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Dr. Mike Robinson, host of Parent Talk Lives discusses the value of universal access to Literacy and Digital Literacy for all public school students. His guest is Ms. Karuna Skariah a National Board Certified Teacher, Maryland State Certified Teacher with Prince George’s County Public Schools, the 17th largest school district in Maryland.
Karuna Skariah is a National Board Certified Teacher, Maryland State Certified Teacher, and a teacher leadership coach. She has been an educator for twenty years. As a Maryland State Department of Education National Board Teacher Leadership Coordinator, she mentored teachers through the National Board Certification process with much success. She has an M.A. in Writing from Johns Hopkins University, B.A. in Sociology, Anthropology, Economics and English Literature. Karuna’s Equity Initiative for the students of Prince George’s County Public Schools advocates for literacy and digital literacy for every student. She advocates for 21st century college and career preparedness by providing crucial infrastructure of reading, technology and library/media teachers in every school. Karuna has been trained in the Common Core State Standards and continues to provide professional development workshops for public and private school educators. Her expertise lies in education performance management, school needs assessment, and teacher training with a concentration on Common Core. Her workshops focus on effective educational change through teacher driven discussions, trainings, and data driven planning. She provides teachers with best practices tools on how to generate critical thinking skills. As an adjunct professor, Karuna has taught graduate courses on teacher leadership at the National University, California.
HOW TO INTEGRATE REAL WORLD EVENTS TO ENGAGE STUDENTS IN HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE
Discussion of the Development and Release of “Concepts and Practices” two new Introductory courses in Biology and Chemistry for students in Grades 9-12 with Carolina Bio Online VP Bruce Wilcox, Jackie Miller who served on the Mathematics and Science Education Advisory Council for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and hopefully Science Department Chair from Riverdale Country Day School, Kelly Tracy will be joining us as well.
MAKING EXPANDED LEARNING THE NEW NORMAL FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
We'll learn about 'Expanded Learning" from Citizen Schools Steve Rothstein and the CEO of Higher Achievement , Lynsey Woods Jeffries. Presented by FUNDS FOR LEARNING.
Students at Jewett Middle Academy in Winter Haven, Florida, were terrified last week when police officers burst into classrooms with guns drawn.
Was there a shooter at the school? No. The police department and school district initiated an 'active shooter' training drill with zero advance notice to teachers or parents.
Parents received text messages from frightened children as the principal ordered the school in "lock-down."
Is this really the best way way to improve school safety? Linc says no way.
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Join Jennifer M Hatfield MHS,ccc/slp when she shares 5 tips that students can begin using immediately to reduce their stress. Students have some of the highest stress levels of all but often don't have the tools yet to manage that stress. Jennifer's tips are solid, easy to use and guaranteed to help not only with regard to school stress but life stressors as well.
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Due to technical difficulties, this show was not completed and will be rebroadcast on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Winners of the Pay It Forward Award: Today we get to witness an award presentation to Ms. Edwards and Ms Leteshia Fahie-Breedy the teachers of students who won in the Pay It Forward essay contest.
Mission Statement: “At Leonard Dober Elementary School, we believe that learning is on-going and inter-related. We believe that all children can learn. It is our responsibility to find their learning styles, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and meet their needs. We are committed to preparing our students for a changing world; therefore, we will prepare them to think critically and solve problems. In order to do this, a partnership will be fostered between home, school, and community.”
About Leonard Dober Elementary School: “As well as offering a high quality of teaching and extra-curricular activities to our students, we also have a commitment to ensure that our students receive the best guidance and support to insure they feel happy and safe here and are therefore able to thrive and achieve academically.”
Student of the Month Awards: The selected winners of the Dober Award have displayed model student behavior. They have all maintained good grades and are always on their best behavior.
Key persons: Ms LaVerne Lake Davis, founder of the local chapter of the Pay It Forward organization; Juelis Hodge,
local Pay It Forward liasion.
Contact Leonard Dober Elementary School at: 9 & 10 Kronprindens Gade, St. Thomas, VI 00802 | Phone: 340-774-5874 | Fax: 340-774-5253
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.
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.
Newtown's Trees is an allegory about the 2012 tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, using the town's beloved trees cut down by the protagonist as the central theme. It is a book that can be appreciated on several levels; by adults who know the horrific details of the events that took place on a cold December morning, as well as by children who read the book or have it read to them as a sad story with an uplifting ending that outlines the strength of the human spirit.
The tale has an even wider application to other news stories that portray bad things happening to good people. Newtown's Trees is a book that warms the heart and leaves the reader feeling that despite these often senseless tragedies, there's a lot of good in this world.
Frank L. Miller is a writer and trained school psychologist. He earned an educational specialist degree in school psychology, and practiced for thirty-eight years before retiring in 2012. Frank adopted his son and daughter after marrying their mother, an elementary guidance counselor, and then adopted his daughter’s first-born child when she was unable to raise the child. The author lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with his wife of thirty-one years and the granddaughter they have thoroughly enjoyed raising who is now fourteen. Newtown’s Trees is Frank’s second publication, having written a book chronicling the battle he fought with his school district over his eldest daughter’s drug abuse and expulsion from school.
We will also feature the 2015 National Distinguished Principal for Texas, Diane Gough of Hewitt Elementary School in Hewitt, Texas. We will hear about her great Watch D.O.G.S. program.