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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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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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.  

 

Find out more about our show at schooldazedshow.com/

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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.

 

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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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