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.... Show More

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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 Director...

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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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Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents (aged 15-19). The pressures of the global COVID-19 crisis have increased rates of anxiety and depression, and early studies by health officials suggest an increase in the rates of death by suicide in teens. We as parents, loved ones, and friends need to know the signs and be better equipped, if and when we hear a cry for help.  Joining us in a discussion about adolescen...
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These kids are making history! In this Kid Takeover episode we talked to students to hear about their experiences with in-person learning during the COVID-19 global crisis.  I also invited my kiddos to help us start the show!  

 

For more information about School Dazed head to schooldazedshow.com.

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Our job as parents is to give our kids the wisdom and tools they need to grow into adults that flourish, but letting go can be hard!  How do we assist them and at the same time give them wings?  In this episode I invited health teacher and author, Jodi Maurici to talk to us about building independence and self-advocacy in our kids.  

 

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Virtual Learning has been a challenge for so many families. The added complexity of having a student with a learning difference or special need can make learning that much more difficult. In this episode we sat down with 4 veteran educators who specialize in working with these students and provided valuable insight and advice to make learning in a virutal world more successful.

 

Watch our show live each Tuesday at 5:pm CST on ou...

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September 18, 2020 73 min

Cold and flu season can be tricky for parents. The added complexity of COVID-19 will definitely make this cold and flu season interesting. In this episode we sat down with pediatrician Dr. Ahmad Anwar who talked to us about managing sick kids and in-person learning in the midst of a global pandemic.

Catch our show live on Facebook every Tuesday evening at 5:pm CST.  For more information about our show head to schooldazedshow.com

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In this episode we welcome licensed professional counseor Jeremy Edge Escapingthe.com Counseling Services. Whether it’s too much video games, social media, pornography, gambling, shopping, virtual reality, or any other online activity, Jeremy helps his clients stop problematic screen use, and improve tech-life balance. Jeremy talked to us about helping our kids acheive this balance when learning is primarily online.   Our show is l...
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In this episode we sat down with dietitian and nutritionist, Nara Reed. Nara talked to us about the impact of nutrition on academic achievement and behavior and how to help your family make healthy food choices.   Catch our show live each week at 5:pm (CST) on our Facebook page, Noggin Educational Foundation.  For more information about our show head to schooldazedshow.com
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Social and emotional learning (SEL) refers to the building of skills needed to recognize and manage emotions, make responsible decisions, and establish and maintain positive relationships. The events of 2020 including the abrupt closure of schools, the quarantine due to the pandemic, and racial unrest have caused a myriad of psychological issues educators must begin to address as school reopens. Despite the need to tackle academic ...
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So much is up in the air about the 2020-2021 school year. Many parents are apprehensive about facilitating learning at home once again and schools are scrambling to ready themselves for the first day of school. But teachers are amazing, aren't they? They are passionate and dedicated to the wellbeing of our kids and to their academic success. Join us as we talk to several veteran educators about their outlook for the upcoming sc...

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COVID-19 has had an indelible impact on the education system across the world. Parents are waiting with bated breath for their school districts to lay out their game plans for the 2020-2021 school year, and parents are preparing to make some tough decisions.

In this episode our guests shared with us how school districts like theirs are going about decision-making, and the factors that are being weighed to make sure both student he...

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Our nation has a sordid past regarding equality and particularly education equality.  In this episode we explore where we have been and the changes that are being made to help level the playing field so that opportunity is available to all.  

For more information about our show head to schooldazedshow.com 

#blacklivesmatter #edgap #educationalopportunity #educationgap #justiceforall

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As cities across the globe erupt with protests, parents are having tough discussions with young people who are seeing images in the media they have never seen before.

In this episode our guests discussed our nation's current struggle with justice for black people, how we got here, and how to talk to your kids.

For more information about our show head to schooldazedshow.com

#blacklivesmatter #icantbreathe #icantbreatheagain ...

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COVID-19 has left an indelible mark on the class of 2020. Extracurricular activities have been canceled and events they've been anticipating for years have been postponed or will look different than they could have ever imagined. Join our Facebook Live this morning at 11 (CST) as we sit down with a group of 12th-grade students to talk to us about the changes that have occurred in their lives because of the global pandemic.

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In this episode we welcomed back educational neuroscientist, Staci Danford to share with us how the practice of gratitude can rewire your brain to weather adverse and challenging times.  If you missed our first show with Staci, "The One About Rewiring Your Brain With Gratitude", click here to listen!

Watch our show live each week from 11-Noon (CST) on our Facebook page, Noggin Educational Foundation). If you miss the show ...

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