156. How can we combat the shortage of special education teachers? with Professor of Special Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kimber Wilkerson
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3d ago
More than 7.5 million students in the United States have disabilities that qualify them for individual education plans. However, teachers trained in special education are in short supply. In fact, a survey found that 65% of public schools report being understaffed in special education. What is causing this shortage? How is this affecting teachers and students across the country? And what can we do to combat the shortage of special education teachers?  In this episode, Kimber Wilkerson shares how we can combat the shortage of special education teachers. Meet Kimber Kimber Wilkerson is a pr ..read more
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Encore Episode: How can we keep kids safe online?
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1w ago
Revisit our episode on digital safety featuring Titania Jordan, chief marketing officer and chief parent officer of Bark Technologies. Technology can open up doors to more information and content than ever before. That can be good – and bad – for kids. How can we teach kids healthy tech habits? What are the risks of cyberbullying, access to predators, image distortion, or self-harm? And how should personal devices be managed in the classroom?  In this episode, Kevin discusses healthy digital use with tech parenting expert Titania Jordan of Bark Technologies.  ..read more
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Encore Episode: What role do parents play in promoting mental health?
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2w ago
To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month, revisit our episode on promoting mental health with Anne Brown, President and CEO of the Cook Center for Human Connection. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nearly 20 percent of youth in the United States age 6 to 17 experience a mental health disorder and suicide is the second leading cause of death among 10- to 14-year-olds. With so many youth struggling today, most parents are left feeling helpless and concerned. In fact, a report found that mental health is the greatest concern among parents. How can parents help their childre ..read more
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155. Why is storytelling important for children? with Children's Book Author Jesse Byrd
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by Stride, Inc.
3w ago
Storytelling is one of the most powerful learning devices. Not only does it play a role in a child’s language and cognitive development, but it can also teach them about the world around them. What are the benefits of storytelling? How can children’s literature help develop important skills? And how can we encourage a love of storytelling in our students?  In this episode, Jesse Byrd joins Kevin to discuss the importance of storytelling for children.   Meet Jesse Jesse Byrd is an award-winning children’s book author and the youngest African American NPR Foundation Board Member ..read more
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154. What can teachers and school leaders do to combat the school-to-prison pipeline? with School Psychologist and Professor Dr. Tammy Hughes
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1M ago
Studies show that every school year almost 3 million public school students receive one or more out-of-school suspensions, while more than 100,000 students are expelled.  Along with doing little to reduce children’s misconduct, one out-of-school suspension increases a child’s chance of dropping out of school and increases their chances of entering the juvenile justice system.  How can we keep students out of the school-to-prison pipeline? How can trauma-informed teaching benefit students and schools? And what can we do to help schools address the needs of youth? In this episode, Dr ..read more
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153. How can we incorporate mindfulness into the classroom? with Founder of Peace of Mind, Linda Ryden
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1M ago
Research finds that mindfulness can help decrease stress and anxiety while strengthening resilience and emotional regulation in adults and children. This is why the use of mindfulness programs in schools is becoming more and more popular.  What exactly is mindfulness? What are the benefits of mindfulness on students? And how can we incorporate mindfulness into the classroom? In this episode, Linda Ryden joins Kevin to share how we can incorporate mindfulness into the classroom. Meet Linda: Linda Ryden is the founder of Peace of Mind, a nonprofit organization dedicated to equipping childre ..read more
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152. How Can We Make Science Fun? with Chemist & Science Entertainer Kate Biberdorf
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1M ago
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math are projected to grow by almost 11 percent by 2031 much faster than non-STEM occupations. While numerous students are interested in STEM careers, many do not feel prepared to pursue jobs in the field.  Why is it important for students to understand science? What opportunities are available for students interested in STEM? And how can we make science fun for kids? In this episode, Dr. Kate Biberdorf shares how we can make science fun. Meet Kate Dr. Kate Biberdorf is a chemist, science enter ..read more
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151. How can we prevent violence in schools? with CEO of Sandy Hook Promise Nicole Hockley
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1M ago
According to the CDC, guns are the leading cause of death among American children and teens.  From mass shootings to isolated incidents, gun violence has emerged as a tragic issue continuously plaguing our schools.   How can we identify the signs of violence? How can students, parents, and educators safely intervene? And how can we prevent violence in schools?  In this episode, Nicole Hockley, CEO of Sandy Hook Promise, joins Kevin to discuss how we can prevent violence in schools.  Meet Nicole Nicole Hockley is the co-founder and CEO of the Sandy Hook Promise Foundati ..read more
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150. Should video games be used as tools for learning? with President and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association, Stanley Pierre-Louis
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by Stride, Inc.
2M ago
According to the Entertainment Software Association, 76% of kids play video games. With their ability to build problem-solving, communication, and collaboration skills video games are starting to make their way to the classroom. What are the benefits of video games? What role should parents have in choosing the games their child plays? And how can video games be used as tools for learning? In this episode, Stanley Pierre-Louis joins Kevin to discuss how video games can be used as a tool for learning. Meet Stanley: Stanley Pierre-Louis is the President and CEO of the Entertainment Software Asso ..read more
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149. How can we encourage an interest in science in young girls? with Founder of Science Girl's Lab Melissa Alderete
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by Stride, Inc.
2M ago
Research shows that girls and young women lose interest in science and math as they move through their school years. And now, women make up only 28% of the STEM workforce. How can we use science to inspire kids? Why is it important for girls to see themselves represented in the field? And how can we encourage an interest in science in young girls? In this episode, Melissa Alderete joins Kevin to share how we can encourage an interest in science in young girls. Meet Melissa: Melissa Alderete is the founder of Science Girl’s Lab, an organization that provides science activities, experiments, and ..read more
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