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Fresh update on "education" discussed on Rick Hamada
"Trending now. News radio 8 30 K H V H I'm Julian Norton Dennis away. Officials are expected to announce exemptions for travelers who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus later this week. Of Inner David Gaze. Newest emergency proclamation says fully vaccinated travelers could bypass the state's pre travel testing and post arrival quarantine rules. However, the Hoi Emergency management agency must have proved the concept first. State adjunct General Kenneth Horror plans to meet with governor eager to discuss the details tomorrow and in an announcement could follow. Lieutenant Governor Josh Green believes Inter Island travelers with the vaccination card could be granted exemptions by May 1st and the program would open to transpacific travelers. June 1st. Wanted of the Police commission will be hiring a consulting firm to help decide who the city's next police chief will be. Last week, Chief Susan Ballard announced she's stepping down on June 1st after receiving a heavily critical annual performance review from the commission. In the meantime, commissioners are discussing who the interim chief will be. Before permanent replacement has chosen. The next meeting will be bumped up to next Monday, and commissioners plan to ask chief Ballad for some feedback on who the interim chief should be. It took seven months for the commissioner. Officially higher ballot in 2017, the consulting firm it picked, then suddenly backed out, causing delays. Just three of Hawaii's 257 schools remained operating with full distance learning. New stats released by the Department of Education on Monday show. All Oahu schools have returned to at least partial in person. Instruction. The neighbor island schools fully distance learning Arlen Nutty, High and Elementary. Molly was in intermediate and.
Daniel Martin Talks Tatcha and the Royal Wedding
"So daniel. Thank you so much for joining me today. I am very. I've been wanting to have you on forever I just started this. in september. and one of my best friends is troy and nathaniel. And they they were like yeah. When are you having daniel on and so much better you in the city. Yes oh my god we yeah. I live on the upper west side. Oh okay we're we're getting together. I'm half vaccinated. So he to me totally okay. So we're we're definitely getting together. I can't lay god. I can't believe we're talking about like that now like it's happening we're actually able to plan like summer and spring get togethers. It's very a turning that cova corner. So my god thank god covid for you has been kind of interesting because you were blessed with this position at tasha. Yes hiding out did that. How did that come to fruition. Had been in the works before. Call it oak. Yeah yeah totally so I saw vicki of gosh. I wanna say it was the summer before the new year and She was like look this and it was during the time of the acquisition with her with now unilever. Okay and It just came out of the blue. And i was like well. I'm on contract with dior and on his beauty and you would have to. You know for me to accept this. You have to get me. You know basically me out of my contract and then see yeah. She came back in there like we can. And at this point. I was six years in with your three years. In honest i have such an incredible relationships with brands but i was always able to play with with tasha because they knew my history with vicky. They knew that in both were exclusive. They were non-exclusive able to have my hands with other brands. That were non compete okay so very fortunate to have that opportunity but at that point i was like i kinda. You know it'd be. I would love to get in full time so to speak to really get into product development education. And just kinda slow my roll down.
Ricky Blair - How to Unlock Your Potential in Real Estate
"Rickie blair is the founder and director of platform seven los angeles and london based life and business coaching consultancy that helps unlocked potential in young entrepreneurs and sales professionals and reveals the kind of truth that are never taught in school from a young real estate entrepreneur himself and now to a life coach business mentor and success therapist. He gives young people the self belief skills and strategies. They need to succeed. Ricky welcome to the run gp podcast. Thank you very much david. Type that intro house. Great yet well. It's your bio it's impressive I was looking forward to this this show for a minute year. We were connected originally a by james harris right friend of the greater property group and soon to be. I don't know if you know this but soon to be two time guest alumni of the run g. pg podcast and he was like santa. Me gotta talk to ricky. Gotta have a meeting with rickey. And i'm really glad that he actually connected us because when we started talking about things we ended up having a lot in common but then also became evident. The ever really interesting story so much value. You can give to young entrepreneurs in young sales professionals particularly in real estate so again. Really looking forward to unpacking all of that and discuss it here. So first of all ricky Introduce things i can. Can you give us some background on your journey as a young real estate entrepreneur in london. Like where did it. All start for ricky blair. Okay stall kid back. You say it starts with me. Failing miserably at school I enjoyed school. I don't think i was I was stumping challenge by exams. I could. I knew the knowledge by annoy into an exam. Set saying so only had no choice ready to leave school at sixteen and basically i had this burning desire to prove the school system wrong and demonstrating. You could succeed even if you'd found the education system So i just have this ambition to get out there. Install welcome install any money
A Life in Leadership: Dr. Daniel Zinnel
"All right one. This episode of supporting leaders podcasts. We have dr daniels in all and we discover that we went to the same program at creighton. our past probably like just just crossed each other But i'm so excited to have you on the show. Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to have a conversation with us looking forward to it. So let's just start off and share with us a little bit about your background. I mean you seem to be involved in so many things. You can definitely tell. You're an advocate for a lot of different groups of people and and you're engaged in political things. The arts Work so share with us a little bit about who you are and what you do. Well i'll start at the beginning. I was I grew up in northwestern iowa outside of a tiny town called pomeroy which is about six hundred fifty people Youngest of four grip on the farm right across the road from my dad's parents my grandparents. So i saw them every day growing up which i am very grateful order but in small town iowa you have to do everything be involved in everything so i was in all four sports played. The charm sang in the choir. Did all of the things was in. Nhs or h ffa. So i truly am grateful for that Well rounded nece that. Allow me to really try so many things. And i think that's still kinda tested to my career in my life. I like to be involved. In a variety of even today North west island's pretty conservative and so growing up as a little boy was very challenging to to recognize what i was going through to see others. Who were like me and should not be alone and so i went to iowa. Central community. college burst in fort. Dodge years and then moved to into moines in two thousand six to perform at adventure land. So you're at adventure land in the summer of two thousand six and if you know eventually know there's a stage that comes up from out of the ground i performed Had eight shows everyday. They were short set. So it wasn't too long but i we a country show at patriotic show in greece. So that was a ton of fun. And i think really helped me develop competence in front of people because you have to have confidence when performing And then i started going to school full time while working fulltime in. I did that for ten years. Finish undergrad did a masters in health and then completed the doctor of education and leadership from creighton. But my career really started in nonprofit type. Still were still working nonprofits but it started working with individuals with intellectual disabilities and technically and still employed doing that type of work. That i transitioned to more part-time respite. But i have a client that i worked with since two thousand six which is just wild to think about the had that relationship with him for so long
Biden budget seeks more for schools, health care and housing
"Out with a $1.5 trillion wish list as part of his administration's first federal budget proposal. Theeighties Tim McGuire has more about the budget. The bite administration's first budget request calls for an 8.4% increase in spending. Covering top Democratic priorities such as education, health care, housing and environmental protection. President also wants to increase the education budget by more than 40%. Health and human services by 23% and the 15% Boost for housing and Urban development. Pentagon spending would be increased by just 1.6% Homeland security would basically be frozen should Biden's request make it through Congress. Congressional Republicans were quick
Biden budget seeks more for schools, health care and housing
"President Biden and the White House budget office are out with a one point five trillion other wish list as part of his administration's first federal budget proposal the bike the ministrations first budget request calls for an eight point four percent increase in spending covering top democratic priorities such as education health care housing and environmental protection president also wants to increase the education budget by more than forty percent health and Human Services by twenty three percent and a fifteen percent boost for housing and urban development Pentagon spending would be increased by just one point six percent homeland security would basically be frozen should Biden's request make it through Congress still Republicans were quick to criticize a plan saying it would short change a military and national security timid wire Washington
New York State Is Set to Raise Taxes on Those Earning Over $1 Million
"It's time to check in with our correspondent in the big apple. That's henry reese sheridan. Today he delves like an over caffeinated accountant into the controversial plan to raise taxes on the rich in new york. Take it away henry. New york contains an enormous number of very rich people. The figures for twenty twenty onto yet but in two thousand and nine thousand nine hundred ten thousand four hundred thirty five ultra high net worth individuals. There's people with more than thirty million. Us dollars in that worth called the big apple home. That's more than any other city in the world. New relationship to its rich residents is fraught one on the one hand. Presence of very rich people brings prestige spending power and lots of tax dollars on the other hand. New york city's rich are extremely good as segregating themselves from the rest of society particularly in the fields of education healthcare and housing when not extracting a service from them the less wealthy of new york no the richer here and they're told by politicians from the right to the center of the political spectrum to feel thankful for that but it can be difficult to understand whether tax dollars of the wealthier going when the city's basic infrastructure is in such bad shape politicians a scared to tax the rich as individual careerists. They fear wealthy donors will abandon them if taxes are raised and all but the most leftist governments tend to be swayed by the belief that the wealthy will leave if they are taxed too heavily. Decimating the tax base. This is why historically new york governor andrew cuomo has been soft on taxing the rich in fact cuomo is so scared of the rich leaving new york city. He's willing to go to extreme measures to keep them here.
