03 May S02:E06: Scott Schwab’s Revolutionary Education Transformation
Education hasn’t changed much in the last 100 years. Students sit at desks, listen to teachers lecture, copy down notes from the board – but does this still work? Scott Schwab says it doesn’t, and his mission is to change education as we know it. At the forefront of this mission is Bottega, a unique coding school that offers varied learning methods aimed at educating the individual, not the masses. Available options are online, live remote, and in-person classes, giving each student a chance to learn the way they do best. This, according to Scott, is the future of education.
As we take a seat in Draft’s Sports Bar & Grill, Scott tells us about his battle with a paralyzing disease, how he learned to overcome fear, and the value of having supportive people around you. An award-winning Garlic Burger made with an all-Angus beef patty, house-made garlic aioli, sautéed mushrooms, and bacon pairs excellently with this man’s inspiring story!
Scott’s frustration with the traditional learning experience began in college, where he struggled through classes that either taught him what he already knew, or presented information in a way that didn’t resonate with him. He soon left college and set out to create his own curriculum, starting as a door-to-door salesman and using those profits to rise to the top as Co-founder and President of Bottega. In spite of (or perhaps because of) the many hardships in his life, Scott has created a platform showing the world that not only is there a different way to educate, there’s a better way. Check out Bottega.tech to learn more.
- Learn more about our guest:
- On the menu:
- Drafts Sports Bar & Grill
- Garlic Burger
- Tasty quote to chew on:
- “If you have balance, you have success.”
- Food for thought:
- Sitting in a classroom isn’t the only way to learn a trade. Some people learn better in a hands-on environment
- Don’t lose perspective. Be thankful for the things you have rather than focusing on the things you don’t.
- Don’t be afraid to step outside your comfort zone. Growth only happens when you challenge yourself.