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  • 03:34

    Educational System is not Teaching Kids so Why are we Handcuffing the Teachers?

    in Social Networking

    Schools are no longer a path to cultivation and a life of the mind; they are on a path of a job. Along the way, as schools became a training ground for corps of workers, they also became a means of furthering national interests. The debate about schools had become part of the debate about national power. Which brings us to the twenty-first century.


    When George W. Bush announced No Child Left Behind (NCLB), his purported intention was to encourage a set of practices and institute a set of assessments that would ensure every child got the same good start at school. Implicit in that formulation was the now familiar premise that it was up to schools to close the income gap between the rich and the poor. In its most beneficent form, it could have made a powerful difference in the lives of many children. If NCLB had ensured that all kids would learn how to read and that no child would become disenchanted enough to drop out, it might have been wonderful. But that’s not how NCLB played out.


    Within just a few years, teachers were rushing to make sure that each child got a higher score on the standardized tests than he or she had gotten the year before. School superintendents also felt compelled to see to it that their schools got higher scores every year. What had been promoted as a means of ensuring that all children received the fruits of our educational system became a relentless push toward improved test scores. With each year, more and more focus was on the scores themselves and less on the education the scores were intended to measure. At the national level, politicians threatened that if we didn’t educate everyone, once again our country might fall behind. The conversation was less about giving everyone access to reading, thoughtful engagement in civic life, or the pleasures of ideas, and much more about seeing to it that everyone could earn a decent wage.

  • 00:38

    SIMULATIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP PD

    in Education

    SIMULATIONS FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP PD


    Ken Spero, CEO of Ed leadership SIMS is our guesy. For example: simulating a conversation....how to handle it in this day and age.


    www.edleadershipsims.com

  • 01:01

    Play to Learn, Part I: When will educational games be mainstream resources?

    in Education

    Play to Learn, Part I: When will educational games be mainstream instructional resources, or are they already?


    What is the role of play for humans? In our rather puritanical society is play a valid method to support learning or does it change the game? Will our cultural norms accommodate gaming or will communities respond by asking schools to engage in serious learning and dispense with this sort of learner engagement? Our guests on this show represent different perspectives in the business of gaming in education. Come join us at the Table and find ways that you can integrate game strategy into your products, instructional strategies, and marketing.


    Guests at the table:



    Lee Wilson, CEO at Filament Games 

    Dr. Jodi Asbell-Clarke, Director of EdGe at TERC


    Mat Frenz, Producer and Business Development Lead at GlassLab Games


     


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


    Ideas for future show topics? Tweet us @edtabletalk.  

  • 01:13

    Winner's Wednesday with Jennifer/Leading Educational Celebration and Reformation

    in Entrepreneur

    Please join me for an interesting and candid dialogue on the current state of education. My special guest Principal Khari Shabazz will share with us all of the wonderful things that he is doing to effect change in the lives of children. Additionally, he will share his conceptualization of a father's pivotal role in their child's educational process. We can certainly all appreciate to learn about the educational process from a male perspective. 


    Please prepare your questions in advance. Press #1 on your dialpad to get recognized so that you can get your questions answered.


    It will definitely be an informative listen!


    Thank you again for tuning in and for your consisent support!  


    Stay blessed until next time....

  • 00:29

    Lesbian/Gay and TRANS Educational Books for Kids

    in Romance

    Michelle Miyamoto-Galvan is the author of 3 spectacular books for kids who don't fit into the typical hetero-normative, gender binary stereotypes. In her words,  these are "books about everyday kids who are going through life feeling a little different than all the other kids around them." The books embrace fludity in gender identiy, sexual idenity and orientation, and encourages kids to feel okay in their own skin. 


    Michelle Miyamoto-Galvan is a single mother of three children.  She attended California State University, Northridge where she obtained her Master's degree in clinical psychology and a Minor in human sexuality.


    She is a social worker at a Community Based Adult Services center, where she provides counseling and access to community resources to seniors and adults with mental health issues.


    Michelle enjoys sharing everything she can and is diverse in her interests and skills, she is certified in massage therapy and reflexology and has taught all ages from pre-school to adults (massage therapy and a college course) and has over 15 years experience in business management.  Michelle also has an artistic side, she enjoys dancing, including Hawaiian, Aztec and salsa dancing and enjoys sewing, painting, writing and just about anything that requires creativity.