Biden administration wants $1.5 trillion in 2022 discretionary spending
"President Joe Biden is releasing a $1.5 trillion wish list for the federal budget. He's asking for an 8.4% increase in discretionary spending. With substantial gains for education, health care, housing and environmental protection. The administration's outline kicks off a months long process in which Congress is likely to significantly reshape those
Biden seeks more money for education, health in spending plan
"Biden's first federal budget request will look much different from the budgets of the trump years. It's a $1.5 trillion plan that's separate from the recent covert released bill passed by Congress and the proposed infrastructure package. The president is asking for considerably more money for discretionary spending on items such as education, health care, housing and environmental protection. He wants more than $700 billion For the military a slight uptick from the year before, but perhaps not enough to hold off a fight in Congress. It's the first financial outline of the Democrats broader ambition since the expiration of a 2011 law that had capped discretionary
Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies aged 99
"Prince Philip the tough minded husband of Queen Elizabeth the second has died at the age of ninety nine his marriage both defined and constricted his life placing the irascible tough minded Philip three steps behind the queen in public even if he was the head of the household in private and the dominant figure in raising four children his life spanned nearly a century of European and British history starting with his birth is a member of the Greek royal family in exile and ending with him as the longest serving council temperatures history Philip once credited the queen's amiable cards have pulled a long and happy marriage take it from me the queen has the quality of tolerance in abundance he was known for his occasionally racist and sexist gaffes in one particular comments activist Malala Yousafzai who fought for women's right to an education he mentioned why he thought children go to school establece Philip also headed hundreds of charities and funded programs that help you to school children have challenging outdoor adventures Karen Thomas London
The Alcatraz Story
"It's time for another installment of sea hunt. It's still alive here on scuba shack radio. This time. we're going back to episode one of season two and it was titled the alcatraz story this episode premiered on january fourth nineteen fifty nine at the time. Alcatraz was still very much an operation as a prison and it did not close until march of nineteen sixty three. The alcatraz story starts off with a scene of several convicts breaking rocks on the cliffs of alcatraz when all of a sudden one of the convex Falls in and then you see him. Swim-down before surfacing when the guards fish him out but wait. There's a mysterious fishing boat. The olympia watching what's happening. The convict circling is arm as if he's signaling fishing boat the scene shifts to the boat and three guys say they need to find mike nelson. Now we're underwater with mike nelson and he's testing flares for company. When all of a sudden an anchor comes crashing down dangerously close to him and an a skin. Diver comes diving down. Mike is really mad. And he's ready to chew him out when he gets to the surface but they get to the surface in all the guys start apologizing and they say they've came a long way to see mike and mike ask them why to bury mitzi no. They introduced themselves as the brand brothers. Larry johnny and frank they claim to be abalone divers and need to to learn how to scuba dive so they can find the abalone. Mike advises them on the law. But they say hey there lotto buying brothers so he agrees to teach larry and johnny how to scuba dive for three hundred dollars. And we're going to start tomorrow morning at eight thirty. But mike tells them any of them goof off. It's over so the next morning they're out diving. Mike says they're easy to teach. He's going over the equipment the safety procedures in the buddy system underwater now. They're in triples doubles and singles tanks. Bit of everything after their first lesson which by the way lasted five hours underwater and they were below sixty feet might tells the brothers no more diving while he heads back to town jeep to get the tanks fill and he gives them a book on scuba diving. Do read larry tells mike okay teach will be good he had. That's not gonna happen. Mike returns to find the boat empty. And there's bubbles in the water. Larry johnny or diving again just franks shows up and mike and frank get into a fight before mike knocks him down gets into his gear and enters the water to retrieve the two brothers before they kill themselves. Mike finds them underwater. And it looks like they're doing something like the dive master gear exchange. Now they take off and mike goes in hot pursuit for some reason. Johnny turns around rips. Mike mask off. Mike has defined it. Put it on and clear it. Just in time to find larry running out of air. Mike grabs larry and buddy breathes with him to the surface now. Mike is really mad. Schools over another five minutes and all their problems would have been over. They'd be dead his advice. Don't play games with the ocean. The brothers gibb tell mike. They were just practicing. What was in the book. Mike gave them. Mike doesn't really believe them but they take off and as the boat depart mike find frank's wallet on the pier. Apparently he lost it. Doing to fight with mike. He's not frank brennan but frank bronson the plot thickens. Wonder if my god is three hundred dollars the scene now shifts to fisherman's warf and mike is getting the low down on the bronson brothers. They haven't been abalone fishermen for years and there's a fourth brother mark now mike looking for their boat but he spots it on often abandoned peer in oakland and decides that he needs to scuba dive out to see what's up. The board is empty. But before mike can get on board the three bronze brothers show up his only option. Hide under the boat when the engine starts. He grabbed a dangling. Bow-line and hitches a ride. They're up to no good. The pressure is tremendous as he hangs on an fears of the blades of the prop behind them. But the boat finally slows then stops. And larry johnny jump in on scuba and have an extra set a gear. What's going on. Mike surfaces and sees their right off alcatraz. It's two against one. Nothing new for mike nelson. He follows them down to some rocks underwater where they deploy a surface buoy. Then we see a convict one zero nine eight six. That would be mark bronson. He died into the water now. Mike gets it as he sees the convict getting into a wet suit. And putting on the gear. Mike shoots a flare off to signal. The guards on alcatraz hoping it works. Mike is now fully rigged mask wetsuit. Tank regulator weight belt and knife and their high tailing it off against a strong title current. But larry turns and he spots mike. He's going to fight a rearguard action while johnny and markswoman. It's a knife fight. And it's a good one larry's tough clever and slippery but might get behind. Him cuts his air hose and brings him to the surface. And that's where we see. Mike's knife into larry's first stage. The flare did its job. And there's a patrol boat from the island coming on the scene that's one bronson in the bag on the boat. They followed the brothers bubbles and when they catch up mike dies back in lights off a flare and pokes it at the brothers and another massive underwater fight breaks out mike pulls off marks masks shuts air off and shoves him johnny he then puts johnny in a stranglehold and brings the two brothers to the surface. Mike has thwarted escape attempt. Larry says on the boat. It was a pretty good scheme. Yeah mike doesn't think so. Wow this first. Episode new year was jam packed with some great underwater fight scenes. I guess they really wanted to get everyone excited about the show again. And you most definitely will recognize johnny bronson. That was leonard. Nimoy yes mr spock. He shows up again. So that's the alcatraz story from nineteen fifty-nine the first episode of season. Two of seon. Hope you enjoyed it. I'll be back again soon with another installment of seon. It's still alive here on scuba shack radio.
Wet Notes - 4-9-21
"This is wet notes here scuba shock radio for april ninth two thousand and twenty one first up today. I'd like to give you an update on new netflix. Documentary see spiracy. You might recall that. I introduced you to this film in a previous segment of wet notes. Well it did premiere on netflix's advertised. And i had a chance to watch. She spiracy a couple of weeks ago. The film is eighty nine minutes long and it can be captivating and controversial. Like i said this is certainly raising a great deal controversy especially as it relates to sustainable seafood and fishing. There's a couple of organizations that they called out into spiracy earth island institute and the marine stewardship council actually marine stewardship council issued a response on their website within days of the premier and every day. I see something more coming out related to the controversy. But i encourage you to watch the film and then decide for yourself about what it is saying like. I said lots of controversy. That's spiracy on net flicks now. Here's something that. I found really interesting. I came across an article that talked about how scientists are using thin wales to map out what lies beneath the sea floor. Now according to to seismologists vaclav kina from the czech academy in prague and john nab elec of oregon state university in corvallis oregon the song of the fin. Whales are loud enough to penetrate the earth's crust and revealed deep structures. I guess they have a network of fifty four bottomed size meter seismometers that the tech sound waves traveling through the ground and they picked up the of whales as they were passing by. Now they have a one hundred and eighty nine decibels song and that song can last from two and a half to five hours as they did more analysis they were able to map the underlying rock structures. According to these guys this is just as effective as those air cannons that are polluting the ocean with all that noise how practical this is yet to be seen. But you've gotta admit it is interesting. Now here's an update on the lectured aluminum tanks situation. You might recall back at the end of february. I told you about luxembourg Decision to exit the aluminum tank business and that they were looking to sell their plants in the us and the uk more. Here's some good news. Metal impact out of elk grove village in illinois is acquiring the graham north carolina luxembourg cylinder plant metal impact is no stranger to scuba tank business. They've been around since nineteen fifty nine and in two thousand fourteen. They purchase worthington. Aluminum cylinders has been providing aluminum scuba tanks to excess scuba and see pearls for a number of years. We've got quite a few from excess scuba over the past couple of years and so we're pretty familiar with metal impacts. This is some good news for the. Us aluminum Scuba tank supply chain. There's absolutely no doubt that. The pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the scuba industry. But i guess it's not all bad news if you happen to be in the right place and it seems that hawaii is those right places especially for new diver certifications. There's a recent article in scuba diving magazine. Titled more hawaiians getting certified than before the pandemic turns out that even though the travel has been restricted to and from the islands more locals are turning to scuba aloha scuba on awad who had reported a one hundred and twenty percent increase in new diver certifications. In two thousand and twenty. They went from twenty seven in two thousand and nineteen to eighty three in two thousand and twenty spurred by whole families going for they're open water certification with some great diving. It certainly makes sense to mask up and dive in our aloha state. Last week i was trying to see if the ocean based climate solutions act of two thousand and twenty was being introduced in this session of congress. Well no update on that yet but i did come across something very interesting. There is a house select committee on the climate crisis now. This committee was created during the one hundred sixteenth congress. That was the last one so it hasn't been around long. But they did produce a climate action plan of two thousand twenty. And that's called the congressional action plan for a clean energy economy and a healthy resilient and just america committee is chaired by representative. Kathy castor from florida and the ranking chair is representative garrett graves from louisiana now. I watched their organizing meeting from march nineteenth. Let's say there's just a little bit of difference on the ideas of how to approach In the approaches in making the us carbon zero by two thousand fifty but as representative castor stated. It's time to turn recommendations into policy. Now i'll be tracking our actions and keep you updated here and finally you might recall. Last year the uss bonham rashard an eight hundred forty four foot long and fibia assault ship burned out of control for five days. Now that was in san diego california. But now senator. Marco rubio from florida is proposing that the ship be used to create an artificial reef down in florida little bit of background. The navy did some cost analysis On what it would take to restore the ship to operational status an estimated that that would be somewhere between two point. Five and three point five billion dollars but the cost to decommission and scrap the bonham rashard would be about thirty million dollars. Senator rubio didn't provide any details on where the ship might be sunk and be become an artificial reef but he did say that it could be done for less than thirty million dollars to scrap the ship. This word Happened it would be. We'll keep an eye on it and see where it goes. Fingers crossed that will have another artificial reef down in florida. Something that big to dive on. Well that's it for this installment of wet notes for april ninth. Two thousand and twenty
FDIC campaigns to get the unbanked to open accounts
"There's an industry term for people who don't have a checking or savings account the un banked more than seven million americans fall into that category according to the federal deposit insurance corporation and one consequence of that is not having a place to deposit those federal relief payments. Nancy was talking about now. The fdic has launched a public campaign aimed. At changing that marketplace's justin how reports households that are unbagged tend to have lower incomes more volatile incomes less education leonard chain is deputy to the chairman of the fdic. He says two and a half percent of white house or on banked and that in contrast to about fourteen percent of african american household and about twelve percent of hispanic households were unbanned. There are plenty of reasons why disadvantaged communities might avoid the banking system. You may have immigrant communities where people come from countries where where they can't trust the banking system like you can in the us. Robert james the second is the chairman of the national bankers association which represents minority lenders. You may have situations in the us where you know. People come from communities that have historically been underserved or been preyed upon by the banking system. Some minority on lenders have been trying to overcome that historical hesitation. Dominic thanh runs off this bank. A black owned lender in south carolina. It offers a checking account with no minimum opening balance and no fee if users keep at least one hundred dollars in it intentionally designed to account to be very simple very transparent there you to us through its campaign. The fdic is trying to let unbagged. People know all of the advantages opening a bank account. Leonard chain with fdic says instead of taking a check to a check cashing service paying a fee then. Walking around with a bunch of cash. The funds are going to be in an insured account as opposed to a check coming in your mailbox or even a prepaid card coming in your mailbox. Plus he says you have access to funds right away to transfer around or pay bills.
