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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.
If we are intentional about teaching our kids about the value of money and how it can either be a blessing or a burden we can spare them the unfortunate money pit that so many of us as adults have fallen into. Today I'm going to dicuss some of my tips that I think can make a difference when we are teaching our kids about spending, saving and giving away money.
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.
Think it’s easy being a kid these days? Think again: peer pressure, social pressure, finances, bullying, divorce, standardized testing, guns, drugs, school violence, abusive adults, low self-esteem, and more. These are many of the same problems that adults face, but as adults we typically have coping skills. But even though adults have coping skills, many still have difficulty dealing with these situations. So how do we expect kids to effectively handle these situations? More importantly, how and where do kids learn the social and emotional skills they need to cope with the life challenges they will ultimately face? The lucky kids will meet Staci Ellis, a child and adult psychotherapist who specializes in trauma. Years ago, Staci created a mock brochure for her young nephew which provided advice and preparation for life challenges. From that idea, Staci developed Life Stuff for Kids, a forum for kids to express and exchange thoughts on life challenges. Kids need to know they have someone to turn to for help and resources to get them through life’s difficulties. Staci Ellis knows more than most on that subject. She began as a Therapeutic Support Staff with a non-profit, served hundreds of families as a Mobile Therapist and Behavior Specialist for 15 years, then became a Trauma Therapist working with kids and adults. She taught parents and school staff behavior management skills and provided professional training on Trauma and Children to bachelor, masters, and doctoral level attendees, and facilitated a class for separating parents called Children in the Middle. After the interview, please check After Hours at Jersey Coastal Live for more info.
Transgender kids is a subject I am completely new to. Since the interview with Bruce Jenner where he "came out" this subject has come front and center.
Baltimore Maryland has gone through some tragic events. The riots and the constant coverage of them along with the handling of the events is being watched by the world. Will this city ever recover?
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!
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We are so happy to be a part of the YMCA Healthy Kids Day,There has been so many happy faces and they loved the CD that were provided for them. Thank you for your support.
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Today we are fun raising for Jesus in the Morning Coneinence Store Opening. Selling cupcakes- Brownies - Nachoes with Beef - Fish Plates - Chicken WingsPlate - Candy Bags - Honey Dripper - Soda - Chips. Barbara Mack talking with the kids tand adults coming to buy these goodies. Feedback on Opening the Conveience Store from today's customers.
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