• 00:46

    CHARTER SCHOOLS: What they are and what they are not...

    in Education

    CHARTER SCHOOLS:  What they are and what they are not..


    As more school boards, districts and states establish Charter Schools, you need to know what they are,  your rights and what you want to know.  Separating Fact from Fiction when it comes to Charter Schools …Next on Classroom DNA with Phyllis Austin... Saturday March 21, 2015 @ 11 AM on www.blogtalkradio.com/phyllisaustin


    Listen to the show by phone:  Call in 347.855.8603


    Chicago Public School Sites:


    CPS Elementary School Charter School Page


    CPS Charter School Process              


     


    Listen, Talk, Learn and Act.


    Invite young people to listen.  Listen weekly.  Call in 347.855.8603 or post a question/comment in our chat room.


    Phyllis Austin:   www.phyllisaustin.com 
    The National Parent Education Center:   www.tnpec.org
    Household DNA:   www.householddna.com
    Household DNA Parenting Pyramid:   www.householddnaparentingpyramid.com

  • 01:01

    school choice the Answer To failing Schools

    in Moms and Family

     Bloods, Crips, Latin Kings and a host of other gangs plague our inner cities but is this the result of a society that has failed the children of this generation? When we look at the failure of the present school system that is validated by the number of failing schools especially in the inner city there is without question a "State of Emergency" in the public school system where ever you reside. Lets explore some answers to the problem and our responsibility to employ them.

  • 00:29

    Lutheran Schools Week

    in Christianity

    Cross Lutheran Church and School Student Body President Mr. Andrew Quinn joins us to talk about Lutheran Schools Week, History Fair, PSIA and the road to graduation. 

  • 00:43

    NSBA: STAND UP FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS

    in Education

    NSBA: STAND UP FOR  PUBLIC SCHOOLS


    NSBA President Elect John Tuttle with current President Ann Byrne on school choice, charter schools, and the "Stand Up " program


    www.nsba.org   @NSBAcomm


    Presented by KnowledgeWorks


    www.Knowledgeworks.org  @knowledgeworks @worldoflearning

  • 00:43

    Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools and Parents

    in Education

    Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents - Dr. Richard Selnick


    Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents presents an overview of the ‘nuts and bolts’ of what goes into a dyslexia screening program for schools. Helpful for parents too this guide presents material in clear, ‘down-to-earth’ terms.


    "Dyslexia Screening: Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents is a perfect compendium that enables educators to take a proactive stance in the early identification and remediation of dyslexia."
    - Steven G. Feifer, D.Ed., ABSNP – 2009 National School Psychologist of the Year


    "Dyslexia Screening:  Essential Concepts for Schools & Parents really helped our district get a handle on dyslexia – what it is, how to detect it and what to do about it, especially as we needed to implement the new state law.”
    - Patricia Moulton, M.S.W. Special Education Coordinator, Brooklawn School District


    "I wanted to let you how much I enjoyed your book. I especially appreciated that you point out the qualitative observations that should take place during assessment that can be so incredibly crucial. For example, using marks to show that a student took a long time to decode a word, even if they decoded it correctly. Your book will be a great resource for teachers/districts who are so reluctant or so nervous to identify struggling students."
    - Kelli Sandman-Hurley, Ed.D.  Dyslexia Training Institute


     

  • 01:02

    Religious Schools, Religious Rules

    in Education

    SUPPORT OUR SPONSOR:  http://www.naturebox.com/thinkingatheist


    There are few experiences like attending a religious elementary school, high school or university.  Some religious institutions of "learning" are mild, moderate and relatively benign.  Others operate like puritan prisons.  And the strict (and often bizarre) rules imposed by these schools can be interesting, entertaining, and often alarming.


    This show features the experiences and stories of those raised in religious school environments.  Have something you want to share?  Email podcast@thethinkingatheist.com


     

  • 00:18

    Mobile Technology in K-12 Schools: What You Need to Know!

    in Marketing

    Rapid expansion in adoptions and use of mobile devices in schools has the potential to impact almost every aspect of education. A new report, "Mobile Technology for K-12 Education," sponsored by mobile learning company, Amplify, and conducted by education market research experts at IESD, reveals details about the current status of mobile technology in our schools. The question is, what are publishers and developers who serve the school market doing in terms of their product marketing plans and their sales approaches as we move away from the a textbook centric K-12 sales environment to an environment where smartphones, tablets, and other mobile computing devices are the primary delivery envelope? Host Glen McCandless asks K-12 market researcher, Jay Sivin-Kachala, of IESD, to provide his perspective.

  • 00:30

    Mindfulness in Schools: Effective Tools to Calm, Focus and Self Regulate

    in Education

    The mindfulness revolution has begun in classrooms everywhere. Students and educators from Califormia to New York are discovering simple and effective tools that promote calm, clarity and peace of mind.


    Join host Donna Freeman (Yoga In My School) to discuss the impact mindful practices are having in schools, families and to combat test anxiety with special guests Lisa Flynn (Yoga 4 Classrooms), Leah Kalish (Move With Me) and Kelli Love (Girls Prep Bronx Elementary).


    Watch this brief documentary of Aliza and the Mind Jar to see mindfulness in action featuring a 6 yr old at Girls Prep Bronx Elementary in NYC.


    Also watch Yoga 4 Classrooms in Sustainability Academy Vermont


    The article Lisa references is - Educators use Yoga 4 Classrooms to help ease student anxiety over state testing

  • 00:43

    K-20 LEARNING MANAGEMENT & THE CLOUD FROM SCHOOLS TO BUSINESS

    in Education

    K-220 LEARNING MANAGEMENT AND THE CLOUD


    FROM SCHOOLS TO BUSINESS LEARNING  WITH NEO LMS


     


    Graham Glass, NEO LMS CEO and Founder is our guest. A very interesting show as Graham deals with both K-20 and business with NEO and MATRIX, their business side


     


    www.neolms.com  @neolms

  • 02:24

    Criminalization of Poverty and How Schools Retard Maturity and Wholeness

    in News

    Tonigt on Crush Radio:


    Being poor and homeless is illegal in many parts of the United States. Sabina Virgo discusses how we live in a time where poverty has become criminalized.


    Get Your Kids Out of Public Schools Now! This is the advise of John Talor Gatto. Public Schools are an indoctrination process that we all go through. However, there is a better choice.


    Our current school model is based on the Prussian Education System. The rationalized social control of human behavior.

  • 00:36

    Bullying Problems in Missouri Schools

    in Education

    Bullying is a problem in many schools throughout Missouri. In February, Blake Kitchen, a young student with Asperger's was beaten at Liberty Middle School. Blake is still recovering from serious injuries he suffered in the attack.

    Blake's family and others had reached out to various school officials several times about bullying concerns leading up to the day Blake was attacked. Blake was discovered laying unconscious on the cafeteria floor in a pool of his own blood before receiving medical attention. 


    Though school officials weren't quick to make any statements, the severity of the situation, and Blake's injuries rapidly captured attention throughout the state, including lawmakers like Senator Eric Schmitt.


    In a passionate plea on the Senate floor, the usually mild mannered Senator urged bipartisan action from colleagues to address the problems with bullying in Missouri's schools. Schmitt said he was speaking from the heart about the issue, and that all kids have the right to expect to be safe in their schools.


    Liberty Middle School bullying news story


    Senator Eric Schmitt speaks out about bullying in Missouri's schools.


    Ms. Kitchen: severely beaten son said, "Mommy, I'm going to die."

    Credits: KCTV5, Missouri Senate, The Missouri Times, and St. Louis Public Radio.

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