Matthew Zachary, Founder and CEO at Stupid Cancer on Life After Cancer
"Today i have the privilege of hosting. Matthew zachary ten years after surviving brain cancer at age twenty one concert pianist and composer. Matthew zachary created the first health podcast founded stupid cancer. The not not for profit responsible for igniting. A global movement advocating a y. Adolescent young adult cancer programs and support that brought dignity in the face of health adversity after stepping down as stupid cancers ceo and twenty nineteen matthew continues his legacy of building community galvanizing the patient voice and blowing up the status quo with off script media the first digital health podcast network focused on advocacy education and empowerment. We're going to have a great discussion with matthew today and super privileged to have him here with us. So matthew welcome. We've got to get that border plate to less words. I'm so sorry you had to read all that and and it's all very interesting things. And i mean at the core of it matthew kudos you survive brain cancer. Just i mean right there right. I mean the first question that i ask all of our gases. Why health care what ignites your fire. Talk to us about that and just let us know more well. I got drafted into it. You know we always joke like no one wakes up and says can't wait to get brain cancer. So i recommend advocate one day nets was not what i was thinking. Twenty years old college. I was studying to be a film composer. That was my. You know who knows what the hell they want to do in the nineteen. I did but i got derailed My left hand stopped working as a Early effect of not even knowing there was to head But i was diagnosed. Eventually i did reclaim my left hand after five years. But i fell back on plan. B when i didn't die which was advertising marketing branding creative and i fixed macintoshes. And then i g ninety s any gigs out. Have it river. Mac os seven joined the
STAAR testing impacted by technical issues in Houston, Texas school districts
"There there were were technical technical difficulty difficulty for for students. students. Taking Taking the the online version of the test. The Texas Education Association says there was an issue with the vendor. They used to administer the test, and they vowed they will no longer be using that vendor in the future. Exodus, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick blasting the media and opponents over to election bills. Remember let
Your PERFECT Preference List
"A lot of students know that career planning is important and that knowing what they wanna do we'll take away a whole heap a stress but at the same time they find it difficult to make time to do the research in the midst of studying for saks and keeping up with homework. So what if. I told you that you could spend about twenty minutes answering questions in an online form for me. And then i'd take your answers do the research for you. I come back to you with a list of courses completely personalized for you. San interesting head to www dot roadmap education dot com slash shop slash. Perfect least for more
Jonathan Tsay on early-phase spinal cord injury clinical research
"Today. I'll be speaking with dr jonathan cy about his recent paper in the journal neuro rehabilitation enrolled repair titled five features to look for in early phase clinical intervention studies. Dr tsai who goes by. Jt has a doctor of physical therapy degree from northwestern university. And he's currently working on his phd with dr rich ivory at the condition and action lab at uc berkeley and so in the interest of full disclosure jt. And i know each other already from his days. At northwestern where i'm on faculty i can you to discuss listeners. We're in for treats i know. Jt to be smart and an analytical thinker and so whether you are interested in spinal cord injury rehabilitation or neurologic rehabilitation or frankly any rehabilitation where motor learning is at play. I think you're gonna find something that you can use in today's discussion and so jt. Welcome to discuss. Thanks rachel and i do want to say a big part of analytical was attributed to my education and northwestern university they did not sponsor this show but i i do i do think a big part of my training and north western really helped me think through difficult problems especially in the credit. Well mine too. So i guess there we are So let's let's talk about your paper in this paper. Put forward a set of recommendations for how clinicians can identify early. Phase intervention studies that will bring immediate value to their clinical practice which is really important topic and so can you talk about what led you to put these recommendations forward In the first place why. Why do we need them. Yeah so when. I was reading the clinical literature and pt school Had a pain point and the pain point was that i wanted to quickly and efficiently and effectively evaluate papers that might not necessarily fall. as a clinical practice guideline a systematic review or a large scale randomized controlled trial. How do i evaluate quickly evaluate Papers that are more early phase had a lower and offer some novel insights that i can translate quickly To the clinic
Greenwood Genetic Center on Epigenetics
"I guess they are front. Greenwood genetic center. Dr louis and kelly walden rate is an assistant director in greenwood's molecular diagnostic laboratory and kelly is greenwood's director of diagnostic development and h net counselor by training. Welcome to the show guys. It's fantastic to have john. Thanks for having us. Thank you so a lot of genetic counselors. If they're listening they know greenwood for their visual aids. I think that's what greenwood is most popular for. But could you give us a little more background and tell us about the other division of green genetic center. That people may be less familiar with kelly. Did you want to start us out of just giving background information. So the green which genetic center is a nonprofit organization We do have four divisions we have our clinical division said they see patients across the state of south carolina. We have our research. Division focused on functional studies setting the causes of autism birth defects intellectual disability. Our education division. They provide programs across the state from middle school. High school all the way up through our medical genetics training programs and then are gonna collapse. I agree with diagnostic labs. We have cited genetics molecular and biochemical testing. And so in this episode we are focusing on epigenetics and really exploring what happy. Genetics is testing four. Bg that conditions for those. That may not understand like they hear this epigenetics term. They're like what is genetics. I have no idea reagan. You fill us in on just giving us that background information so that you know us talking about testing options and conditions all make a little bit more sense. Yup so epigenetics is the process in which expression in jeans are either increase or decrease in a way that's independent makoni sequence
Welcome to ALPHA TALK! - Sneak Peek!
"What's guys this. Is your host christina. Rodriguez act christina. Jane rod on instagram and twitter. And i'm coming to you live from los angeles. I am super excited. To begin this podcast. It has truly been in constant idea and goal of mine to start. I would love to share my story as well as many others who can obliterate and empower as many people as possible. I truly believe life is meaningless if you live without purpose and good works. i think that's why god or the universe whatever you believe in created us for my main goal in life and purpose is to inspire. I have gone through many trials failures and errands. But i've always picked myself up. It has not been easy and the road has not been completely lonely. I have had many people those close to me. And some who. Don't even know who i am inspire me and help me keep going. My biggest motivation and hope is gone. He keeps me going and allows me to believe. There's always a better tomorrow. What i hope to do for. You is give you hope inspiration and motivation to accomplish your own goals. I truly believe everything in life is possible with hard work dedication discipline and consistency. No i'm not where i wanna be yet. My life is still in evolving. But i've have gotten to this point. And i have accomplished things. I thought never possible for myself. I was that little girl that thought. I was just going to be pretty and mary. A man to take care of me partly because that is what i was told growing up. I didn't even consider myself a smart child. I was the youngest of six. Even though many of my teachers were upset with me and they would tell me things like christina. Oh why aren't you giving your all your so much better than this. I think i just didn't have the self-esteem to believe i was capable of more. I knew i was smart. But i was lazy and i just didn't believe in myself. I didn't really think i could accomplish anything much else than in beauty or fashion. One thing i have always been is determined to get exactly what i want so my junior year in high school i applied to the fashion institute of design and merchandise through various projects interviews and exams. I was expected. I wanted to be a fashion designer but more importantly i wanted to create amazing fashion shows. Unfortunately because i became from a very. Because i came from a very poor family. My parents and my brother didn't allow me to go. We will talk more about my brother on this podcast a lot. Actually he is more than a brother. He was a father he was my best friend. He influenced everything that i am and everything that i believe in side note. I remember thinking one day howling going to tell my father that i want my brother to walk me down the aisle. That is how close we were. He was my hero. My greatest idol. He was everything to me but back to my story after crying to one of my favorite teachers about not being able to go to fit on he said. I don't want to go to fashion school. I think you're much better than that. I was shocked. I thought to myself his people think i am. Why do teachers always tell me that. I think subconsciously. I didn't care about school because not that my parents didn't care but they just didn't understand it. I knew it was the right thing to do. But i didn't know how important college was until i began really going through trials and errors in my early twenties. Just some insight. I have a very traditional father mexican. Father he once told me school is a privilege. And if you're able to afford it you can go if not then you have to work. My parents are everything to me. I truly believe that. They gave me everything that they could. But sometimes being first generation means figuring things out in america on your own so this teacher he also told me something that changed my life forever. He's sparked a conversation a thought in my mind. His words led me to where i am today. Twelve years after high school. He said think about what you really want to do. I know you know it's deep down inside of your heart. I was married to him for saying that that i shouldn't go to fashion school. I thought to myself. Why does anyone believe in my dream. I thought about what he asked me. And i didn't know what i want to be other than work in fashion. I need growing up by like math until i got to high school. I loved history and once by uncle told me. I should be a lawyer. Because i love to argue but i didn't really think i was martin to be any of those things i was completely lost. I felt empty. Like i have nothing the one thing i loved. I wasn't allowed to do at this point. Graduation was around the corner. And i could no longer applied to any colleges as the deadline had passed after that conversation with my teacher i went home. I had a normal day. But i was sad and fell asleep when i woke up that morning. It was like something woke up inside of me. I knew exactly what. I want it exactly who i was what i was meant to be and i felt determined to make it happen. I had never felt
