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  • 00:24

    Parent Talk Live: Parent Brief

    in Education

    Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live discusses literacy with Antavia Hamilton-Ochs  a 9th grade teacher at Bartlett High School in Anchorage, AK and how her new project Running Out of Time: Emergency Literacy Intervention Requires Upgraded Technology will assist students to achieve in reading on today’s episode of Parent Brief.

  • 00:25

    Parent Talk Live: Parent Brief: Fighting for Justice

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    Join Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live for this week’s Parent Brief discussion with Danielle M. McFadden and Cary M. Jones, executive officers of the NAACP Collegiate Chapter at the University of Missouri Kansas City about their continued efforts to bring awareness of the death of Michael Brown, Jr. and the role of youth in keeping the fight for justice alive.

    Bio: Danielle McFadden is 21 years old, originally from St. Louis, MO. She is currently a senior at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she is studying Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. 

    Bio: Carly is a graduate of St. Louis Community College - Florissant Valley where she received an Associates of Arts degree in Business Administration and General Transfer Studies. Cary M. Jones is a senior in the Henry W. Bloch School of Management, UMKC studying Business Administration emphasizing in Marketing.

  • 00:59

    Parent Talk Live: Black Males and Dyslexia

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    Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live discusses Black Males and Dyslexia with his guest Shawn Anthony Robinson.  


    BIO:  Shawn Anthony Robinson, M.Ed, is a doctoral candidate at Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) in the Literacy and Language program. His concentration is on giftedness and dyslexia. Robinson brings a wealth of academic experience, training and knowledge about the psychological development of dyslexia, especially among Black males who have not tapped into their gifts because of their misdiagnosis and inability to read or spell. He is an emerging national speaker, and one of few scholars in the United States with a research focus on the scholarship, theory and literature addressing theoretical or psychological frameworks investigating twice-exceptional Black males who have dyslexia.


    Practitioners working with gifted Black males with dyslexia must understand how these students navigate educational systems, understand their unique learning styles, and how they construct knowledge through different sociocultural experiences, which are associated with their self-perception, self-esteem and sense of identity.


     

  • 01:07

    Parent Talk Live: Tuition Free Community College

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    Dr.  Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live will discuss President Barack Obama’s proposal America’s College Promise which if approved by Congress would provide free community college education to nearly 9 million students.  Dr. Robinson’s guests are Dr. Susan Gardner, Assistant Dean School of Pharmacy at the University of Charleston and Reginald (Reggie) N. Nichols has been a higher education professional for 18 years as an admissions officer and academic counselor.


    Bio: Susan Gardner has more than 17 years of higher education experience in academic and student affairs. She has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the areas of communications, social science, and leadership. Past experiences include serving as a community college vice president where she oversaw student affairs and enrollment. Prior to her community college experience, Gardner served as assistant dean of students at the University of Charleston (UC). Recently she returned to UC and its School of Pharmacy where she is as an assistant professor and assistant dean for professional and student affairs. Gardner earned her BA from Oakland University, MA from Central Michigan University, and PhD from Capella University. She lives in Charleston, WV with her husband and two daughters. 


    Bio: Reginald (Reggie) N. Nichols has been a higher education professional for 18 years as an admissions officer and academic counselor. His previous careers have been in human services and banking. Reggie has dedicated his career to helping at risk, first generation and multicultural students map out their educational, career and financial paths.


     


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  • 00:49

    Parent Talk Live: Understanding The Facts About Becoming College Walk-On Student

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    Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live discussed the challenges, risk and benefits for the student athlete that decides to become a college walk-on with with Rick Allen, Founder and CEO Informed Athlete (IA). 


    BIO:
    Rick Allen  was one of the first full time NCAA compliance directors in the country.  He worked on-campus at two major Division I universities for over 25 years before transitioning to consulting with athletic departments around the country. Because of his many years of hands-on experience working with and interpreting the NCAA rules, he has a thorough understanding of how they work, how they are implemented, and how they overlap.  He explains the rules in a way that helps parents and athletes thoroughly understand what the rules mean and how they apply to their unique situation.


    His credentials include:
     



    25+ years experience working directly with NCAA compliance rules and procedures at two major DI Universities.
    Current member, past President and board member of National Association for Athletic Compliance.
    Conducts compliance reviews at athletic departments of NCAA member institutions throughout the U.S.
    Consults with NAIA schools transitioning to NCAA membership.
    Consults on compliance rules and issues with private companies who provide services to athletes and/or NCAA member institutions throughout the U.S.
    Stays current with NCAA, NAIA, and NCJAA recruiting, eligibility, scholarship, and transfer trends, practices, and rules.


     

  • 00:26

    Parent Talk Live: Parent Brief

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    Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live discussed innovation in schools with Mike Cobb. Mike is the Director of Admissions at The Oakridge School in Texas. He is a former division head, Forever Teacher, and Husband/Father. He is a speaker on 21st Century Innovation in Schools.

