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The Straight-A Conspiracy Podcast

Hunter Maats & Katie O'Brien

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Hunter Maats & Katie O'Brien

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What if the only reason you aren’t doing well in school is that you’ve been lied to about your own brain?

Latest Episodes

Welcome to The Straight A Conspiracy Podcast!

We all hear stories about ourselves all the time; who we are and what we can or can’t do. Those stories can end up running our whole lives and making our choices for us... if we let them! In this first episode, Katie and Hunter share some of the stories that have driven their lives, and the lives of their students. And why it’s time we all questioned who these stories are really serving.

18 MIN2018 APR 30
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Welcome to The Straight A Conspiracy Podcast!

Movies! The Genius Myth

Don’t Believe The Hype About Genius: How Overselling Some People Leads Most People to Undersell Themselves

26 MIN2018 APR 30
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Movies! The Genius Myth

Automaticity

While we’ve been taught to think of subjects in school as different, your brain doesn’t distinguish. That’s because the underlying power of your ability to learn rests on one thing: automaticity. If you do anything often enough, it will become automatic. The fact that you’re listening to and understanding this podcast tells us that your automaticity works. So, what else do you want to automate? Because if you’ve learned one thing, you can learn anything!

16 MIN2018 JUN 20
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Automaticity

Attention

Of course, while everyone has automaticity, not everyone automates everything. In order to master things, you have to control how you use your most valuable resource: your attention. Your attention is the brain “spotlight” - that’s how you control what you automate. In this podcast, we break down how your automaticity and attention make it possible for you to master any skill.

16 MIN2018 JUN 27
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Attention

Feeeelings!

Your attention is your most valuable resource, but it doesn’t just float free of anything else. There’s a thing that shapes and controls your thinking. It’s your emotions. That’s right. Feeeeeeelings aren’t just for hippies, kids. They’re actually some hardcore neuroscience.

30 MIN2018 JUL 4
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Feeeelings!

The Feeling of Stupid is Shame

Early on, we can learn to feel a certain way in a certain context. That can mess up our entire lives. Nowhere is that more powerful in the context of school than the feeling of stupid. Yep. Stupid is a feeling. It’s the feeling of shame. The problem is that shame is the LEAST HELPFUL response to mistakes.

23 MIN2018 JUL 11
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The Feeling of Stupid is Shame

Mistakes Aren’t Shameful

Humans are hypersocial animals. We’re desperate to be liked and belong because in the distant past that was how we survived. We need our group. So that’s why we spend so much time in school trying to look smart and impress people. That makes us want to cover up and try to deny our mistakes rather than getting them out in the open so that we can learn from them.

21 MIN2018 JUL 18
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Mistakes Aren’t Shameful
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Latest Episodes

Welcome to The Straight A Conspiracy Podcast!

We all hear stories about ourselves all the time; who we are and what we can or can’t do. Those stories can end up running our whole lives and making our choices for us... if we let them! In this first episode, Katie and Hunter share some of the stories that have driven their lives, and the lives of their students. And why it’s time we all questioned who these stories are really serving.

18 MIN2018 APR 30
Comments
Welcome to The Straight A Conspiracy Podcast!

Movies! The Genius Myth

Don’t Believe The Hype About Genius: How Overselling Some People Leads Most People to Undersell Themselves

26 MIN2018 APR 30
Comments
Movies! The Genius Myth

Automaticity

While we’ve been taught to think of subjects in school as different, your brain doesn’t distinguish. That’s because the underlying power of your ability to learn rests on one thing: automaticity. If you do anything often enough, it will become automatic. The fact that you’re listening to and understanding this podcast tells us that your automaticity works. So, what else do you want to automate? Because if you’ve learned one thing, you can learn anything!

16 MIN2018 JUN 20
Comments
Automaticity

Attention

Of course, while everyone has automaticity, not everyone automates everything. In order to master things, you have to control how you use your most valuable resource: your attention. Your attention is the brain “spotlight” - that’s how you control what you automate. In this podcast, we break down how your automaticity and attention make it possible for you to master any skill.

16 MIN2018 JUN 27
Comments
Attention

Feeeelings!

Your attention is your most valuable resource, but it doesn’t just float free of anything else. There’s a thing that shapes and controls your thinking. It’s your emotions. That’s right. Feeeeeeelings aren’t just for hippies, kids. They’re actually some hardcore neuroscience.

30 MIN2018 JUL 4
Comments
Feeeelings!

The Feeling of Stupid is Shame

Early on, we can learn to feel a certain way in a certain context. That can mess up our entire lives. Nowhere is that more powerful in the context of school than the feeling of stupid. Yep. Stupid is a feeling. It’s the feeling of shame. The problem is that shame is the LEAST HELPFUL response to mistakes.

23 MIN2018 JUL 11
Comments
The Feeling of Stupid is Shame

Mistakes Aren’t Shameful

Humans are hypersocial animals. We’re desperate to be liked and belong because in the distant past that was how we survived. We need our group. So that’s why we spend so much time in school trying to look smart and impress people. That makes us want to cover up and try to deny our mistakes rather than getting them out in the open so that we can learn from them.

21 MIN2018 JUL 18
Comments
Mistakes Aren’t Shameful
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