Episode 163 of the Fit Father Project Podcast is all about meaningful learning and how to talk to your kids and help them unlock their greatness.
In this episode, you’ll meet CJ Reynolds, who has been a classroom educator for almost 20 years, teaching high school Literature and The History of Hip-Hop in West Philadelphia and Camden, NJ. He is also the author of Teach Your Class Off: The Real Rap Guide to Teaching and the creator of the Real Rap With Reynolds YouTube Channel.
CJ speaks at schools, universities, and conferences all over the United States, and his work focuses on helping schools and their teachers become who they dream of being by creating relevant, engaging, meaningful learning experiences that infuse playfulness, wonder, and fun to create classes that students WANT to be in.
Reynolds' mission is to guide teachers on how to lead their classes with respect, boundaries, and accountability so they can continually be who their students NEED them to be.
You may be wondering why someone like Reynolds is on a health and fitness podcast, but we had him on for a reason. At the Fit Father and Fit Mother Project, we’re obviously all about family. And, when done right, teachers serve as a secondary layer of parenting.
So, I wanted to talk to CJ about what he’s seeing in today’s education space and glean some lessons on how to engage kids in learning and self-development.
CJ is passionate about what he does and offers great advice on building relationships and keeping kids interested and invested.
In this episode, you’ll learn about:
- ‘Breaking the ice’ with your kids.
- Leading conversations, not lectures.
- Giving kids a safe space to explore and express their thoughts, feelings, and reactions to their worlds.
- Practicing active listening and empathy.
- Being present, not just ‘being there.’
- And so much more!
So, if you want to get the most from your health and fitness efforts, listen to this episode on meaningful learning, take some notes, and check out FF30X!
Learn more about meaningful learning and engaging your kids:
More From CJ:
- Real Rap With Reynolds
- Teach Your Class Off: The Real Rap Guide to Teaching on Amazon
- Real Rap With Reynolds YouTube Channel
- Real Rap With Reynolds on Instagram
- Real Rap With Reynolds on Facebook
- Real Rap With Reynolds on Twitter
- CJ on LinkedIn
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*Please know that weight loss results and health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual; you may not achieve similar results. Always consult with your doctor before making health decisions. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info on meaningful learning.