FL News Podcasts

Teaching & Learning Institute / Major Issues Facing School Districts

02.04.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr and Cecil discuss some of the major issues facing school districts today - budget constraints, conduct and discipline issues and the important of involvement by people of faith.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Dealing With Budget Cuts in NYS Education

01.28.10 | Cecil Van Houten

In this podcast, Dr. Kerr shares the severity of the implications of the Governor's proposed $1.1 billion budget cuts in education in New York State. Reminding listeners that Pennsylvania will soon be in a similar situation he puts forth several ideas for how local school boards can begin to deal ...

Teaching & Learning Institute / Teaching Good Reading and Handwriting Skills

01.21.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Ralph and Cecil discuss the importance of teaching children how to write and the value of good handwriting skills.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Who Is My School Board

01.14.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Ralph and Cecil discuss the new TLI analytical form “Who Is My School Board” which enables residents and potential school board candidates a means to evaluate the characteristics of their current school board.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Serving Your School Board

01.07.10 | Cecil Van Houten

Dr. Kerr discusses the large number of openings of district superintendents that will occur at the end of the school year and how local school boards influence the hiring process, encouraging people of faith to get involved in the process by serving on their local boards of education.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Federally-Funded School Breakfasts and Lunches

12.17.09 | Cecil Van Houten

Ralph and Cecil discuss federally-funded school breakfast and lunch programs and how many children miss out because their parents haven’t signed up for them.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Helper Dogs in Schools

12.10.09 | Cecil Van Houten

Cecil and Ralph discuss the growing trend of using "helper dogs" in elementary school classrooms to help teach children how to read.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Cell Phones in the Classroom

12.03.09 | Cecil Van Houten

Ralph and Cecil discuss the changing role of cell phones in the classroom and how they can be used to enhance the educational experience.

Teaching & Learning Institute / The Gender Gap in Technology Education

11.19.09 | Cecil Van Houten

Hear how one school district is attempting to address it.

Teaching & Learning Institute / Selecting a College

11.12.09 | Cecil Van Houten

Ralph and Cecil discuss college admissions and how families of seniors in high school can begin to navigate through the process of selecting a college.

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