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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.

December 17, 2019

The One About Career Readiness

Career Readiness is the process of preparing students with skills needed to find, acquire, and excel in jobs and careers.  Because high school and college students are graduating with a "skills gap", companies are forced to pay to bring employees up to speed. To be competitive our kids will have to be better prepared to enter the workforce and hit the ground running.  My dad started me off working as a "junior secretary" when I was only 9. The skills I learned from him and the work ethic he instilled in me were invaluable. I still use everything I learned from him today!

In this episode I sit down with Brenda Williams, whose career has centered on corporate talent acquisition, recruitment, and leadership development for both adults in students.

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December 10, 2019

The One About STEM Education

Our future workforce requires the skills STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education provides. Women and minorities have historically been underrepresented in these fields. Although schools are working to incorporate STEM curriculum, what can we as parents do to foster an appreciation for STEM in our children's everyday lives and expose them to possible careers?

In this episode I sat down with Dr. Mary Payton, who is a retired Army Chemical Officer, STEM Educator, author, and host of the radio show "All About STEM" I was also joined by STEM teacher from Mansfield ISD, Gregory Conely.  

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December 3, 2019

The One About Educating Fostered and Adopted Kids

Children who are fostered and adopted often face challenges that impact academics. Frequent school transfers, emotional instability, and the effects of trauma, are some of the factors that can make focusing on learning difficult. Foster parents, parents who adopt, and the schools that educate them must be sensitive to the unique circumstances this group of kids possess in order to help them succeed.

As a Regional Education Specialist, Norma Eaves is responsible for advocating for the education needs of children in the Child Protective Services system by consulting with caseworkers, conducting trainings, attending school meetings, and collaborating with schools.

Lori Pollard, Associate Director for Behavioral Health at CK Family Services, is the supervisor for various programs that address issues and concerns for children and adolescents and their families.

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