  • 00:43

    Parent Talk Live: Literacy and Digital Literacy for All Public School Students

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    Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Lives discusses the value of universal access to Literacy and Digital Literacy for all public school students. His guest is Ms.  Karuna Skariah a National Board Certified Teacher, Maryland State Certified Teacher with Prince George’s County Public Schools, the 17th largest school district in Maryland.


     


    Karuna Skariah is a National Board Certified Teacher, Maryland State Certified Teacher, and a teacher leadership coach. She has been an educator for twenty years. As a Maryland State Department of Education National Board Teacher Leadership Coordinator, she mentored teachers through the National Board Certification process with much success. She has an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University, B.A. in Sociology, Anthropology, Economics and English Literature. Karuna’s Equity Initiative for the students of Prince George’s County Public Schools advocates for literacy and digital literacy for every student. She advocates for 21st century college and career preparedness by providing crucial infrastructure of reading, technology and library/media teachers in every school. Karuna has been trained in the Common Core State Standards and continues to provide professional development workshops for public and private school educators. Her expertise lies in education performance management, school needs assessment, and teacher training with a concentration on Common Core. Her workshops focus on effective educational change through teacher driven discussions, trainings, and data driven planning. She provides teachers with best practices tools on how to generate critical thinking skills. As an adjunct professor, Karuna has taught graduate courses on teacher leadership at the National University, California.


     

  • 00:59

    Parent Talk Live: Meet Kimberly Hall, parent volunteer

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    Tune in to Parent Talk Live on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 8:00 pm for my interview with Kimberly Hall, parent volunteer at John Hanson French Immersion School in Hillcrest Heights, has been named a semifinalist and will represent Prince George's County in the competition for the 2013 Parent Involvement Matters Award (PIMA). Five finalists and the statewide winner will be announced during a gala event on May 17 at Eastern Technical High School in Baltimore The Parent Involvement Matters Award (PIMA) Program is the nation’s first statewide initiative of its kind – recognizing parents and legal guardians for their exceptional support of public education. Parents are nominated for demonstrating significant, positive impact in their education communities.
    The 2013 Parent Involvement Matters Award will be presented during an evening celebration on Friday, May 17. Five finalists and a statewide winner, selected from the 24 semifinalists, will be announced during the award ceremony to be held at Eastern Technical High School in Baltimore County. 
    The PIMA Program recognizes parents from local school systems across the State of Maryland, nominated for their contributions in one or more of the five areas of parental involvement:  Communication; Volunteering; Learning; Decision Making; and Community Collaboration.

  • 00:27

    Ep 4: Going Against the Grain.

    in Entrepreneur

    Indie Parents are moms and dads who are self-employed, entrepreneurs, followers of passions and require a flexible lifestyle.


    In "Going Against the Grain", we will be discussing the pushback we often experience from people with "real" jobs and the best way to handle those reactions. Amy also chats about her recent feature in "What's on Tap" newsletter by Tapinfluence (seen here) and the interesting response she received regarding her income.


    Join us every Tuesday night at 9pm ET for a new show! Also, check out the following:



    Subscribe to The Indie Parent Show
    Join our Facebook Group
    Visit Mom Spark (Amy's blog)
    Visit So Fawned Lifestyle (Des' blog)
    Use #IndieParent when sharing on social!

  • 00:29

    Ep 6: Why You're in a Rut.

    in Entrepreneur

    Indie Parents are moms and dads who are self-employed, entrepreneurs, followers of passions and require a flexible lifestyle.


    In "When You're in a Rut", Amy and Des chat about the common ways that business owners get stuck and ways to pull out of it. 


    Join The Indie Parent every Tuesday night at 9pm ET for a new show! Also, check out the following:



    Subscribe to The Indie Parent Show
    Join our Facebook Group
    Visit Mom Spark (Amy's blog)
    Visit So Fawned Lifestyle (Des' blog)
    Use #IndieParent when sharing on social!

  • 00:02

    Parent Brief: What Parents and Educators Can Do To Prepare For The Verdict

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    Dr. Mike Robinson is joined by Dr. Marva Robinson on today's Parent Brief about the ways parents and educators can do to prepare for the verdict in the shooting death of Michael Brown, Jr. by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.


    Dr. Marva M. Robinson is the oldest child of Marva J. Robinson and G. Preston Gridiron. Born to an ambitious mother in St. Louis, Mo, she was quickly exposed to sports, arts, and theatre at a young age. She received her high school diploma from Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day school and immediately went on to pursue her dream of becoming a Psychologist. She completed her undergraduate studies at Saint Louis University, graduating with magnum cum laude honors. She pursued her doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology at Nova Southeastern University where she graduated with a specialization in Forensics and a focus in Child, Adolescent and Family Psychology.

     She is the proud mother of one son, Preston, whom she credits as her biggest teacher.  While she enjoys the moments of motherhood, she is passionate about her career as a psychologist.  Working full time for a St. Louis based health center, Dr. Robinson continues to work with an underserved population.  However, her passion for forensics, consultation and psychotherapy beyond the walls of her office propelled her to begin her own private practice.