Podcast

Perfectionism with Dr. Miriam Adderholdt

February 26, 2013 Counselors

What’s Bad About Being Too Good? Episode Summary: In a culture that praises and rewards excellence and accomplishment, how can we avoid crossing the line to a dangerous desire for perfection? Dr. Jane Bluestein talks with Dr. Miriam Adderholdt about what perfectionism is, how it can negatively affect our social and emotional health, and the difference […]

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Leading Learning with Glenn Capelli

January 26, 2013 Body and Brain

The art, science, and craft of teaching Episode Summary: Did you ever have a teacher who changed your life? Dr. Jane Bluestein talks with author, speaker, and songwriter Glenn Capelli about how teachers can have a powerful impact on a child’s life— for good or bad. They discuss the importance of new and different experiences, including […]

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Spectrum Podcast Guest Questionnaire

January 2, 2013 Podcast

Pre-Recording Questionnaire • Name (how you would like to be introduced): Position/Title (for introduction): Company name: • Brief Bio (up to roughly 100 words) • Phone (landline) for recording: • Information for publication on my Web page (for anyone wanting to contact you): • Email address: • Phone number(s) for contacts: • Facebook: • Twitter: […]

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Spectrum Podcasts by Guest

December 26, 2012 Podcast

Guests on Spectrum Podcast Programs Dr. Jane Bluestein chats with experts on topics relevant to educators, counselors, and parents. The following individuals have appeared on Spectrum Podcasts to talk about topics relevant to educators, counselors, community and social service workers, and parents. (Click here to view programs by title.)

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Spectrum Podcasts by Topic

December 26, 2012 Podcast

Topics of Spectrum Podcast Programs The following topics have been explored on Spectrum Podcasts, a series of programs relevant to educators, counselors, community and social service workers, and parents. (Click here for a list of podcasts by program guest.)

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The Inclusive Teacher with Margit Crane

November 26, 2012 ADD/ADHD

Success with your ADD and ADHD students Episode Summary: Teachers encounter a wide range of student needs, experiences, abilities, personalities, and behaviors. Dr. Jane Bluestein talks with Margit Crane about ways to accommodate such diversity, assuring teachers that

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An Attitude of Gratitude with Judy Lawrence, M.S.Ed.

November 19, 2012 Counselors

Magic, miracles and synchronicity Episode Summary: Make a few minutes for gratitude and appreciation today. Dr. Jane Bluestein talks with co-author Judy Lawrence about their book, Magic, Miracles, and Synchronicity, and the various dimensions of gratitude that can enrich your life.

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Compassionate Schools with James Wright

October 8, 2012 Counselors

The importance of school connectivity Episode Summary: Middle school counselor James Wright talks with Dr. Jane Bluestein about the importance of connectedness and compassion in schools. They explore the impact of adverse childhood experiences on kids’ experiences in school, especially with regard to

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Creating an Environment of Resiliency in School with David Friedli

September 30, 2012 Behavior Management

Three ingredients for success Episode Summary: Dr. Jane Bluestein talks with principal David Friedli about resiliency from the standpoint of how a balanced approach of

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“Bully” is a Four-Letter Word with Dr. Jo Ann Freiberg

September 30, 2012 Creating community

Emphasizing the language of respect Episode Summary: Dr. Jane Bluestein talks with Dr. Jo Ann Freiberg about what Freiberg calls “bully-mania,” referring to the hyper-reactivity and vigilance that has emerged in the shadow of the Columbine murders. They discuss the implications and limitations

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Ending the Homework Wars with Susan Fitzell

September 30, 2012 Body and Brain

Making homework fun and effective Episode Summary: Making homework work! Dr. Jane Bluestein talks with Susan Fitzell about the value of practicing developing skills at home to anchor new learning in

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No Kidding About Bullying with Naomi Drew

September 30, 2012 Behavior Management

A constructive approach to a serious subject Episode Summary: What bullying looks like and the impact it has on children. Dr. Jane Bluestein talks with Naomi Drew about bullying words and actions, which could include teasing, making fun of someone, name calling, giving someone dirty looks or rolling eyes, excluding someone, or any physical event meant to […]

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The Adversity Connection with Dan Deigan

August 20, 2012 Culture and Community

Building resiliency and persistence Episode Summary: Find the hidden gifts in obstacles and challenges. Dr. Jane Bluestein talks with Dan Deigan, founder of the Little Conversations Today Web site, to discuss the concepts of failure and success, offering practical suggestions

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“Constructive Differencing” with Dr. Jared Scherz

August 17, 2012 Creating community

Helping kids learn to disagree and still maintain contact Episode Summary: Help children or all ages learn to explore and express their own opinions while respecting difference in how others think and feel. This podcast examines

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Why Teach Music? with Julie Rombach-Kendall

August 17, 2012 Learning

The importance and benefits of music education Episode Summary: Dr. Jane Bluestein and music teacher Julie Rombach-Kendall explore the connections between music and other areas of the curriculum, as well as

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The Future and Art of Drug Education with Jeff Wolfsberg

August 16, 2012 Culture and Community

Ways to Reach Students Effectively Episode Summary: The good and the bad of current drug education programs in school, including the problems with information-based programs, the value of getting input from students, and 

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Technology and Special Needs with Don and Gracie Tillman

August 16, 2012 Learning

Extra support from electronic resources Episode Summary: Dr. Jane Bluestein talks with Don Tillman, owner of Safe Data LLC & his wife Michelle “Gracie” Tillman, who experienced a traumatic brain injury. The program focuses on

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Real-World Job Readiness with Carol Smith

August 16, 2012 Building responsibility

Helping kids prepare for the world of work Episode Summary: Career coach Carol Smith talks about helping students prepare to enter the work world. A primary concern for high school students who often feel unprepared for

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