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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.

February 24, 2021

The One About Coding For Kids

Coding can improve problem solving skills, foster a growth mindset, and develop creativity and confidence. Coding, many say, is basic literacy in the digital age and essential for students to learn in order to be competitive in the future. In this episode we discussed coding with STEM teacher, Dr. Mary Payton; Darryl Hughes, CEO of game development company, Hughes Who Technologies; and Dr. Tonjia Gimble, Senior Association Director of Teen Programs for YMCA Metropolitan Dallas.


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February 10, 2021

The One About Music Education and Academic Performance

Research shows that students who study music show improved math and reading scores, greater concentration, and confidence. In this episode we were joined by music educators Rondi Allen and Michael Scott who shared with us the academic benefits of music education.


Watch our show live on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 CST.  For more information head to schooldazedshow.com

January 27, 2021

The One About Tech Safety for Kids and Teens

Kids and Teens spend between 6-9 hours on digital technology a day potentially exposing themselves and your family to malicious content and individuals. In this episode of #schooldazedshow we sat down with cybersecurity and risk strategist, Dr. Laura Jones who shared tips to help keep kids and teens safe from the digital dangers that lurk behind our screens. #cybersecurity #techsafety #onlinesafety #digitalfootprint #onlinerisk #onlinekidsafety

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January 12, 2021

The One About Effective Memory Strategies for Students

Memory Athletes use techniques and tricks that enable them to remember long lists of information. Research shows that students who use memory strategies perform better academically, because these strategies help expand working memory and access long term memory. In this episode we sat down with 4x USA Memory Champion, author, and mountaineer, Nelson Delllis. Nelson wrote the book, "Memory Superpowers", that helps readers learn the secrets to remembering everything from the world capitals to the elements of the periodic table to speeches and soliloquies.


Watch our show live on our Facebook page, Noggin Educational Foundation, Tuesdays at 5:30 pm CST.  For more information about School Dazed head to schooldazedshow.com.

January 10, 2021

The One about the Insurrection at the Capitol

Only a few days into 2021 we find ourselves having to have hard conversations with our kids about current events...again. The insurrection on Capitol Hill is an event that many of us are still processing as adults. In this episode we welcomed guests to discuss the the events of January 6th. Victoria Farrar-Meyers is a political scientist with expertise in the American presidency. James Dickey is former Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. Katie Flores-Burgess is an 8th Grade Social Studies Department Chair.
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January 6, 2021

The One About Making Math Easier

Welcome to Season 3 of School Dazed!  Many of us grew up believing that we didn't have math minds. Our guest would argue that educators have "taken the language of math and abstracted it beyond recognition, and that's why kids are confused." Dr. Randy Palisoc is 6th grade math teacher and in his TED Talk, "Math Isn't Hard, It's A Language" he explains how math can be made accessible for all students.


Watch our show live on our Facebook page on Tuesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm CST.  For more information about our show head to https://schooldazedshow.com/

Other episodes to consider:  The One About Understanding The "New Math"

November 18, 2020

The One About Adolescent Suicide Prevention

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents (aged 15-19). The pressures of the global COVID-19 crisis have increased rates of anxiety and depression, and early studies by health officials suggest an increase in the rates of death by suicide in teens. We as parents, loved ones, and friends need to know the signs and be better equipped, if and when we hear a cry for help.  Joining us in a discussion about adolescent suicide prevention:
Carol Deely - Founder, Gabriel's Light
Dr. Nicole Fisher, Psy. D. - Great Life Counseling Center
Kristi Wiley - Program Director, The Jordan Elizabeth Harris Foundation
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October 14, 2020

The Kid Takeover About Returning to Campus in 2020

These kids are making history! In this Kid Takeover episode we talked to students to hear about their experiences with in-person learning during the COVID-19 global crisis.  I also invited my kiddos to help us start the show!  


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October 7, 2020

The One About Self-Advocacy and Independence

Our job as parents is to give our kids the wisdom and tools they need to grow into adults that flourish, but letting go can be hard!  How do we assist them and at the same time give them wings?  In this episode I invited health teacher and author, Jodi Maurici to talk to us about building independence and self-advocacy in our kids.  


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September 23, 2020

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

Virtual Learning has been a challenge for so many families. The added complexity of having a student with a learning difference or special need can make learning that much more difficult. In this episode we sat down with 4 veteran educators who specialize in working with these students and provided valuable insight and advice to make learning in a virutal world more successful.


Watch our show live each Tuesday at 5:pm CST on our Facebook Page, Noggin Educational Foundation. For more information about our show head to schooldazedshow.com