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"Ourselves first. I'm convinced that if any of us have attended schools in the education system of America may need to do some analyzing of our own lenses with which we look at our students lenses. We look at our curriculum and the way we look at the world around us. I would say that if I think about my early years and teaching I taught Columbus Day and President's Day because that's what I was told to teach and I had no idea that I could question the curriculum. I had no idea that job. I had options and we have to get the point where we decide. I'm the person that's in front of my students or with my students and this information is coming to them to starve them. So I have to be completely anti-racist in every single portion of my day with my students. I also think that teachers need to have well, especially with teachers but all teachers need to have critical friends the ones that will call them out and call them in and let them know it is time for you to change what you're doing and dismantle these systems and eradicate the racist practices that are going on in classrooms. Just stop it. And then the last thing I would say is read right now. I have two books that I just have a shout-out doctor Bettina low we want to do more than survive literally changed my whole brain and my soul this summer. And dr. Goldie Mohammed cultivating genius because if we use historically responsive literacy models to teach from then that means we're teaching our students from their strengths and if we can if we can build on that and start there, I think that our work will be so much easier. I'm sorry Jason. I see you ready go mic drop know stayed home. Um, yeah, I mean also the lines with the golden llamas work my academic Mama doctor Yolanda see the release talks about the archaeology of self, right? And she says that like she got this beautiful dog. If you haven't found it reach out to people pyramid where it talks about like similar like at Bloom's taxonomy. Rather than as well as hierarchical. We've all seen right but she says that the bottom of your fear it. It has to start with critical love you have to offer love the community you teach before you get to do any work with them and if you don't love them, you know enough about him, right? So put yourself into the barbershop put yourself into the community, but yourself at any church Gathering right? Yep. Stop out there to be able understand what is beautiful about the community. Cuz once you understand that you can use it to teach Chicago goes on to talk about critical humility and reflection and then understanding the history and it took all of that starts with a critical of and it starts with listening as we mentioned earlier. And so I would say that you gotta start with listening but not only listening to the community but also listening to yourself right like that moment where you're walking on a street and all of a sudden you notice an adverse reaction in a person of color. Like listen to that don't deny. It pretend it's not happening right listen to that because that's where you find in your blind spots. And that's where your faith in a more inclusive educator. That's where you understanding the bias work that really needs to be done and find that critical friends. So don't put the responsibility of people go to teach you about being polite. But also if you have that relationship with somebody you can ask questions, you can talk about the work that you're doing the things that you're reading things you're processing and squat up right you have to do this together. Yeah, I love that awesome. Look at schools and districts do Andre and charity. Can we talk about that for a moment? Yeah, so there's a few took a tiered specific strategies that districts and schools can do they can start with landscape analyses and looking into curriculum audits, you know at the classroom level teachers can do a bookshelf audit, you know and thinking about how are students being represented in the literature in the reading material in the curriculum a classroom looking at things that a human resources level at a school and District level looking at like representation rates and how are they recruiting to ensure that students the teachers and the leaders are representative of the demographics. They serve again getting back to Jason's idea out there around getting to know and love the community. You know, how are you hiring? Are you recruiting from within wage? And then really digging into things like discipline and attendance data and letting that tell a story and critically, you know, looking at it and getting honest and then creating hardcore action steps to sneak reconcile any discrepancies. Absolutely. So let's look what could parents do Patty inbred. You mind sharing that book. What do you see parents doing too? I think the same thing for parents is just to continue to number one educate their kids in their own way, but also just develop that sense of Pride and confidence, you know, if you you if your foundation and your reference point is one of Pride and confidence and love self-love, especially which you you can you know, easily learn from your parents as birth teachers the world can't stop you, you know can try but it's a lot harder and so it's a big task but I do put on parents the responsibility of instilling some of the month Use that the world tries especially to racism to take away from our kids and mainly being confident having self-love appreciating who they are where they come from, you know that stuff you learn from my parents and I think that's the biggest role they can play I would say to our parents. I know we we asked them to have a growth mindset a lot of times. I'm sure some of us are first-generation college graduates or you know, the first and our families to do certain things and in order for this next Generation to really get ahead and where they need to be parents have to be more Progressive. They have to sacrifice more not hold on to Notions that didn't necessarily put us where we needed to be and and really put kids first which is like one of the mottos. We you know, you gotta just put your kids first make sure they're at school everyday make sure they're eating healthy. Make sure they're going to bed on time. Make sure you read to your babies. Make sure you're doing all the things that it takes that maybe you didn't have but just being very long. Care of that and doing that consistently to give our kids the best chance possible. Yeah. Absolutely. I drive would you like to share a little bit? Yes. So there's one school district in Oklahoma who wage they knew that we had a very large Latino population but in Oklahoma, we didn't have a lot of teachers who actually spoke Spanish and so one school district literally went to Spain to grab a group of teachers to come back and so they took the risk, they took the challenge. They said we need teachers who can bring their cultural identity to our students who can also speak the language. That's exactly what they did. So what gets school districts and schools do start searching for them. Quit going to the same old spot. She always go to for the teacher Affairs quit asking your colleagues who give you that same type of teacher, but if you are looking for a specific teachers you gotta stretch and so once again, I'm always in favor of hbcus. So if you need black teachers in your home, District because your school district doesn't look very soft peppery need to go to hbcus. There's one in Oklahoma Call Langston University. There's one in the endless lot of them in Louisiana. You could go off you can go to our you go there's a hundred and seven of them. But often times we don't go to those major universities instead of in Oklahoma we go to OU or OSU but we forget the the links that you are looking for a specific teacher or a specific culture or identity that serves a population of your kids. That's what schools and school districts need to do. Thank you. Thank you. So true right so all right by Sheva, would you like to close closes out amazing? I can't tell you how much this has meant to me. I could cry hearing from all of you for these last three sessions hearing your thoughts and hearing your personal stories and hearing your hopes and ideas for how to make things better in the future. It's just beyond words. And so I thank you all from the bottom of my heart, and I know the Kreesha I thank you so much for being my incredible co-host and co-producer of this whole series like we worked hard on it, and we were so excited about it, and it was everything. It was everything to me, and I thank you all for helping me with this dream of wanting to do this series and all of the beautiful beautiful and important things that you all said, so thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. It was an honor. Thanks y'all. Thanks. Pishevar. I want to thank you again for this great opportunity to co-produce and co-hosts this series.
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"Oh that's promising for me. Wanted. So important a pour into them right now. Yeah. I just you made me think of something when you were quoting Dr Fuller and I was thinking there's a teaching in the Talmud that says you're not obligated to finish the task, but you are obligated to continue it forward to keep working on it, and so we hope that we can see that better day and. I really hope we do I. Mean there's no reason why we shouldn't in our lifetimes. But. Even though we may be overwhelmed and think I don't know we still doesn't stop. It doesn't stop. You have to keep trying keep trying I think this one of the things about this generation though for us I always often hear I hear it a lot around. Where parents and adults? Alike, today's kids don't communicate. Today's kids don't today's kids need they need to be in front of people. They are always behind screen they're always out. But if he noticed today's kids are so don't. Lacking like they are such creators in. Moore's farther than my generation genetics. Like they already have business plans and business models in business templates that they're trying to do in high school. I've got students around here already slanging. Mast Where they were like you know on these asking I hate the color that I'm seeing. So let me just by the average that I won't. Now I'm sleeping four for twenty or two for fifteen like today's kids are so intelligent and their mindset. So differently in so I love when I hear people say like we're good hand we really are because I mean think about the teachers who don't know the technology, but they're about the launch zoom in Google or Microsoft teens but then you have the students who already know how to do and now they're teaching the teachers had to do it. Like for us when we grew up, we were learning Microsoft word. Like Oh, we can use word in our churches. Already, and opportunities with organization they are on a different level. This they we already know how to do video production. Now, how can I use that twenty years later like they're on such a different level? As. Much as I hate that a lot of our schools in school systems have to go online learning I. Love it because now our students are really going to get to shine if we allow them to shine and give them the tools and the exposure and everything else that they can do that for I do want to just take a quick side note to say thank you Andre for including me in that category of growing up with Microsoft word. Since the honest truth is that we didn't even have personal computers until like. A. College. has for me. Like. I was on an electric typewriter just. I. Remember. Typewriter hating that I, miss the. Like. In A wide out fuck. Tha. Dote with that. That's the one thing I really hope and I'm wishing and Jonathan is much energy. Redo reason because if they are online if they are off live, they can still be creative. They're making every tick tock challenge. They are the ones having new styles, new rhythms, new beats, the new everything like I. Really Hope Our teachers in our principles and our administrators like seen. This is the time where they can't do the things that they love to do and put curriculum. Like man, it's it's such time to be alive right now, I'm looking forward to like what is this go look like it's going to be. I love it. That is what I love that optimistic note that you left us on and I really really appreciate it and appreciate all the beautiful and amazing things that you've all said, and I can't wait to talk with you all in our next episode going to be really exciting. So thank you all so much for joining us today. In, the next episode we're going to hear some really powerful stories from our panel about their personal experiences dealing with racism either as a student or professionally I look forward to hearing these experiences. I personally know the impact of what some would call trauma I've to use these very same experiences to push to push me furthermore into these equitable opportunities to to fight for for students. Some reminded of company, a curriculum company that is, and this is a major company that that serves a mini school districts and I'm thinking right now as I speak. Not have any people of color that worked for them, and so I always said that I was going to be the one that worked in them are that did some work and I had the opportunity to do some contract at work with them? I think this was just their way of trying things out with me and I actually was working with this young lady within the company and we wrote the curriculum and I actually wrote a bulk of that curriculum and shared with her, and we had to teach that curriculum. tway accompany in two different states as well as some teachers to model to be the core of a curriculum, and so we got the training I had been filling the tenseness in being shut out and not actually getting my thoughts being appreciated for the thought that I was sharing in the miss of course of the collaboration. So but I thought it would eventually kind of go away but we got to the training itself. That was you know just like you and I by Sheba going back and forth and just sharing. Things between us we were supposed to do that and I didn't happen I. Actually was shut down completely to the point where some of the participants asked me. Well, what are your thoughts like they wanted to hear from me but I wasn't allowed to speak like I was told to be quiet and so when everything was over and done I, you know. The the young lady went back to the company shared. I didn't share in the training I didn't give in the training I didn't do my part in the training which I wasn't allowed to do my part and I didn't WanNa make the company look bad I just really had more class than that. So I didn't make a scene at the training but instead. Of. Them asking me what my side of the story was. They just paid me for my work and we moved on and yeah, like I say they serve a lot of schools of color and yet they do not have any people of color working for them, and then when he do get opportunities like this, they didn't take advantage of it instead they did. What we are fighting for today is as these equitable opportunities you know were all people have the right to to feel not feel except Phil Acepted and know that your work is valuable. So yes, I look forward to hearing the experiences of our our panel in in what they have to share. Yeah. Thank you so much for sharing that Lucretia I wish that that. Was An anomaly I wish we could say you know well, you know just happened to you. But unfortunately, we know that that just is not the truth and when we say that we want to eradicate. Racism in education, we're not just talking about in the classroom we're talking about the very structures of it, the the builders of the curricula, like, where's that access? Where's the all the voices that matter that needs to be heard? So that's what we want to be looking at, and so I hope you'll all join us next week to hear some other really moving and powerful stories..
