A vignette of educators, researchers, and student leaders around the world working to make a difference. Each episode will cover the innovative activities that are making a difference in the world.
Music by Liam Kilby
Cover art by Dave Cardona http://5toolmedia.com
Kōrero EAG, S2, E17 - Dr. Regine Muradian
"Serve and give back. Create change, even if it's a small change."~Dr. Regine Muradian is a licensed clinical psychologist, children’s author, speaker, consultant and mental health advocate. In her clinical practice, Dr. Muradian works with children, adolescents, and adults who present with a wide range of emotional stressors. In her consulting work, Dr. Muradian has spearheaded a variety of workshops not limited to positive parenting, leadership and employee satisfaction, communicating effectively, and often presents on a wide variety of topics. Dr. Muradian is a published children’s author. Her first book, Franky and the Worry Bees was released during the pandemic as she found children and teens were having a difficult time connecting and staying motivated over zoom. She has two more books as part of her Franky series coming out in 2021 titled, Franky and His Homeschool Adventures and Franky and His Special Talent.Her website: www.reginemuradian.comShe is also the cofounder of team project rise which is focused on mental advocacy and legislation change www.teamprojectrise.comInstagram: @dr.reginemuradian
Kōrero EAG, S2, E16 - Dr. Sarah Sicher
" You can't think your way through figuring life out, you have to live your way to figuring life out."Dr. Sarah Sicher is a double board certified Psychiatrist trained to treat psychiatric issues across the lifespan including early development, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. She strives to take an integrated, whole-person approach and offers a variety of services including assessment and diagnosis, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and a combination of therapy and medication management in her practice.
Kōrero EAG, S2, E15 - Dr Ellen Junn
"Envision, dream, and try to improve the human condition"Ellen Junn is the 11th president of California State University, Stanislaus and has a remarkable and extensive 35-year history with the CSU, having worked at five other CSU campuses prior to joining Stan State. President Junn earned a bachelor’s degree in experimental and cognitive psychology from the University of Michigan and obtained both a master’s and Ph.D. in cognitive and developmental psychology from Princeton University. She is widely published and has written numerous peer-reviewed research and journal articles on topics, such as supporting the success of underserved students, the importance of university-community engagement and strategies for supporting non-tenure-track faculty -- especially women and minorities, as well as promoting innovative teaching strategies. She is the first Korean-American woman president appointed in the US to a four-year public institution. Her husband is a retired physicist, and her son and his wife are faculty in the History department at Brandeis University.
Kōrero EAG, S2, E14 - David Rhodes
"Best effort, stay ready, never quit!"David Rhodes has been a middle and high school mathematics teacher in Santa Ana Unified School District for the past 16 years, earned his credential and Masters from Cal State Fullerton School of Secondary Education. He has been an intramural coach, union representative, school site council president, and is currently club advisor for two clubs: Rainbow Jags (GSA) and Gold Ribbon (Pediatric Cancer). David advocates strongly for equitable educational opportunities for all students. Working in a high-need urban Santa Ana intermediate school, David has been developing strategies that engage students in making sense of mathematics and strengthen their knowledge of foundational topics. He frequently looks for ways to extend both his students’ knowledge of mathematics and his own teaching skills.
Kōrero EAG, S2, E13 - Sarah Laidir & Nichole Nicholson
"Truth is truth. It doesn't matter who's voice it is.""You can make a change regardless of age. You can change your mind, but whatever you choose, do it with your whole heart."Sarah’s BioSarah Laidir is an international attorney and a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force Reserve. She has served the Air Force in various capacities for the last 17 years and specializes in international contract law and international human rights law. She is also an advocate for women’s rights globally.Nichole’s BioNichole was born and raised in southeast Michigan. She is the second of three children having an older brother and younger sister. Nichole spent lots of quality time with her siblings, parents and other relatives growing up through sports to include basketball and track and field. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2014 and was commissioned as a Logistics Officer in the Air Force that same year. She has been on active duty for 7 years and will be taking her next assignment to be a ROTC instructor at her alma mater this summer.We need to take a moment to add a small disclaimer. Sarah and Nichole are members of the United States Air Force, and will be discussing their experiences in the military. Any views expressed are their own and are not the opinions of the United States Air Force.
Kōrero EAG, S2, E12 - Dr. Stephanie Chalk
Dr. Stephanie Chalk is a mental health counselor, adjunct professor, and psychology technical writer. Stephanie specializes in trauma, disability, and multiculturalism. She recently completed her dissertation on the connections between individualism and collectivism, posttraumatic growth, and coping during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Was recommended to me by a friend and so far I have loved every episode I’ve listened to. So interesting listening to the various guests and their insights into teaching and how their own personal experiences shape the way they educate!
I love listening to this podcast on my walks and my drive to work. Great energy and topics. The conversation makes your feel like you're right there with them!
Very informative podcast. I love the topics and the flow of conversation.