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Learning Outside the Box
By:Bryan OrrThis tech tip recaps the livestream by the same name, featuring HVAC School contributors Matt Bruner and Adam Mufich, as well as special guests Craig Migliaccio (AC Service Tech) and Ty Branaman (love2hvac). You can watch that live stream on our YouTube channel HERE. Craig and Ty are HVAC educators with YouTube channels of […]
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The HVAC/R Island of Misfit Toys
By:Bryan Orr It’s that time of year again. The tree has been decorated, cookies have been baked, festive family photos with my 10 kids have been sent out to friends, and we’ve had no shortage of service calls about “smoking” heat pumps. (Don’t worry, that’s normal.) You know how much I enjoy Christmas movies by […]
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Training: Processes or Apprentices?
By:Matthew Bruner “It is only through the enforced standardization of methods, enforced adoption of the best implements and working conditions, and enforced cooperation that this faster work can be assured. And the duty of enforcing the adoption of standards and enforcing this cooperation rests with management alone.”  —Frederick Taylor “The objective of education is not […]
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An Argument for the Trades as a Viable Career Path
By:Bryan Orr   “What do you want to be when you grow up?” “Where will you go to college?” Young people hear those questions all the time. Although we ask those questions in good faith, they also carry a burden of expectations.  By asking those questions, we imply that we expect the children to go […]
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The Learning Mindset – Trial & Error
I'm far from a country boy, but I did grow up in a rural area with animals, playing in the woods, and cleaning out chicken coops. Like many of you, we would play most of the day outside without our parents knowing or worrying about where we were. Was that an “unsafe” way to grow […]
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Storming the Gates to Trade Education
By:Bryan Orr Before we jump into the stuff that will make folks angry, let's start with some common ground. Most of us can probably agree that the desired result of education in the trades is: Knowing what you are doing and doing it as safely, efficiently, and correctly as possible. If we can agree that […]
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ESCO: All About Education at the ESCO Booth
By:Ty BranamanEugene SilbersteinMatthew Bruner
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The Gift of Security and Learning w/ Jennifer Manzo
By:Bryan OrrJennifer Manzo  In this episode of the HVAC School Podcast, host Bryan Orr speaks with Jennifer Manzo, founder of HVA-Chicks Coalition. Jennifer shares her unique background as a longtime teacher and homeschooler who stumbled into the HVAC trade while researching vocational options for her homeschooling students. They discuss the inspiration behind HVA-Chicks, a […]
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Learning Outside the Box (Live Rebroadcast)
By:Craig MigliaccioTy BranamanBryan OrrMatthew BrunerAdam Mufich  This podcast episode is a live rebroadcast of a livestream with Craig Migliaccio (AC Service Tech) and Ty Branaman (love2hvac). It focuses on different types of learning and how to make the most out of learning experiences. The hosts discuss the differences between random learning, goal-driven learning, and […]
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Teaching the Invisible
By:Ty Branaman NOTE: If you cannot view the recording, the video may still be processing. The maximum wait time is 24 hours. We apologize for the delay and appreciate your patience.
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