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"No the hotspot we're still. About the hotspot pandemic Israel to but overall a lot of the issues that were just there already are now being magnified and it. It's really important that as stacey point out during time we do everything we can with this Momento to fight for for students as best we can and to. Make progress yeah. I. WanNA I WANNA double down on what branch is mentioned in terms of technology in the access to the technology, and I would like to draw against the notion of remembering the collective remembering harnessing the power of tribal community The edge is still important especially when we start to think about the no take and the low tech. So unreliable excesses jets as not as no access at all, and so we're planning our instruction and thinking about you know, how are we going to empower parents again like I said, you know what? What, what is the power of the village? Where do we? How can we harness that collective? Maximize, at for not check low tech stupid. This is daunting. It's really really nonpaying. All Right? Jason. Looks like he might do you WanNa say something. Oh. Yeah I think you want the electric throw in Stacy's point about imagine versus reimagined really resonated with me and I think. The other extreme of that is if you try to do business as usual. He tried to do things exactly like you used to forty five minute blocks. We're GONNA switch zoom rooms have three minutes of transition time intention going into school year you really missing a huge opportunity in your setting up your students or teachers for failure. Right. So I think it's a really big step back to just think what can we do differently that we do a long time ago, and how do we use this as an opportunity as well to imagine and not matching right? I was I just did a an episode well, it won't be. So recently once this comes out but. An. Episode that I did earlier was about paradigm shifting about even just reconsidering what education is maybe even reinventing not reimagining. But somebody invented this educational system as we know and it was you know for very different purposes and somehow we're sort of stuck in these paradigms and like really thinking about what can be so different with education altogether like. Even, when we get back to quote unquote normal, why do we have to get back to quote unquote normal right can we? See, that education could be something completely different and we have to really just them in what education is and I think if we do that, it will help to equalize it more because we can really think about what is education and think about our generations. Now, our our kids now they're so different than even we were I mean some of you are younger than some of the others of us but. But even then even when you went to school right, it was very different. Know Stacey what do you think are you? Okay with my? The terms that I use? Right, there with you. Yeah it's. It's definitely like the power is in our hands right now, and if we don't see this moment, it's that same feeling of you don't get this time again like you will not. Have this opportunity you won't sit in the seats again you. Click that tab on that computer again. This is our chance to create the education that our students deserve that me shells. I just wanted to anybody else tear up at that. Those yeah it it really makes me think right now and I'm going to say this really quickly, we are a product of unequal opportunities meaning what you see unfolding is what the past has done to wasn't necessarily and it looks bad and so it has to be a movement. So this will not occur again. So let's face the same reimagining happen imagine the equal resources and opportunities for students that has never are rally are like charity said, no tech some tech has having been there, and so if you want history to tell them, himself is definitely doing it right now a just WanNa add to it nutritious. You know the notion of equality. And I think we're all equity inequality or two different things and to get to where we need to be as a collectively. It's GonNa take a whole lot more. We had a conversation with Dr Howard Fuller. He visited our school and we were asking like what this was right before the pandemic it was. What's IT GONNA take our? Is it ever going to get better at the scoop? Really GonNa do what it what they need to do. So but we gotta fight every day like we like we hope it will in. You never let that desire leave. He said when you wake up, you should be upset you know if you're in your community and you see these things, you should be enraged and just fight like hell for these kids and hope it changes. I had a colleague ask about the new generation in what they're gonNA do in this moment and I I responded I was like well, you know my generation we had we had a chance to do a lot. And we blew it. You know we we had entertainers and people getting professional opportunities and you know we. We didn't do what we we could have done but this new generation and I think why the double pen they may burst. It's big. was because they don't come from the same constraints and the same paradigm that we're used to, and our parents are used to their teachers are are black and Brown. Their neighbors are black and Brown in the culture is a lot more mixed and you know we see racism for what it is a lot. Clearly, those younger generations are looking at it as what is this isn't this isn't right and We don't have to be okay with it and I think the notion was like you know we try to do what we can, and there's like not with this this this this doesn't seem right. Oh that's promising for me. Wanted. So important a pour into them right now. Yeah. I just you made me think of something.
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"This last one, this teacher also known as the father of rock and roll doesn't make his fourth grade students walk in silence straight lines down the hall they duck walk and when his most mischievous student gets out of line, he doesn't send him out of the room. He simply tells him johnny be good. I'm so appreciative that you gave me old man questions that were so. This is clearly chuck Berry and a thanks for giving me a nothing to. That was. I have to say I was kind of looking forward I have a lot of guests on the show who are much younger than me, and so I have to like you know sometimes they just have no clue. It'll be like a reference to an old TV show and they have no clue who I'm talking about just kind of looking forward to talking to somebody who was kind of in my realm and I figured that these would be good for you. So I'm glad it worked out I'm glad these are all people that you really appreciate. So. Thank you so much for joining me. I am so grateful accu for your work. Thank you for your interest in this, and if there is anything that it in the resources that I've created in my whole organization, ill education has created. I hope that your listeners can take advantage of them. Other than the books that I've written with my colleagues, which we can't give away everything else on our website is free are the curricula we created is free the website of student beautiful student work is all free hundreds of videos of good instruction or free. Because as a nonprofit, what we've been trying to do is just give away good practice wherever we can. So I hope that some of your listeners can find use in some of that work I know that they will and I highly encourage it. It is just such an incredible fond of amazing information and inspiration and ideas. So please everybody let's just remind them one more. Time I'm going to have your links and everything on the show notes. So people check it out at overthrowing education dot com but tell us again some of the places where they can find you websites, etc..
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"So you don't have a choice. There's no neutral here. You can be haphazard about it do it poorly or you can think we're GonNa do this intentionally in meaningfully and well, we're going to help shape good people in our schools. And so I would hope that the future of education is that it would reflect more what parents really want, which is schools that make their kids into good academic students, and at the same time into the kind of people that they wanna have at home with them at dinner and in their lives and taking care of them when they're older. That we take on intentionally this notion that school is about making good people and good citizens, not just good testicles. Hundred percent. In fact, I would go to say that the general traditional school culture does absolutely the opposite because it encourages cheating and like you said, the sort of individualistic, I'm all for me kind of. Situation. So really everything that you spoke of before you know especially the crew and what that does, and you know the the amazing ramifications of that, and all of the other ways that you're talking about education does exactly what you're saying which ultimately is. Everybody would really want for their kids. So that's a beautiful vision and and it's not so far fetched. You know it is within our reach to do it. It's just Some people need to shift some paradigms is I think if you could. Tell a teacher one thing that they could incorporate tomorrow that could achieve the best benefits. What would you say what's the? What's the thing that they could do? Well, one of my passions for forty five years in education has been the idea that students are capable of doing beautiful work and that we don't take time to support students to do work at their product. And that everyone in the community will show up for the spring concert or everyone will show up for the high school football game, which is great. Those are wonderful events that we could be proud of them but the actual work that kids are doing in school every day could also be something that goes out in a public way that people can be proud of. And so taking the work of our students much more seriously giving them more time to refined getting models of what a great essay or a great scientific experiment or what a great drawing looks like. and working through multiple drafts. So your students can create things that are way better than they thought. They could way better than their parents thought they could do. It changes kids fundamentally because once a student does something that's way better than she thought she could she's never the same student afterwards he's like, I'm capable of much more than I, thought I was. So it's getting off the treadmill of completion of work to say during this year, not everything is going to be made beautiful. We don't have time to do that with every assignment every project, but I'm GonNa choose some things this. Year that we will do way better than usual we will write incredible poems or essays or do incredible reports this year way better than we've ever done before and students, it will change their notion of what quality is because we're gonNA take it much more seriously, and they're gonNA present them beyond the classroom to a public audience. Even if teachers did that with one thing a year, it would have a profound effect on their students. Beautiful absolutely, I've seen it happen when I've done it in my in my own classrooms it is absolutely it changes the student's profoundly and they can't ever go back. It's wonderful. So Oh. My goodness honestly Ron I could talk to you all day and I listen to you all day I. Would you know just it's so amazing and I would love to. But right now it's actually time for the five minute game show. Five minute game. Show. do you think you're ready? I never I haven't heard it before. So I'm entering it totally new and happy to try. Okay well. You'll be happy to know that you could have listened to other ones and but it may or may not have helped you because i. Curate each game show specifically to the topic at hand and the person that I'm interviewing. So for instance, for this game show. I imagined what it would be like if a musical icon was also a great progressive educator. So what would their classes like and because I know you you pooh-poohed this because I think of you as the father of PB L. and all of these other acronyms and ideas. These musical icons are also known by its title. So I'm going to give you a clue and then you have to name the musical artist that I am talking about. So it's kind of a fictional imagining of these things. Do you want to have an example? Sure. I will give it. Okay. So here's the example, and of course, if you get it right away, then it's no learning example it's the actual game. Okay. And by the way you are playing for an overthrowing Education Mug. So, there's A. Real prize involved here. So here you go. Okay. The first one. This principle is known by all simply as the king. As he walks the halls in his fashionable blue suede shoes. His enthusiasm for his work is as infectious as he sings loudly and I can't help falling in love with school. His advice about discipline don't be cruel. Right, well that you started me on an easy I did as. Someone born in the fifties. It's this first one is, of course, it is Elvis Presley. Absolutely I have a feeling that you're probably GONNA get most of these focused them a little bit less on the Music. So here we go. The focus of this high school social study teachers class is social justice as the queen of soul. She empowers her students to rock steady and demand R, E S P E C t respect. She guides her students in making art that makes a difference. Well, aretha is my favorite artists. So that's an easy one for me to be very excited Nice Retha Franklin? I'm glad I'm glad I got one of your faves. Okay. Here we go. The students at this Nebraska Highschool. Refer. To this cross country coach as the boss because he is so much more than their coach as they are practicing on thunder road, he jogs right beside them. Encouraging encouraging words like baby we were born to run and that even when they're racing in the street, there is no surrender. Well, I actually was born in New Jersey. So it's it's impossible for me not be a fan. Yeah. That would have been very embarrassing if you didn't get that having been born in New Jersey. Yep for so for those of you youngins out there that's Bruce springsteen also known as the boss Okay you only have two more you're doing fun nominally well. This sixth grade educator is known in the teachers. Lounge as the godfather of soul and has a reputation for being the hardest working teacher at his middle school and he never complains when the teachers ask him how he's doing. He always proclaims I feel good just like I knew that I would he is great at hooking students into a lively lesson gets them ready by saying Papa's got a brand new bag and pulling out some cool prop out of his bag. Well, I am a big James Brown fan although I am a little sad this week because we lost Chadwick Bozeman, who played James Brown recently And it just broke my heart on SOM- many levels. Oh my goodness. Yeah. Oh well, it's a good people can go out and watch that as a tribute to both of them..
