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Get up to speed on parenting and education issues in the Senior Dad Briefing Room. How do parents today handle the stress of earning a living and raising children? How can our schools teach our children better? Should parents donate more to the schools or should government raise funding?

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Get up to speed on parenting and education issues in the Senior Dad Briefing Room. How do parents today handle the stress of earning a living and raising children? How can our schools teach our children better? Should parents donate more to the schools or should government raise funding?

    • video
    Christine Carter-Ways to have happy children

    Christine Carter-Ways to have happy children

    Seth Rosenfeld was an investigative reporter for the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle. But it was his work for the Berkeley University newspaper, The Daily Californian that started him on a 30 year journey that culminated in the writing of his book" Subversives the FBI's war on student radicals and Reagan's rise to power". It took five lawsuits for the FBI to release over 200,000 pages of classified information about government spying. Seth Rosenfeld joins Senior Dad Stan Goldberg and gives us some insight into his fascinating book.

    • 35 min
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    Seth Rosenfeld Subversives

    Seth Rosenfeld Subversives

    Seth Rosenfeld was an investigative reporter for the San Francisco Examiner and the San Francisco Chronicle. But it was his work for the Berkeley University newspaper, The Daily Californian that started him on a 30 year journey that culminated in the writing of his book" Subversives the FBI's war on student radicals and Reagan's rise to power". It took five lawsuits for the FBI to release over 200,000 pages of classified information about government spying. Seth Rosenfeld joins Senior Dad Stan Goldberg and gives us some insight into his fascinating book.

    • 35 min
    Ingrid Shafer- Explore all sides

    Ingrid Shafer- Explore all sides

    Ingrid Shafer has team taught at the college level for 40 years at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. She is a Professor of Philosophy and Religion and more degrees to boot. She is a new friend and I asked her how we should teach our quicker learners. That's where our conversation started. I hope you enjoy listening to Ingrid as much as I enjoyed thinking with her.

    • 24 min
    Bill Glasser- A man with a peaceful heart

    Bill Glasser- A man with a peaceful heart

    Bill Glasser is a psychiatrist who developed Choice theory he also has a position on redefining mental health. There are 18 schools in the country designated as Glasser Schools which means they teach the Choice theory as part of their curriculum. Bill is truly one of the great creative thinkers of our time and in our multi-part conversation with Bill we learn some of the events that shaped his thinking.

    • 20 min
    Kaye Mentley- A gentle way to teach

    Kaye Mentley- A gentle way to teach

    The environment that a child learns in can determine outcome. At school how we treat the child not only effects how the child learns but also teaches the child how to treat others. If a teacher uses power, force or abuse to teach, that is what a child will learn. The Grand Traverse Academy in Traverse City MI uses none of these. It is a Bill Glasser inspired school and it uses "a gentle way to teach". Kaye Mentley the superintendent of the school district tells us how they do it.

    • 31 min
    Jose Barillas- Middle School Principal, Hero

    Jose Barillas- Middle School Principal, Hero

    Jose Barillas is the Principal of Thurgood Marshal Middle School in Chicago IL and is a hero. I thought about our conversation for 1 month after we recorded it before I could edit it. His story so gripped and troubled me I needed the time to gather perspective. He has taught for 30 years. His school which is a small school (400 students) has been selected one of the “Schools to watch”. Now in the sunset years of his career he looks at what has changed and what needs to be done. Jose’s school has 97% free lunch and 85% Latino. Jose helps us understand what is happening with parental involvement at his school and how it affects the children.

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