Learners in K-12 settings have changed over the past 25 years, and what were considered best practices in the 1990s may no longer work for learners in the 2020s.Much of this is due to technology, the invention of the Iphone, and the skills young adults need when entering the workforce.There's a large amount of debate on how to address these evolving needs effectively, and that's why I wanted to invite Dr. John Burkey to the “De Facto Leaders” podcast to talk about his experiences on the forefront of technology initiatives in the schools.Dr. John Burkey is the executive director of the Large Unit District Association of Illinois. The organization represents and supports 55 of the largest unit school districts in Illinois. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Northern Illinois University where he teaches aspiring superintendents and school business managers. Burkey was previously the superintendent in Huntley Community School District in Illinois for 12 years. He also served as a middle school teacher and principal earlier in his career. He has three degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.In this episode, he discusses:✅How the invention of the Iphone has impacted students' mental health and ability to be engaged in the learning process.✅How do we address concerns about attention span while allowing opportunities to build self-discipline and allowing access to phones for unexpected emergencies.✅Considering learner needs, age, and brain development when establishing classroom cell phone rules.✅What questions should we be asking to determine the impact and effectiveness of 1:1 device initiatives in schools? ✅Homework policies: Why asking “Is homework effective?” is the wrong question, and what we should be asking instead. You can learn more about how to connect with Dr. Burkey at the Large Unit District Association website here: https://www.ludaillinois.org/ You can listen to his podcast for school leaders, Forward to the Future here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/forward-to-the-future/id1563555302 In this episode, I mention the School of Clinical Leadership, my program that helps related service providers design services that support executive functioning in K-12 settings. You can learn more about the program here: https://drkarendudekbrannan.com/clinicalleadership
Hey Sped Teacher, Is your classroom environment feeling overwhelming? Want to feel more organized after winter break? Don't know what areas to start clearing? Today, I share 7 areas to begin decluttering your special education classroom! We are so busy teaching and writing IEPs that we sometimes let our classrooms go. Let's start the new year with a clear classroom and a refreshed mind! Take Care, Michelle Connect with Michelle Vazquez: Download your FREE IEP Meeting Checklist HERE! Join the FACEBOOK COMMUNITY! IEP Success Method: IEP 101 Course Waitlist - Get on the list HERE! Become an INSIDER & join the email list HERE! Follow on INSTAGRAM! Contact: email@example.com
In this episode of The Jordan Syatt Mini-Podcast, I have a conversation with my trusty podcast producer, Tony, about what it's been like being a father now that it's been a year since my daughter was born. I talk about how difficult the first 5 weeks were, how I made working out during that period a priority, how my priorities have shifted dramatically since she was born, what my productivity has been like, how I am trying to be a good role model at home, and more. I also discuss the "hope molecule" and why strength training is linked to reduced anxiety, why I want to prioritize long form content over social media, why the "iron" never lies, and more. I spiked my blood sugar every day and still lost 12lbs - check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CAI0jXtJH4 .Check out my episode about growing up with ADD and Special Education: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-jordan-syatt-mini-podcast/id1348856817?i=1000615744034 .Check out my podcast with Mike Vacanti - How To Become A Personal Trainer: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-become-a-personal-trainer/id1490499334 .If you have any follow-up questions to this episode or other questions or episode ideas you'd like us to talk about on the podcast, shoot Tony a message on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tone_reverie/ . I hope you enjoy this episode and, if you do, please leave a review on iTunes (huge thank you to everyone who has written one so far). Finally, if you've been thinking about joining The Inner Circle but haven't yet... we have hundreds of home and bodyweight workouts for you and you can get them all here: www.sfinnercircle.com.
This week on Divorce & Beyond with Susan Guthrie, Susan welcomes Professor Kelly Browe Olson. Kelly shares actionable tips on navigating both the “new normal” of the divorce process AND the REAL new normal of life after divorce. Key takeaways include the importance of filtering advice amidst the influx of opinions, the role of professionals in facilitating challenging conversations and boundaries, and the crucial aspect of emotional intelligence during divorce. Professor Kelly Browe Olson also shares practical insights on improving emotional intelligence and encourages strategic thinking about one's current situation and future aspirations. Join us as we delve into the complexities of divorce with expert guidance for adapting to the ever-changing landscape of your beyond. Topics and Golden Nuggets includ Your new normal will include opinions and advice from third parties; therefore, even well-meaning, it is important to filter the information and form your opinions. A professional can give you the tools to have hard conversations, create boundaries, and divorce your way. Emotional intelligence (EI) and divorce: EI is essential when going through a divorce; consider how you can be emotionally intelligent around your children, friends, family, and ex while still honoring your emotions. Plus, Kelly shares how to improve your emotional intelligence. “Thinking about where you are now and where you want to be is important.” **************************************** About this week's special guest: Kelly Browe Olson Kelly Browe Olson is an Associate Professor and the Mediation Clinic Director at UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law. She teaches Family Law, ADR, Domestic Violence and Mediation and Family Mediation courses. She oversees a state-wide Special Education mediation project and mediates family dissolution cases. She is a frequent speaker and trainer, educating judges, lawyers, and others about dispute resolution, communication, emotional intelligence, family, and children's legal issues. She is currently co-editing a book on Family Dispute Resolution for Oxford University Press. She serves on the Arkansas Parent Counsel and Access to Justice Commissions and on the Family Court Review and the ABA Dispute Resolution Magazine editorial boards. She trains and consults for the Arkansas ADR Commission. Professor Browe Olson has a University of Michigan J.D., and an LL.M. in ChildLaw from the Loyola University Chicago. She was awarded the Bowen Faculty Excellence Public Service Award in 2004 and 2013. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ***************************************** Episodes and Resources mentioned in this episode: The Divorce & Beyond website is a great place to visit if you want more support and information as you move through your divorce and beyond. 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NOTE: This episode is a rerun of a previously published episode. Get .1 ASHA CEU hereEpisode Summary:Want to put the fun and functional back into your intervention routine? Then you certainly strolled into the right podcast! In this week's episode, SLP/BCBA Rose Griffin, shares her bag of tricks for supporting older students through leisure-based intervention activities. Learn how to harness the communication power that takes place outside of your therapy room through natural and meaningful leisure activities aimed at improving a wide range of skills and optimizing quality of life for students with complex learning needs. This episode is jam-packed, tackling assessment tools, data collection, community outings, game adaptations, and app ideas, all in the name of generalization and good old fashioned fun! High fives are flying around like crazy as Rose unpacks the value of using everyday materials and hangouts to build life skills that last a lifetime. Are you game? Then pull up a seat and grab your pen, you aren't going to want to miss these game changer!s!You can learn more about Rose here.Learning Outcomes1. Identify 2 assessment tools to use to identify leisure skill needs2. Describe at least 1 data collection method for leisure activities3. List at least 5 modified leisure activities.ReferencesBarbera, M. L. & Rasmussen, T. (2007). The verbal behavior approach: How to teach children with autism and related disorders. London, England: Jessica Kingsley.Brown, L., Branston, M. B., Hamre-Nietupski, S., Pumpian, I., Certo, N., & Gruenewald, L. (1979). A strategy for developing chronological-age-appropriate and functional curricular content for severely handicapped adolescents and young adults. Journal of Special Education, 13, 81–90.Cannella-Malone, H. I., Miller, O., Schaefer, J. M., Jimenez, E. D., Justin Page, E., & Sabielny, L. M. (2016). Using Video Prompting to Teach Leisure Skills to Students With Significant Disabilities. Exceptional Children, 82(4), 463–478. https://doi.org/10.1177/0014402915598778Carlile, K. A., Reeve, S. A., Reeve, K. F., & DeBar, R. M. (2013). Using activity schedules on the iPod touch to teach leisure skills to children with autism. Education & Treatment of Children, 36(2), 33-57. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/1391910402? accountid=166077 Copyright ABA SPEECH LLCJerome, J., Frantino, E.P., & Sturmey, P. (2007). The effects of errorless learning and backward chaining on the acquisition of internet skills in adults with developmental disabilities. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 40, 185-189.Koyama, T., & Wang, H., (2011). Use of activity schedule to promote independent performance of individuals with autism and other intellectual disabilities: A review. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 32, 2235-2242.Sundberg, Mark L. (2008) VB-MAPP Verbal Behavior Milestones Assessment and Placement Program :a language and social skills assessment program for children with autism or other developmental disabilities : guide Concord, CA : AVB Press.Test, D. W., Aspel, N. P., & Everson, J. M. (2006). Transition methods for youth with disabilities. