Reflections

S2 Ep 36 Connection in the Classroom: Building relationships with students by bringing home into classroom through student storytelling and family culture sharing.

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In this episode, I speak with educator and author, Kiran Gaind. 

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Kiran is a former high school history teacher at Mission High School in San Francisco who decided to write a novel commemorating the life of one of her black students who was killed by gang violence. We talk about the background and inspiration for her book ‘Finding My Song in the Fillmore’ as well as the redevelopment era and issues in the education sector, today. Come #ListenAndLearn

Instagram:

@kirangaindauthor

 LinkedIn:

KiranGaind

 

 

S2 Ep35: You Got This Homeschool Thing! A conversation on the success of homeschooling and empowering families to teach their children without institutional barriers and limitations.

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In this episode of A Dash of SaLT, I speak with Dr Carline Crevecoeur. Dr Crevecoeur is a Haitian American,board-certified obstetrician and gynaecologist raised in Brooklyn, NY.

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After 20 years of medical service in New York and Pennsylvania, Carline gave up her career to raise and homeschool her five African American children.  We talk about the rise of homeschooling options since the pandemic, her memoir ‘Pressure Makes Diamonds: From Homeschool to the Ivy League’, why she decided to leave her profession to homeschool her children, and her experiences with learning along the way.

Email:

crevey@msn.com

Website:

www.carlinecrevecoeur.com

Book:

Pressure Makes Diamonds

S2 Ep34: 424,000 Garbage Bag Suitcases and Counting: The journey through foster care is often messy and traumatic. It’s time to change the outcomes for kids in the foster care system.

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In this episode I speak with Shenandoah Chefalo, national advocate for ‘the missing youth in foster care’ who have been institutionalised, trafficked, mislabeled and lost. 

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Shenandoah, a survivor of the national foster care system, is also author of her memoir The Garbage Bag Suitcase.  Our discussion covers her own experiences of abuse as a child, child welfare systems, adverse childhood experiences, trauma informed/implemented science, advocating for the lost children in the foster care system, and how we learn from our life journey to find those aha moments that become teach-points for others. May is foster care awareness month.  As a community, we have an important role to play in supporting children, youth, and families. Come #ListenAndLearn #FosterCareAwareness

Website: https://www.garbagebagsuitcase.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/shenandoah.chefalo/

Twitter: @ShenChefalo @ChildWelfareGov

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hesnandoahchefalo/

Email: shen@garbagebagsuitcase.com

Link to Book: Garbage Bag Suitcase: A Memoir

S2 Ep 33 Silent No Longer: Championing voice for sexual assault and abuse victims as a process for healing and societal change.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-rgfdf-1203230

The content of this discussion is sensitive and may have a trigger effect for you.  We discuss:

  • rape
  • sexual assault and abuse
  • victim blaming
  • historical societal interactions related to domestic and sexual abuse and assault, sex trafficking and victim blaming.

Please take a moment to consider opting out if you think this topic may negatively affect you.  Please reach out to SilentNoLonger.com if you need to talk to someone about your own experiences.

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In this episode I speak with Greta McClain, a former police officer and survivor of  rape, about her own experiences, what she learned from it, and how it has impacted the way she now advocates and interact with others.  A very necessary discussion to have in light of the #MeToo movement, the rampant problem with sex trafficking around the world, and the overall degradation of a paternalistic society where safety and body autonomy is at an all-time low. Come #ListenAndLearn

Website: www.silentnolongertn.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/silentnolongertn/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/silentnolongertn1/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/silent_no_longe

 

S2 Ep32: Facing The Poverty FEAR: Face Everything And Rise. Triumphing over adversity and finding the way out of deep poverty and welfare through advocacy and anti-poverty programs.

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In this episode, I speak with Pamela M Covington.

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Pamela is a speaker, author, and an anti-poverty advocate from Atlanta, GA.  Pamela experienced first hand, deep poverty, navigating the welfare system, triumphing over adversity, and finding a way to passionately advocate for anti-poverty programs.  We talk about society, stigma, and the power of getting a hand up, not a hand out. Pamela is a wonderful and compelling storyteller who wisely says ‘stories are sticky stuff’ and she is spot on! Come #ListenAndLearn.

