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New scientific discoveries about how children learn and develop present unprecedented opportunities for each and every child to thrive in school and in life. How can we transform the 21st century education system using 21st century science? Host Chris Riback talks with extraordinary educators, researchers and visionaries who are rethinking and redesigning K-though-12 education in America. Produced by Turnaround for Children and Good Guys Podcasts.

The 180 Turnaround for Children & Good Guys Podcasts

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 41 Ratings

New scientific discoveries about how children learn and develop present unprecedented opportunities for each and every child to thrive in school and in life. How can we transform the 21st century education system using 21st century science? Host Chris Riback talks with extraordinary educators, researchers and visionaries who are rethinking and redesigning K-though-12 education in America. Produced by Turnaround for Children and Good Guys Podcasts.

    Pamela Cantor, M.D.: Using Science to Imagine a New Purpose and Design for Education

    Pamela Cantor, M.D.: Using Science to Imagine a New Purpose and Design for Education

    Today, a special episode of The 180. Dr. Pamela Cantor, founder and senior science advisor for Turnaround for Children, is a guest on a new podcast called The Future of Smart. Pam spoke with Grantmakers for Education's Ulcca Joshi Hansen about new research into youth and adolescent development and what that means for creating learning contexts that truly support and nurture the whole child. It was an outstanding conversation — and we’re thrilled to bring it you here.

    For more on The Future of Smart podcast, go to https://link.chtbl.com/future-of-smart?sid=repost1.

    To learn more about how to transform 21st century education using 21st century science, go to turnaroundusa.org.

    • 59 min
    Todd Rose: How ’Collective Illusions’ Hold Back Education – and How We Can Fix Them

    Todd Rose: How ’Collective Illusions’ Hold Back Education – and How We Can Fix Them

     “The desire to fit in is one of the most powerful, least understood forces in a society.” That’s what  Todd Rose writes in his new book, “Collective Illusions: Conformity, Complicity, and the Science of Why We Make Bad Decisions.”

    Todd was our very first guest on this podcast. Three years ago, we talked with him about the idea that the U.S. education system was designed with an assumption that talent existed on a bell curve and that there was one standardized way to develop it. Talent, he argued, is not scarce. It is everywhere. And comparing individuals to averages is wholly misleading. So why does our education system largely continue on its existing path rather than finding new ways to harness each person’s unique talents by personalizing learning?

    In today’s conversation, Todd develops this idea further through his exploration of the mismatch between what individuals want and their primal need to align themselves with what they think the groups they are part of desire.

    More on Todd Rose: He is co-Founder and President of Populace, a think tank that blends thought leadership and original research with public engagement and grassroots advocacy. Previously, Rose was a professor at Harvard, where he founded the Laboratory for the Science of Individuality and served as the director of the Mind, Brain, and Education program. He is the author of two best-selling books, “Dark Horse” and “The End of Average”.

    For more information, go to www.turnaroundusa.org/podcast.

    • 33 min
    Pamela Cantor, M.D.: 7 Tips for Talking to Children about Ukraine

    Pamela Cantor, M.D.: 7 Tips for Talking to Children about Ukraine

    Our topic today is ripped from the headlines: the war in Ukraine.  

    The horrifying images of Russian attacks on Ukrainian cities, on civilians, are everywhere. We see the stories. We hear the pleas for help, for an end to the violence. And so do our children. They internalize what they hear and see. If they feel concerned or worried, they might ask us about it. Of course, they also might not.

    So how should adults – parents, caregivers, teachers – talk with children about what’s happening in Ukraine? Reassure them? What should we say? And is there anything else we can do?

    Dr. Pamela Cantor can offer guidance. She practiced child and adolescent psychiatry for nearly two decades, specializing in trauma. She is also the founder and senior science advisor of Turnaround for Children, and the author of two books on human potential, the science of learning and development, and educational equity. And on top of all that, I recently learned that she worked in Eastern Europe in the 1990s after the fall of the Soviet Union including with Ukrainians and with Russians  who were healthcare professionals.


    For more information, go to www.turnaroundusa.org/podcast.

    • 29 min
    Renee Prince: Educators as First Responders to the Youth Mental Health Crisis

    Renee Prince: Educators as First Responders to the Youth Mental Health Crisis

    In our previous episode, we discussed the national state of emergency in child and adolescent mental health. In the two years since the pandemic hit, young people have around the world have reported increased symptoms of distress, anxiety and depression. These feelings can interfere with focus, learning, friendships and the joys of life.  So how can adults see when a child is struggling and what can they do to help?

    Renee Prince, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), is the Director of Mental Health Integration for Turnaround for Children. Renee leverages research and trends in the mental health field to ensure that Turnaround’s tools and services are informed by current clinical knowledge of trauma-informed practices. As you’ll hear, she also has helped schools build and tailor  three-tier support systems to meet the needs of the young people and families they serve. 


    For more information, go to www.turnaroundusa.org/podcast.

    • 38 min
    Pamela Cantor, M.D.: State of Emergency in Adolescent Mental Health

    Pamela Cantor, M.D.: State of Emergency in Adolescent Mental Health

    It’s a national emergency: child and adolescent mental health.

    The CDC reports that “in May 2020, emergency department visits for suspected suicide attempts began to increase among adolescents aged 12–17, especially girls.” And from February to March 2021,  visits for suspected suicide attempts were up 51% for adolescent girls and nearly 4% for boys compared with the same period in 2019.

    And now, U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has released a strongly worded advisory entitled Protecting Youth Mental Health. Here’s one excerpt: “The pandemic era’s unfathomable number of deaths, pervasive sense of fear, economic instability, and forced physical distancing from loved ones, friends, and communities have exacerbated the unprecedented stresses young people already faced.”

    So what is it about adolescents and the adolescent brain that has made them particularly vulnerable to pandemic stress. And what can we as teachers, parents, and caregivers do to support them?

    Dr. Pamela Cantor has helped many young people surmount times of crisis . She practiced child and adolescent psychiatry for nearly two decades, specializing in trauma. She is also the Founder and Senior Science Advisor of Turnaround for Children, and is an author, and thought leader on the science of learning and development and human potential.


    For more information, go to www.turnaroundusa.org/podcast.

    • 33 min
    LaShawn Chatmon & Kathleen Osta: What Is an Equitable Learning Environment and How Can Your School Build One?

    LaShawn Chatmon & Kathleen Osta: What Is an Equitable Learning Environment and How Can Your School Build One?

    We hear a lot today about the importance of creating equitable learning environments for all children -- providing each child what they need to be successful, which means some might need more than others depending on their starting point. We also hear a lot about  backlash against some of those efforts. So when ideas about equity vary from community to community, how does it get implemented? Does an environment that is equitable for one child necessarily mean it becomes unequitable for another? Where is the balance – and how does it get struck?

    LaShawn Chatmon is the founding Executive Director and Kathleen Osta is Managing Director of the National Equity Project. NEP works with education leaders nationally on these very questions – helping design and implement community-appropriate approaches to equitable learning. Both have worked in schools – LaShawn as a teacher and leader, Kathleen as a social worker –and, can offer practical guidance on how to build and implement approaches that work.

    For more information, go to www.turnaroundusa.org/podcast.

    • 33 min

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