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall.Volkmar, F. R., & Wiesner, L. A. (2009). A practical guide to autism: What every parent, family member, and teacher needs to know. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.Wehmeyer, M. L., Shogren, K. A., Palmer, S. B., Williams-Diehm, K., Little, T. D., & Boulton, A. (2012). The impact of the self-determined learning model of instruction on student self determination. Exceptional Children, 78(2), 135-153. Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/ 916923324?accountid=166077Online Resources:Rose Griffin's YouTube Chanel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXRBJBfK_294R58U5bOyvUQHelp Kidz Learn app: https://www.helpkidzlearn.com/appsYogarilla activity by Super Duper: https://www.superduperinc.com/products/view.aspx?pid=otsc8765#.YGoG2hRKigQThe “Grocery Store Game” by ABA Speech by Rose: https://abaspeech.org/2018/07/social-skills-game-for-mixed-groups/?fbclid=IwAR0w2bmmweLVg3a8bPJ0muRQeiZ_s2Er0c3ZoAHGOOnTNla4vjPJjCG4Bf4Disclosures:Rose Griffin Financial Disclosures: Rose is the founder of ABA SPEECH LLC and sells products, therapy services and courses. Rose has no financial relationships to disclose.Kate Grandbois financial disclosures: Kate is the owner / founder of Grandbois Therapy + Consulting, LLC and co-founder of SLP Nerdcast. Kate Grandbois non-financial disclosures: Kate is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children. She is also a member of the Berkshire Association for Behavior Analysis and Therapy (BABAT), MassABA, the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) and the corresponding Speech Pathology and Applied Behavior Analysis SIG. Amy Wonkka financial disclosures: Amy is an employee of a public school system and co-founder for SLP Nerdcast. Amy Wonkka non-financial disclosures: Amy is a member of ASHA, SIG 12, and serves on the AAC Advisory Group for Massachusetts Advocates for Children. Time Ordered Agenda:10 minutes: Introduction, Disclaimers and Disclosures20 minutes: Descriptions of the importance of addressing leisure skills and the assessment tools used to identify leisure skills15 minutes: Descriptions of data collection methods for leisure activities10 minutes: Descriptions of different leisure activities and modifications to those leisure activities. 5 minutes: Summary and ClosingDisclaimerThe contents of this episode are not meant to replace clinical advice. SLP Nerdcast, its hosts and guests do not represent or endorse specific products or procedures mentioned during our episodes unless otherwise stated. We are NOT PhDs, but we do research our material. We do our best to provide a thorough review and fair representation of each topic that we tackle. That being said, it is always likely that there is an article we've missed, or another perspective that isn't shared. If you have something to add to the conversation, please email us! 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Layman Pascal and Bruce Alderman meet with Terri O'Fallon to discuss her recent course exploring the intersections of Mahamudra practice and the STAGES model; the relationship of states and stages, and the role of states in higher psychospiritual development; the linguistic dimensions of development, and developmental assessment; nonduality and the embodied dimensions of language; prepositions and other grammatical forms at the subtle and metaware tiers; AI, grammar, and higher development; and much more. Terri O'Fallon is a researcher, teacher, coach, spiritual director, and designer of transformative containers. She does ongoing research on the Integral STAGES developmental model, which supports a MetAware tier with four later levels of development. Her latest research probes into the relationship between states and stages. Terri is a founder of STAGES International, offering programs based on the STAGES model. She holds Masters degrees in Special Education and Spiritual Direction, and an Integral Ph.D. in Transformative Learning and Change. The Royal Seal: An Introduction to Mahamudra and STAGES course https://www.stagesinternational.com/M... Stages International website https://www.stagesinternational.com/ Follow The Integral Stage on the Fathom app https://hello.fathom.fm/ Support The Integral Stage on Patreon! / theintegralstage Special thanks and big love to Shai Newman, the Limited Hangout guys, Brandon LaChance, Mike McElroy, Brandon Norgaard, Brendan Graham Dempsey, Francesca, and all of our other Patreon supporters!
This week we're talking to Krista Arntzen of The Rural Resource Room and Arntzen Angus Ranch in central Montana. Krista spent 14 years as a K-12 Special Education teacher before starting her 'Agtivity' subscription box service. Krista is also busy raising two children and Angus cattle on her family's ranch. Thank you for joining us today on Barnyard Language. If you enjoy the show, we encourage you to support us by becoming a patron. Go to Patreon to make a small monthly donation to help cover the cost of making a show. Please rate and review the podcast and follow the show so you never miss an episode. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok as BarnyardLanguage, and on Twitter we are BarnyardPod. If you'd like to connect with other farming families, you can join our private Barnyard Language Facebook group. We're always in search of future guests for the podcast. If you or someone you know would like to chat with us, get in touch.This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Chartable - https://chartable.com/privacy
If you're providing therapy or tutoring services, contracting with schools, or offering professional development to K-12 professionals, you won't want to miss this episode.As someone who has explored the possibility of school contracts, I'm always looking to learn more about how school leaders make decisions regarding budgets and staffing. I grew up in the Chicago area; which meant I lived in a community with an abundance of organizations, transportation systems, and districts with a variety of programming options. But when I relocated to a different part of the state, I found that the communities around me were way different than where I'd grown up. While there are several large districts near me, the surrounding communities were smaller, with fewer resources. Public transportation can be minimal, if it exists at all; which makes it difficult for certain families to access medical and therapy services. Some communities don't have stop lights, let alone grocery stores or daycare centers. This makes it difficult for families to give kids a variety of experiences.School districts face similar challenges, because they're less able to liaise with community organizations for field trips, after school programs, or educational placements for students needing special education. Serving high-needs populations becomes a challenge because many districts don't have experts on-staff to conduct evaluations and provide specialized services. This means paying for outside consultants, service providers, and transportation fees for out-of-district placements. As a result, special education budgets for small districts can become unmanageable, putting school leaders in a very difficult situation. Cutting budgets can be devastating to all parties involved.Students may lose access to services, or at the very least need to switch providers.District staff have the burden of providing additional services or wearing multiple hats, adding additional responsibilities to their already full plates.What people don't often realize is the emotional impact this has on the leaders who carry the burden of making these difficult decisions. I often see negative comments about school leaders on various influencer accounts or in discussion groups. It can be very “us vs. them”. A lot of finger-pointing and assumptions about people in jobs that have an extremely high turnover rate (eg., directors, principals, superintendents). But I've yet to interact with a school leader who didn't care about helping kids. That's why I was so excited to talk with Chris Dodge, who's had experience leading in both rural and urban districts. As lead learner in elementary school settings for ten years and currently the principal at the Thorndyke Road School is Worcester, MA, Chris works to create collaborative structures and systems that bring stakeholder voice into school level decision making, as well as strategies that promote student success and achievement. His schools utilize these systems to promote a vision of serving the whole child, ensuring that students' social-emotional and academic needs are being met. Most notably, in 2014, Christopher led the Dexter Park School in Orange, MA to become a MA Department of Education appointed Innovation School, awarded for its inclusionary practice work. Aside from the role as principal, Christopher has served on DESE's Principal/Teacher Advisory Cabinet, Commissioner Riley's Return to School Teaching and Learning Working Group during COVID19, as well as on the MSAA (Massachusetts School Administrators Association) Executive Board. In this conversation, Chris shares common, but misunderstood barriers to school success that are prevalent in rural communities.He shares:✅Why transportation issues cause barriers to community engagement, educational placements, field trips, and instructional programming. ✅Challenges small districts face when hiring contractors and consultants, and professional development providers.✅Why districts cancel contracts with service providers and consultants, even when they have a strong working relationship.✅What school leaders look for when selecting a contractor or professional development provider for their staff.✅Why getting leadership training (e.g., degrees, certificates, experience) can be an asset to you, even if you don't see yourself as a school administratorYou can connect with Chris on Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/principaldodge1/, on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/PrincipalDodge1, and on LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-dodge-a33343204/ In this episode, I mention my free training called, “How to be Evidence-Based and Neurodiversity-Affirming (by Supporting Executive Functioning)”. You can sign up for the training here: https://drkarendudekbrannan.com/efleadership
For decades, special education students and English language learners in Boston Public School had fewer choices than their peers, and were often left underserved. Now the district has a new plan, developed under scrutiny from the state Department of Education, to better serve all its students. Superintendent Mary Skipper joined Paris to discuss it.
