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  • 00:16

    #004 Dads of Great Students (D.O.G.S.) Radio

    in Education

    Let's discuss innovative ways to get positive male role models into your school.
    Our Special Guest will be Eric Snow, National Director of Watch D.O.G.S. and a member of the National PTA Board of Directors.
    Fathers and Father Figures are there for your school. You just have to know how to make them feel welcome and excited about being there. All you have to ask is for one day a year.
    Over 200,000 fathers nation wide have participated in the Watch D.O.G.S. program in 2400 schools in 42 states and D.C. We have also recently launced a Watch D.O.G.S. program in Mexico and soon in Puerto Rico. 
    The National PTA and 11 State PTAs have seen Watch D.O.G.S. as an avenue to increase male participation and membership at the local school level.
    Schools find that this inexpensive and simple program is a great way to increase community networking and bring additional resources to the school. It also brings new and excited members to your PTA and other school activities.
    Join us and please feel free to call in. If you are listening on On Demand, please call us anytime at 888-540-DOGS (3647). We look forward to hearing from you!

  • 00:26

    #006 Dads of Great Students (D.O.G.S.) Radio

    in Education

    Let's discuss innovative ways to get positive male role models into your school.
    Fathers and Father Figures are there for your school. You just have to know how to make them feel welcome and excited about being there. All you have to ask is for one day a year.
    In this episode, we hear from Leotis McCormick, a tribal police officer with the Nez Perce Tribe in Lapwai, Idaho. Leotis is the Top Dog Coordinator for Lapwai Elementary School.
    We also hear from Monica Fine and Chad Marsh of Cleveland PreK-8 School in Dayton, Ohio. Monica talks about taking the "spark" of the idea of father involvement and Chad talks about going from "I'm nobody special" to becoming a "Hero of the Hallways".
    Chris Danenhauer of the Watch D.O.G.S. National Office explains the process of the transition of a Watch D.O.G.S. school from the "Pre-Launch" phase to the "Active" phase.
    Over 200,000 fathers nation wide have participated in the Watch D.O.G.S. program in 2400 schools in 42 states and D.C.
    The National PTA and 11 State PTAs have seen Watch D.O.G.S. as an avenue to increase male participation and membership at the local school level.
    Schools find that this inexpensive and simple program is a great way to increase community networking and bring additional resources to the school. It also brings new and excited members to your PTA and other school activities.
    If you are listening on On Demand, please call us anytime at 888-540-DOGS (3647). We look forward to hearing from you!
     

  • 00:31

    #126 Azim Khamisa, Author - Peace Activist

    in Education

    The Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) Program is the largest school based father engagement program in the nation with over 4500 schools participating.


    Azim Khamisa – an author, activist and an international inspirational speaker – was born in Kenya, Africa and had early training in mathematics, economics and finance in the U.K. A successful investment banker with over 40 years of experience, he has conducted business in Africa, Middle East, Canada, USA, Europe and Asia. Presently he serves as the President of the Child Safety Network (CSN). Committing his life to halting the continuing cycle of violence among the youth, Azim became a social activist after his 20-year-old son Tariq was senselessly  murdered while delivering pizzas in January 1995 by Tony Hicks, a 14-year-old gang member. Out of grief and despair,  Khamisa was inspired to transform his loss through the power of forgiveness. Believing that there were “victims at both ends of the gun,” Azim forgave Tony and founded the Tariq Khamisa Foundation to break the cycle of youth violence by saving lives, empowering positive choices and teaching the principles of nonviolence and peacemaking. A month after establishing the foundation, Azim invited Ples Felix, Tony’s grandfather and guardian, to join him. Together, since November 1995, the two have brought their story and message through  TKF’s Violence Impact Assemblies. The duo has reached over a million elementary and middle school children live and over 8 million via video programs, guiding the youth to choose a peacemaker’s life of non-violence and forgiveness.


    Each week, WatchDOGS Radio host Keith Schumacher and co-host Chris Danenhauer discuss how this program is impacting families and schools across our nation and in four foreign countries.


    Please join our audience and call in with your questions and comments.

  • 00:30

    #138 Dr. Keith Jowers - Dad4Life

    in Education

    Keith has over twenty-five years of Law Enforcement experience including School Resource Officer and Officer Friendly. He has served his local church for over twenty years as youth leader, providing financial counseling, conducting divorce recovery classes, and much more.  He has a Doctorate in Leadership Organization , Masters in Counseling, as well as Bachelors in Marketing.  Keith has worked with youth for over twenty-five years and through all his experiences now encourages, interacts and works with Dads on various issues they may be going through personally or with their children.


    Keith’s own Father died when Keith was only eleven years old, so he knows what it is like to grow up without a Dad through those important teen years. As an early divorced young man, Keith discovered one thing…that he could still keep a connection with is only daughter by choosing too. Together they wrote a book,  called Part-Time Dad, Full-Time Heart and speak whenever possible.

