Ask Dr. B. Good

Ask Dr. B. Good

The charter school landscape can be very confusing. Dr. Rebecca Good, superintendent of Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy, is bringing her years of experience to the table and helping you sort out the myths, misconceptions, and truth of charter schools. Now step up and ask Dr. B. Good a question! Learn more about Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy: https://www.legacypreparatory.com/ Learn more about Dr. Becky Good: https://www.legacypreparatory.com/meet-dr-good/

Episodes

August 11, 2020 30 min
Today’s podcast will be in both languages - English and Spanish. The need for it seems to be great since we have parents who can’t decide whether to have in school or in home instruction.
So today we will talk about how to know when your family is ready for in school instruction.
The first half of the show been English in the second half will be in Spanish. Put any questions in the chat or comment box below, please!
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Today we will be doing our podcast totally in Spanish! We’re doing that to make sure that all of our parents have a chance to hear about some of the things we talked about last week like the upcoming remote learning curriculum, the parent survey, asynchronous learning/synchronous learning, etc.
See how much you understand of the podcast as you practice your Spanish with us! Listen for the upcoming online parent meeting nights next w...
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Welcome back to the Ask Dr. B. Good podcast where we try to answer a lot of the questions that are going on in our Legacy world and sometimes outside of our Legacy world.
Today we’re going to concentrate on going through the reopening of school manual that every district in Texas had to put together.
We want to go through it even though it’s about 28 pages because it answers a lot of the questions that parents have about the school s...
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Today, we will start preparing for the return to school by having on our district RN, Ms. Ortiz and a newcomer to Legacy Laura Montoya, our new bilingual elementary counselor, for Mesquite.
Ms. Ortiz will be talking about the wearing of masks and hand washing and what parents can do at home to start preparing children for when they come back to school.
Ms. Montoya will be sharing some mental health advice for children since we are st...
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July 14, 2020 32 min
Today we will have breaking news on our school calendar, district updates from our facilities and operations directors, and a special request from our enrollment manager.
Come listen to the latest Legacy information and write your questions and comments in the comment section!
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June 30, 2020 29 min
Clearance Glover, aka Professor Freedom, will be joining us to chat about the current social unrest and the opportunity we have for a “New America Movement”. He will also review a book called, “The Lies My Teacher Told Me” about how social studies and history have been taught in American classroom for generations.
Join us for this interesting and progressive look at how we can turn racism into an anti-racism movement!
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Today, we will be going over some serious safety protocols that are being put into place and will be in place by the time school starts in August.
We’re bringing on Buddy Davis, our facilities director and Staci Weaver, our school operations director, to share with you all the plans that we have That must be turned into the state of Texas for approval but that we want to put into place to make sure we have the safest school availabl...
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Today’s Podcast will be full of recent Legacy news involving COVID and graduation. Then we will have a visit with two of our longer serving Legacy School Board members, President and Chair Byron Ricks and Member at Large, Megan Bauer. We will go down memory lane, sharing Legacy stories and also sharing some of what Legacy’s future might look like because of this COVID time.
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June 2, 2020 29 min
Today we will be talking about upcoming Legacy events like summer school. We will continue our student series And will be chatting with the salutatorians from both campuses!

Some of the questions that we will ask them are about
what does it take to get to that spot in a high school?
Did your family/parents help you in any way develop these traits?
Has COVID impacted you in any way?
Are you going to college? Where? Why that one?
What ar...
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May 26, 2020 29 min
Today we will be talking about upcoming Legacy events and more importantly, will be chatting with the valedictorians from both campuses!

Some of the questions that we will ask them are about
what does it take to get the top academic prize in a high school?
Did your family/parents help you in any way develop these traits?
Has COVID impacted you in any way?
Are you going to college? Where? Why that one?
What are your life goals?
How has Leg...
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Today's podcast will be similar to last week, where we filled the time with upcoming Legacy news. We will have an update on graduation requirements based on recent Executive Orders from the Governor. We will discuss summer school and how to sign up. Ms. Forge, our college readiness counselor for MW, and two of our secondary teachers, Ms. Delgado and Ms. George, will share what's happening in secondary summer school.
So much ...
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Today's podcast will be full of information such as:
-Graduation for Seniors
-academics
-the ceremony (when/where/what!)
-Bridge ceremonies for Kinder/5th/8th
-Summer School
-K-5
-6 up
-Credit Recovery
-ESL
-GT
Next Year
Mental Health Reminders
Come listen to learn what is planned for the end of this year, summer, and beyond!
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This is Teacher Appreciation week so we asked scholars and parents to send us videos showing appreciation to our teachers. Thank you parents and scholars for answering that call!
Enjoy the videos and notes that have come in, everyone! Thank you, Legacy school community for pulling together to help teachers hear your thank you messages!
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April 28, 2020 30 min
In the last few weeks we have talked with parents and teachers about what it has been like to shelter in at home. Today, we will be chatting with Legacy scholars who will share what it has been like for them!
We will ask the questions like:
-which one of you can tell me what you thought 6 weeks ago during spring break when you for first heard we might close
-how did you react when you learned you would have home-based school?
-how is h...
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We continue our focus on spotlighting our teachers as they navigate through this new online COVID environment. This time we will chat with elective teachers. From Plano: Mr. Smathers, Ms. Ottman, Ms. Gallegos,fFrom Mesquite: Coach Denson and Ms. Burns. They'll be answering questions like:
-What were your feelings during Spring Break when we were entering the "Should we close schools?" period?
-Once school closed, first fo...
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Today's podcast is a conversation with Legacy teachers and teaching assistants about what it is like to function in this new COVID environment where we are buildiung hte plane while flying it.
We will ask the following questions;
-What were some of your thoughts early on about what was happening because of COVID?
-What the week is like on the campus (Question for TAs)
-What safety measures do you have to take each day? (Question f...
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Today we will chat with Legacy parents about what the school closure has done to their family life and routines.
Some of the things we will discuss
are:
-how did you feel when you first heard that we might be closing down?
-How has your family life changed since we had to closed school?
*routines
*high tech/low tech instruction
* safety
-How is your family life better since closure?
*positives
-Best advice for Legacy families who mi...
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March 31, 2020 33 min
Today we will be sharing many of the operational things being done behind the scenes to make sure we are able to serve our school community with lunches and instruction. We also will share two videos. The first one is about the need to establish routines and family norms/expectations together and this video shows you how to do this.
Then, we will chat with Buddy Davis, our director of facilities who will share about the new meal pic...
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March 24, 2020 30 min
Today we are going over what Legacy and public education in the state of Texas has accomplished as far as preparing for and executing a meal plan and an instructional plan for our families.
We will touch a bit about what we've accomplished over the last two weeks, what instructional platforms we are using for what grades, and a couple of comments about Google Classrooms you might need to know.
We also have Mesquite nurse Maggie O...
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March 17, 2020 28 min
As always, we have a podcast on a very timely topic. We will be chatting with Leigh Richardson, Director of the Brain Performance Center about the impact COVID-19 is having on the adolescent brain.
-We will start with the adolescent brain and the parts that govern emotions and self control.
-What impact does stress have on the adolescent brain?
-Can COVID-!9 cause stress/ trauma? If so, what can be done to mitigate it?
-What strategi...
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