For 25 years, the Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports has worked with schools around the country to make learning environments more supportive and productive. The PBIS framework focuses on establishing shared values and expectations for the classroom and acknowledging positive behavior. It also aims to address unwanted behavior through redirection instead of punishment. The center recently received $21 million from the U.S. Department of Education to fund its work for the next five years. Kent McIntosh is the Philip H. Knight Chair of Special Education at the University of Oregon and co-director of the center. He joins us to share more about the center’s work and the importance of creating positive school cultures.
The Neurodiversity Podcast celebrates its 200th episode! We're pretty sure we were surprised to hit 10. Probably shocked at 100. But at 200, we're grateful and excited, and already planning our path to 300! There are few people with whom we'd rather celebrate our landmark than Amanda Morin. She's Emily's co-author on a book to be released in 2024, and for episode 200 they talk about the things they're grateful for as we enter 2023's holiday season. Thank you for your loyalty, and here's to many more. Cheers! Amanda Morin has most recently served as the Vice President of Learning & Knowledge for The Jed Foundation (JED). She heads teams of committed researchers, subject matter experts, and learning and development professionals in efforts to build knowledge about mental health, neurodiversity, and disability, to ensure all the work she's engaged in is evidence-based, and includes the most up-to-date thinking in the field. She's a certified teacher who provides unique expertise, and innovative perspectives to mission-driven education and family-facing organizations and coalitions. She works in print and digital media as a writer, editor, and content creator empowering parents and educators to affirm the pivotal roles they play in education. She played an integral role in launching Understood.org in 2014. Amanda has also worked with other organizations and publications, including: Bright & Quirky, Matan, Hidden Sparks Without Walls, Edutopia, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), Education.com, Parenting Special Needs Magazine, DotDash (formerly known as About.com), and Popsugar Moms. Amanda received special education advocacy training from the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates. She holds a certificate in Universal Design for Learning from the UDL Implementation and Research Network, sits on the Center for Inclusive Learning (CISL) advisory council, the advisory board of Digital Promise's Learner Variability Project, the professional advisory board of Matan, and the Technical Expert Panel, of the American Academy of Pediatrics Center of Excellence on Social Media & Youth Mental Health. Amanda Morin is also the author of five books: The Everything Parent's Guide to Special Education, The Everything Kids' Learning Activities Book, On-the-Go Fun for Kids: More Than 250 Activities to Keep Little Ones Busy and Happy — Anytime, Anywhere!, What Is Empathy? A Bullying Storybook for Kids, and Adulting Made Easy: Things Someone Should Have Told You About Getting Your Grown-Up Act Together. BACKGROUND READING Amanda's books on Amazon Amanda's website LinkedIn Instagram
Social skills groups have been widely criticized recently. They're often labeled as ableist and not neurodiversity-affirming.I also take issue with the way social skills interventions are often delivered, but for a different reason. When social skills intervention is done, it's often delivered via 1:1 therapy, in a “pull-out” model; where the child receives intervention in therapy or small class setting.I get regular emails from readers who tell me they see poor generalization, despite using these models.That's because there's a mismatch between the skills and the model. Back when I was in the schools, I did social skills groups. But I started to question my own practices when I had the opportunity to teach an autism course for teachers earning a masters degree with a specialization in autism. This was the first time I started to question my original assumptions about how to address things like social skills, pragmatic language, and executive functioning. My primary takeaway from that experience was that the SERVICE DELIVERY MODEL matters just as much as the intervention. There are many skills that can be adequately addressed in a “pull out” model. There are even some skills (even language skills) that can be MORE effectively addressed in a separate, more structured context in some situations. There are even times that SOME social skills intervention can happen in this setting. But ALL of the social skills intervention can't happen in a pull-out model. A good portion has to happen outside of the therapy room with the right supports in place. This means we need to stop delivering siloed off services and instead work together as a team.I don't believe ALL social skills interventions are ableist. I believe that INEFFECTIVE social skills interventions set kids up to experience social anxiety and miss out on opportunities to build skills and relationships. I recently released a training for speech-language pathologists, social workers, counselors, school psychologists and other related service providers who want to support executive functioning. In episode 137, I'm sharing a clip from that training. I start by talking about strategic planning, and why many kids can't stay organized even though they're using checklists and planners. Then I discuss why the “pull-out only” model doesn't work for social skills.I wrap up by sharing what it really means to be neurodiversity-affirming.I share this information based on my many years of experience as a clinician, a mentor to therapists and teachers, and as a person who has experienced social anxiety.In this episode, I mention my free training called, “How to be Evidence-Based and Neurodiversity-Affirming (by Supporting Executive Functioning)”. You can sign up for the training here: https://drkarendudekbrannan.com/efleadership
ABOUT TODAY'S SHOW On today's show, Liz talks about how mental illness is like riding a wave, there are lots of ups and downs. You don't have to just survive with a mental illness, you can thrive. There are a lot of people with mental illnesses. If we all banded together we could make great change. ABOUT LIZ Liz is a former Special Education teacher and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, now working as a contractor with the State of Michigan to make change in the mental health field. She started a blog and is now in the process of publishing a memoir to educate and support people with serious mental illnesses and their families. Little by little, she is going to change the world. LINKS SHARED ON THE SHOW www.mentalhealthmoments.net www.nami.org www.cmhcm.org https://clubhouse-intl.org/ ABOUT OUR SHOW Mastery Unleashed (formerly Overcoming Mediocrity) is a podcast for success-driven women who want to empower their thoughts, design their dream businesses, and build beautiful lives that are aligned with their destinies—hosted by Bestselling Author and Business Strategist Christie Ruffino. Each episode features today's top influencers and entrepreneurs on the rise as they share empowering stories and ninja tips meant to become the FUEL that will ignite a positive change in YOUR life and the lives of others. ABOUT OUR FREE GIFT VAULT GET THIS GIFT AND MANY MORE HERE: https://masteryunleashedpodcast.com/gift-signup/
It's time for a cozy conversation Special Education and what to do when deadlines are missed! Here's what we're unpacking today: A Real-Life Story: Sit down with me as I share an insightful experience from a one-on-one consult with an amazing mom from our Master IEP Coach® community. Discovering the Overlooked: Ever wonder how small details can make a big difference? We'll explore how communication gaps in schools can lead to missed cues in student behavior and development. Join Our Journey: Feeling inspired to make a difference? Learn about becoming a Master IEP Coach and how you can contribute to more effective special education outcomes. Resources: Start Your Own IEP Coaching Business Find a Master IEP Coach® to Help You Get Your Own Master IEP Coach® IEP Leadership Certificate
