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This week on Mom Talk Radio, Louanne Roark of the Look Good Feel Better foundation shares how the organization helps women undergoing cancer treatment transform. Spotlight on Moms features Kathy Kelly of SpecialMouse.com. Retired Pharmacist, David Foreman, shares how travel impacts your health. Family expert, Notoya Green shares tips on how to teach your kids to be thankful. Dr. Bernadine Cruz, associate veterinarian, shares how ways to keep your furry companions healthy.
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.
Galit Breen is a wife, mother of 3 beautiful children and a former educator who is now a writer on her blog, These Little Waves, and many media outlets. Galit’s first book, KINDNESS WINS, a simple, no-nonsense guide to teaching our kids how to be kind online, is published by Booktrope Publishing, and in my humble opinion, this book should be a staple in middle school classrooms across the country.
Join me for a candid mom talk with Galit as she shares some insight on what your children are doing online and how you can help them be warriors for virtual kindness!
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Parents may at times feel overwhelmed by the responsibility of teaching their children about all there is to know about being a human being, no the less about being a Christian. There is teaching “about” and there is teaching “to blindly believe in; two different things.
When they seek guidance on the subject many just feel further swamped. Relatives and friends are often happy to pass on their suggestions, but is that the version of God you truly want to teach your children? When it comes directly from you the parent you’re more aware of your vocabulary and any innuendo being passed on.
The Bible, on the other hand, provides parents not only reliable counsel on what to teach their children but also direction on how to teach them.
Join us as we look at four Bible-based recommendations for parents to teach their children about God.
Part 1 of our featured series Teaching Kids: To ... Also join us for Part 2 "Teaching Kids: To Pray"
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Sister Jenna interviews Lorraine Murray on the benefits of teaching children meditation.
Author Lorraine Murray is Managing Director of a holistic health company, Feel Good Therapies, since 2003 and she also runs Connected Kids LTD, training children in meditation. She has taught meditation and relaxation methods to all ages and levels, and has worked at Cancer Centers, numerous primary and secondary schools, commercial corporations and individual families. She is the author of “Calm Kids: Help Children Relax with Mindful Activities,” and has developed courses and CDs to teach children meditation. Her passion is to help children strengthen their self-esteem through meditation and mindfulness, and to empower adults to help them. Her latest book ‘Connected Kids’ is about teaching meditation to children with special needs, autism or ADHD. Visit Lorraine’s website at: www.teachchildrenmeditation.com
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Education expert Bobbi DePorter - Co-founder of SuperCamp & President of Quantum Learning Network (QLN), along with co-author Barbara K. Given Ph.D., discuss their new book 'Excellence in Teaching & Learning: The Quantum Learning System’. This book demonstrates how the integration of the Brain’s Natural Learning Systems with the Quantum Learning System creates an impact that transforms the way teachers teach and students learn. This comprehensive approach empowers teachers to achieve the desired goal that students leave high school prepared for success in college and career with strong character and citizenship traits.
Mark Reardon - QLN's Chief Learning Officer, and Jeff Miller - QLN's Education Manager, also join conversation to discuss the 8 Keys of Excellence Character Education Program that guides young people toward a positive future full of confidence, motivation, creativity, team work, leadership and valuable life principles.
This interview originally aired on June 12, 2015, as part of Big Blend Radio's Quality oif Life show that broadcasted live from the Quantum Learning Network Conference Center in Oceanside, California.
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Get Your Kids Back Strategy 2015 - Corporate policies, by which employees, impersonating public servants kidnap children from loving parents and homes based on fraud and perjury, to keep to targets and profits, are satanic - against God's laws of serving and protecting His children, humanity. The remedy is to stop and reverse such crimes and stop the corporation trading illegally, dishonourably by issuing a non-judicial Commercial Obligation Salvage lien by way of an affidavit of truth, giving notice of 10, 21 or 30 days to protest or rebut, failing which the remedy becomes law. Children are God-given to parents and families to be educated, nurtured, served and protected without corporate influences and violations of divine laws of Freewill, Non-interference & one-ness, according to the beliefs and cultures of their heritage and lands and forefathers, not for satanic rituals. All public service outside of consent is illegal trading. The Commercial lien process can stop the illegal traders from trading in all public services and seize their assets. The injured party issues an affidavit of truth of dishonour, Notice to Cease & Desist Trading, Notice of Dishonour, Notice of Acceptance of remedy and invites rebuttal, failing which the remedy sought becomes law without going to court. The only way to stop a lien from remedy is by a jury. Writ of Habeas Corpus releases all individuals from hostage situations such as forced care, forced adoptions, false sectioning under the Mental Health Act & false imprisonment.
Flower Fairy episode moved to March 6th! Cold and flu season hits hard. Will find our flower faires in the turn of spring!
Need a few moments of quiet time for the kids? Something soothing to help them calmly wake up or calmly head towards naptime or bedtime? Come with us and listen in as we tell tales of heart, adventure, fun exploration with characters to love!
Original stories made up on the spot through the imagination of Miss Jeannine with the occasional talented storytellers and songwriters guests that kids love based on The Melodies Life Readiness Lessons for Preschoolers! Perfect for naptime or bedtime, these social and emotional heart felt stories are available live each Saturday morning or archived on demand listening for your child ages 2-8. Coloring pages for the shows are available for download on the Heart Centered Stories website. Come join in the fun and open your heart to Heart Centered Stories today!
This week’s story idea is:Flower Fairies in Rainbow Garden
Inspired by The Melodies Rainbow Song with The Melodies lesson: Shine Your Light!