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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 • 42 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.

    Dr. Shawn Ginwright: Four Pivots — A Pathway to Healing, Well-Being and Thriving

    Dr. Shawn Ginwright: Four Pivots — A Pathway to Healing, Well-Being and Thriving

    In his new book, The Four Pivots: Reimagining Justice, Reimagining Ourselves, Dr. Shawn A. Ginwright provides what he describes as a “roadmap” for people to embody the change they want to see in society. He encourages readers to consider the transformative power of reflection, of considering not only what we do but who we want to be as individuals. That means grappling with trauma, harm and inequality as a critical step toward healing, well-being and ultimately flourishing.
    In school settings, this means that teachers have to be well enough and self-aware enough themselves to foster the well-being and thriving of the young people they are educating.
    More on Dr. Ginwright. He is a Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Department and Senior Research Associate at San Francisco State University. He is the Founder and CEO of Flourish Agenda, Inc., a national nonprofit consulting firm which designs strategies for healing and engaging youth of color and adult allies in their schools and communities. From 2018 to 2021, Dr. Ginwright served as Chairman of the Board for The California Endowment. In addition to The Four Pivots, he has written the books Black in School, Hope and Healing in Urban Education and Black Youth Rising. For his outstanding research and work with urban youth, Shawn Ginwright earned a Fulbright Senior Specialist Award from the U.S. State Department.
    To learn more about how to transform 21st century education using 21st century science, go to turnaroundusa.org.

    • 40 min
    Anya Kamenetz: We Didn’t Prioritize Kids — COVID, The Stolen Year, and Where We Go Now

    Anya Kamenetz: We Didn’t Prioritize Kids — COVID, The Stolen Year, and Where We Go Now

    In her new book The Stolen Year: How COVID Changed Children's Lives, and Where We Go Now – a book that is already an Amazon “best of the month” selection – Anya Kamenetz writes that in March 2021, experts in pediatric infectious diseases reported that American youth were experiencing food insecurity, lack of socialization, depression, isolation....and were suffering academically, emotionally, socially and physically.
    Nonetheless, she laments, "our country has continued failing to put children at the center of our decision making to prevent or remedy these eventualities even though they were foreseen from the very beginning. We did grave harm to children simply by failing to consider their needs at all."
    Certainly the pandemic has a profound effect on every person around the globe, uprooting routines and cutting us off from vital networks. Teachers and experts Kamenetz interviewed revealed the cascading losses of delayed emotional development, learning loss and social disconnection as schools shifted operations to remote learning.
    But what about now? Have children – and schools – rebounded? What lessons for learning came out of the pandemic – and how are parents, educators and administrators applying them to everyday teaching?
    To learn more about how to transform 21st century education using 21st century science, go to turnaroundusa.org.

    • 40 min
    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

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