050 – More Input with Rachel Winston

 

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In This Episode

How can a math deficiency be a roadblock to your dreams?  What does one do with 12 different college degrees?  How can a college education prepare you for the new career landscape?  Join us for the informative answers on today’s podcast.

Hey there, Innovation Nation!  Today’s guest is long-time friend of my wife’s who has an amazing story and a more impressive college preparation than anyone else I know.  With all the education she has, you might be tempted to believe that she’s inaccessible or aloof, but far from it!  She’s a compassionate, passionate math educator who wants to change the world!  Around here we love World-changers, which reminds me of a quote you’ll hear again in the interview, a quote by Edward Everett Hale:

“I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything; but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”

If you listen to our podcast long enough or visit one of our Inventor Camps, Inventor Workshops, or tech mentoring programs for high school students, you’ll find out that we’re passionate about inspiring world-changers.  We want students to find their curiosity if it’s been lost.  We want them to face their fears and find courage.  Then we want them to use their curiosity and courage to become leaders who change their world.

This is not just talk.  We have seen 4th graders decide they want to become inventors, middle schoolers decide to find a career that “has computer coding as a significant part of the job”, and college-bound high school seniors decide to alter their college plans so that they can make a bigger impact on their world.  These are real stories from real kids we’ve worked with in the last month.  If you are curious, go visit InventingZone.com to find out more.

So with this focus, it should not surprise you that we seek out friends and colleagues such as Dr. Rachel Winston, a math-teacher with a passion to see high school students get into whatever college most fires their imagination.  Rachel believes that education should ignite the brain’s excitement for learning.  Her passion for students, though, is very practical as anyone could observe by visiting her in the classroom.  I hope every student can discover the passion for learning Rachel has found.

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About Rachel

brainpower3Dr. Winston has counseled Southern Cal and international students (mainly from China, Korea, Mexico, and the Middle East) for 32 years and is a trusted expert in global college admissions counseling. She has trained counselors nationwide through the UCLA College Counselor Certificate Program. In-person and live-online, her students are accepted to the top/best fit colleges – applications, essays, athletic/artistic videos, interview prep, website/portfolio development.

Dr. Winston earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and has numerous undergrad and graduate degrees mostly in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects. She attended Harvard undergrad and grad school, as well as USC, UCLA, UCI, Claremont, Syracuse, Pepperdine, the University of Maryland, Gallaudet, CSUF, and Chapman She start college at thirteen and won the National High School Senior of the Year from the American Legion and the 2012 McFarland Literary Achievement Award.

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What is the Purpose of an Education?

“The purpose on an education is to live a life that allows you to understand the world, solve problems, communicate effectively, understand connections between people-places-things-science-history.” —Rachel Winston

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Rachel’s Favorite Quote

“I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything; but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.” —Edward Everett Hale

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About Teachers 

Dr. Sandra Savage for her kindness, generosity, wisdom, patience, respect, compassion, leadership, organization, and brilliance.

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 Something Rachel has made recently:

I made a student see how special they were.

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Something Rachel has learned recently:

 I learned some new words in Chinese.

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Screen Shot 2014-05-08 at 12.01.21 AM“I hope that other people can feel that kind of excitement about education, that they always feel they can grow, they can learn something new, and they can be a little bit better than they were the day before.”Rachel Winston

“If anyone wanted help with math, I was there to help them with math.  It’s different than helping someone with science or language because math literally stops your progression of possibility in your life because you believe that there is no future for you in any of those fields [sciences, business, engineering, other tech degrees, etc.]… You should always leave all your options open, and it shouldn’t be because your crippled [in math] or someone humiliated you or you were made to feel “less than” or insufficient.  So I’ve always been fascinated with helping people see the big ideas in math and being able to be technically proficient.”Rachel Winston

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