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It's time for the nerdiest show on Blog Talk Radio ...it's Nerdy 30s time! We are bringing you all the nerdiest and geekiest news on comic books, video games, movies, wrestling and so much more! Tonight we are joined by artist and writer Tom Scioli. (American Barbarian, Transformers vs. G.I. Joe). Join us live every Wednesday night at 10:00Eastern either in the chat room or on the phone! Also subscribe and download us free on iTunes. It's time to get Nerdy America!
Today, we're joined by Dr. Anthony Scioli, one of the world's leading authorities on the topic of hope. Dr. Scioli is a professor of clinical psychology at Keene State College and a member of the graduate faculty at the University of Rhode Island. He maintains a hope blog for Psychology Today. He has served as a consultant for NBC and CNN affiliates, as well as WedMD on copying with depression and trauma, and restoring hope in the aftermath of 9/11.
The Pathway to School Reform: Focus on Instruction in High Poverty Schools
According to the authors of a new heralded book called "Restoring Opportunity: The Crisis of Inequality and the Challenge for American Education," the dominant policy strategies for school improvement over the past two decades, has been test-based accountability and the standards movement. They have not succeeded because neither approach has focused on the difficult task of improving instruction in high-poverty schools and providing students with the coordinated learning experiences they need to master critical skills. This segment will focus on successful practices in schools where students of color have made six times the gains of what is deemed acceptable AYP.
Dr. Yvette Jackson (CEO & Author of Award-winning "The Pedagogy of Confidence," Columbia University’s Teachers College Press)
Dr. Melissa Krull (Professor, Assistant Professor @ Minnesota State University, Mankato)
Dr. Aldo Scioli (Superintendent, Robbinsdale Public Schools, Minnesota)