• 01:09

    Should You Use an Adoption Consultant, Facilitator, or Attorney

    in Parents

    Adopting a baby in the US can be confusing. Where do you find a child to adopt? How long does it take?  Should you use an adoption consultant, adoption facilitator, or adoption attorney. What is the difference and will is cost more or less and will it be faster? Host Dawn Davenport, Exec. Director of Creating a Family, the national adoption & infertility education and support organization, will interview guests Jim Thompson, an adoption attorney in South Carolina, and fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorney; Nicole Witt, with The Adoption Consultancy; and Lisa Sweet, a Licensed California Facilitator with Sweet Beginnings Adoptions. 


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:


    Blog Summary of the Show
     
    Highlights
     
    More Creating a Family resources on adoption attorneys can be found here.

  • 01:00

    Education Canaries: Can data rich systems predict and prevent failure?

    in Education

    One of the significant promises of big data in education is to predict and prevent student failure. Of course we want to see learners succeed and data can help us with that as well, however, catching students before they get lost or even drop out is essential. Some visionaries see technology as driving learning through increasingly intelligent prompts, assessments of learning, and directing learners to ever more complex and advanced concepts… all driven by models for learning driven by student generated data. More recently many educational leaders have a more holistic view of data and recognize that while we need to educate the whole child, we need to also look at information about the whole child to diagnose and address learning deficiencies and help students on a path where they can be successful. Beyond their inherent interest in helping children, educators and the institutions in which they work are being held accountable to show learner progress. In this show we will explore the many different kinds of data that can be used to monitor student progress, identify those who require assistance, and the systems that make sense of those data to support educators and parents in driving student success.


    Guests at the table:



    Barbara Clements,  Consultant at ESP Solutions Group
    Dan Ginsberg, VP Global Product Strategy at Pearson
    Bill Meade, Data Science Director at Neal Analytics


    To keep up to date, subscribe to the show at  edtabletalk.org


    Ideas for future show topics? Tweet us @edtabletalk.  

  • 00:56

    The Joy of Adoption with LeAnn Thieman

    in Moms and Family

    From stories about international orphaned babies, to children who spent years in foster care, to those who were adopted at birth, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Adoption, conveys the true joy and unconditional love of adoption. Inspirational stories include those of infertile couples given the gift of parenthood, adopted children who thrive in their new families, and older people given a second chance at family.


    LeAnn Thieman is well known for having participated in the Vietnam Orphan airlift in April 1975, in which thousands of abandoned orphans were rescued, including her own son, who she says chose her.


    Join LeAnn Thieman and me on Tuesday, March 24, 10-11 A.M. CT US, as we discuss the 40th anniversary of Operation Babylift and some of  the 101 fascinating and heartwarming stories about meant-to-be kids joining their forever families.

  • 00:44

    A Closer Look At Adoption and Foster Care In America

    in Family

    Thousands of children in the U.S. are awaiting adoption while the foster care system remains saturated with cases. The national award-winning family radio talk show Let's Talk America with Host Shana Thornton will put the spotlight on adoption and foster care with respected licensed social worker Nicole Harris on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm EST. This exclusive conversation will highlight essential information for all individuals considering adoption or foster care. Real talk for real people! 


     


    Please support our national sponsors by visiting www.letstalkamericawithshanathornton.com. Thank you. 


     

  • 00:59

    Education

    in Education

    We will discuss how participant education levels impact the group dynamic.


    As usual, we will also discuss two delicious recipes for sharing. The "safe" recipe will be Tomato Chicken Fettuccine, and the "adventure" recipe will be Seafood Stew.

  • 00:31

    Education 4 All Radio Show: Education & Character, Let's Connect the Dots!

    in Moms and Family

    This show is in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his peaceful efforts. May all people be known for the content of their character and not the color of their skin!


    Special Guest: Dr. Shonta M. Smith, Educator, Author, Speaker, Professional Coach


    Tune in as Dr. Smith shares information about how your children's character and education are connected.  We will also discuss:



    some of the many influences on character and
    how parents can assist their children in developing their character so that it leads to academic success.


    Feel free to call in with your questions and/or comments!


    For more information, visit Dr. Shonta Smith International at: http://www.drshontasmith.com


    Also, contact Dr. Shonta M. Smith at: 314-454-1149 or drshontasmith@gmail.com


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    Special thanks to our Corporate Celebrity Sponsor, Mr. Willie Moore, Jr. Founder of WILFLO Music & The Young, Fly, & Saved Movement: http://www.williemoorejr.org


    If you would like sponsor a show, please contact Host Dr. Carletta D. Washington at: carletta@education4allinc.com


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  • 00:58

    Adoption, A Beautiful Expression of Love from Unfamiliar People

    in Lifestyle

    Join us, Tuesday March 17th, 2015 at 7:00 pm Est Usa, as Miss Raina reaches out to the souls and families of adoption. 