  • 00:31

    #107 David Grubbs, Principal Grandview Elementary School, Windsor, Colorado

    in Education

    The Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) Program is the largest school based father engagement program in the nation with over 4000 schools participating.


    David Grubbs is the principal of Grandview Elementary School in Windsor, Colorado. Grandview was the 6th school of 144 Colorado schools running the Watch D.O.G.S. program. The program is continuing to thrive  and fathers have made a significant impact at Grandview Elementary. The dads are now actually part of the school's emergency action plan. 


    Each week, WatchDOGS Radio host Keith Schumacher and co-host Chris Danenhauer discuss how this program is impacting families and schools across our nation and in four foreign countries.


    Please join our audience and call in with your questions and comments.
     

  • 00:31

    #077 Scheduling your WatchDOGS with Sam Hanson and Scott Kelly

    in Dads and Family

    A weekly look at father involvement in education through the Watch D.O.G.S. program of the National Center for Fathering.


    Once your Watch D.O.G.S. Program is up and running, the only regular work that is necessary is the daily scheduleing. Most coordinators spend about an hour a week putting schedules together for their school.
    Sam Hanson has come up with a method of scheduling WatchDOGS in record time. Join us and see how Sam does it. Please feel free to call in with your questions for Sam. We will also be joined by Scott Kelly who has been our Top Dog Ambassador in the Snohomish, WA Public Schools.


    Dads of Great Students is a national program currently operating in 47 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, Mexico and even China. Over 3000 schools utilize the fathers and father figures within their own community to enhance the environment and safety of their schools.


    Watch D.O.G.S. National Coordinator Keith Schumacher is the host of the show. Senior National Program Developer Chris Danenhauer co-hosts and they are regularly joined by Watch D.O.G.S. Executive Director Eric Snow.


     

  • 00:31

    #127 Ryan Hamilton - Life of Dad Show

    in Education

    The Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) Program is the largest school based father engagement program in the nation with over 4500 schools participating in 46 states, D.C.,


    Ryan Hamilton will join us from the Life of Dad show.


    Each week, WatchDOGS Radio host Keith Schumacher and co-host Chris Danenhauer discuss how this program is impacting families and schools across our nation and in four foreign countries.


    Please join our audience and call in with your questions and comments.

  • 00:31

    #136 Dr. Kathy Masarie - Parent / Family Coach

    in Family

    Parenting expert Dr. Kathy Masarie is generous in heart and spirit. Her caring commitment to the well-being of families touches all facets of her life. In her pediatric practice in the late 1980s and 1990s, Dr. Kathy spent extra time getting to know each family.


    From many professional experiences, she knew how lonely parents can feel in today’s culture. She saw parents, especially parents of teens, struggling in isolation with family-centered problems such as pregnancy, depression, risky drinking and drug use.


    In 1996, she founded the non-profit organization Full Esteem Ahead and then Family Empowerment Network to “support parents to support kids and one another.” Through FEN and with colleague Ruthie Matinko-Wald, she offers parenting talks and classes as well as support materials in the way of parenting books and videos that can be used as curriculum for self-led discussion groups.


    Since their publication, Raising Our Daughters, Raising Our Sons, and Face to Face: Cultivating Kids’ Social Lives in the Digital World Parenting Guides have provided parents, school professionals and other caring adults with powerful vehicles for learning, self-discovery, networking and connecting with kids and other adults.


    Today, Kathy continues to spread the word about the power of parent networking through presentations, seminars and classes. She is also available for one-on-one parent, individual or family coaching.

  • 00:31

    #144 FATHER'S DAY - What's Your Plans?

    in Dads and Family

    This Sunday is Father's Day. We believe that every day is Father's Day, but on the third Sunday in June, we always make a special effort to recognize what great things that dads do.
    Join us and call in and let us know what you are doing either as a dad, or for a dad.

  • 00:30

    #143 SATURDAY MORNING LIVE!

    in Dads and Family

    WatchDOGS Radio - SATURDAY MORNING LIVE!


    LIVE, from Wilmington, NC - It's WatchDOGS Radio!


    It's time for dads from all across our great country to call in and tell us what you are doing with your kids today.


    We want to hear about fun summer vacations. We want to hear about your weekend outings. We want to hear about baseball games. We want to hear about how you are taking advantage of the summer to connect with your kids.


    Our host, Keith Schumacher is on the road in Wilmington, NC and will be hosing the show from the road. Guest Hosts will include Sean Rumble in Minneapolis, MN and Jim Heath in Kansas City, MO.


    WatchDOGS is the school based father involvement program of the non-profit National Center for Fathering. Go to www.fathers.com/watchdogs for more information.
     

  • 00:31

    #141 Summertime Efforts to Engage Dads at Back to School

    in Dads and Family

    Watch D.O.G.S. is the school based father involvement initiative of the National Center for Fathering. Tune in ans see what dads all over the country are doing for their local schools.


    Today, we will discuss the efforts that parents and administrators can make over the summer to be ready to welcome large numbers of dads into the school in the fall.