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"Kids are signed things tournament. They assigned things they turn them in, and then we wonder why aren't they high-quality? Of because that's not the process where you get quality they know that when they go after school to their soccer practice because they practice all week long for a game like they understand that there's a lot of our hersal in practice in order to get good. But in classes, it's often just final draft work and so thinking of assessment not for ranking but thinking of assessment as how do we make ourselves better on our work? Better we should be constantly assessing the quality of what we're doing. We should be using models of what good looks like and we should be getting critique from experts from teachers and from peers about how do. We get better and better at this like we like we do in real life like they do in their extracurricular work that should be the same process in classes. Workers are continually redrafting, revising their work based on critique to make it better and learning along the way absolutely, and it actually speaks to other things that I rail against on this show is about grades. So we won't get into that again because you can just go to past episodes to listen to that but but it does tie into these assessments instead of just slapping a great on something even at the end of it, you know the so called end of it. When you feel like the students and you come to this kind of conclusion that you've mastered it and and you feel really good about the work I don't slap a great on it. You know we both know that this is it. This is the this is the final version. It is amazing. I feel good. You feel good. Great. Yeah. Ideally, a grading system would be a or not finished. That's the way I feel about it right. That's what you'd want from your physician. That's what you'd want for your feminine of your. Outright. AM. Egged on one? A. C. Operation Down on you. You don't WanNa, see home built by builder you want. Everything Yep. That is really really true and to that end you also and I love this the idea of exhibiting student work so that it's not just a thing that the student does and then the teacher sees, but there's actually it has so much more meaning to it because others are going to also be able to see it or experience. It said You WanNa talk on that a little bit. Yes. Well in my youth, and this may be true for you and it may be true for your listeners pretty much everything I did in school was for a private audience of my teacher I handed it into my teacher. I got back with a great. It was done I threw it away. Ran How much would I care about that end to go back to the same comparison after school then I would go and play sports and I did care about that because my community came out to watch me play and I was in school plays where I was on stage performing I cared about that because the people I care about were there watching me and like the stakes of having your community watch you is. So powerful. Why can't that be connected to our academic work and so if we build in structures where kids are sharing evidence of their learning and can speak Meta cognitively about their learning process? Yes and that way to their parents and their community members and the people that they love and admire their coaches, their their religious leaders that their community leaders if those are the people listening to them, talk about their learning. What a powerful motivation to do your work? Well, it really is. It really is. If you could sort of dream if you had like a dream vision of what education would look like for the future, what are some of the things you would like to see? Well, the first thing is for us all to acknowledge that there's this great disconnect between what parents actually want from schools and what schools are measuring in schools. It's not the fault of schools is not the fault of us as educators what the the the one thing we figured out how to measure is a standardized. Test of multiple choice questions in mathematics literacy. And that's how schools are assessed. That's teachers or assessed. That's our kids are assessed. But when parents send their kids to school, they want their children to be understood and known and loved and encouraged and developed to be their best cells and they want them to be polite and respectful, and kind, and compassionate, and courageous and risk taking in a good way they wanted to be ethical and honest like. Every family, no matter what their background, no matter who they are. Every family wants their kids to turn out to be a good human being a good person who's going to be a good part of their family in their community if schools could be held accountable instead of just for a very reductionist vision of basic skills to academic subjects to real important vision of schools, which is schools are shaping our future citizens. Ben Schools could reflect more what parents really want from them, which is schools that helped might child not just succeed academically but be better human being at the same time they're more compassionate, more respectful, more responsible, more honest. And There are many schools that say that's not our job character. That's the job of parents. That's the job of churches and synagogues in. Moss. Like we don't. We don't deal with character. We just teach math and literacy and I have to say to them. You don't have a choice about this. With you seven hours a day there with more than their with their parents, really there with you more than their with their church or their synagogue or mosque there with you more than their after school program you have more time with these kids than anyone in their lives and you're telling me, you're not shaping them you experience of schooling making them more respectful and more responsible and more compassionate, courageous, more proud of who they are or less..
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"Their neighbors. It was to make sure our town with safe and when the book ethic of Excellence I came out some of the critique guide guy was will yeah because you live in the middle of nowhere like you live in this rural town. In that's up in the hills. Of course, it worked there. You're a one school district against could never work in a big urban publics district, and then I spent the last twenty seven years with the education showing that. That's wrong. That at our school, our urban high school in the middle of Springfield those students went out and tested the water at a local pond that had been condemned by the city and were able to clean it up and get in shape. So could be opened as a swimming hole for the town could be a public recreation place. And They went to the buildings in town and were trained by city engineers to energy audits of building so that the buildings could be retrofitted to help the environment and save money for the city in energy expenses like these are students in a regular public school doing high level college graduate level work to make their city a better place, and they work their tails off to do it because it wasn't just for a great was to make better right and also you know one of the complaints that I've heard people say when they don't really understand that kind of learning is but we have to deliver the content you know we have to you know they have to learn and I'm thinking. Everything that you're saying I'm taking off in my head. Oh my gosh math history engineering science like every single thing that you're saying ticks off multiple boxes, which also is one of the things that I really talk about the importance of is integrating the curriculum. Instead of having it be these separate things like now we're doing math. Now we're doing science as if they had no correlation or connection, and that you know as if we did that in our real life every day but everything that we do is a combination of all of those subjects so to speak and so I love you know what you're talking about is doing exactly that is showing how all of those things naturally integrate. There is a place in that work for learning a lot of history and science. You can't do energy audit two buildings without learning a lot of science. But you're doing it with a purpose now and there is content that we all do need to learn like the frameworks of understanding scientific method and historical timelines in geography. There are certain things that you need as a basic framework. But I would say. percent of what I spent my time memorizing when I was a public school student is stuff I can get on my phone in three seconds exactly taking your time memorizing stuff is not the best use of student time right now. There is some constantly need to learn to the frameworks of being able to use mathematics well, and you science well, we of course, we have to learn that we shouldn't waste our time memorizing things that we can find on our phone. Absolutely, so I want to circle back to assessments because one of the things that I really love about what you do in one of my biggest passions is I don't give tests and quizzes as anybody who listens to this show knows already because I've been doing authentic and creative assessments for years that show mastery and what I love about what you talk about is even Your assessments it's not a final thing you talk about revising and refining, and I just I love that. So we talk a little bit about how you came to understand that, and also the process for people who have never done this before. Well, I. would say that of that everything we do in adult life pretty much absolutely everything that is a value goes through multiple drafts. I came to that understanding by being a carpenter myself. I didn't make much money as a public schoolteacher in my small town for twenty five years. So I also worked as a carpenter I designed and built houses and additions, and the idea that I would do a set of blueprints for a home and I designed my own my own blueprints. For example, the idea that I could do that in one draft would be comical like they. You're an architect, the amount of drafts you do revisions you do is endless..
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"We do in advisory once a month or every two weeks for twenty minutes and it's got twenty years. It's really like an extended homeroom. Yep. But never do forty five minutes a day. In a small group of a dozen kids every single day there's no way because we have to focus on academics. And my feeling is. These districts often have an average of sixty to seventy five percent graduation rate, and for first generation kids very small percentage of kids going on the college and I'm saying, is it not worth forty five minutes a day when when these schools are getting ninety eight percent of kids to graduate on time in one hundred percent of the college what a school four if not that covering a little bit more content is not the right trade off now for making sure every kid feels that they are valued. And that their cultural identity and personal identity gender identity and sexual orientation respected that people believe in them that people know them well that they care about them and that they're going to be held accountable to do well that they if they start slipping, they're gonNA have other kids pushing them to get back up and get going again like it's I. I don't know why. So many of us are feeling so rushed that we can't take the time to have part of every day as a calibration of how're doing an end can. We be better absolutely I just don't understand that whole attitude, but I also don't understand the attitude of breadth over depth to me. This idea of coverage you know cover everything a little bit that nobody gets and you know test on it and spit it back and forget it. I don't understand that at all I'm definitely into let's dive as deep as we possibly can go as deep as the students want to go, and then we'll move on is when they've mastered what they need to master and feel good about it. We move on. So I don't know why I wouldn't take that time. It's so important and it sets up success in every single way I'm just shaking my head you can't see it but I'm shaking A. Really Yeah it's it's tough man but you know what things are going to change and I've seen so many changes or people kind of. Things since the this pandemic started. So if people WANNA do crew and they're like, yes, I'm GONNA do crew but we're on zoom right now. What do I do or were you know? So. Can, can it translate in the same way? Do you see maybe even some benefits to it? Do you see the challenges? What can you tell us? Well, there's no magic fix for the fact that we're all separated right now it's just awful. Right now, all of us to be physically separated not with the people we care about in are working in learning with together to do it on a computer is sad substitute no matter what we're doing. But given that I think our schools, the schools that I am fortunate to partner with would have been lost without crew. So imagine your art of high school that shuts down as all of our schools shut down this year.
