School Dazed: Help For Moms and Dads of School-Aged Kids

School Dazed: Help For Moms and Dads of School-Aged Kids

School Dazed features experts tackling a variety of challenges affecting children’s education from bullying, to gaming, to anxiety and depression and much more.

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April 9, 2022 68 min

Choosing the right post secondary institution is one of the first big decisions many young adults will make, and with over 5,000 colleges and universities in the US alone, there is a lot for them to consider! In this episode we sat down with Vielka Hoy, founder and CEO of Bridge to College, who shared guidance for parents and students.  

 

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The closure of schools and the deficiencies of crisis virtual learning caused some parents to weigh their options to see if alternative academic solutions would better fit their families and address their children’s needs. In this episode we sit down with the president of @schoolchoiceweek , Andrew Campanella.  Andrew talked to us about a survey they conducted that revealed the reasons why parents are considering different opti...

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One study indicates that at least, eight in ten parents believe that signing kids up for extracurricular activities could bring them extra income someday. Many parents invest significant time and money for soccer, ballet, and piano lessons, but how do you find the balance between extracurricular and academic needs? In this episode we were joined by two parents whose children were very involved in activities and who have had some 20...

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September 22, 2021 63 min
More than half of American workers are dissatisfied with their jobs. Loyal employees that stay with companies 10, 20, and 30 years are rare. Many young people graduate lacking a basic understanding of their strengths, values, and purpose in order to make wise decisions about career paths. Greg and Beth Langston, co-founders of The College Flight Plan, lead students in transformational self-discovery allowing them to discover their ...
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Fake News [ feyk-nooz, nyooz ] Noun False news stories, often of a sensational nature, created to be widely shared or distributed for the purpose of generating revenue, or promoting or discrediting a public figure, political movement, company, etc.   How can we (and how can we lead our kids to) identify credible news sources and information in order to think critically, make decisions, and form opinions in a world where Fake News i...
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Critical Race Theory or CRT has become a hot-button issue and a concern for many parents of K-12 students in the United States.  Six states (Idaho, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Iowa, and New Hampshire) have passed laws and nearly 20 additional states have introduced or plan to introduce similar legislation to regulate how race is discussed in the classroom.  In this episode, our guests defined CRT, talked about it’s origins, and dis...

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June 23, 2021 76 min

An estimated 6.1 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD at some point in their lives.  Symptoms of ADHD can affect a student’s behavior and academic performance at school.  It can be misunderstood by both those who struggle with the disorder and by those around them, but with support and strategies, students can learn to thrive.  In this episode, we sat down with Dr. Norrine Russell, Academic & ADHD Coaching Expert, fro...

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May 26, 2021 67 min

Navigating the college admissions process can be tricky and even sometimes intimidating.  Experts suggest that students and their parents begin this process in Junior High, but where do you start and how do you know your child is on the right track?  In this episode, we sat down with college admissions expert, Dr. Shirag Shemmassian of Shemmassian Academic Consulting.  For nearly 20 years, he and his team have helped thousands of s...

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In this episode, we welcomed three moms who have children in the Special Education program at their schools.  When our son first entered into the SPED program, friends who had gone before us provided a wealth of knowledge and much-needed comfort when we knew nothing.  We wanted to invite some parents to share their experiences and wisdom with our audience to do the same for those of you that are new to SPED.

 

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May 5, 2021 66 min

In this episode, we talked to career coach and author of "Dream It & Do It: 100 Possibilities, Stories and Real-Life Role Models", Holly Sharp.

Her book helps students explore different careers and helps parents have meaningful conversations with their kids about what they want to be when they grow up.    For more information about our show head to schooldazedshow.com.
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April 15, 2021 72 min
Critical thinking is the ability to learn new information and respond to complex problems and challenges. In today's rapidly changing world, critical thinking is one of the most vital skills kids can learn for present and future success.   In this episode, we sat down with Peter Ellerton, Curriculum Director of the University of Queensland's Critical Thinking Project in Brisbane Australia.   For more information about our s...
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April 7, 2021 72 min

Studying, we've all had to do it, but it's usually not something that is taught in schools. Studying is much more than just preparing for a test, and unfortunately, most students have to figure it out on their own. Whether you have a college student, you are a student YOURSELF, or you have a school-aged kid, you'll want to listen to this one!  In this episode, our own David Bailey shared about how to study for academic ...

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March 24, 2021 63 min
The Surgeon General has declared e-cigarette use by youth an epidemic. More than 3.6 million U.S. youth, including 1 in 5 high school students and 1 in 20 middle school students, currently use them. Serious lung injury and even death have been associated with vaping products. Because of the threat to students, school officials are mobilizing nationwide to bring awareness and keep vaping out of schools.   In this episode, we sat d...
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March 17, 2021 71 min
Tests. We’ve all taken them. Most of us DREAD them, but did you know that with some tests knowing the content isn’t the only thing that can help you? On certain tests, strategy can be just as important as being able to remember what the teacher taught you. Today, we will hear from our own, David Bailey, who is a veteran teacher and private tutor of over 20 years!   Also check out School Dazed episode, "The One About Test Anxiet...
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February 24, 2021 71 min

Coding can improve problem-solving skills, foster a growth mindset, and develop creativity and confidence. Coding, many say, is basic literacy in the digital age and essential for students to learn in order to be competitive in the future. In this episode, we discussed coding with STEM teacher, Dr. Mary Payton; Darryl Hughes, CEO of game development company, Hughes Who Technologies; and Dr. Tonjia Gimble, Senior Association Directo...

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Research shows that students who study music show improved math and reading scores, greater concentration, and confidence. In this episode we were joined by music educators Rondi Allen and Michael Scott who shared with us the academic benefits of music education.

 

Watch our show live on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 CST.  For more information head to schooldazedshow.com

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Kids and Teens spend between 6-9 hours on digital technology a day potentially exposing themselves and your family to malicious content and individuals. In this episode of #schooldazedshow we sat down with cybersecurity and risk strategist, Dr. Laura Jones who shared tips to help keep kids and teens safe from the digital dangers that lurk behind our screens. #cybersecurity #techsafety #onlinesafety #digitalfootprint #onlinerisk #on...

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Memory Athletes use techniques and tricks that enable them to remember long lists of information. Research shows that students who use memory strategies perform better academically, because these strategies help expand working memory and access long term memory. In this episode we sat down with 4x USA Memory Champion, author, and mountaineer, Nelson Delllis. Nelson wrote the book, "Memory Superpowers", that helps readers le...

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Only a few days into 2021 we find ourselves having to have hard conversations with our kids about current events...again. The insurrection on Capitol Hill is an event that many of us are still processing as adults. In this episode we welcomed guests to discuss the the events of January 6th. Victoria Farrar-Meyers is a political scientist with expertise in the American presidency. James Dickey is former Chairman of the Republican Pa...
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January 6, 2021 69 min

Welcome to Season 3 of School Dazed!  Many of us grew up believing that we didn't have math minds. Our guest would argue that educators have "taken the language of math and abstracted it beyond recognition, and that's why kids are confused." Dr. Randy Palisoc is 6th grade math teacher and in his TED Talk, "Math Isn't Hard, It's A Language" he explains how math can be made accessible for all students.

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