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School Dazed features experts tackling a variety of challenges affecting children’s education from bullying, to gaming, to figuring out the “new math” and much more.

School Dazed features experts tackling a variety of challenges affecting children’s education from bullying, to gaming, to figuring out the “new math” and much more.
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United States

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School Dazed features experts tackling a variety of challenges affecting children’s education from bullying, to gaming, to figuring out the “new math” and much more.

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English

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8176804650


Episodes

The One When The Kids Took Over: Social Media Edition

6/26/2019
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Social media has become a normal part of our day to day. Kids (and parents) spend hours a day scrolling, liking, and posting about any and everything. In this Kid Takeover episode, we invited students to tell us about the impact social media has had on their lives.

Duration:01:00:22

The One About the Superintendent

6/18/2019
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The superintendent is the CEO of a school district and is responsible for using financial and human resources to meet the needs of students, teachers, and faculty. A school district's board of directors hires the superintendent and he or she is responsible for implementing the goals they set to ensure success for their students. In this episode we welcomed Mansfield ISD superintendent, Jim Vaszauskas and Mansfield ISD school board President, Karen Marcucci who gave us an insider's look at...

Duration:00:57:12

The One About Summer Learning Loss

6/4/2019
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Summer is a critical time for students. Many students lose 1-3 months of math and reading skills during the summer. With a little effort we can help our children make the most of summertime while still giving them a chance to recharge. In this episode we spoke to the CEO of the National Summer Learning Association and the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Irving Independent School District who gave us tips for avoiding summer learning loss. For more information about our show head...

Duration:01:01:13

The One About the State of Public Education

5/28/2019
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According to the The International Education Database which evaluates and reports the progress of educational goals around the world, the United States is ranked 26th. We hear stories about the education gap, teacher dissatisfaction, overcrowded classrooms, concern about standardized testing and wonder if our public education system is failing our children. In this episode we welcomed Andrea Fields, an associate superintendent, and advocate for quality education with over 40 years of...

Duration:00:56:08

The One About Helping Your Child Fail Well

5/21/2019
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Most of us have heard of helicopter parents. They’re the parents who take an overprotective approach to parenting and discourage a child's independence. Now we have bulldozer parents. These parents forge ahead before their child, removing all obstacles and ensuring success at every turn. Recent headlines of celebrities paying large amounts of money to bribe their children’s way into college are perfect examples of this. As parents we want the best for our children and we hate to see them...

Duration:00:57:41

The One Where the Listeners Asked the Questions

5/14/2019
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What’s on your mind? If you could ask any education related question, what would it be? We put this episode in the hands of our listeners. David and I hit the streets and found out what you wanted to know. Our expert guests, Buddy Bonner, Assistant Superintendent in Lewisville ISD near Dallas, TX and BeLinda Nikkel, education advocate and retired principal, have a combined 62 years of experience in education and answered common questions parents have about education. For more information...

Duration:00:58:22

The One About Sleep Health

5/7/2019
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Did you and your family get 8-10 hours of sleep last night (I didn’t either 😕)? We live in a society where lack of sleep is a badge of honor and a sign of dedication, but this episode may make you rethink your late-to-bed routine. Sleep hygiene or sleep health is a variety of different practices and habits that are necessary to have good nighttime sleep quality. Lack of sleep can effect children academically by causing impaired cognitive functioning, impaired attention, symptoms of...

Duration:00:54:14

The One About ADHD

4/30/2019
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We know our kids can be forgetful. It's not unusual for them to fidget, forget homework, get fidgety, but in some cases these can be signs of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD can affect your child’s ability to learn and get along with others. According to the ADD Resource Center, 6.4 million children ages 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADD and this number is on the rise. Our guests Dr. Courtney Walker and April Wooldridge are experts in the area of ADD and ADHD, and will offer...

Duration:00:58:40

The One About Fostering a Love of Reading

4/23/2019
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According to research by the American Psychological Association, only 20% of American teens report reading a book, magazine or newspaper daily for pleasure, but more than 80% report using social media daily. Traditional reading seems to be a dying art that is being snuffed out by playing video games, watching cat videos, and scrolling timelines in an average of 11 hours a day! What can we as parents do to combat scrolling and encourage page turning in this increasingly tech-driven...

