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Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! as Scott chats with author and podcaster Amanda Hope Haley.
Amanda Hope Haley has a bachelor of arts in religious studies from Rhodes College and a master of theological studies in Hebrew Scripture and Interpretation from Harvard University. She contributed to The Voice Bible translation as a writer and editor, and she has been an editor and curricula ghost writer for popular Christian authors. Amanda maintains a blog, Healthy and Hopeful, where she encourages women to live whole lives in community with God, family, and each other. Her first book, Barren among the Fruitful: Navigating Infertility with Hope, Wisdom, and Patience was released by HarperCollins Christian Publishers on October 7, 2014, as part of the InScribed Collection. Amanda and her husband David recently moved to Denver, Colorado, and look forward to new friends and new adventures out West.
Amanda enjoys hosting people in her home for small group studies and serving her church community however she can. She loves cooking, crafting, and party planning, but she’s happiest when exploring new places with her husband and spoiling her godchildren Elijah, Jack, and Lily.
Dr. Peg Luksik is a Pennsylvania teacher with over 35 years of experience in both special education and elementary education.
She has taught at every level from pre-school to college in regular classrooms, resource centers, self-contained special education classes, and in alternative educational settings.
She has trained teachers in curriculum and classroom management, written and evaluated curricula, authored several books on education issues, and hosted a nationally syndicated television program dealing with education in America.
Christopher Dean Sullivan, Executive Director of Artistic Resolutions To Education (ARTE). A program which offers interactive clinics, workshops and residencies that follow the American World Music Genre...Jazz, and other musical art forms and genres from its origins in the United States through its journey and integration throughout the world and will feature DVD presentations and master class interactive demonstrations.
In recent years, school curricula in the United States have shifted heavily toward common core subjects of reading and math. What has suffered most has been the arts. Although some may regard art education as a luxury, simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development. Learning to create and appreciate the arts may be more important than ever to the development of the next generation of children as they grow up.
Know by so many, the Arts play a major role in the Developmental of a child. Some of the benefits include; motor skills, language development, decision making, visual learning, inventiveness and cultural awareness. It is also well know that the arts clear make an impact and improve academic performance.
Karen Fox, Ph.D., has developed her left, analytical brain as well as her psychic sense. Join us today to learn how an experienced educator and psychic can teach you to develop your psychic abilities—something we all should have learned in grade school and beyond. Get tips on how to strengthen your abilities and how to get past blocks. This interview originally aired on Empower Radio.
Karen Fox is a psychic educator and a professional psychic, medium, and medical intuitive. She has more than thirty years’ experience teaching managers, employees, bodyworkers, and students and faculty in higher education. Educated at Syracuse University to build effective curricula, she has designed courses on many subjects. After years of investigating how the psychic sense functions, she established and refined her curriculum, teaching students in the Aspen Program for Psychic Development in Denver, Colorado, now in its sixth year. She is the author of Build Your Psychic Skills: The 90-Day Plan and The Psychic Workbook: Tools and Techniques to Develop Reliable Insight. Find out more about Karen and her work at psychiciq.com.
Lucinda Cross is a best-selling author, internationally known speaker, spokesperson and energetic teacher of personal and professional development. In 2006, she started the brand Activate Your Life Today! a leadership services firm that specializes in the delivery of personal and professional development enrichment programs. Lucinda creates and delivers products and services that include but are not limited to seminars, workshops, curricula and trainings that are developed for professional women, young adults and at risk women and youth. Her programs are also captured to enriching the lives of professional women seeking personal growth. She is a contributing writer for Black Enterprise and Huffington Post Women. Lucinda is the personal and professional development expert for several non-profit organizations, business development centers and her leadership advice have been featured on News 12 New York, NY 1, The Daily News, The New York Times, Essence Magazine, Ebony Magazine, ABC Money Matters, Black Enterprise, Dr. OZ, The Bethenny Show, CNN iReport, Tom Joyner Morning Show, as well as numerous online publications and over 100 online radio shows.
Dr. Hollie-Major aka “The Co-Pilot” is a results-oriented leader, educator, transformational leadership coach, philanthropist, speaker, & writer. She has a leadership approach that embodies developing the mind, body & spirit. Leadership programs for emerging & new leaders is her passion & Signature Series. She empowers people to discover & achieve their goals & ultimate success as they move forward. Her technique is “action-oriented” and applied from a “systematic” framework to enhance the lives of her clients.
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TeachThought, LLC is a progressive learning brand dedicated to supporting educators in evolving learning for a 21st century audience. This starts with thought leadership and practical solutions for K-20 teachers via the TeachThought blog and extends to learning models, curricula, technology, apps, and other learning tools to experiment with a combination of data-driven and research-supported thinking. TeachThought is primarily interested in exploring new learning models, including the role of play in learning.
Terry Heick, Director of TeachThought, is a former English teacher turned education dreamer who is interested in how learning is changing in a digital and connected world. This includes, among other changes, the rise of self-directed learning.He is also interested in the power of questions, the role of play in learning, clarifying digital literacy, the flexibility of project-based learning, marrying mobile learning and place-based education (especially through mentoring), the potential of video games and simulations in learning, what it really means to “understand” something, and how all of this produces wisdom and self-knowledge in students.
In addition to his work with TeachThought, he also presents at national conferences, such as Happy Teachers Happy Students at the University of St. Thomas in MN April 18-19,2015 and provides professional development for schools, blogs for edutopia, and creates content for companies including learn.ist.
