FL News Podcasts

Teaching & Learning Institute / Questions For School Board Candidates

04.22.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss basic questions to ask potential school board candidates at the upcoming 'get acquainted' meetings that will be held across New York and Pennsylvania.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Preventing Teen Suicide

04.15.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the importance of parents keeping good communication with their children in light of the number of recent teen suicides in the listening area.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Ave Maria - NOT!

04.01.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the case of a Washington state high school that denied a student from performing Ave Maria at a graduation ceremony and what the implications are for community values when such decisions are made.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Making a Difference

03.25.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the differences one person can make in an educational environment, either positively or negatively.

Teaching & Learning Institute / School Textbook Content

03.18.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Cecil and Dr. Kerr discuss a recent textbook controversy in Texas and how decisions on textbooks made in that state often influence the textbooks used by students in New York and Pennsylvania.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Cutting the Regents Budget

03.11.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the recent proposal to cut $14 million from the New York State education budget by cutting back on Regents education and exams.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Many Options, Few Easy - Part II

03.04.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss some of the more controversial suggestions to cut school spending from Dr. Kerr's new book, "Many Options, Few Easy", including eliminating summer school, not holding kindergarten classes and consolidating small school districts.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Many Options, Few Easy

02.25.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss Ralph's new book, "Many Options, Few Easy" (Xulon Press, 2010), which discusses controlling school spending and the many hard choices school districts and taxpayers are going to have to make.

Teaching & Learning Institute / The Internet Bus

02.18.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss an emerging trend of equipping school buses with WIFI so they can become rolling study halls.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Cutting Back on School Safety Officers

02.11.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss the implications of New York Governor Paterson’s proposed budget which would cut back the use of state troopers as school safety officers.

12 ... 1112131415161718192021