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

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

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






The One About Critical Thinking

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 show head to


The One About Study Skills

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 success. Find out more about our show at...


The One About Youth Vaping

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 down with Jennifer Folkenroth, National Senior Director of Tobacco...


The One About Test-Taking Strategies

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 Anxiety". For more information about our show head to


The One About Coding For Kids

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 of Teen Programs for YMCA Metropolitan Dallas. Another...


The One About Music Education and Academic Performance

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


The One About Tech Safety for Kids and Teens

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 #onlinekidsafety Find out more about our show at...


The One About Effective Memory Strategies for Students

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 learn the secrets to remembering everything from the world capitals to...


The One about the Insurrection at the Capitol

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 Party of Texas. Katie Flores-Burgess is an 8th Grade Social...


The One About Making Math Easier

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. Watch our show live on our Facebook page on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm CST. For more...


The One About Adolescent Suicide Prevention

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 adolescent suicide prevention: Carol Deely - Founder, Gabriel's Light...


The Kid Takeover About Returning to Campus in 2020

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


The One About Self-Advocacy and Independence

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


The One About Learning Disabilities, Special Needs, and Virtual Learning

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 our Facebook Page, Noggin Educational Foundation. For more...


The One About Cold, Flu, and COVID-19

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


The One About Healthy Screen Use in a Virtual Learning World

In this episode we welcome licensed professional counseor Jeremy Edge 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 live on our Facebook page @nogginfoundation on Tuesdays from...


The One About Nutrition and Academic Performance

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


The One About Social Emotional Learning in 2020

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 gaps caused by the long absence from school, SEL must be...


The One About What Teachers Say As We Reopen

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 school year. For more information about our show head to...


The One About COVID-19 and the Upcoming School Year

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 health and quality education are top priority in our...