Teen Minds Redefined: A Conversation about Suicide, Mental Health, and Community Support The episode of 'Suicide Zen Forgiveness' features host Elaine Lindsey in conversation with Cheryl Hurst, a retired Special Education specialist and host of ‘Teen Minds Redefined' podcast. They discuss the story of a student 'Bella', who was deeply affected by unresolved mental health issues leading to a tragic suicide. Cheryl emphasizes the importance of sharing vital information about a child's mental health with educators to ensure necessary support and prevent similar tragedies. Additionally, Cheryl promotes her newly established podcast intending to nurture better relationships between parents and their teenagers. The episode ends with a call to action to normalize conversations about mental wellness and suicide. 00:00 Introduction to the Podcast 00:11 The Mission of the Podcast 00:54 Introducing the Guest: Cheryl Pankhurst 00:58 Cheryl's Personal Life and Interests 01:42 Cheryl's Professional Life and Passion 02:22 Cheryl's Yoga Practice 02:56 Beginning of the Interview 03:05 Cheryl's Experience with a Troubled Student 10:29 The Tragic Incident at School 11:44 Bella's Time in the Institution 13:17 Bella's Release and Tragic End 15:40 Reflections on the Case and the Importance of Communication 23:22 Discussing Early Signs of Psychosis 24:07 The Importance of Seeking Medical Help 24:50 The Need to Break the Stigma and Share Experiences 25:17 The Role of Teachers in Supporting Students 26:06 The Impact of Silence and Isolation 26:16 The Tragic Disconnect Between Love and Self-Perception 27:06 Understanding the Struggles of Connecting with Feelings 28:18 The Hidden Pain Behind Social Media Posts 29:41 The Role of Empathy in Dealing with Negative Interactions 31:00 The Cycle of Bullying and Victimization 31:07 The Human Dynamic of Comparison and Jealousy 33:01 The Importance of Kindness and Respect 33:50 The Challenge of Responding to Negativity 36:33 The Importance of Starting Conversations about Mental Health 36:39 Introducing 'Teen Minds Redefined' Podcast 38:25 The Three-Pronged Approach to Mental Health Support 40:46 The Importance of Starting Conversations about Mental Health 41:06 Closing Remarks and Acknowledgements Podcaster/Coach/Entrepreneur with “Teen Minds Redefined” Youtube @cherylpankhurst www.cherylpankhurst.com https://www.facebook.com/cheryl.a.pankhurst https://www.instagram.com/cheryl.a.pankhurst/ email@example.com
Want to hear the Top Ten Reasons to Homeschool from two homeschool veterans and authors with six successful college graduates between them? In this podcast, Jeannie Fulbright and Shiela Catanzarite discuss the first five reasons to homeschool. If you need a reminder of why it's all worth it or know someone who is looking for a reason to begin, this podcast is a must listen. Your eyes will be opened to how homeschooling builds family bonds, allows children the freedom to be themselves, to grow into the persons they were created to be, and to discover their interests early and pursue them well. You'll be encouraged to release the burden of enslavement to the system that is failing American school children, and instead embrace a true learning atmosphere and environment that develops your children into the people God designed them to be. Jeannie and Shiela will share profound truths and stories that will inspire and encourage you to start or continue the homeschool journey with freedom and joy. About Jeannie Jeannie Fulbright, a 24-year veteran homeschooler, is the author of the #1 best-selling, multi award-winning Apologia Young Explorer science series: Exploring Creation with Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics, Botany, Zoology, and Anatomy & Physiology. She is also the author of the action-packed historical time travel book series Rumble Tumbles Through Time, as well as preschool science books and activity kits, the Charlotte Mason Heirloom Planner, and many high-quality Charlotte Mason based products. Jeannie and her husband Jeff became empty nesters in 2019. All four of their children all went to the University of Georgia on scholarship (homeschooling works!). For more than 20 years Jeannie has traveled around the country speaking to homeschoolers at conventions, covering a plethora of topics from Charlotte Mason to marriage and prayer. About Shiela Shiela Catanzarite is an author, speaker, editor, and communication coach. She's a 20-year Charlotte Mason veteran homeschooler and has worked as Jeannie Fulbright's editor and designer for 20 years helping develop Jeannie's award-winning Apologia science curriculum and most recently her Charlotte Mason products published through Jeannie Fulbright Press. Shiela is the author of the newly published Living Verse Language Arts in Poetry and is finishing up her second book in the series Living Verse Language Arts in Scripture, to be released spring 2024. Earning a bachelor's degree in Special Education and a master's degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary, Shiela has been teaching language arts in some capacity for 40+ years. Her passion remains helping students understand the elements of language and how to use these elements artfully to communicate effectively. Shiela is currently a language communication coach, working one-on-one with students who have language learning and communication challenges. She also writes curriculum for her private middle and high school English language communication classes that focus on writing and speaking. Both of Shiela's and her husband Bruce's daughters attended private universities on scholarship and went on to pursue graduate studies in medicine and global business. She attributes their love for learning and academic achievement to homeschooling with Charlotte Mason's philosophy and methodology. Connect Jeannie Fulbright | Instagram | Facebook | Facebook Group | TikTok | Pinterest | Website Shiela Catanzarite | Website | Instagram | Instagram Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website Thank you to our sponsors! Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance Tuttle Twins: children's books to help you teach your kids how the world really works Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions? We hope to see you there! For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show. View full show notes on the blog.
In this episode, I want to pass along a message to parents who have children in special education or who you suspect needs additional support. I talked with many of my colleagues in the field from across the nation about what they want parents to know, specifically what they want you to know that they can't say at an IEP meeting or as school personnel because of the repercussions they may face from their superiors. Sometimes we, as school psychologists, find ourselves in this kind of weird space intertwined between school politics and advocating for children and families in a way that may go against the grain. So, this episode is dedicated to all the parents who want to be empowered to ensure that your child is getting the best education possible and without the games. So tune in and take notes. Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Alycia Anderson's Story: Disabling Ableismhttps://alyciaanderson.com/Wright's Law: https://www.wrightslaw.com/*EMAIL LIST*Click here to join my email list for more free content to help you on your parenting journey!or go to strongermindsstrongeryouth.com/jointhelist*REACH OUT & SHARE*Email me your stories to share with others parents just like you @ firstname.lastname@example.org *CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA!!!* & *TAG ME IN YOUR STORIES!!!*#jessikashields or @strongermindsstrongeryouthGet Social to Stay Connected!!!FB: @StrongerMindsStrongerYouthInstagram: @StrongerMindsStrongerYouthLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jessikashieldsTo access more Podcast resources, visit strongermindsstrongeryouth.comThank you for listening!
In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Nacy Ryerson of EnCompass Academy. Growing up in Southwest Missouri, her journey took an unexpected turn in college when she discovered a passion for Special Education, leading to a master's degree. Over nine years, she dedicated herself to teaching in public schools, but the red tape challenges for students with disabilities and underserved populations left her dissatisfied. Instead of succumbing to frustration, she charted an audacious course — pursuing a doctorate with a dream to establish her own school. To no surprise, EnCompass Academy emerged. Their inclusive environment is built on a foundation and culture that empowers students to discover their inner compass, encouraging them to pursue their strengths and passions. With a small yet powerful team, they also collaborate with larger school districts to develop scalable programs. If you've ever wondered why it's ok to think outside of the box to fulfill something you believe in, then this one's for you! Life in Motion is brought to you by Actual Outdoors. They help build beautiful brands that highlight the approachable and authentic parts of outdoor recreation. Said simply - they “keep it real”. Find them online at actualoutdoors.com or on Instagram at @actualoutdoors. Tweet us and let us know what you think of this episode! @illuminecollect Find more episodes at www.illuminecollect.com/blogs/life-in-motion-podcastSince 2017 Illumine has donated over $33,770 to outdoor nonprofits and shared over 178 stories on the Life in Motion Podcast.
