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Changing Our Paradigm for Educating Teens

Shifting Gears:

Dr. Regina Rei Lamourelle with Joel Barker and Ugo Uche

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Our guest says that to adapt to the changes taking place in the world parents need to change the way we think about educating our teens. In this segment we discuss three areas where we need to completely shift our thinking.

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Engaging Girls and Other Underrepresented Groups in STEM Education

Shifting the Balance:

Dr. Regina Rei Lamourelle with Mary Kirchhoff, Anthony Cody

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If science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are the keys to a bright future; some of our nation's teens are woefully behind the curve. In this segment we look at why some groups are profoundly underrepresented in STEM and what we can do about it.

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Is Going Off to College Still The Way to Go?

Second Thoughts:

Dr. Regina Rei Lamourelle with Dale Stephens, Nathan Furr, Justin Snider

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Unemployed college graduates saddled with student loan debt is a story we're increasingly hearing. The world is changing and some are questioning whether universities are the best path to preparing for the brave new world. The UNcollege movement is challenging the fundamental notion of what college is and pointing the way toward another paradigm for getting and applying knowledge.

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Dealing With The Impact of Divorce on Academic Performance

Dr. Regina Rei Lamourelle with Rosalind Sedacca, Amy McCready

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The National Education Longitudinal Study shows that teens scored lower in both math and reading, beginning up to a year before the parents separated. Dealing with the divorce of parents can have a profound impact on a teens academic performance. In this segment we discuss what parents with marriages in crisis can do to limit the collateral damage to their children.

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3 Things Educators and Parents of Teens Should Know about Hate Groups

Teen Traps:

Dr. Regina Rei Lamourelle with Bryon Widner, Kathryn Stamoulis, Ugo Uche

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In this fascinating interview, a former skinhead takes us inside the process of how teens are recruited in school and why some teens are more susceptible than others. Listen and learn how to determine if teens are vulnerable. More importantly, learn how to help teens avoid the traps of hate groups, gangs and other cultural predators.

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