• 01:07

    Rural America: The Plight of Small Landowners and Their Environment

    in Politics Conservative

    On this week's edition of NORTH FLORIDA WRITER TALKS, host James Dick, a regular contributor to the Conservative Report and blogger through his own web site, North Florida Writer, northfloridawriter.com  will lead a discussion of the plight of small rural landowners facing the pressure of development in rural North Florida. The show should be of benefit to all who love the rural lifestyle as the American landscape is under threat of urbanization from sea to shining sea.  James will be joined by two landowners in the middle of the struggle for retention of their lifestyle, one a retired NCIS agent and the other a housewife, turned activist, when she realized after she had raised her family that the environment she loved and in which she had lived her entire life was collapsing around her,  Topics will include:


    PROPERTY RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES


    THE IMPACT OF LOBBYISTS ON THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS


    ACTION STEPS WHICH CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE


    THE PROPER BALANCE BETWEEN URBAN AND RURAL


    Whether you are Conservative, Liberal or somewhere in between, if you live in, or want to maintain a  reasonable rural presence in America, this show has something for you. After all, do we really need another strip mall or postage stamp lot development at every bend on the country road?


     


     


     


     


     


     


     

  • 00:30

    Fannie Marie Gibbs Speaks from Rural Georgia

    in Politics Progressive

    Embattled rural progressive speaks about her first hand account; trials and tribulations of fighting the "Old Gaurd" and how in rurual Georgia 2014 it is still affecting their ability to organize around Obama's "Respect, Empower, and Include".

  • 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.

  • 00:18

    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.

  • 00:29

    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. 

  • 01:07

    Rural Progressive Jeana Brown tells Story, Self, U.S. and Why Now.

    in Politics Progressive

    Embattled rural progressive speaks about her first hand account; trials and tribulations of fighting the "Old Gaurd" and how in rurual Georgia 2014 it is still affecting her ability to organize around Obama's "Respect, Empower, and Include".

  • 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

  • 01:02

    Religious Schools, Religious Rules

    in Education

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    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


     

  • 00:43

    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


     

  • 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

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