Have you ever used task boxes in your special education classroom? I'm diving into the power of task boxes for you and your students in our very first episode. These little boxes are such an effective tool for boosting student confidence, independence, and engagement.I'll share my personal journey of discovering task boxes and how they completely transformed my students' learning experiences. The versatility and adaptability of task boxes allow them to be tailored to any age group and skill level. Over the years, I've created over 800 task boxes for my students, and now I'm ready to share the magic with you!To celebrate the launch of this podcast, we're doing a giveaway! Three winners will receive a $25 gift card to my website store. There are two ways to enter. If you do both, you'll receive two entries!Screenshot your favorite episode (episode 1, 2, or 3). Add it to your Instagram stories and tag me @chalkboard_superhero. Leave your rating and written review on Apple Podcasts. Be sure to include your name in the review.Resources Mentioned:Shop task boxes on my websiteShop task boxes on my TPT storeFreebie: 4 Free Task BoxesFree training: 3 Simple and Powerful Ways to Cultivate Independence in Your Special Education ClassroomShow Notes: https://chalkboardsuperhero.com/episode1
Special education teachers spend a lot of time differentiating instruction. In fact, I once had a classroom with students in kindergarten through seventh grade! To say I was shocked when I saw the range of abilities would be an understatement. There's one tool I used that year that helped me immensely…task boxes.Using task boxes helped because I could tailor the task boxes and instruction based on each student's needs. I even used specific task boxes as a tool to collect IEP data, and then used that data to make instructional decisions. These are only some of the many benefits of using task boxes in your special education classroom.In this episode, you'll hear ten big benefits of task boxes. From engagement, to independence, to being compact and portable, the potential of these boxes are limitless. If you aren't already using task boxes in your classroom, what are you waiting for?PS: To celebrate the launch of this podcast, we're doing a giveaway! Three winners will receive a $25 gift card to my website store. There are two ways to enter. If you do both, you'll receive two entries!Screenshot your favorite episode (episode 1, 2, or 3). Add it to your Instagram stories and tag me @chalkboard_superhero. Leave your rating and written review on Apple Podcasts. Be sure to include your name in the review.Resources Mentioned:Free Task Boxes PosterShop task boxes on my websiteShop task boxes on my TPT storeFree training: 3 Simple and Powerful Ways to Cultivate Independence in Your Special Education Classroom Show Notes: https://chalkboardsuperhero.com/episode2
Have you been guilty of purchasing, or creating, resources for your classroom only to have them collect dust on your shelves? I know I've experienced this, especially early in my teaching career. That's one of the reasons that I fell in love with task boxes; I use them daily, making the prep well worth it.I want you to get the most out of your task boxes too. That's why I'm sharing 8 ways that you can use task boxes in your special education classroom. These tips will cater to specific learning scenarios and student needs. After listening, be sure to grab my free Independent Work System Start Pack!PS: To celebrate the launch of this podcast, we're doing a giveaway! Three winners will receive a $25 gift card to my website store. There are two ways to enter. If you do both, you'll receive two entries!Screenshot your favorite episode (episode 1, 2, or 3). Add it to your Instagram stories and tag me @chalkboard_superhero. Leave your rating and written review on Apple Podcasts. Be sure to include your name in the review.Resources:Freebie: Independent Work Systems Starter PackBlog Post: How to Set Up Independent Work SystemsShop task boxes on my TPT storeFree training: 3 Simple and Powerful Ways to Cultivate Independence in Your Special Education Classroom Show Notes: https://chalkboardsuperhero.com/episode3
In the fourteenth episode of season 2, Dr. U. Grant Baldwin, DBH, Director of the Doctor of Behavioral Health program at Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health Studies, explores the pivotal role of Board Certified Behavior Analysts in addressing key challenges within the healthcare sector, while discussing effective strategies that can transform patient outcomes and experiences. Panelists include: Dr. Liliane de Aguiar-Rocha, DBH, BCBA, QBA, MCPC. CGI DBH Alumna, is a New York State licensed behavior analyst. She has extensive experience with ABA, quality improvement and crisis intervention/management training. She completed her graduate training in behavior analysis at the Graduate Center (CUNY), and her doctoral degree in behavioral health, with a focus on integrated care at the Cummings Graduate Institute for Behavioral Health. She has broad interests in Behavior Analysis, particularly in how behavior analytic strategies can be used in large scale to improve systems in healthcare. She is interested in improving the care for people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) starting at the pediatrician's office. She has worked with behavior analysis, in a variety of settings, including a Psychiatric Hospital leading a team of behavior analysts who designed behavior interventions to decrease the use of restrictive interventions during acute psychiatric admission. At the hospital, she also had the opportunity to work in several performance management and quality improvement projects where she had the opportunity to exercise her OBM (Organizational Behavior Management) skills. She is a certified ACT Matrix facilitator and uses the Pro-social Matrix in crisis-management trainings. She is a consultant who provides consultation to local schools and hospitals, as well as international consultation in Brazil, her native country. She is interested in ways to bring behavioral analytic treatment to areas with difficult access to BCBAs. To that end, she has developed a telehealth practice, where she supervises behavior analysts serving children with ASD in Brazil. Dr. Kasia Motylewicz, DBH, BCBA, QBA. CGI DBH Alumna, has worked as a lead teacher, a supervisor, a clinical director, a lead ABA trainer, and a consultant at schools, early intervention agencies, and in the private sector. She is also a former competitive athlete, karate practitioner, and a karate instructor with over 25-year teaching experience. Dr. Motylewicz's passion for sports combined with her clinical work resulted in identification of a new gap: motor impairments affecting social-communication skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Her culminating project combined these two areas, and resulted in a development of the Motor Assessment of Autism (MIA), the training modules for clinicians, and the functional training program for individuals with ASD. Dr. Patrycja Motylewicz, MBA, MS Spec Ed, MS ABA, BCBA, LBA, DBH. CGI DBH Alumna, is a Doctor of Behavioral Health, a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst, and a Licensed Behavior Analyst in several states across the United States. She holds an MBA, an MS in Education and Special Education, and an MS in Applied Behavior Analysis, with a specialization in Autism. Patrycja is a clinical director at The Perfect Child, which provides Applied Behavior Analysis services for children and young adults with developmental disabilities and behavioral issues. In her free time, she focuses on strength training. She is also a former competitive martial artist. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/disruptors-at-work/support
From the beginning, it was God's design that His words permeate the lives of His people. Charlotte Mason had a lot to say about the priority of Scripture in the home. She understood that God's word is living and that it will prove effectual in the lives of our children as we impart it to them. More than ever, our children need to hear God speak. The homeschool lifestyle affords a myriad of opportunities to impart God's word to them. In this podcast Shiela shares practical ideas and insights for incorporating Scripture into your children's day. About Shiela Shiela Catanzarite is an author, speaker, editor, and communication coach. She's a 20-year Charlotte Mason veteran homeschooler and has worked as Jeannie Fulbright's editor and designer for 20 years helping develop Jeannie's award-winning Apologia science curriculum and most recently her Charlotte Mason products published through Jeannie Fulbright Press. Shiela is the author of the newly published Living Verse Language Arts in Poetry and is finishing up her second book in the series Living Verse Language Arts in Scripture, to be released spring 2024. Earning a bachelor's degree in Special Education and a master's degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary, Shiela has been teaching language arts in some capacity for 40+ years. Her passion remains helping students understand the elements of language and how to use these elements artfully to communicate effectively. Shiela is currently a language communication coach, working one-on-one with students who have language learning and communication challenges. She also writes curriculum for her private middle and high school English language communication classes that focus on writing and speaking. Both of Shiela's and her husband Bruce's daughters attended private universities on scholarship and went on to pursue graduate studies in medicine and global business. She attributes their love for learning and academic achievement to homeschooling with Charlotte Mason's philosophy and methodology. Resources Ideas for Incorporating Scripture into Your Days (free download) Connect Shiela Catanzarite | Website | Instagram | Instagram Homeschooling.mom | Instagram | Website Thank you to our sponsors! Medi-Share: an affordable Christian alternative to traditional health insurance Tuttle Twins: children's books to help you teach your kids how the world really works Have you joined us at one of the Great Homeschool Conventions? We hope to see you there! For more encouragement on your homeschooling journey, visit the Homeschooling.mom site, and tune in to our sister podcast The Homeschool Solutions Show. View full show notes on the blog.
