Reframe features stories about those who are striving to build a better society by embracing fresh perspectives and new ideas. Music: Tech Toys by Lee Rosevere.
We Are Losing a Generation of Brilliant Black Boys
When compared to their white counterparts, black male students have the lowest test scores, the highest dropout rates, and the highest suspension and expulsion rates. Nathaniel Bryan, a Miami University assistant professor of teacher education, says these are not the failures of most students, but rather due to a school system that fails to understand and meet their academic and social needs.
On this episode, we discuss Nathaniel Bryan’s upcoming book, Toward A Black Boy Crit Pedagogy - Black Boys, Male Teachers, and Early Childhood Classroom Practices, the dire need for more black male teachers, and the importance of culturally relevant teaching, as well as a new high school program designed encourage more students of color to become teachers.
How to Help Prepare Teens for a New World of College Relationships
College is not only a time of growth and change. It’s also a time of newfound freedom. Many students will use this freedom to explore new relationships, but the world of young adult relationships today is far different than the one their parents may remember.
On this episode, certified sexuality educator Richelle Frabotta talks about what new college students, and their parents, should know about establishing healthy relationships, issues around consent, the importance of open communication, and more. Additional music: Broke For Free, “Add And”
Why Sexual Violence is a Social Disease, and How to Help Find the Cure
Every 75 seconds, someone in the U.S. is sexually assaulted. Most of these cases will go unreported, and this has led Dr. Veronica Barrios to ask: Why? Of all the crimes that occur, why is it that violence against ourselves and our bodies is the least reported of all crimes?
As a Miami University assistant professor of family science and social work, Dr. Barrios explores the barriers that prevent many victims of intimate partner violence and sexual assault from reporting their experiences, as well as what can be done to change this culture of non-disclosure.
Additional music: Broke For Free, “Black Lung.” Lee Rosevere, “Under Suspicion.” Little Glass Men, “Golden.”
How Social Media Influences Behavior and Shapes Reality
There are about 500 million new tweets generated every day, and a surprising number -- about 10 million per day -- are about alcohol. This is generating a near endless well of data for public health researchers, who study how social media can influence our behavior and shape our reality in dangerous and unhealthy ways.
On this episode, we explore what happens when social media makes it seem like “everyone’s doing it,” and what you can do about it, especially if you have high school or college-age students who are active on social media.
Additional music: Blue Dot Sessions, “Highride.” Lee Rosevere, “Let That Sink In.” Little Glass Men, “Golden.”
Confronting the Critical Shortage of School Psychologists
Across the nation, a shortage of school psychologists is becoming a critical problem for school districts everywhere, especially when suicides and other mental health and trauma-related issues among K-12 students are on the rise. On this episode, we talk about this understaffed area of education, as well as a plan that’s addressing the ongoing shortage, while also providing the extra support that many schools need.
Additional Resources: To get involved, visit Miami University’s Department of Educational Psychology at miamioh.edu/edp. To learn more about the Hamilton County Educational Service Center, visit hcesc.org.
Music: Ketsa, “Psychic” and “Better Days Ahead”
Reforming Education Through Student Teaching
For decades, critics have called for education reform on several fronts. What hasn’t received much attention is rethinking how new teachers are trained to become professional educators in the first place. But Dr. Leah Wasburn-Moses aims to change this by starting with one of the most powerful experiences aspiring teachers can have: Student Teaching.
In this episode, we discuss her new book, Student Teaching: Past, Present, and Future, and the profound implications it has for education reform.
Additional music: Ketsa, “Parallel Worlds.” Little Glass Men, “Golden”