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Flourish or fail: A conversation about grit with Angela Duckworth

Host Annette Stevenson talks with best-selling author, psychologist and professor at the University of Pennsylvania Angela Duckworth. Duckworth unpacks her book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance and provides further insight into her research of the characteristics of high achieving individuals.

This episode is sponsored by Siemens & Edgenuity.

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Dyslexia: The Hidden Obstacle to Literacy

Dyslexia is a language based learning disability impacting up to an estimated 20% of the population (according to the International Dyslexia Association). Early detection and specific instructional methods have been determined as significant keys-to-success for those struggling against the challenges the disability presents.

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Learning, Emotional Wellness and a Dog’s Ability to Impact

A child’s ability to learn and grow begins with emotional well-being. In the school environment, there may be any range of scenarios where stabilizing is required before the learning can begin. This is where a therapy dog can be a key contributor to the success stories, where occupational, speech, or physical therapy services are needed.

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Early Intervention and Suicide Prevention in Schools

As second in our series on suicide prevention; this episode is focused on the importance of early intervention and upstream approaches. To help us understand this complex and potentially grave topic, we’ll talk with Dr. Perri Rosen with the PA Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services at the Department of Human Services.

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Kindness and Compassion vs. Bullying and Violence: A Sustainable Solution for Schools

Host Annette Stevenson talks with Darrell Scott, writer and founder of Rachel’s Challenge. Creating a school climate less susceptible to harassment, bullying and violence is possible. Darrell will talk about the impact of fear and harassment and likewise the difference that can be made through kindness and respect.