Dr. Em is a Delta State University Statesman/Fighting Okra through and through. She graduated with her undergraduate degree from Delta State University. She earned a Masters in Special Education emphasis in Emotional-Behavioral Disorders from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Masters in Philosophy from Walden University. In the fall of 2020, Dr. Em completed her Ph.D. journey in Education emphasis in Educational Policy, Leadership and Management. Dr. Em was a Physical Education Teacher and Coach at Lee Academy in Clarksdale, MS for three years. Afterward, she moved back to her hometown of Benton, MS, and began her journey as a Special Education Teacher. Dr. Em and her husband, Matt, have been married since 2005. They have two boys. Due to her husband's change in coaching jobs, they moved to Vicksburg, MS in the summer of 2011. After being a Lead Special Education Teacher for six years in the Vicksburg-Warren School District, Dr. Em followed God's calling to “step out of the boat”. This calling led to Dr. Em creating and developing Micah's Mission School, Inc. while researching during her Ph.D. coursework in 2017. In January 2020, Micah's became their own independent entity as a Mississippi Non-profit 501c3. Today, Dr. Em is the Executive Director of Micah's Mission and Licensed Local Pastor at Bradley's Chapel UMC. She will complete her M.Div Summer 2024 from Perkins Theological Seminary at Southern Methodist University. http://www.micahsmissionschool.orghttp://www.facebook.com/micahsmissionschool
“I'm not a math person.” I'm sure that is something you two have heard more than once. But have you ever heard someone say, “I am not a reading person?” It seemingly is socially acceptable to be bad at math, but there may be more to it, including the underdiagnosis of dyscalculia. The research shows… Dyscalculia is less well known, and there are fewer screening and diagnostic tools (Jaya, 2009), but its prevalence is similar to dyslexia- 5-7% of the population (Menon et al., 2020; Price & Ansari, 2013; Santos et al., 2022). Add to that an estimated comorbidity of 35-70% with other neurological disabilities, including dyslexia, and suddenly there are a staggering number of students who are at risk of failing math when early identification and intervention can mitigate the problem in many cases (Kisler et al., 2021; Litkowski et al., 2020).In the last 20 years, there has been a push to address illiteracy through early identification with universal screeners, but the same focus has yet to be there for innumeracy. Even with the increased need for math skills due to technology, there have yet to be national campaigns to address the problem (Bryant, 2008; De Visscher, 2018; National Center for Education Statistics, 2022).Dr. Sandra Elliot, Ph.D., has spent over four decades working in education as a Special Education teacher, a five-time principal in Florida and Colorado, and a district-level administrator. She is now making it her mission to champion increased awareness of dyscalculia. You'll Learn: What is dyscalculia? Dyslexia vs. dyscalculiaIn the last 20 years, there has been a push to address illiteracy through early identification with universal screeners, but the same focus has not been there for innumeracy. Even with the increased need for math skills due to technology, there have not been national campaigns to address the problem (Bryant, 2008; De Visscher, 2018; National Center for Education Statistics, 2022).Underdiagnosis and the academic and social consequences;Importance of early detection and intervention;Best practices for screening and intervention;Resources: https://touchmath.com/ https://dysctest.com/ Social Media Accounts:(List the links to all of your social media accounts)https://www.facebook.com/TouchMath/https://www.instagram.com/touchmath.official/https://twitter.com/touchmath/https://www.linkedin.com/company/touchmath/ https://www.pinterestPlease help new listeners find the show. Leave a rating or review on your platform. Get a Customized Math Improvement Plan For Your District.Are you district leader for mathematics? Take the 12 minute assessment and you'll get a free, customized improvement plan to shape and grow the 6 parts of any strong mathematics program.Take the assessment
Welcome to the revival of the Ditch That Textbook Podcast, hosted by Matt Miller and now joined by Karly Moura! In this exciting new season, we will be recapping the content shared in the Ditch That Textbook newsletter, along with other news and updates from the education world. Join us as we dive into a big idea, delve into quick teaching strategies, and discuss a template of the week, designed to empower educators with practical tools for their classrooms. Get ready to be inspired, informed, and equipped to revolutionize your teaching approach. News and Updates The Ditch That Textbook Digital Summit is almost here! Get all of the details and snag your FREE ticket at DitchSummit.com Google Slides is getting GIFs and Stickers! The Big Idea Magic School AI has lots of tools to help save you time. Special Education teachers can check out their IEP generator. Use Canva's Magic Media to create quick recap videos of your class's week or school events. Tech Tips You can use ChatGPT-4 for FREE with Microsoft's Bing Chat. Learn more about it in our post 4 ways Microsoft uses artificial intelligence to support teaching and learning AI for Education has an entire AI prompt library for educators. Template of the Week Yelp Review Template from Ditch That Textbook April Watkins created a Virtual Field Trips choice board and then had her students write a Yelp Review after their visit. (Note: April created her own Yelp Review template to use with her students. You can create your own or use ours.) Lindy Hockenbary gave her students a prompt "Imagine you are an animal. What environment do you live in? Evaluate the environment that you live in by writing a Yelp review of that environment." Chad Miller had his students write Yelp Reviews of inventions that helped societies thrive. Mr. Topliff asked his students to write a Yelp Review to assess various viewpoints of key revolutions. Next Week AI lesson planning AI for Administrators Don't forget to join the Ditch That Textbook email newsletter at DitchThatTextbook.com/join and be sure to subscribe to the show.
We often face challenges between Halloween and Thanksgiving, marked by decreasing student engagement and increasing fatigue. This discussion highlights the heightened energy and focus issues observed in students across various grades and the impact on teaching. The conversation explores creative methods to maintain a positive and energetic classroom atmosphere, including thematic activities and non-content-related interactions. Key themes include the importance of creativity to navigate this challenging period in the academic year effectively. Follow on Twitter: @MsRandazzo @sgthomas1973 @jonHarper70bd @bamradionetwork Karen Randazzo is an enthusiastic chemistry teacher in New Jersey. She believes that every student has the power to learn anything, even chemistry. Chemistry teacher by day, teacher-author by night, she's dedicated to making teachers' lives more manageable by offering professional development, sharing her engaging resources on her website, and collaborating with educators on various social media platforms. A former ‘chalk and talk' teacher, she shares her journey navigating the Next Generation Science Standards and student-centered learning on her YouTube channel. Breanna Taylor is licensed to teach K-12 Special Education. She graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a Bachelor of Arts P-4 Early Childhood Education, and a Master of Education Degree. Shawn Thomas is in her 20th year of teaching in the largest county in Georgia. She has taught Kindergarten, Second and Third Grade, and ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) K-5.
Grab your coffee, and join me in a candid chat about what's brewing in the special education world. In this episode, we chat about two hot topics: 1. It's not just about more money for Special Education, but how we use it. Ever thought about looking into your district's budget? Let's talk about making every dollar count. 2. Special Education or No Special Education? It's a heated debate, but at its core, it's about what's best for each unique child. I share how my mom's perspective on this topic way back in the 80's helped shape my thoughts about Special Education placements today. Visit Master IEP Coach: https://www.masteriepcoach.com Join the Facebook Conversation Here https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1080944383388680&id=100044193861280 Earn Your IEP Leadership Certificate Program https://www.masteriepcoach.com/course Start Your Own IEP Coaching Practice https://www.masteriepcoach.com/mentorship
Ana Lorena Fabrega is an edupreneur, writer, and Chief Evangelist at Synthesis. Growing up, she attended ten schools in seven different countries. She then earned her BS in Childhood Education and Special Education from New York University and taught elementary school in New York, Boston, and Panama. Today, Ana Lorena writes online to over 200,000 readers about the promise of alternative education. Follow Ana on X @anafabrega11. [0:16] - Why Ana became fascinated with questioning the “game” of school [7:29] - The evolution of the modern education system over the last 200 years [14:50] - Identifying the problems in our modern educational systems that prevent kids from discovering their unique skills and interests [25:06] - Encouraging children to make mistakes to support the learning process [30:55] - Technology-driven approaches to improving education [40:22] - How Synthesis brings a game-based approach to education [47:54] - The role of Synthesis' AI tutor in augmenting kids' education For more episodes, go to podofjake.com. Previous guests include Mark Cuban, Vitalik Buterin, Brian Armstrong, Balaji Srinivasan, Keith Rabois, Ali Spagnola, Anthony Pompliano, Raoul Pal, Julia Galef, Jack Butcher, Tim Draper, and over 100 others alike. Learn from founders and CEOs of companies like OpenAI, Coinbase, Solana, Polygon, AngelList, Oura, and Replit, and investors from Founders Fund, a16z, Union Square Ventures, and many more. I appreciate your support and hope you enjoy. Thanks to Chase Devens for the show notes and Yiction for the music. Lastly, I love hearing from fans of the pod. Feel free to email me any time at email@example.com. Thank you!