Join us as our host, Carol McDaniel, sits down with guest and current All Children’s Johns Hopkins Medicine resident John Morrison, MD, PhD.
Originally from Iowa City, IA, Dr. Morrison matched with his first choice, All Children's Hospital Johns Hopkins Medicine, in sunny Florida. The program’s leadership, clinical excellence, academic efforts and patient populations were some of the things that stood out to him when he was choosing his next level of eduction. All Children's Johns Hopkins Pediatric Residency Program welcomed its first class of residents in July 2014, Dr. Morrison is proud to be a part of the academic transformation at ACH.
Dr. Morrison feels the ACH JHM residency program provides a unique opportunity for residents to serve as leaders early in their careers across all domains of pediatrics, and also provides both didactic and hands-on training with an emphasis on individualized curricula to support each trainee's career goals.
To learn more about Dr. John Morrison and first year of residency, tune in Wednesday, March 18 at 12:30 p.m. EST. Remember to follow the backchannel on twitter! #ACHradio
Dr. Sandra Stotsky author "An Empty Curriculum: The Need to Reform Teacher Licensing Regulations and Tests". Dr Stotsky is an advocate of standards-based reform and strong academic standards and assesments for students and teachers.
By Sandra Stotsky
In an opinion piece in the The Washington Post on Dec. 24, 2014, Fordham Institute’s Mike Petrilli and Michael Brickman claim that it will not be easy to replace Common Core’s standards with something better. They claim that “the basic problem is that it’s impossible to draft standards that prepare students for college and career readiness and that look nothing like Common Core.” Their claims have no legs to stand on.
Massachusetts once had standards that looked nothing like Common Core, were judged to be among the best in the country, and have an empirical record of contributing to academic gains for all Bay State students, as judged by National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) tests in grades 4 and 8, in reading and math, from 2005 on, and by The International Mathematics and Science Surveys (TIMSS) in 2007 and 2013. The Bay State’s former standards served as the basis for classroom curricula, for professional development for practicing teachers, for licensure regulations and tests for prospective teachers, and for the state’s teacher-vetted K-12 tests.
Jewel Amethyst Daniel, a scientist, an author who writes under the name Jewel Amethyst, and an educator, enjoys combining her love of science and writing to teach kids about exciting science concepts. Her first full-length novel, A Marriage of Convenience was released August 2009 and her holiday romance story, From SKB with Love is part of an anthology of romance stories Holiday Brides was released in October 2009. In 2013 Jewel was recruited as one of the launch authors for Amazon Kindle worlds, publishing her novella, Indiscretion as part of the YA suspense Pretty Little Liars Kindle Worlds fantasy fiction. Jewel’s new romance novel, Hurricane of the Heart will be released in summer 2015.
In 2014 Jewel themed up with her 11 year old daughter to publish the first in a series of children’s science adventure novels, Zapped! Danger in the Cell. Jewel has managed to combine her three loves: science, writing, and teaching into a fun and educational book with a science theme, that aligns well with elementary and middle school science curricula. With a PhD in Biology from University of Virginia, Jewel has taught at middle and high school level and is now faculty at a Maryland college.
Lynelle A. Martin, a sixth grader in Baltimore County, has an avid interest in science and adventure. Inspired by her mother’s writing, Lynelle began penning her first novel at the age of 8 and enjoyed seeing her labor of love come to fruition when her debut novel, Zapped! Danger in the Cell. Lynelle enjoys soccer, playing the clarinet, and partaking in gymnastics; but even more fun, she loves letting her imagination run wild while writing her stories.
Dorothy Potter Snyder, Founder, Dorothy Potter Consulting
Dorothy Potter Consulting helps non-profit and for-profit businesses craft books, blogs, articles and educational materials that deliver focused messages to people, and people to each other.
Dorothy Potter Snyder provides editorial services, translation, and content development to clients in both Spanish and English. She has lead nationwide webinars to professional groups on Hispanic language and culture, and has served as a consultant on a variety of media projects relating to Latin America and Spanish language. Dorothy Potter Snyder also develops Spanish language training curricula, focusing on professional communication goals, and helps clients "strike the right chord" in both languages.
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6:00pm (eastern) January 26th 2015
If you are a teacher, or an educator, or involved in school administration and curriculum development, my guest today has the potential to transform your life, the lives of your students as well as those who come in contact with you.
My guest is author Daniel Rechtschaffen. And he is the author of the book "The Way of Mindful Education: cultivation Well-Being in Teachers and Students.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist Daniel Rechtschaffen has a master's degree in counseling psychology. He founded the Mindful Education conference, has developed a variety of curricula for mindfulness in the classroom and leads mindfulness trainings for schools and communities around the world. Visit www.mindfuleducation.com
A storm has erupted in academia and the educational establishment over a new curriculum being developed for the Advanced Placement program in high schools.
Specifically, the section dealing with American history has come under withering fire by educators and historians alike for its apparent left-wing bias.
Is there really an attempt being made to establish a left wing narrative in the AP history program that denies American exceptionalism, denigrates American values, and skews history with a liberal bias?
We'll ask noted historian Ron Radosh these and other questions about the AP controversy.
Also joining the program will be Doug Mataconis of Outside the Beltway blog.
The show streams live from 8-9 PM Eastern time. A podcast will be available shortly after the end of the show.
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