Parents and Community Members: Involve Them - 181

January 25, 2018

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Today, I'm talking about 4 thoughts or misconceptions about involving parents or community members in schools and then I shift to my 3 ways that parents and community members can be helpful in our schools.

This is a lead in to my next episode where I'm talking with a parent who has been very helpful in helping school administration in working with the students and the community. 

4 Thoughts or Misconceptions about involving parents or community members in schools:

1. Hidden agendas

2. Only want to write a check (Not really interested in helping.)

3. School leader doesn't want outside input (loss of control)

4. Need direction/Guidance (A how to guide.)

 

3 ways parents or community members can be of assistance:

1. Ideas for solving problems

2. Connections in the community

3. Help with addressing major challenges

 

Parents and community members can help. Involve them.

Length- 13:36

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Karen Gross & Breakaway Learners - 180

January 17, 2018

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Karen Gross is the author of Breakaway Learners: Strategies for Post-Secondary Success with At-Risk Students(2017; Teachers College Press -www.tcpress..com)

Karen is a higher education consultant based in Washington, DC. 

She was the president of Southern Vermont College for 8 years and a tenured law professor for 20+ years.

Today, we talk about what it is like to be a college president, what she liked about teaching law, and of course our main topic - Breakaway Learners.

Karen explains what a Breakaway Learner is and shares her thoughts about a term she created: "lasticity."

We take a look at a few of my favorite chapters especially Chapter 7 - The Untapped Power of Plasticity.

Lots of food for thought.

Enjoy.

 

Contact Karen and learn more about Breakaway Learners

Breakaway Learners website

http://breakawaylearners.com/contact/

https://twitter.com/karengrossedu

https://www.northshire.com/

https://vialogues.com/vialogues/play/40859

Karen also is the author of a children's book called Lady Lucy's Quest

Length - 33:33

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Katie Garner & Secret Stories, part 2 - 179

January 10, 2018

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This is the conclusion of my interview of Katie Garner. If you didn't listen to the first part check it out at episode 178. Katie Garner is the author of Secret Stories. She is an internationally known educational speaker, author, speaker, and literacy consultant.

This episode picks up where we left off last time - superhero vowels. Great information!

Katie also shares all of the resources she makes available for her subscribers.

Thanks for listening!

Enjoy!

 

Learn more and contact Katie:

https://www.katiegarner.com/

https://www.katiegarner.com/let-s-connect 

https://www.instagram.com/thesecretstories/

https://twitter.com/KatieGarnerREAD

https://www.facebook.com/TheSecretStories/

http://thesecretstories.com/

Katie’s YouTube Channel

Length- 59:05

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Katie Garner and Secret Stories - 178

January 3, 2018

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Katie Garner is the author of Secret Stories - Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind.

She is an internationally known educational speaker, author, and literacy consultant with 25 years of elementary classroom experience.

Katie has a passion for infusing neuroscience into literacy and learning.

She shares brain-changing strategies for boosting existing reading curriculum and phonics instruction with the latest neural research showing how our brains learn best.

This is part one of my interview with Katie. Today we talk about Katie as a teacher, kids and their behaviors, brain research, how the brain likes to learn and you get introduced to her Secret Stories. 

In the next episode we will start where we leave off - the Superhero Vowels. 

Thanks for listening!

Enjoy!

Learn more and contact Katie:

https://www.katiegarner.com/

https://www.katiegarner.com/let-s-connect 

https://www.instagram.com/thesecretstories/

https://twitter.com/KatieGarnerREAD

https://www.facebook.com/TheSecretStories/

http://thesecretstories.com/

Katie’s YouTube Channel

Length- 39:23

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