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“Episode 8: Transforming My Teaching, Fatherhood, and Life”

Pre-Listening Activity

What are some of the qualities of an ideal father? In what ways are teachers parents to their students? What mistakes do parents sometimes? Listen to Randall share his story about being a father, mistakes and all, and what he has learned over the years.

Video Activity

Watch the video and answer the questions. Look for the closed-captions option ( CC ) at the bottom of the video to watch the transcript. [The captions are automatically generated, so they are not perfect.]


Randall shared two opening quotes from the Greek philosopher, Socartes. What is his main point for using them?

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Sometimes, Randall made the assumption that sleepy students were tired because they ______.

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Randall was afraid to tell his future wife that he ______.

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Being authentic helps ______.

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Confirmation bias leads people to search for information that _______ their current beliefs.

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People sometimes try to justify mistakes that are harmful, immoral, or _____.

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