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"Some boost in their own spirits you get into the middle of the woods and you've gotta get up the mountain together. At first, your instinct is to be very individualistic until look out for yourself and your needs in it's uncomfortable in it's difficult and you you feel selfish at first most of us. But when you get into that collective understanding that it's not about you getting to the top of the mountain, it's everyone getting to the top of the mountain. You go through a process over a week or two where you sweat new cry and you fight and you become a better person you stop worrying about just yourself and you start worrying about the group that team more. and You you succeed eventually to get everybody to the top of the mountain are out on the ocean or down the river, and you feel proud to be a better person that you are not just looking out for yourself that you were helping the whole group to succeed in looking out for others as much as you looked out for your own needs and when you come back to your regular life, you're a changed person typically it's often transformational experience going on an outward bound trip. Right? I've seen people come back and just be incredibly changed for the better. Yeah and part of what's the changes the hardship you go through but you do it together it's making together and so the idea for E. L. Education, which was then called expeditionary learning when we founded in the early nineties was, could we make school a place like that because I don't know about you bet shallow or your listeners. But when I was in high school, my job was to get myself into college just myself. It wasn't meant for anyone else. Yup End. In fact, if my classmates did poorly, it helped me in a way because mine midpoint average my class rank would be better right like there was no incentive for me to be helping everyone else right whereas in the schools that we've partnered with over the last almost thirty years with the L. The students have an entirely different vision, which is I'm part of a team in my job is to get everybody into college and not let anyone dropout not let anyone not succeed like that I'm part of a big crew here in my school it's everyone success that's on all of our shoulders. And so I'm privileged to.
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"Is chief academic officer for E. L. Education which is a nonprofit school improvement organization that partners with public schools and districts across America leads professional learning and creates educational sources. He is a well known keynote speaker nationally and internationally on inspiring a commitment to quality character and citizenship in students. I've had the privilege to hear him live at a deeper learning conference. Ron is also the author of bestselling. Books including an ethic of excellence and I just want to say that my copy is heavily earmarked highlighted and has lots of notes in it including many that just say, yes and this next to whatever he said. His other books include a culture of quality and those that he co-authored such as leaders of their own learning transformation illiteracy management in the active classroom learning that lasts and his newest book we are crew a teamwork approach to school culture, which we will certainly discuss later. He also teaches at Harvard. Graduate. School of Education where he did his graduate work and with Harvard colleague Steve Sidell, he founded the website models of excellence the Center for Higher Quality Student Work, which houses the world's largest collection of beautiful student work. and. I. Want to say that this website is such an inspiration. So as soon as you're done listening to this episode, check it out but make sure you have a lot of time because you are going to want to explore every bit of it. All of Iran's links by the way will be also in the show notes. Also, Ron was a member of the National Commission on Social Emotional and academic development. He was a public school teacher and Master Carpenter in rural, Massachusetts for over twenty five years and received the Autodesk Foundation National Teacher of the Year award. So on my goodness Ron, I am so happy to have you here. Welcome. Welcome. Thank you Betcha Butts, and honored to be here with you. There's so much that we could talk about but let's just start with your book ethic of excellence because as I gashed over. You could hear how much I appreciate it, and I, WanNa know sort of what led you to creating the book and kind of where that book then led you be you know talk about other schools and educators that you have influenced that you've seen from that work? Yeah. Thank you. So I had been teaching already for over twenty five years when I wrote that book I live in a small town in western Massachusetts, the town of shoots Perry and the town where I live and teach is so small that. I was pretty much the only upper elementary grade teacher in the one public school in town for about twenty five years which means. That just about everyone in my town is my former student. And you know there's a privacy issue that nothing you do is private in a town of my size right where I. Work, but it also is a great reminder that teaching is not about preparing kids for tests about preparing them for life, and because my nurses might former student and the Volunteer Fire Department here in town are my former students and my plumbers, my former student and my plowman is my former student life is entirely in the hands of my former students and so I care about way more than what their test scores were when they were young I care about are they great human beings who have a real great ethic for what they do in life? Do they have high standards for their? And if there's an emergency at my home in that has happened to my family, the first responders are all my former students and so I think about if if first responders showed up at your house, what would you care about and it wouldn't be just test scores it would be you want courageous compassionate people who are really good at what they do. And it gives me a daily reminder of what school really needs to be about. So I feel lucky to be in a town of people that I was fortunate to teach who are now adults in wonderful people. That came out on almost twenty years ago and I'm honored that it's still in print and still selling nationally and internationally it. So it is a touch point for me when I meet people. In different parts of the country in the world who used it. And it really is a book just the stories of my small town life here and the amazing things my students did here in town and I think the main value of the book is that it reminds us all the kids are capable of way more than we imagine. And that even group of rural kids in a small town can do. Really. Significant important things to make their communities better place as a part of their schoolwork. So at out about twenty years and still leaching people which I couldn't be more appreciative about there's so much in there that I wanted to go over and the first thing is that I was thinking about when you were saying, you know all of these people are your. Former students and I was thinking if we all if every teacher Tana had that realization of what you said about the that we are I wanna get your words right because they were so beautiful about just having in mind that our students are going to be the few our future. You know the people that are gonNA be keeping US going in the future and to think of them not just as that. You know fourth grader who can't spell or something you know. But like, how are we going to see the totality of that person and have them be prepared to become the humans that we want our future to have and that we have such a beautiful and important place in that if we see them as that and also as what I love also about what you do is that you show your students. What's in that? They are important right now it's not just all about building for future. It's all about who they are as a person right now and so I'm sure that they appreciated that and yeah, people should really check out the book because it is timeless that leads to your new book 'cause there's a there's a lot in between there, but I really want to. Talk about we are crew and maybe can tell us a little bit about how you define crew and why you felt that it was something that was really important and I think also particularly now how to adapt the ideas for pandemic times where we are, you know some schools are just remote learning and summer doing sort of hybrid and then summer doing like this. Distance or they're in class but. They're all far away from each other and masked and I don't know tell us about that. Yeah. With the big change for me much of a was. When left the classroom after twenty more than twenty five years? I. Was a part of the founding of a nonprofit organization eel education where I still work and ill education was founded from to educational parents was Harvard Graduate School of Education and I got involved with the organization because I was at Harvard Graduate School of Education doing my graduate work when the ideas for L. came the other organization though that was apparent of the L. was outward bound. Which is the organization that people may know take people into the Wilderness? Oh. Yeah. To build teamwork and it's not like many of the offshoots in the last twenty years an organization that's there to teach wilderness skills. You might learn some wilderness skills, but that's not the point of it. The point of outward bound is to take children or adults into the wilderness to help them build their character and sense of responsibility to others to help them become better human beings. And so whether it's teenagers. Who have not succeeded in traditional school settings or whether it's a war veterans who have PTSD who.
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"I never dreamed that I would have so many incredible guests who would speak with me about all of the topics that I am so passionate about some are people that I already knew about and some were people that I met on this journey that I really connected with or admire but there was this one person who was my Dream guest someone whose work words and just ways of walking in this world have had such a profound effect on me and countless of other educators and that's Ron Berger I didn't WanNa ask him until my show is established and so recently I reached out and was so excited and honored that he agreed as you will hear. Ron Shares so much wisdom warmth and humility. As we talk about his new book, his vision for improving education and just so much more. I also want to point out that today's fomer show is a parody of an iconic commercial from the east coast in the seventies and eighties, and that was like a little way for me to celebrate all the commercial parodies that I've had this past year. They are such a blast to put together and if you haven't heard them all yet, please give a listen and of course, defer the interviews that follow each of the foam officials. and. Now on with the show. I am beyond excited and so grateful to have Ron Berger as my guest today he is one of my all time education heroes and to here's a little bit of why. Ron.
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"These things are happening in schools all over the country. We're also finding that while distance learning is really challenging for many students. A surprising number of students are actually thriving and doing much better in their zoom or Google classrooms. This is something. We need to consider for the future of education. There are many students all over who just do better with online learning? If. You want to hear about the amazing benefits to students of going grade lists, or about the destructive nature of standardized tests or the wise in the house of student centered learning. I have many podcast episodes in the past that have covered the topics and I encourage you to listen if you haven't already and of course as I mentioned before there will be many in the future. Now I WANNA address one more, really important issue that must be included in a discussion about twenty first century education if we want our students and schools. And districts at country, not just to survive. But really thrive in the week that I had originally put together my presentation that I mentioned. Our country erupted in passionate and. Sometimes violent, please for equality, justice and fairness to people of color and the black community specifically. Again, there were many in educational circles who had been trying to address racism sexism, implicit bias, the white, mostly male centric curricula that most schools still follow and so on. One of the most listened to episodes of my podcast was from last December called dealing and healing, implicit bias and microaggressions. You might want to give it a listen, but after the most recent countrywide cries of enough, our educational institutions need to make real changes. We need to make sure that all of our voices are heard. We need to make sure that our curricula reflect the diversity in this country. We need to celebrate culture successes, and not just read about or study their tragedies like slavery and the Holocaust. Those are not the only defining things about those cultures. Students need to learn all the things that unite us and be comfortable with the things that are different. This is a really tall order. It will take restructuring, not only what we teach. But how we teach it, which means we really need to train our teachers for how to teach in this way and to teach new curricula. I don't know what next year. Or to be honest. Even next week we'll bring at this point. I do know that in five or ten years there will be many changes that we never would have considered. Hopefully all good ones. I also know that if we don't focus more attention on facilitating the foresees solving our equity issues, integrating technology, more effectively, making big systemic changes and creating empathetic students free of hate. We will not be properly preparing our children for the future. For a future that we can't truly imagine or even predict. I welcome all of you to joining the conversation about how we can move. Education further. Please if you, WANNA share your thoughts, you can do so at join at overthrowing education dot Com. Or on twitter, my handle is overthrowing ed or on the overthrowing education facebook page. These are crucial crucial times. And they can turn out to be amazing times if we all work together and we make it happen, and that's our episode. Have a great,.
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"This engaging. Listen to my hat. See nothing up my sleeve Presto hoops. That's the thing move. Listen. Let me drag in a new I can change education in my school. Oh, Boeing WINCO. You can't expect a little hocus-pocus will change anything. Education need systematic changes. You'll need to try. Matic it's the only way to guarantee real lasting changes. What are we? GonNa do Natasha's. We talked they are here. They have gotten a hold of the systematic comrades here. We must get back order. What's a map of? You will be too effective Mos Square. Tunnel value want to change education. Yes, Darlings! Isn't it fine? Just the way it is, we'll rocky and booming be able to save education with systematic. Stay tuned and forget to try systematic at your school that former show West from episode fourteen called human centered learning, and featured the voices of Barbara Heller Elliott Schiff Jill Moray and Yosef Frankel, and now back to our show. So when Covid nineteen struck, it finally became apparent to most schools that things must change. In fact if there is any silver lining in this whole pandemic, it is the scrutinous examination of education's seeming sacred cows. All call them. Things like grades, assessments, standardized testing, and the frontal sage on a stage kind of teaching. It has become clear that we need to focus on some major changes for the current and future betterment of education..
