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The Perkins Platform

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This show is a series of expertly facilitated conversations with world experts in a variety of disciplines. These conversations illuminate problems, issues and solutions faced and considered by leaders and other professionals.

Upcoming Broadcasts

Join us on Wednesday, May 25 @ 6pm EST for a special conversation with the I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) program creator, Dr. Myrna B. Shure and lead national trainer for ICPS, Stephanie Colvin-Roy, to discuss their work and Dr. Shure's book, Raising a Thinking Child. Dr. Myrna B. Shure is professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology at Drexel University in Philadelphia. She is the creator of the I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) program—a school-based social and emotional learning/violence prevention program, recognized for research and service by numerous national organizations. She is the author of the Raising a Thinking Child Workbook, an ICPS program for families, with recognition by the Strengthening America's Families Project and NASP. She has been recognized by the American Psychological Association's Psychology Matters initiative for research relating to schools and families. Her books for parents, Raising a Thinking Child and Raising a Thinking Preteen are both Parent Choice Award winners. Dr. Shure consults on issues of mental health in our nation's youth. Stephanie Colvin-Roy has spent over 18 years providing professional development in prevention education and youth development. She provides professional learning, consultation and technical assistance to schools and youth-serving agencies with a focus on social and emotional learning as the training and organizational development associate for the Center for the Promotion of Social and Emotional Learning at Center for Schools and Communities. She is Lead International Trainer and manages the I Can Problem Solve (ICPS) and Raising a Thinking Child programs in partnership with the program developer, Dr. Shure. She has received extensive training in SEL and other areas, including character education, Courageous Conversations-Beyond Diversity, and Supporting Students Exposed to Trauma.
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On-Demand Episodes

Join us on Tuesday, May 17 @ 6pm EST for an exciting conversation with professor and author, Dr. Ayelet Fishbach, discussing her work on motivation and her latest book, GET IT DONE: Surprising Lessons from the Science of... more

Join us on Wednesday, May 11 @ 6pm EST for an exciting conversation with Dr. Pam Davis, who is the Founder of Wellbotics, an organization that delivers pop up makerspaces to cancer care communities and other safe spaces. Dr. Davis is... more

Executive director of the newly created Office of Human Trafficking Prevention and Baton Rouge native, Dr. Dana R. Hunter, joins us for an important conversation on the impact of human trafficking on individuals and what the... more

Dynamic speaker and transformational leader and educator, PJ Caposey, joins us to share his thoughts on how school leaders can build realistic optimism. PJ began his career as an award-winning teacher in the inner-city of Chicago and... more

Join us on Wednesday, April 13 @ 6pm EST for an informative conversation with Dr. Valerie Young, who is considered the foremost expert on impostor syndrome and co-founder of Impostor Syndrome Institute. In addition to speaking at over... more

Author of The Twelve Monotasks: Do One Thing at a Time to Do Everything Better, Thatcher Wine, joins us to share his thoughts on Monotasking. The Twelve Monotasks grew out of Thatcher's efforts to improve his own productivity and... more

Join us on Wednesday, March 30 @ 6pm EST for a conversation with Professor Bradley Gorham, PhD, discussing his research and thoughts on how media impacts and influences diverse social groups. Dr. Gorham is Chair of the... more

Join us on Wednesday, March 23 @ 6pm EST for an exciting panel of prominent educators and leaders, sharing their experience on how things are going in schools since the pandemic started. Our panelists include Heather Lechner,... more

Founding team member and former Chief Clinical Officer of Hurdle, a digital health platform for people of color, Dr. Rufus Tony Spann joins us to share his thoughts on overthinking. Currently, Dr. Spann is a member of the Forbes... more

As Director of the Paulo Freire Institute at the UCLA Graduate School of Education, Dr. Carlos Alberto Torres, joins us to discuss his institute and the present-day relevance of the teaching and philosophy of Professor Freire. Dr.... more