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  • 00:50

    Breast Cancer Survivor Talks About Faith, Resiliency and Parental Involvement

    in Education

    Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Live talks with Tamara Wallace Norman, a cancer survivor about how her faith and resiliency supported her desire to be involved in the academic life of her son.


    BIO:


    Tamara Wallace Norman, native of Dayton, Ohio, is a wife, mother, and avid roller skater.  Tamara is also a breast cancer survivor.  She was diagnosed in December 2011.  At that time her son, Zion, was 6 years old and in first grade.  He was also in his 2nd year of attending an immersion language academy where we was studying Mandarin.  During Tamara’s cancer journey, she took a break from her 20-year career as a flight attendant in order to focus on treatment and supporting her son’s education.  Her approach to dealing with life has always been to incorporate with her faith two attributes: resiliency and steadfastness. She has seen the effects of this positive approach to life play out in her ability to remain cancer-free for three years and in her role as a mother, helping her son to excel in his studies.  Whether flying, gliding across the hardwood or writing about her passion for roller skating (you can find her at www.lacesandwheels.com), Tamara’s zest for life is most apparent.  She currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, Jaron, and her son, Zion.


     


     

  • 00:59

    Parent Talk Live: Black Males and Dyslexia

    in Education

    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.


     

  • 00:49

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

    in Education

    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.


     

  • 00:43

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

    in Education

    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.


     

  • 00:24

    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.

  • 01:07

    Parent Talk Live: Tuition Free Community College

    in Education

    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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  • 00:25

    Parent Talk Live: Parent Brief: Fighting for Justice

    in Education

    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.

  • 00:27

    Ep 4: Going Against the Grain

    in Entrepreneur

    Indie Parents are parents who are self-employed, entrepreneurial and follow their passions, while having the flexibility to spend more time with their families.


    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: http://bit.ly/1F4gxKy) 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!

  • 00:44

    FEDERAL INVOLVEMENT IN PUBLIC EDUCATION

    in Education

    FEDERAL INVOLVEMENT IN PUBLIC EDUCATION 


    Center on Education Policy founder and long-term counsel to the US House of Representatives Education Committee Jack Jennings, author of "Presidents,Congress and the Public Schools"

  • 00:26

    Ep 3: Taking the Leap.

    in Entrepreneur

    In this episode, Amy and Des discuss the steps to taking the leap to self-employment from the parenting perspective, as well as share their personal stories of how they took the leap themselves.


    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)

  • 01:27

    Become an Empowered Parent with Kathleen Martin

    in Self Help

    Did you attend Parenting University? Do you feel empowered as a parent to raise happy, healthy children- body, mind and spirit? Do you feel prepared to handle the challenges that come with parenting your children?


    If the answer is a big NO to all of the above, then join us Tuesday April 28th 11 am ET as host Estra Roell interviews cohost Kathleen Martin about how you can become an' Empowered Parent'.


    Educators and child psychologists have long known that self-esteem, self-image and personality characteristics are formed early in a child's development.


    During this enlightened conversation, Kathleen will be sharing parenting skills you can begin to use immediatly to help you to feel confident as a parent; reveal key beliefs that your children already have that are causing difficulties and ways you can 'reshape' and 'replace' these beliefs to help encourage positive qualities in a child's life, enhancing their ability to function in their environment with confidence, esteem and self love. 


    To become 'Empowered Parents', it is vitally important to  be aware of our own beliefs, behaviors and parenting patterns that are contributing to the challenges that happen on our parenting journey. By becoming aware and then changing these ineffective patterns through deliberate empowered words and actions, you will positively effect the harmony of the family as a whole. 


    The future of our planet depends upon 'Empowered Parents' who have the skills to raise emotionally strong, happy, conscious children who are know the value they bring to their family, community and world. 


     


     To connect with Kathleen Martin, visit- www.kathleenmartincoaching.com


    Find Estra Roell-  www.americaslifepurposecoach.com


    Visit Coach Cafe' -www.coachcaferadio.com