Karen Gross & Breakaway Learners – 180

By Steven Miletto

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Karen Gross is the author of Breakaway Learners: Strategies for Post-Secondary Success with At-Risk Students. (2017; Teachers College Press –www.tcpress..com)
Karen is a higher education consultant based in Washington, DC. 
She was the president of Southern Vermont College for 8 years and a tenured law professor for 20+ years.
Today, we talk about what it is like to be a college president, what she liked about teaching law, and of course our main topic – Breakaway Learners.
Karen explains what a Breakaway Learner is and shares her thoughts about a term she created: “lasticity.”
We take a look at a few of my favorite chapters especially Chapter 7 – The Untapped Power of Plasticity.
Lots of food for thought.
Contact Karen and learn more about Breakaway Learners
Breakaway Learners website
Karen also is the author of a children’s book called Lady Lucy’s Quest
Length – 33:33