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  • 00:54

    CREATE YOUR BLISS with Nika Annon: Creativity & Collaboration

    in Self Help

    Nika Annon (www.nikaannon.com) interviews Dr. Vera John Steiner, PhD, & Dr. Kathryn Miller, PhD, PCC on creativity and collaboration.  The discussion will focus on the impact of a new idea and it’s usefulness. How creativity contributes to an ethical view of the world. And, how creative individuals can balance their ethical concerns with creative endeavors.


     Kathryn Miller, Ph.D. PCC, is a Sr. Partner with the Design Training Collaborative, a firm that specializes in executive coaching, organization development, and leadership development.  Drawing from more than twenty years of training and management experience, she is committed to the development and design of organizations where individuals and teams are encouraged and supported to reach their highest levels of competence, creativity, and quality. Currently, her coaching and consulting focuses on development of individuals and organizations that expand and create opportunities for bettering individual lives, their businesses and our world.


    Vera John-Steiner, PhD, Regents’ Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies and Linguistics, has been engaged in interdisciplinary teaching and research at the University of New Mexico and as a visiting lecturer. She has published in psycholinguistics, cultural historical theory, creativity, collaboration and bilingualism. John-Steiner co-edited Vygotsky’s Mind in Society, a text that has been very influential in educational, psychological, and linguistic theory and practice. In Notebooks of the Mind she explores the development and diversity of thought processes and creative endeavors. The book received the William James Award in 1990. In Creative Collaboration, John-Steiner documents the impact of working partnerships in the human sciences. 

  • 00:19

    Bilingual is Better. Becoming Bilingual - The Expert's Perspective

    in Family

    "Bilingual is Better”


    That’s our slogan at Kids AtoZ and you can quote us on that.


    In this “Brains in Toyland” segment Dr. T reviews the webpages from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association regarding the advantages of being bilingual, ways children can become bilingual, and suggests some resources for parents.  


    We’ve included the links to these pages below where you can access more information.


    http://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/learn.htm


    http://www.asha.org/public/


    We’ll be having guests on the show soon to talk more about the wonderful skill and gift of bilingualism.


    Hope you enjoy.


     


    Best,


    The Kids AtoZ team


     


     

  • 00:07

    KidsAtoZ Program Overview: Endowing Parents to Empower Children

    in Family

    Kids A to Z strives to empower parents and set children up for success. The show addresses the areas of development (i.e., physical, intellectual, social-emotional, emotional, and moral), how they influence each other, and how to best foster them. Topics such as the effects of TV on the brain, how physical activity benefits cognition, and the benefits of bilingualism are just a few themes.


    Early childhood experiences are critical. They set the foundation for skills across the lifespan. Specialists find parents often lack fundamental knowledge or receive misinformation. There are also alarming trends of decreased science and math scores and increased numbers of obese and special needs children in the US. Kids A to Z provides parents with information and ideas to enable all children to thrive. The developmental range for the show is birth to five years. Parents, grandparents, and related professionals in childcare are all part of the target audience.  


    "Brains in Toyland" are what children are. In this segment, Dr. T interviews a child development professional, such as a psychologist or physical therapist, to provide expert information so caregivers know what they need to foster and how. Children learn and grow through play. In the next "All-Star Play Room" segment, Dr. T interviews a guest who offers a child-centered product or service, such as piano teacher or a tae kwon do instructor, to suggest ideas for toys and activities that foster development. In the final "Ask Dr. T" segment, Dr. T and her professional guests meet with parents and children who engage in activities related to the topic of the day. The professionals also field questions from the audience and share case studies answering questions caregivers may not know or feel confident enough to ask.


    Thanks for tuning in. 

  • 00:31

    Everything SAHM: Raising a Bilingual Child

    in Moms and Family

    This is a very special episode.  We welcome our first guest, Melissa.  She is a child development specialist and will be speaking on bilingualism.  This is a topic very dear to many of us either because we grew up speaking more than one language or have that hope for our children.   

  • 00:30

    INTERVIEW WITH AFRO-COLOMBIAN PROFESSOR: ANTONIO MURILLO

    in Education

    A DISCUSSION WITH ANTONIO MURILLO, PROFESSOR OF SPANISH IN THE DEPARTMENT OF WORLD LANGUAGES AND CULTURES AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY, ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF BILINGUALISM FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN AND AFRO-LATINO STUDENTS
     
    PROFESSOR ANTONIO MURILLO IS AN AFRO-COLOMBIAN WHO TAUGHT ENGLISH IN COLOMBIA BEFORE HE MOVED TO U.S. TO TEACH SPANISH. 

  • 00:30

    Sherri Ross and La Salsa!

    in Health

    Sherri Ross, MA, MT-BC, is a board-certified music therapist and also a certified Texas music educator. She is writing a series of story books about the La Salsa band and their friends. The La Salsa series is a set of books created for music education and music therapy. This picture book series aims to facilitate bilingualism through musical stories.

  • 01:00

    Emotional Autopsy of Michael Jackson: Understanding His Pain

    in Women

    Our Guest

    Dr Dandrige Collins

    Dr. Collins earned a BS in Psychology and Spanish with a minor concentration in French from Eastern University. He completed a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Psychology at Palmer Theological Seminary. He Earned his Ph. D. in Counseling Psychology at Temple University as a Bilingualism Fellow. Dr. Collins is currently the proprietor of the Pastoral Counseling Network and lives in PA with his wife and family.

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