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"The mazing benefit of all of this forced learning of technology is that it will change the way teachers teach even when we eventually get back into our brick and mortar classrooms. And at this point. It's pretty unclear how that's GONNA happen and when that's going to happen. But educators are experiencing how technology can support these foresees, and educators are thinking about and asking some really good questions so I'd like to share some ideas with you that we've been discussing. So first of all, let's look at creativity. Creativity for both students and teachers is key to how we approach content how we assess for understanding how we solve problems how we express ourselves and so much more all of which are mandatory in so many jobs now jobs that didn't even exist twenty years ago and equally important jobs that will exist in the future. We need creative thinkers so a good question about technology. What are the technological tools that students and educators can use to support their creative endeavors? And what are creative ways to use technology to teach content and skills or to solve problems? Let's get collaboration more jobs now, and in the future require collaboration, it makes sense we all have strengths and challenges, and we can balance each other out. In traditional education, I know when I was growing up. It was everyone for themselves. We were rarely encouraged to work together in our learning. Yes, there was the occasional dreaded group project. Definitely, the parents dreaded it. It usually matched leaping their kid to someone's house on a weekend. And often one or more kids would end up in tears or angry. Many of you were that kid that ended up doing most of the project and silently or not so silently fuming, or maybe you were the kid who made sure that you got into the group with the kid who always does all the work and gets the group and A. So. How can we use technology to facilitate better collaboration? This couldn't be more important than right now. How many times have I heard? People Marvel if this pandemic had happened ten or even five years ago, we never would have made it. Luckily in addition to the many platforms together in we have so many ways to collaborate online, we can use green share and breakout rooms. We have virtual whiteboards and Google docs that allow people in various locations to work together on the same thing at the same time. Many of these modalities will change for the better the way that we teach back in the classrooms. And that is exciting as far as critical thinking goes. In my opinion, this is one of the most important things that we can teach our children or students as we navigate this complicated world. At a time when we are dominated by social media, voices with hyperbole reactions and opinions information, flying at US fast and furiously, and a seemingly instantaneous access to all information. Much of it is well disguised opinion, we need to learn how to wade through the Sea of facts, fictions and miscellaneous stuff, and we need to teach our students how to do that as well. So how do we use technology to help the process of weeding out the dangerous from the useful? And how can we be thorough and not lazy when using technology for researcher answers, or even just in fun? How many of us Google something and only look at the top two answers? Analysts Asian is a crucial skill for students to learn I might suggest for everybody to learn and lastly communication, so my main questions here are. How can we use technology to create better, communication and connection? And how should we teach our students to communicate responsibly with technology? It may seem like the most obvious thing in the world to us as Is the only way many of us have to communicate and connect right now? And in some ways people are even communicating more now I've been having regular zoom gatherings and I had zoom birthday party with friends from all over the country, so of which I see maybe once a year. And a into twos zoom braces and one zoom Barmitzvah. None of which I could have attended otherwise, and before the pandemic, you could read many articles and you know they might be right by the way about how damaging smartphones computers texting and social media has been to relationships and social growth. But now they are even more ubiquitous, an also really necessary to keep us connected. This is a challenge so. Else is changing dramatically in twenty first century education now that the first century has changed so dramatically. I, think we all expect that technology will keep changing our world sometimes for the better and sometimes not so much. We can surmise what directions it might take us in, but we can't say for sure, but. I can say that very few people saw how drastically the world would shift in the last four months. I want to examine those changes and address what we can do as educators and parents to prepare our students and children for a future that we can't really predict and a today that is very different than yesterday sometimes literally. The first change is the glaring reality of inequity in education. This has been a problem in this country since it began. In the last ten years, or so, I've noticed a more concerted effort to address this among educators, it has become the focus of more conferences, workshops and conversations than ever before, but on a much larger level, this incredible disparity was barely acknowledged, even though it greatly affects the future of our country. When the pandemic Kit and schools move to remote learning the technology, financial and racial gaps were exposed as the giant chasms. They truly are. Early on in the pandemic after the beginning of the school closures I put together a podcast episode featuring teachers from over the country spanning different socio economical populations. If you haven't heard that episode yet, please do listen to it. It's also a video. If you want to watch it, you can find it on our overthrowing education dot Com page,.
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"I think the topic was really compelling, so I wanted to share it with everybody because I. Think it also serves as a really. Good introduction to kind of the whole next set of podcast episodes that I have coming up and the topic of the presentation was. What do we mean by Twenty First Century Education when the twenty first century changes dramatically, and that's really what happened this past year on so many levels our whole world was kind of turned upside down in so many ways. It became very clear what education needs to do to keep up with that and you know the changes really. Really did start in the twenty first century. You know we saw so many things happening with technology, and in so many other areas that we needed to kind of adjust in the first place, and then recently in the year two thousand twenty, needing to continue dramatically readjusting, so this is kind of an intro piece to what I wanted to present about what we need to do moving forward, and maybe it's like a little bit of a manifesto. I don't know but. But it really is a good introduction to the series that we're going to be providing. We're doing a series on vk. Eating racism in education, and in tackling many of the topics that I'm going to be talking about today. And so here are my thoughts. So at the somewhat recent turn of the century, two new buzz phrases began to permeate the educational realm twenty-first-century education, and it's cousin. Twenty first century skills which are often linked as you guessed it twenty-first-century educational skills. Some things seemed clear in the early two thousands as the world was rapidly changing, and if we wanted our students to keep up with and be prepared for these changes, we had to focus on skills that would help them succeed skills that were actually quite different than those that were needed to succeed perhaps in the previous century. I remember about ten years ago and educators saying something that really struck me. They said we're trying to prepare our students for a future and jobs that we don't even know exist right now. I was really blown away by that idea as I tried to picture some space agey kind of jobs of the future, it was in my mind like a across between the jetsons and Star Trek what I didn't imagine at the time. In the early two thousands was that there would be an actual job called a podcast. Her with I would have been really excited about had I known because you know that's what I am or I would have been shocked about an instagram or Youtube influencer and maybe I wouldn't have been quite as excited about that I don't know. But five years after hearing that educators speak I started to have a real sense of what we needed to do to prepare our students and what we needed to do to prepare our teachers to prepare students for the future. What new things would teachers need to learn in order to support our students for the future? So most of the required skills teachers relating to know right now. We're not taught in colleges. And Graduate School Educational Programs You know a teacher needs to know how to use social media and needs to know how to use the latest technology, and of course now you know a they really have to up their game with technology because of remote learning and come up with even more creative ways to reach their students. So at the time it was pretty obvious to me and a lot of other passionate educators what skills and knowledge we would need to impart to our students, so some people refer to these as soft skills, or the foresees creativity, collaboration, critical, thinking and communication. Now. Each of these can be broken down further in an unpacked into other crucial skills that we're all that are also related, but one of the most important things that we have seen as the world is changing rapidly around us, and whose importance has been magnified tremendously during this pandemic is technical Aji I am floored in a good way as.
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"House isn't performed that often but glass menagerie. The mather class did there is actually a professional production of it. Going on In nearby Pasadena. Shortly after we read the text and done this production design project so they actually got to travel up there for a field trip And then we had a great discussion afterwards about how some of the Director choices on that production differed from or were similar to the choices. The students themselves had made. And then what? Those differences communicated thematically or in terms of character. So it's just it's kind of a you know weaving the arts into any kind of inquiry whether it's you know theatrical literature like these plays obviously makes sense but but you know even things like the metamorphosis where it's not a play per se. You know I think that one thing about weaving the arts into any kind of curriculum. You know not just English curriculum in science and math when you have a real sort of emotional connection to something like you do when you engage yourself in any art form whether it's visual art or performing arts or you know music is performing art or any of those things you know you sort of have an emotional connection and that's how you really remember things you know. Study show US and learn. Things is by connecting to them on that deeper level and processing them you know not only intellectually but also emotionally and kind of seeing the beauty in those things you know and project based learning which is a really wonderful important movement and education One of the big ideas is you know. You WanNa Produce Beautiful Work. Not just hard work. Not just you know good work but work that has actually subjectively to you as the Creator. Beautiful and probably objectively to others beautiful. Because you've put your whole heart and soul and intellect into it so this would apply not only to an English class but to a science class. You know if you're creating a model of a cell that is so complete That it's just beautiful just perfectly expresses that you know miracle of nature you know if you're going through a math problem in a creative way and may be representing it visually through I don't know you know what you would do. We have actually an art teacher at Arta. Who's designing a Spira graph art class for our middle schoolers was gonna going to bring in some scientific and mathematical concepts. But I think you know embracing what you're doing in this way. That shows that it is that it is beautiful at you. Know gives you a connection to it. Which makes you remember it. Which makes you learn it. Which makes you really grasp on you and take ownership for your own learning a certain way. Thank you so much. And for sharing your passion and creativity. Yeah thank you so much for having me on today. I really appreciate it. It's always fun to talk about. S- RJ and the arts and Progressive Education. So thanks so much. And that's our episode. I'd like to give special. Thanks to my Guests Hill L. Smith and Anne Butler and special shoutouts. Thanks to the wonderful voices behind. Today's Foam Herschel. Elliott Shiff Yosi Frankel and the always adorable Sophie Hollander and to the super clever and talented Eve Hirschman for not only writing the ino world fomer show but also today's the five minute game show. Thank you for joining us today. And please share this. Podcast with your friends and colleagues. Thank you for listening to the art. Institute podcast overthrowing education. The Art Institute is a partner with ARTETA preparatory academy middle and High School in usually sunny Los Angeles California. You can join the conversation. At overthrowing educations facebook page or by emailing join at overthrowing education DOT Com. Follow us on twitter at overthrowing Ed and make sure to subscribe to this podcast on your favorite platform and check out. Our website overthrowing education dot Com..