    Adoption is a beautiful expression of love from a set of unfamiliar people to an infant baby of whom would be without family and a decent start in life. For many adults, adoption is about giving a child love, a home, a family and a true chance at life. Even as a family gives their adopted child the essence of what they need, still many adopted children go through life with displacement and emptiness.  A common batch of uneasy feelings race through the minds of many adopted children which leave them feeling unloved, unaccepted and isolated evening in a loving world. 


    Miss Raina will reach out to those adopted children and their families whom have struggle with the struggle of emptiness


    Call Miss Raina and speak live: (310) 861-2341


     


     

  • 00:31

    Education 4 All Radio Show: A Healthy Affair for the ENTIRE Family

    in Moms and Family

    Tune in as Host Dr. Washington talks about health and safety with speacial guests Mr. Kel Ward (St. Louis Children's Hospital & Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.) and Mr. Samuel Boyd (Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.). 


    You and your family are invited to attend a Health, Safety, & Resource Fair presented by the St. Louis Kappa League & St. Louis Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi in conjunction with Children's Hospital.



    FREE & Open to the ENTIRE Family
    Saturday, April 11, 2015; 10:00 - 2:00 pm CST
    Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity House (500 N. Vandeventer Ave.; St. Lois, MO 63108)
    Prizes, Raffles, FREE Food, Fun, Entertainment, Vendors
    Medical Screenings, Safe House, Crash Sinulator
    For more information, contact:

    Kel Ward, Program Chairman 314-740-3545 or
    Samuel Boyd, Guide Right Director 314-363-9528




    Call in and join the conversation with our special guests!


    Special thanks to our Corporate Sponsor: Mr. Willie Moore, Jr. Recording Artist and Founder of The Young, Fly, & Saved Movement.  To learn how you can support his efforts to reach youth, visit: http://www.williemoorejr.org


    To become a sponsor, please contact Host Dr. Carletta D. Washington at: carletta@education4allinc.com


    For information about Education 4 All and its resources, programs, scholarships, and Involved Parent Magazine, visit: http://www.education4allinc.com


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  • 01:31

    "Celebrity Interracial Adoption: Love Or Fad?"

    in Lifestyle

    Our host returns live tonight at 11 pm...tonight we will be revisiting the subject of celebrity interracial adoption. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, and Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were among the first Hollywood couples known for adopting internationally. In the most recent time period, many more celebrities have come forth to do the same, and the difference is that more Black children are the adoptees than ever before. The challenges of standard adoption in itself fare difficult enough, and one of the major challenges is the desire of the adoptee to connect with his or her identity. Are the challenges of interracial adoption by high profile figures doubled? Is the cultural identity of the adoptee at a higher risk of being eradicated by these adoptees? And in cases such as Madonna who has been in controversy for making racial slurs and has now adopted two more Black children, are these celebrities adopting out of love or commercial gain? Join in tonight at 11 pm EST by calling 347-327-9967.

  • 01:03

    Why Consider Open Adoption & How to Do it Well

    in Parents

    Open adoption is the norm in for domestic infant adoptions in the US and becoming more common in foster care adoption and international adoption. Host Dawn Davenport will interview Dr. Hal Grotevant and Dr. Ruth McRoy, long time researchers on the impact of openness on all members of the adoption triad, and lead researchers of the Minnesota / Texas Adoption Research Project (MTARP). They literally wrote the book on open adoption and how we currently practice adoption. 


     


    Blog summary of the show and highlights can be found here:
     
    Blog summary of the show
     
    Highlights
     
    More Creating a Family resources on open adoption can be found here.

  • 00:31

    Education 4 All RAdio Show: To Tour or Not To Tour? That is the Question!

    in Moms and Family

    Searching for colleges can become an overwhelming task!


    Dr. Washington and attendees from Educaiton 4 All's recent Spring 2015 College Tour will share their experiences and provide valuable tips for parents and students pertaining to college campus visits. 


    Feel free to call in and share your experiences and tips!


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    To become a sponsor, please contact Host Dr. Washington at: carletta@education4allinc.com


    For information about Education 4 All and its resources, programs, scholarships, and Involved Parent Magazine, visit: http://www.education4allinc.com


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