    Get the books on Amazon:


    http://www.amazon.com/This-JoJo-Michelle-JMG-ebook/dp/B00WFKHIBC/


    http://www.amazon.com/This-MiMi-Michelle-JMG-ebook/dp/B00WKU5YPE/


    ww.amazon.com/This-MoMo-Michelle-JMG-ebook/dp/B00WPV03I6/


     

  • 02:01

    Lawrence County native Darin Liles on the educational direction of LC

    in Education

    In this episode of Bringing Voices To Power I talk with Lawrence County's own Darin Liles about the direction of the Lawrence County School System's proposed tax and other educational issues. Darin Liles is a former standout athelete from Town Creek who went on to play basketball in Indiana. It's going to be great to get his honest perspective about the issues facing our beloved Lawrence County.

  • 00:31

    The New Heights Show on Education with Host Charlotte McGuire

    in Education

    Topic:  “Common Core - Education without Representation's Excerpt on Freedom to Fail”


     "Charlotte will share truths, and dispel myths about Common Core.  So families can come together in knowledge, action, and voices for education."  Common Core is a set of national academic standards for designated subjects, currently, Mathematics and English Language Arts/literacy (ELA).  These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade throughout their K-12 education. The standards were created to ensure all students graduate from high school with knowledge and skills to be college and career ready. This episode will focus on one perspective and its background and premises for the development of Common Core national standards.


    Our Mission:


    The New Heights Educational Group Inc. supports literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services.  Such services include assisting families in their selection of schools, organization of educational activities, and acquisition of materials.  We promote a healthy learning environment and offer enrichment programs for families of preschool and school age children, including children with special needs.

  • 00:59

    The Un-Game: Four-Play to Business as UNusual with Ingrid Martine

    in Business

    The Un-Game: Four-Play to Business as UNusual with Ingrid Martine


    “The Un-Game” is based on the premise that we have more to unlearn than learn in order to meet current work and life challenges. "The Un-Game" is both a captivating novel and an inspirational invitation for organizational leaders to engage in a cutting-edge paradigm shift about how 21st century organizations do business. While speaking specifically to managers and other leaders, it also has universal appeal—we are, after all, managers of our own lives. 


    Before immigrating to the United States at age eleven, Ingrid Martine lived in Germany. Her fascination with human behavior began as an eight year old who read--under bed covers by flashlight and against strict maternal instructions--mythological stories and Tolstoy's Anna Karenina.


    While working as a teacher with inner-city at-risk youth who seemed to hate to learn, Ingrid started experimenting with and developing innovative educational models. Certain that a disdain for learning is unnatural, she submits that learning environments must help people--adults in corporate America included--get out of their own way. Ingrid Martine's ability to create rich learning environments was facilitated as much by non-traditional learning experiences like waitressing, horse and dog training, all of which required her to be "client-centered," as by her graduate work in psychology and experiential education design.


    The Un-Game is a novel whose characters work in such a rich learning environment. Her intention is to engage the reader in a learning process that supports exceptional effectiveness at work and transfers to life beyond work. 


    For more information visit: http://ingridmartine.com/

  • 00:29

    The Lisa Lisa Show

    in Entertainment

    Running commentary that's entertaining & educational; based on all types of events & occurrences; various influences, information & what interests me; sometimes story telling or an account of the week.This could B just sit down comedy.

  • 00:34

    TZM Global Ep. 172. James Phillips, Building an Educational Platform

    in Culture

    This week’s episode of TZM global is hosted by James Phillips from TZM education and the UK chapter of TZM. Along with some brief news from the movement James will be reading the next two articles from the minds in the making section of www.tzmeducation.org entitled 'Building a learning environment' and 'Building a new paradigm from the inside out'.


    These articles outline educational and transitional models/methods that could help to shape the mindset required for a sustainable socio-economic system to emerge.

  • 00:31

    New Heights Show on Education with Host Charlotte McGuire

    in Education

     Topic:  “Will Common Core lead to Nationalize Education?”


     "Charlotte will share truths, and dispel myths about Common Core.  So families can come together in knowledge, action, and voices for education."  Common Core is a set of national academic standards for designated subjects, currently, Mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA).  These learning goals outline what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each grade throughout their K-12 education. The standards were created to ensure all students graduate from high school with knowledge and skills to be college and career ready. This episode will focus on one perspective and its background and premises for the development of Common Core national standards.


    Our Mission:


    The New Heights Educational Group Inc. supports literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services.  Such services include assisting families in their selection of schools, organization of educational activities, and acquisition of materials.  We promote a healthy learning environment and offer enrichment programs for families of preschool and school age children, including children with special needs.