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

April 9, 2022

The One About Choosing A College

Choosing the right post secondary institution is one of the first big decisions many young adults will make, and with over 5,000 colleges and universities in the US alone, there is a lot for them to consider! In this episode we sat down with Vielka Hoy, founder and CEO of Bridge to College, who shared guidance for parents and students.  

 

Check out other School Dazed shows about college!

The One About College Admissions

The One About Scholarships

The One About Your Freshman Year In College

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January 22, 2022

The One About School Choice Part 2

The closure of schools and the deficiencies of crisis virtual learning caused some parents to weigh their options to see if alternative academic solutions would better fit their families and address their children’s needs. In this episode we sit down with the president of @schoolchoiceweek , Andrew Campanella.  Andrew talked to us about a survey they conducted that revealed the reasons why parents are considering different options for their children.  

Also check out our interview with Andrew in "The One About School Choice Part 1" where he talked to us in detail about different school choices.  

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January 9, 2022

The One About Extracurricular and Academic Investment

One study indicates that at least, eight in ten parents believe that signing kids up for extracurricular activities could bring them extra income someday. Many parents invest significant time and money for soccer, ballet, and piano lessons, but how do you find the balance between extracurricular and academic needs? In this episode we were joined by two parents whose children were very involved in activities and who have had some 20/20 hindsight moments they wanted to share.

 

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The One About Coaching Students with ADHD

The One About College Admissions

The One About UIL Academic Competition

The One About Student Athletes

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September 22, 2021

The One About The Purpose-Driven Student

More than half of American workers are dissatisfied with their jobs.
Loyal employees that stay with companies 10, 20, and 30 years are rare. Many young people graduate lacking a basic understanding of their strengths, values, and purpose in order to make wise decisions about career paths. Greg and Beth Langston, co-founders of The College Flight Plan, lead students in transformational self-discovery allowing them to discover their life's purpose and ultimately, fulfilling careers.  For more information about our show head to https://schooldazedshow.com/.
July 28, 2021

The One About Fake News and Media Literacy

Fake News
[ feyk-nooz, nyooz ]
Noun
False news stories, often of a sensational nature, created to be widely shared or distributed for the purpose of generating revenue, or promoting or discrediting a public figure, political movement, company, etc.
 
How can we (and how can we lead our kids to) identify credible news sources and information in order to think critically, make decisions, and form opinions in a world where Fake News is so readily available?
 
In this episode, we were joined by Principal Lecturer for the Mayborn School of Journalism at the University of North Texas, Corneilus "Neil" Foot. Neil has also worked at The Miami Herald, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, the Belo Corporation, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, and The American Society of Newspaper Editors.
 
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July 21, 2021

The One About Critical Race Theory and K-12 Education

Critical Race Theory or CRT has become a hot-button issue and a concern for many parents of K-12 students in the United States.  Six states (Idaho, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Iowa, and New Hampshire) have passed laws and nearly 20 additional states have introduced or plan to introduce similar legislation to regulate how race is discussed in the classroom.  In this episode, our guests defined CRT, talked about it’s origins, and discussed what our nation’s students are being taught in schools about race and our country’s history with racism.  

 

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June 23, 2021

The One About ADHD Coaching

An estimated 6.1 million children have been diagnosed with ADHD at some point in their lives.  Symptoms of ADHD can affect a student’s behavior and academic performance at school.  It can be misunderstood by both those who struggle with the disorder and by those around them, but with support and strategies, students can learn to thrive.  In this episode, we sat down with Dr. Norrine Russell, Academic & ADHD Coaching Expert, from Russell Coaching.  Dr. Russell gave us insight into the ADHD brain as well as effective strategies for managing the symptoms for academic success.  

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May 26, 2021

The One About College Admissions

Navigating the college admissions process can be tricky and even sometimes intimidating.  Experts suggest that students and their parents begin this process in Junior High, but where do you start and how do you know your child is on the right track?  In this episode, we sat down with college admissions expert, Dr. Shirag Shemmassian of Shemmassian Academic Consulting.  For nearly 20 years, he and his team have helped
thousands of students get into top colleges.  

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May 12, 2021

The One For When You’re New To SPED

In this episode, we welcomed three moms who have children in the Special Education program at their schools.  When our son first entered into the SPED program, friends who had gone before us provided a wealth of knowledge and much-needed comfort when we knew nothing.  We wanted to invite some parents to share their experiences and wisdom with our audience to do the same for those of you that are new to SPED.

 

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May 5, 2021

The One About Career Exploration

In this episode, we talked to career coach and author of "Dream It & Do It: 100 Possibilities, Stories and Real-Life Role Models", Holly Sharp.

Her book helps students explore different careers and helps parents have meaningful conversations with their kids about what they want to be when they grow up. 
 
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