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Stories about building a better society by embracing fresh perspectives and new ideas.

Reframe from Miami University Miami University

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 11 Ratings

Stories about building a better society by embracing fresh perspectives and new ideas.

    To Find the Feel of Freedom, Dance With Discomfort

    To Find the Feel of Freedom, Dance With Discomfort

    Many of us feel a profound lack of freedom in our lives. This can be especially true for young people, who often feel forced to choose paths that are defined by outside forces and societal expectations. On this episode, Miami University associate professor of Kinesiology  Jay Kimiecik is back, along with college student and Miami senior Alexandra Leurck ‘23, to share some personal stories and experiences about how finding our “feel” can lead to more freedom and fulfillment.
    To hear more about finding your feel, listen to part one of this series. Or check out the new book, Exploring the Concept of Feel for Wellbeing and Performance.

    • 29 min
    Feel Lost? How to Find Your Feel for Life

    Feel Lost? How to Find Your Feel for Life

    What happens when we prioritize consumerism and conformity over freedom and exploration? Or when we exploit feelings and emotions to create artificial wants and desires? On this episode, Miami University Associate Professor Jay Kimiecik discusses how we lost the inner experience of being human and how it can be found again. To learn more, check out the new book, Exploring the Concept of Feel for Wellbeing and Performance.

    • 19 min
    When “Sportswashing” a World Cup Goes Wrong

    When “Sportswashing” a World Cup Goes Wrong

    To say the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is mired in controversy is an understatement of global proportions. On this episode, Adam Beissel, an assistant professor of Sport Leadership and Management, tells a story of corruption and bribery, power and propaganda, death and discrimination -- and about the geopolitical machinations of those who use global sport mega events like the World Cup for their own dubious gains.

    • 25 min
    Surviving the Enrollment Cliff

    Surviving the Enrollment Cliff

    The traditional college experience is less common than ever. Today, fewer and fewer students attend a single university right out of high school and graduate 4 years later. On this episode, Miami University Dean Jason Lane and Bethany Perkins, MU director of admission, explain how streamlining the college experience -- especially for transfer students -- can help solve one of the most critical issues now facing higher education.
     
    For more info, Dean Lane and his coauthors also discuss this issue in greater detail in the recent report, The Emerging Role of Public Higher Education Systems in Advancing Transfer Student Success.

    • 22 min
    Confronting the Teacher Shortage Crisis

    Confronting the Teacher Shortage Crisis

    The teacher shortage has become a national crisis. COVID has exacerbated the issue, but other factors like burnout, a lack of adequate preparation and support, increased school violence, and political divides are also at play.
    We’ll speak with Dean Jason Lane from Miami University, and with experts from Cincinnati Public Schools, about how to address the issue. And we'll hear about a new initiative called TEACh Cincinnati, which aims to address the teacher shortage, while increasing diversity among educators at the same time.

    • 21 min
    Burnout is Breaking Us. How to Survive Grind Culture.

    Burnout is Breaking Us. How to Survive Grind Culture.

    Burnout is becoming a serious problem that’s rampaging through society like an invisible wildfire. It’s often brought on by the kind of grind culture that can generate feelings of exhaustion, helplessness, cynicism, and disengagement with our lives and jobs. On this episode, certified family life educator and family resource management expert Megan Kuykendoll talks about the cultural values that perpetuate burnout, what happens when we compare our best days to our every days, and how to create better work-life habits by becoming more sustainably-minded. For additional information, visit the following resources:
    Burnout book (Nagoski & Nagoski)
    The Feminist Survival Project (Nagoski & Nagoski)
    The Nap Ministry (Tricia Hersey)
    Unlocking Us podcast episode on relationships (Brene Brown)

    • 31 min

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