In this episode, I interview a mom who used a specialized type of therapy for her son that saved his life. Many children are struggling in school and in life and sometimes the schools are just not equipped to handle these challenges. There are many outside agencies and clinicians who provide a wide range of other options for therapy that you just won't find in the school setting, and neurofeedback therapy is one of them. Our special guest, Dianne Kosto, will be sharing her story along with some very valuable information so tune in now.About This Episode's Special Guest:Website: www.symmetryneuropt.comSocial Media: https://www.facebook.com/SymmetryNeuroPT/https://www.instagram.com/symmetryneuropt/https://www.linkedin.com/company/symmetryneuropt/https://twitter.com/symmetryneuropthttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UC52hEehDheZTZ3NrzIWmHOQ*EMAIL LIST*Click here to join my email list for more free content to help you on your parenting journey!or go to strongermindsstrongeryouth.com/jointhelist*REACH OUT & SHARE*Email me your stories to share with others parents just like you @ firstname.lastname@example.org *CONNECT WITH ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA!!!* & *TAG ME IN YOUR STORIES!!!*#jessikashields or @strongermindsstrongeryouthGet Social to Stay Connected!!!FB: @StrongerMindsStrongerYouthInstagram: @StrongerMindsStrongerYouthLinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/jessikashieldsTo access more Podcast resources, visit strongermindsstrongeryouth.comThank you for listening!
Ministry Series: ”Bethesda Ministry” with Jill Miller We are continuing our ministry Series and are excited to have Adaptive Curriculum Writer Jill Miller join us on the podcast. Jill has a passion to expand the horizons of individuals with disabilities. After her daughter Kim was born with multiple disabilities, Jill employed her training as an educator—including a BA in Elementary and Special Education and a Master's equivalency as a Reading Specialist—to design teaching tools to effectively convey the gospel message to Kim and her friends. From her labor of love, an entire series of Bethesda interactive Bible studies were born and, most recently, a family devotional—Finding Jesus on Upside Down Days—was released. Through the years, Jill has started two businesses aimed at employing individuals affected by disability. At a fundamental level, Jill believes that individuals with disabilities can thrive, learn God's Word, and know his amazing love for them. Jill is a mother of six, wife of Paul Miller, grandmother of many, and lives with Kim and Paul (not to mention two dogs, two sweet donkeys, and a few goats) on a farm property in rural Pennsylvania. Bethesda Ministry Website Here is the link to Jill Miller's book "Finding Jesus on Upside Down Days":
Lisa sits down with Sara Baio, mom of three and former Special Education turned mindfulness instructor to talk about the life-saving power of mindfulness. Topics Include: Parenting a child with disabilities Mindfulness deeply defined Practicing mindfulness in a trauma-informed way Mindful Self-Compassion The second arrow [6:00] Sara talks about her shame and struggle about parenting her first son with ADHD, when she felt so competent as a Special Education teacher, and how mindfulness changed everything for both her and her toddler [17:00] Sara shares about some of the walls she ran into when she first introduced mindfulness and how she switched course [26:00] Sara explains how societal expectations and hustle culture affected her body and nervous system and explains mindfulness based stress reduction, a program designed by Jon Kabat-Zin and Lisa relates the work to body image [50:00] Sara busts mindfulness myths and encourages people to find a mindfulness practice that works, because there are so many Connect with Sara YouTube | Website Resources: Sitting Still Like Frog Mindful Schools Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Save $500 when you register for Group Coaching the Month of March! - The next cohort of group coaching beings January 2024 Purchase the OOTC book of 50 Journal Prompts Leave Questions and Feedback for Lisa via OOTC Pod Feedback Form Email Lisa: email@example.com Become a Member of the Out of the Cave Online Community - Includes Two Live Coaching Calls Monthly Out of the Cave Merch - For 10% off use code SCHLOS10 Socials Instagram Facebook YouTube
Bestie, here's part 3 of the Human Design series with Liz Jensen. Today we break down how to understand yourself and your partner. Be sure you've listened to the first two parts to determine your Human Design Type & understanding your unique energy centers. About Liz: Liz Jensen is a California born homeschooled church kid turned spiritual gypsy. She has a degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication. Liz has been a nanny, missionary, Bible teacher, personal trainer, bodybuilder, PE teacher, restaurant server, retail worker, Amazon delivery driver, and currently teaches as a Special Education teacher as well as do Human Design readings and coaching. Her big three are Taurus Sun, Taurus moon, Scorpio rising, she is a 3/5 Self Projector. Liz became passionate about Human Design after looking into it on her own and started reading charts for her friends. Every single person she read for, resonated with their design and was able to use it for personal and relational growth. Liz loves helping people gain a better understanding of themselves and the people around them. Follow Liz on IG Book a reading with Liz Find your Human Design chart here ---- Get 100+ of my best dating tips, advice, and a little tough love delivered to you for free! Download The Dating Playbook now! ---- Are you ready to become empowered AF and create the life and relationships you want in your life? BOOK HERE Hang with me on Instagram! https://www.theyolandarussell.com
Do you ever feel like you are being pulled from making a difference with your students because you have to collect more and more data? There are 14,000 things happening at once in your room and you have to stop it all to track progress….double ugh! Data matters! We know it, we want it…but we also want it to be easier and more efficient. In this week's episode I am chatting with AJ Howard from Tracked Learning about his new software that makes this a real life possibility. In this episode you will learn: All about the Tracked Learning software and the difference it can make in your classroom. Easier ways to track data in real time in your classroom, instead of just at progress report time. About different reports that you can use to make the biggest difference with your students. How to use pre-loaded goals and assessments available in the program. Links and Resources Tracked Learning WebsiteTracked Learning Instagram Connect with Dawn Find me on IG Find me on Tik Tok Etsy Shop TpT Store Subscribe Are you subscribed to my podcast? Trust me, you definitely want to do that so you don't miss a thing! Click here to subscribe in iTunes! Leave a Review If you are loving the podcast, I would be really grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other teachers find my podcast and I love hearing what you think about the podcast as well. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what part of the podcast you found to be the most helpful!
About The Guest(s): Lori Boll is an inclusive education leader with a personal connection to individuals with disabilities. Her son Braden was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and an intellectual developmental delay, inspiring her to advocate for all children's education. Lori has taught in international schools for over 25 years and holds two Masters degrees in Reading Education and Special Education. She is the Executive Director of SENIA International and supports others on their professional development journeys. Her expertise and personal connection help her make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Summary: Lori Boll, the Executive Director of SENIA, an international nonprofit organization, discusses the importance of inclusion in education and how SENIA supports educators in creating inclusive learning environments in international schools. SENIA provides resources, conferences, and coursework to educate parents, families, and educators on best practices for inclusion. They also offer a membership program for schools and school districts, as well as regional and local chapters worldwide. SENIA's mission is to advocate for and provide resources for individuals with disabilities, with a focus on promoting inclusion and equity.Transcript: https://otter.ai/u/iX5JRQleaRL9s__UsJG-jhy5WJwKey Takeaways:SENIA is an international nonprofit organization that advocates for and provides resources for individuals with disabilities.SENIA's mission is to promote inclusion and equity in education through three pillars: learn, connect, and support.SENIA offers conferences, coursework, and a membership program for schools and school districts to support their inclusion efforts.SENIA is working towards creating an accreditation program for international schools that want to prioritize inclusion.Inclusion benefits all students and helps create a more equitable and diverse learning environment.SENIA:Website: https://www.seniainternational.org/SENIA Virtual Conference (2023): https://www.seniaconference.org/senia-virtual-conference-2023/MCIE: Website: https://www.mcie.org/Email List: https://bit.ly/MCIE-Email-ListFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThinkInclusive/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/think_inclusive/Twitter/X: https://twitter.com/think_inclusiveYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ThinkinclusiveUsLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/inclusive-education/ Support Think Inclusive by becoming a patron! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
When kids have a poor sense of time, the common response is to give them a planner or some kind of a timer.While these tools may be a part of your strategy, they don't address time-blindness.That's why in episode 136 of De Facto Leaders, I'm answering the question: "Why don't timers improve my students' time-management skills?Time-blindness is a hallmark characteristic of executive functioning issues, and most timers don't facilitate these skills.In this episode, I explain why that's the case.In this episode, I mention my free training called, “How to be Evidence-Based and Neurodiversity-Affirming (by Supporting Executive Functioning)”. You can sign up for the training here: https://drkarendudekbrannan.com/efleadership
Special Education teacher Kelly Burke joins us to debunk the classic Andrew Wakefield vaccine study, but there's probably a whole lot that you don't know about it because holy crap this thing was shockingly terrible. It's especially insane that it had such an impact on the anti-vax movement when it was literally a pile of garbage in every way imaginable. Come learn more about truly one of the worst science thingies to ever thing. Are you an expert in something and want to be on the show? Apply here! Please please pretty please support the show on patreon! You get ad free episodes, early episodes, and other bonus content!
