucci to talk about how we can reach our goals, practice to our fullest potential, and what it really means to operate at our highest level.
His latest book, The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life, is a guide that aims to give readers the tools they need to accomplish the goals they set out to achieve, with patience and empowerment.
“From the time we’re born, we’re learning skills. We’re learning how to walk , how to button a shirt. It just goes through our whole life. If you can learn how to enjoy the process of learning the skill and having a mind that is totally present in that process, you move at the fastest pace.”
Episode #7: Peter Brown – Author of Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning
In his work as a management consultant, working with major corporations and the United States Armed Forces, Peter Brown became fascinated by the ways in which people learn, and why so much of what we set out to learn doesn’t stick. During this episode, he talks about what managers get wrong, why struggle is critical to memory, and why learning how to learn is the most important life skill.
“Basically, learning works when you struggle with something new, try it in different ways, connect it to what you already know, and finally get that ‘aha moment.’ Building connections in the brain really is a matter of practice at retrieving information and applying it over time.”
2️⃣ HOW TO TEACH
Episode #81: Barbara Oakley – Author of Uncommon Sense Teaching: Practical Insights in Brain Science to Help Students Learn, Engineer, Professor at Oakland University, and Fmr. Army Captain
Barbara Oakley is a former Army Captain and professor of engineering at Oakland University and McMaster University. Her online courses on learning are some of the most popular MOOC classes in the world.
In this episode, Barbara sat down with us to discuss online and classroom learning, the difficulty of changing minds, and unequal education opportunities.
“So similarly in education, we now know how students learn effectively. I mean, neuroscience has got all this insight, but schools of education are not by and large not teaching it. And school boards are not accepting it, not promoting it. In fact, sort of like, there are major initiatives to turn directly away from what neuroscience has told us is important in learning effectively.”
Episode #28: Dr. Donna Shalala – Congresswoman, HHS Secretary, University President and Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient
Dr. Donna Shalala served in the Carter and Clinton administrations, as well as in Congress, from 2019 to 2021, where she represented Florida’s 27th Congressional District. Shalala is a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which she was awarded in 2008, and is the longest-serving HHS Secretary in U.S. history. During her tenure, she directed the government’s welfare reform process, made health insurance available to more than 2.5 million children, and raised child vaccination rates to the highest levels in history.
On this episode of Bring it In, Donna and Sam talked about everything from why the process is so important to how we can make education more equitable and effective.
“We have to keep training. We have to keep educating. I don’t care whether it’s on the assembly line or whether it’s in a classroom, but we’ve got to think about that once we get our employees trained. They have to continue that training.”
Episode #35: Julie Lythcott-Haimes – Former Dean at Stanford University, Award-Winning Author, TED Speaker, Activist
As Stanford’s Dean of Freshmen students, Julie Lythcott-Haims was known for her fierce critique of the growing trend of parental over-involvement in the lives of college students. Her preoccupation with the harm of helicopter parenting gave way to her New York Times best-selling book How to Raise an Adult, and her latest work, Your Turn: How to Be an Adult.
“At some point, parents will be dead and gone, and God help the child who has led a life so involved with parental involvement that they will not know how to do things for themselves, solve problems, and cope with inevitable setbacks”
3️⃣ HOW TO COACH
Episode #82: Coach Anson Dorrance – 22x National Championship Head Women’s Soccer Coach at UNC Chapel Hill
Anson Dorrance is the Head Coach of the Women’s Soccer Program at the University of North Carolina. He has one of the most successful coaching records in the history of athletics, leading his team during a 101-game unbeaten streak and coaching13 different women to a total of 20 National Player of the Year Awards.
On this episode of Bring It In season three, Anson sat down with Sam and discussed ranking your players, setting standards and core values, and surrounding criticism with love and care.
“Our core values are our character. I want my kids to develop principle-centered living. I want them to basically treat people with extraordinary compassion and kindness. I want them to basically be wonderful leaders, and the principles of our core values are what we try to drive everyone in the program to live by.”
Episode #76: Kent Babb – Sports Writer for The Washington Post and Acclaimed Author of Across the River: Life, Death, and Football in an American City
Kent Babb is a sports writer for The Washington Post and acclaimed author of Across the River: Life, Death, and Football in an American City and Not A Game: The Incredible Rise and Unthinkable Fall of Allen Iverson.
In this conversation with Sam, Babb discusses investing in your players as individuals, the stigma surrounding mental health, and the importance of communication as a leader.
“The hardest thing is also the simplest thing. It’s personal investment. It’s actually finding what these young people are motivated by. A coach is a social worker, a teacher, a parent, a big brother, a security guard. So many jobs wrapped up into one.”
Episode #25: Nancy Lieberman – Basketball Hall of Famer, Olympian, Fmr. NBA Coach and WNBA Player
Nancy Lieberman is a former professional basketball player and NBA coach who’s widely known as one of the all-time greatest figures in American basketball. She went on to become the first ever woman coach in a professional men’s sports league and the second female assistant coach in NBA history. She was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1996.
“ You can yell at me, you can scream at me. […] I understand winning and I understand losing, but the most important thing is how to work together. Nobody who’s ever been great has ever done it by themselves.”
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