Failure is not only an option. It’s part of the process. Teaching Robotics helped Jake realize this and pass this along to his students.
Jake knows the importance of loving your work, and he finds this love through teaching the fifth grade at Woodview Elementary, coaching the Eaglebots, and being the director of Robotics for Wa-Nee Community Schools.
With so much to do, Jake knows that finding time for family and for himself are crucial for staying balanced. That means saying “no” to other projects.
How does Jake keep himself motivated to put in the work? By making Zero Excuses and saying no to the good things so he can say yes to the great things.
– Confidence is key
– Saying no is crucial
– Loving your job is the most important thing
Things to listen for:
[01:02] What robotics teaches us
[03:42] The value of our teachers
[06:20] Rebuilding enthusiasm for teaching
[09:09] The need for new legislation
[11:05] Balancing your time
[13:49] The importance of saying “no”
After You Listen:
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