My guest today, Dr. David Sharp is a writer, performer, and spiritual teacher. Through his business, Power for Life Now, David produces and presents workshops, retreats, videos, music and performances for personal and spiritual growth. David is an ordained Presbyterian minister and has worked as a pastor, university lecturer, and seminary professor. As a performer, David has sung, danced, and acted on Broadway, television, and film and has been a talk show host. He's written for numerous publications and is an award-winning author with four books published including: Annie Ruth's Truths, Power for Life, I'm a Black Man, Who Are You?, and Voicemaster. I've read Power for Life and Annie Ruth's Truths and highly recommend David's excellent writing to you. His books are easy reading pleasures with positive, upbeat messages. He's also recently finished writing a new musical and is soon to publish an illustrated book of poetry. David and his wife, Dr. Jeannine Goode-Allen, run in-person and virtual retreats called “Live Your Dreams” and have recently completed building the Good and Sharp Studios, a campus for spirituality and the arts in Boulder, Colorado. David's a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he was a Drama major in the School of Performing Arts. He's also earned a Master of Divinity degree, a Masters in Special Education, and a Doctorate in Ministry. For the record, David and I have been friends for a very long time having met and worked together while we were both Drama students at USC. By the way, David and Jennine have very generously offered a free gift to anyone listening to this podcast, it's a roadmap to your creativity. To find the link to receive your free gift, please check out David's episode here at storybeat.net. FREE GIFT: https://goodandsharpstudios.lpages.co/10-ways-to-tap-into-creativity/
The One About:Writing Research with Stephen Ciullo and Alyson CollinsArticle #1The findings from this study raise substantial concerns about the preparation to teach writinggeneral and special education teachers receive in their preservice program.“Special and General Education Teachers' Beliefs About Writing and Writing Instruction”Steve Graham, EdD, Alyson A. Collins, PhD, and Stephen Ciullo, PhDhttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/00222194221092156Article #2More emphasis needs to be placed on teaching writing and reading together. Such instructionand research on its effectiveness needs to be expanded so that teachers and schools haveaccess to a more nuanced, integrated, and spiraled model or combining writing, reading, andcontent instruction.“Writing Expository Essays from Social Studies Texts: A Self-Regulated Strategy DevelopmentStudy”Collins, Alyson A.; Ciullo, Stephen; Graham, Steve;https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1306487Dr. Stephen CiulloBio:Stephen Ciullo is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Texas State University. Hisresearch focuses on two topics. First, he studies the extent to which classroom writinginstruction provided to students with disabilities aligns with research evidence, and howobserved instruction relates to students' writing performance. Second, Stephen is interested ininterventions that enhance teachers' effectiveness in the area of writing and content-areaknowledge.Dr. Alyson CollinsBio:Alyson Collins is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Texas State University.She is a Dyslexia Therapist/Academic Language Therapist and is a member of the AcademicLanguage Therapy Association.The Literacy View is an engaging and inclusive platform encouraging respectful discussion and debate about current issues in education. Co-hosts Faith Borkowsky and Judy Boksner coach teachers, teach children to read, and hold master's degrees in education.Our goal is to leave listeners thinking about the issues and drawing their own conclusions.Get ready for the most THOUGHT-PROVOKING AND DELICIOUSLY ENTERTAINING education podcast!
Welcome and Thank you for tuning into the Show: Guest: Follow/Contact Chris DT Gordon —IG/Fb. @ChrisDTGordon YouTube —-Chris DT Gordon is an international professional speaker and online special education teacher. He has a master's degree in Special Education. Gordon is a speaker on greatness and gratitude. He shares his experiences in the hospital and how they helped him become more grateful, positive, and resilient. Since 2015, he has earned a Black Belt, run a marathon, and become a professional speaker. —His book: “Chris DT Gordon From Survivor to Striver: How gratitude can transform you into a superhero!” — Purchase on Link https://www.amazon.com/Survivor-Striver-gratitude-transform-superhero/dp/B0CKP4BD3W —---Music: Audio Podcast : by Daniel Howse : / / ** OneMicNite Theme Song "Chance" & Background Song "Kanye" and OneMicNite theme song “Halftime” Host: Award winnig Actor/Filmmaker --Contact/ Follow Marcos on IG/Fb/IMdb/Twitter/TikTok: @MarcosLuis and www.MarcosLuis.com —Show: OneMicNite Podcast with Marcos Luis *Contact/Follow: IG/Fb/Twitter/Tumbler/LinkedIn/Youtube/TikTok @OneMicNite www.OneMicnite.com - - ** Listen to Audio Podcast: Available wherever you download , all digital platforms.. ** Support Us Now: http:www.Anchor.fm/onemicnitetalk ---Follow/Contact -- The Show: All Social Media Fb/Ig/Twitter/Tumbler/TikTok/ *** watch the episodes on Youtube @OneMicNite & www.OneMicNite.com ****Please Support this Podcast: PayPal/ Zell Pay: MarcosStarActor@gmail.com Venmo @ Marcoso-Luis-1 CashApp : $MarcosLuis1 Please Visit: The AzulesEn Online store to find Products that Compliment your Lifestyle: Link https://azulesen.myshopify.com/ --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/onemicnite/support
In this episode of The Ethics Experts, Nick welcomes Dr. Evisha Ford. Dr. Evisha Ford, LCSW is the Founding Executive Director of iCan Dream Center, a therapeutic school in Illinois that serves neurodiverse learners and their families. She began her career serving inner-city homeless youth in Chicago. She is a former Assistant Superintendent, Director of Special Education, and Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership. She specializes in trauma-compassionate leadership. Dr. Evisha is the author of Benches in the Bathroom: Leading a Physically, Emotionally, and Socially Safe School Culture. Facebook Group: Compassion Investors: Leading Physically-Emotionally-Socially Safe Spaces IG: dr_evisha LinkedIn: /drevisha https://drevisha.com
Hey, bestie! Liz is back for Part 2 of 3 in the Human Design series. Today, we are going to get into the 'shapes,' aka Energy Centers. Human Design is complex, so be sure you've listened to Part 1 and how to figure out your own. As promised in this episode, I'm putting my Human Design chart here for you to follow along with if you don't have your own. Remember, your chart is specific and unique to you! ---- About Liz: Liz Jensen is a California born homeschooled church kid turned spiritual gypsy. She has a degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication. Liz has been a nanny, missionary, Bible teacher, personal trainer, bodybuilder, PE teacher, restaurant server, retail worker, Amazon delivery driver, and currently teaches as a Special Education teacher as well as do Human Design readings and coaching. Her big three are Taurus Sun, Taurus moon, Scorpio rising, she is a 3/5 Self Projector. Liz became passionate about Human Design after looking into it on her own and started reading charts for her friends. Every single person she read for, resonated with their design and was able to use it for personal and relational growth. Liz loves helping people gain a better understanding of themselves and the people around them. Follow Liz on IG Book a reading with Liz Find your Human Design chart here ---- ---- Get 100+ of my best dating tips, advice, and a little tough love delivered to you for free! Download The Dating Playbook now! ---- Are you ready to become empowered AF and create the life and relationships you want in your life? BOOK HERE Hang with me on Instagram! https://www.theyolandarussell.com