Website:

http://www.pamelamcovington.com

Email:

pamela@pamelamcovington.com

Twitter:

@PMCovington

Get her book:

A Day at the Fare: One Woman’s Welfare Passage

LinkedIn:

Pamela M Covington

S2 Ep 31 Have You Asked Your Doctor How They’re Doing? Doctors are People Too: Addressing physician burnout, embracing post traumatic growth, and forging the future ‘new normal’ in healthcare.

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In this episode I speak with Dr Joe Sherman, a board-certified pediatrician and master physician development coach about professional identity, burnout, misplacement, and the journey healthcare professionals have had on the front lines during COVID.

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Embracing post traumatic growth, promoting the ethos of being valued and having a common mission and forging the future ‘new normal’ in healthcare moving forward. We are ALL in this together!

Contact Dr Joe Sherman

joe@joeshermanmd.com

S2 Ep 30: Failure is Just Another ‘F’ Word. A conversation on cultivating successful learning, believing in the learner, and the real meaning of a Fixed and Growth Mindset.

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In this episode, I talk with Lois Letchford, a mum who became a reading specialist and literacy problem-solver after her young son was labeled ‘the worst child ever’ and was told by teachers and specialists not to expect much from him as a learner.

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Lois has a unique perspective on learning and what it takes to believe in the success of every individual through active and creative learning approaches. Come #ListenAndLearn 

Contact Lois Letchford:

 
Twitter: @LetchfordLois
 
Her book:
 

S2 Ep 29 Part TWO: Is the Wiggle Table Really Necessary? A Frank discussion on inclusion and natural accommodation for neurodiverse learners.

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In this two-part episode, I speak with Dr. Christopher Scott Wyatt, an autistic self-advocate and father of two neurodiverse daughters. 

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A fascinating and revealing conversation about the complexities of neurodiversity, natural inclusion, and natural accommodation for diverse learning needs from an expert in neurodiversity as an autistic scholar, educator, advocate and father of two neurodiverse daughters. Dr Wyatt’s candid perspective transcends cultural, national and international teaching boundaries.

A must listen if you are in any way involved in education, teaching, and learning for all ages and stages of life.

Christopher Wyatt at:

autisticme@tameri.com

https://www.tameri.com/autisticme

 

 

S2 Ep 29 Part ONE: Is the Wiggle Table Really Necessary? A Frank discussion on inclusion and natural accommodation for neurodiverse learners.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-q4p7g-11e3b13

In this two-part episode, I speak with Dr. Christopher Scott Wyatt, an autistic self-advocate and father of two neurodiverse daughters. 

Click HERE for Accessible Transcript

A fascinating and revealing conversation about the complexities of neurodiversity, natural inclusion, and natural accommodation for diverse learning needs from an expert in neurodiversity as an autistic scholar, educator, advocate and father of two neurodiverse daughters. Dr Wyatt’s candid perspective transcends cultural, national and international teaching boundaries.

A must listen if you are in any way involved in education, teaching, and learning for all ages and stages of life.

Christopher Wyatt at:

autisticme@tameri.com

https://www.tameri.com/autisticme

S2 Ep 28: Volunteers Wanted!..(needed and appreciated): A conversation about achieving volunteer stability, satisfaction, and small changes that can make a big difference for everyone.

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In this episode, I chat with Karen Knight, a volunteer consultant and volunteer leadership expert, about her experiences as a volunteer coordinator, the value of formal and informal learning through volunteering, volunteer leadership, and the overall impact on local communities.

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Karen shares the importance of volunteering for a broader worldview, learning new things and changing mindsets.  We also engage in a lively and informative discussion regarding my own Active Volunteer Dispositions, The Guide, The Idealist, The Champion and The Executive for volunteer leadership, and tips and tools for avoiding volunteer burnout. Come #ListenAndLearn

From the Top Down – by Susan Ellis

Online Journal:  https://engagejournal.org

www.KarenKnight.ca

https://www.facebook.com/KarenKnightConsulting

https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-knight-consulting/

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