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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.

  • 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.  

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 01:22

    THE EXCEPTIONAL CONSERVATIVE SHOW®: DEWEY DECIMATING EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

    in Politics

    THEEXCEPTIONALCONSERVATIVESHOW.COM WITH KEN MCCLENTON & BRANDI BOHANNON


    9 PM ET  TONIGHT, WE EXPLORE HOW A CHANGE FROM PHONICS TO PSYCHOLOGY DUMB DOWN THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM


    10 PM ET  JANIS HALL & THE J-HALL WORLD REPORT


    THE EXCEPTIONAL CONSERVATIVE SHOW®, MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAYS, 9 PM ET TO 11 PM ET, & AN AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE'S EXPLORATION OF THE INSPIRED WORD OF GOD, FRIDAYS AT 7 AM ET

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  • 00:27

    New Heights Show on Education with Host Charlotte McGuire

    in Education

    Topic: "Can Parents opt their Children out of Common Core Testing"


    "Charlotte will share truths, and dispel myths about Common Core.  So families can come together in knowledge, action, and voices for education."  This episode will focus on reasons more and more parents have or are considering  opting their children out of the Common Core Tests.


    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.


     


     

  • 00:30

    New Heights Show on Education with Host Charlotte McGuire

    in Education

    Topic: “Common Core High Stakes Testing”


    “Charlotte will share truths, and dispel myths about Common Core.  So families can come together in Knowledge, action, and voices for education”.  This episode will focus on the full start-up of this Spring of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Test to Common Core Standards. Is the test valid?


    Mission:


    The New Heights Educational Group, Inc. promotes literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services. Such services include: assisting families in the selection of schools; organization of educational activities; and acquisition of materials. 

    We promote a healthy learning environment and enrichment programs for families of preschool and school-age children, including children with special needs.


     

  • 00:56

    Dr. Michael Rush, Rush Educational Consulting Services

    in Business

    J. MICHAEL RUSH, Ed D. is the President and CEO, Rush Educational Consulting Services, the Executive Director of Lois Bronz Children's Center- Westchester County, NY and Educational Enterprise Associate, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fl.


    He is retired from Paterson Public School as the Deputy Superintendent He was the the Chief of Staff for the The Department of Education and NCLB representative to the U.S Department of Education, Assistant Commissioner of Education, School Board Member and Superintendent of Schools.


    J. Michale Rush is very involved with various community organizations. He consults, lectures and publicly speaks. Some of his speaking engagements are about:


        Challenging Racism, School Systems in New Jersey


        Youth Mentoring, Civic Organizations and Church Groups


        Educating the African American Student-Parent Groups and Teachers


        The Achievement Imperative- Civic Groups and Educators


        What Principals Should Know and Do to Help Children Learn.


        Martin L. King- Where Do We Go from Here-Schools and Organizations


        You Are Who You Say You Are- Teen Ages and Youth Groups


                                                                                                           MRUSH7894@GMAIL.COM

  • 00:30

    "New Heights Show on Education" with Host Charlotte McGuire

    in Education

    Topic:  "Partnership for Assessemnt of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and Our Children


    "Charlotte will share truths, and dispel myths about Common Core.  So families can come together in knowledge, action, and voices for education."  This episode will focus on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Test for Common Core and how our children are responding to it.


     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.


     


     

  • 00:28

    The African American Urban Communities, Jobs & Educational Bill 2017 ?

    in Current Events

    Us African Americans collectively let ourselves get used again for votes, no collective assistance or resources allocated for our communities ! The major people who are getting a Payday are our Illegal and LGBT Brothers and Sisters for future votes ! I am not mad at them, its politics nothing personal ! This also happened one other time in " The American Civil Rights Movement 1957- 1965 Years " ! Not to be to funny, but I did not see any other Communities People who also benifited, out there on the front lines ! The only people who were sacrificing everything getting bit by dogs, police beatings, jailed, and killed were African Americans and our Jewish Brothers and Sisters !

  • 00:16

    What is an Educational Unit?

    in Training

    What are Educational Units that we have now added to our certification process (in replace of electives)? 


    In many professions, after obtaining their degree, a person is must do continuing education on an ongoing basis in order to maintain their status in that profession.  While we do not require our students to do anything after certification, at The Healing Arts Learning Organization we value the need for continuing education.  We value it so much that we have used elements of it and incorporated it into our certification process as - EDUCATIONAL UNITS!  An Educational Unit is a "point" you will obtain by attending other trainings that will help grow your birth business.  One Educational Unit is granted for every two hours of additional learning you participate in.  (The total number of educational units required for certification can be found on the Doula Training page.  A student can use a maximum of 6 educational units per topic to count toward certification.)    


    Use this opportunity to help complete your education in areas you feel you need more knowledge, obtain training in areas that will help provide additional income streams that compliment your birth business or to gain knowledge in new topics of interest that will make you a well-rounded doula after certification.  Don't have previous business experience?  Didn't breastfeed yourself?  This requirement is a great chance to take courses that will not only customize your training to your unique needs, but also qualify toward your certification!  Search your area to find what might be available, as this will be a great opportunity to make connections in the community.


    Let's use this broadcast to brainstorm some ideas of what you can use as an Educational Unit!