Duration:00:55:28

The One About Early Childhood Literacy and Language

4/16/2019
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Early language and literacy (reading and writing) development begins in the first 3 years of life and is closely linked to a child’s earliest experiences with books and stories. Literacy opens the door to a brighter future and these early years are critical in shaping children’s development and lifelong learning potential. In this episode we welcome Dr. Anne van Kleeck, a professor at UNT Dallas in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences and Director of The Callier Center for...

Duration:00:59:41

The One About School Boards

4/9/2019
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EXCERPT FROM: “What Every Parent Should Know About Their School Board" Greatschools.org "You, responsible citizen, are standing in a ballot box. Along with voting on important local measures, you come across a list of names running for the school board. You scan the list and realize that most, if not all, of the names are unfamiliar. Hmmmm, you think, I have no idea who to vote for. Really, does it matter? It’s just the school...

Duration:00:58:58

The One About Anxiety and Depression

4/2/2019
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According to the National Institute of Mental Health an estimated 3.1 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in 2016. An estimated 2.2 million of these children experienced severe impairment and only 19 percent of them received care from a health professional. Depression, anxiety, and behavioral problems tend to co-exist and we are seeing these diagnosis in increasing numbers. In this episode we were joined by Jalea Seals, Licensed...

Duration:00:56:17

The One About State Testing

3/26/2019
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State achievement tests in the United States are standardized tests required in public schools in order for the schools to receive federal funding. State test scores are used by districts to measure student progress, and see how different demographics of students perform. States also use test scores to identify low-performing schools that need support. On this episode Tamara Albury, principal of Young Woman's Leadership Academy in Fort Worth, TX helps parents get a better understanding of...

Duration:00:56:32

The One About Impacting Students Through Mentors

3/19/2019
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As a child or adolescent, did you have an adult or adults (outside of your parents) who impacted your life? No matter your socioeconomic status or walk of life your child could benefit from the influence of a mentor. When children have the influence of a mentor: *They are more likely to focus on academics *Are shown to have healthier relationships and lifestyle choices *Have better attitudes about school, and higher educational aspirations *Show enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence,...

Duration:00:56:35

The One When The Kids Took Over!

3/12/2019
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Today the kids took over! School Dazed was co-hosted by 17 year old Senior Hunter Parris. He and 11 and 12 year old Ava and Allye shared about the challenges of school and what they wish their parents understood. For more information about our show head to https://schooldazedshow.com/

Duration:00:56:47

The One About Students And Trauma

3/5/2019
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More than two thirds of children report at least one traumatic event by age 16. Potentially traumatic events include: Psychological, physical, or sexual abuse; community, school, or domestic violence; national disasters or terrorism; sudden or violent loss of a loved one; life-threatening accidents or illness, divorce, etc. Symptoms resulting from trauma can directly impact a student’s ability to learn. They may be distracted by intrusive thoughts about the event preventing them from...

Duration:00:57:05

The One About Student Athletes

2/26/2019
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A report by the Aspen Institute in 2016, stated that three out of four American households have at least one school-aged child participating in youth sports. Because of the commitment involved it can be difficult to balance sports and education. This week we welcomed Chauncey Franks, former player, former college football coach, and character coach for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Texas Christian University. Also joining us was TCU Football linebacker, Garrett Wallow who talked...

Duration:00:57:26

The One About Homeschooling

2/19/2019
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In 2016 about 1.7 million students (ages 5-17) were homeschoolers. There are so many ways to homeschool that it can be difficult to know where to start. Or, if you would like to change up what you're currently doing, what options are available to you? In this episode educators and veteran homeschool moms Ramona Alexander Walden and Lynzee Bolton share their experience and offer solutions to the homeschool question. To find out more about our show visit https://schooldazedshow.com/. You...

Duration:00:51:10

The One About Spring Break Ideas

2/12/2019
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Spring Break is around the corner. Wondering what you'll do with your kiddos? In this episode we share how to find event and activity deals and steals, fun apps to occupy your kids in the car on road trips, academic tips, and we hear from Spring Break camp representatives. For more information about our show head to https://schooldazedshow.com/

Duration:00:51:41

The One About Scholarships

2/5/2019
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Each year, an estimated $46 billion in grants and scholarship money is awarded by the U.S. Department of Education and the nation’s colleges and universities. In addition, about $3.3 billion in gift aid is awarded by private sources. But how do you get a piece of the pie? In this episode we welcome Valerie Gill, “The Scholarship Lady” , who offers workshops and private sessions that assist students in applying to college and submitting scholarship applications. For more information about...

Duration:00:53:14