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Mind Over Matters April 14th, 2011

April 13th, 2011 // 5:24 pm @

Dr. Milton Chen discusses his latest book: Education Nation

(Dr. Chen was originally scheduled for March 31st; due to technical difficulties we rescheduled his interview for April 14th.)

Dr. Milton Chen is senior fellow and director, emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), a non-profit foundation in the San Francisco Area that utilizes its website, Edutopia.org, and documentary films to communicate a new vision for 21st Century schools. He served as director of GLEF and has been the founding director of the KQED Center for Education (PBS) in San Francisco, director of research at Sesame Workshop in New York, and an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Chen was one of 35 Fulbright New Century Scholars conducting research on access and diversity issues in education. He served as a trustee of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and appointed to the National Park Service Advisory Board. He serves as board chairman for the Panasonic Foundation. His book, Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools, was selected as one of the 10 best education books of 2010 by the American School Boards Journal.

Imagine an Education Nation, a learning society where the education of children and adults is the highest national priority, on par with a strong economy, high employment, and national security. My guest is Dr. Milton Chen and this is his vision. He will discuss his latest book, Education Nation, with six leading “edges” that need to be addressed in education. Dr. Chen has had leadership roles at Sesame Street Workshop, public television, and for the last twelve years as executive director of the George Lucas Educational Foundation. Dr. Milton Chen will discuss a wealth of ideas to improve the learning experience. Dr. Chen puts the “edge” in education. This is a must see show! Tune in and see how we can shape our nation’s future. Thursday at 1:00 pm PST.

Visit: www.edutopia.org/educationnation

Visit: www.amazon.com

April 14, 2011, Guest Dr. Milton Chen- Education Nation

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Mind Over Matters April 7th, 2011

April 7th, 2011 // 2:21 am @

Cinema- Can a Good Movie Change Your Life?

The San Francisco International Film Society is kicking off it’s annual Film Festival April 21st, 2011. Movies have been influential since the silent film era, from setting fashion trends, to learning about sex, experiencing a part of history, or just being able to laugh out loud; movies can be life changing! The International is an extraordinary showcase of cinematic discovery and innovation in the country’s most beautiful city, featuring some 150 films and live events with more than 100 filmmakers in attendance and  dozens of awards presented for cinematic excellence.

This week’s guest is Joanne Parsont, the director of education at the San Francisco’s Film Society. The San Francisco Film Society acknowledges the art of filmmaking and celebrates both the differences and the shared values of the many cultural groups that make up the global community in their education program. Their goal is to develop media literacy thinking sills and inspire a lifelong appreciation of cinema. Through film screenings, media presentation, interactive presentations, interactive discussions, filmmaker visits to schools, study guides and professional development, they strive to cultivate individuals’ imaginations, facilitate their awareness as filmgoers and empower them as true global citizens. Parsont describes the youth education program as a fun and meaningful forum for education and says the program encompasses understanding and awareness. The year-round program aims to develop media literacy, broaden insights into other cultures, enhance foreign language aptitude, develop critical thinking skills and inspire a lifelong appreciation of cinema. . Since 1991, the San Francisco Film Society Youth Education program has reached more than 40,000 Bay Area schoolchildren and 2,500 teachers from more than 250 educational institutions. All programs are designed to meet the Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards for California public schools, providing vital media resources for teaching artistic perception, creative expression, aesthetic valuing, historical and cultural dimensions of the arts, and the means for connecting and applying what is learned through film to other curricula and careers.

Visit: http://www.sffs.org

Visit: http://www.sffs.org/youth-education.aspx

Visit: http://fest07.sffs.org/

April 7th, 2011

 

 

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Mind Over Matters March 31st, 2011

March 31st, 2011 // 4:08 pm @

Dr. Milton Chen talks about his latest book: Education Nation

Dr. Milton Chen is senior fellow and director, emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), a non-profit foundation in the San Francisco Area that utilizes its website, Edutopia.org, and documentary films to communicate a new vision for 21st Century schools. He served as director of GLEF and has been the founding director of the KQED Center for Education (PBS) in San Francisco, director of research at Sesame Workshop in New York, and an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Chen was one of 35 Fulbright New Century Scholars conducting research on access and diversity issues in education. He served as a trustee of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy and appointed to the National Park Service Advisory Board. He serves as board chairman for the Panasonic Foundation. His book, Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools, was selected as one of the 10 best education books of 2010 by the American School Boards Journal.

Imagine an Education Nation, a learning society where the education of children and adults is the highest national priority, on par with a strong economy, high employment, and national security. My guest is Dr. Milton Chen and this is his vision. He will discuss his latest book, Education Nation, with six leading “edges” that need to be addressed in education. Dr. Chen has had leadership roles at Sesame Street Workshop, public television, and for the last twelve years as executive director of the George Lucas Educational Foundation. Dr. Milton Chen will discuss a wealth of ideas to improve the learning experience. Dr. Chen puts the “edge” in education. This is a must see show! Tune in and see how we can shape our nation’s future. Thursday at 1:00 pm PST.

Visit: www.edutopia.org/educationnation

Visit: www.amazon.com

March 31st, 2011  Dr. Milton Chen/Ask Dr. Marla

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Mind Over Matters March 24th, 2011

March 24th, 2011 // 1:26 am @

Ask Dr. Marla

I will be answering your questions in this week’s show. You have sent me numerous e-mails with some great questions ranging from how do I obtain inner peace? How do I know when it’s the right time to get divorced? How do I get over my daughter’s death? I will be reading and answering these questions and more Thursday at 1:00 pm PST. If you would like to send a question please click here and I will answer it on the air. This is an important show. Many of you are in search of the answers to these questions but haven’t had the opportunity to ask them. Listen in and see what I have to say! You don’t want to miss this episode of Mind Over Matters!

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March 24th, 2011

 

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Mind Over Matters March 17th, 2011

March 17th, 2011 // 11:55 am @

Philosophy of Science with guest Jeremy Small Part 3

Today’s guest is Jeremy Small, Director of Technology at Boostwave Consulting. This is the third of a three part interview with Jeremy. We will be discussing the relationship between science and spirituality. Here are some of the questions I will be asking him: How do science and spirituality co-exist? If science claims that we evolved from the big bang theory, then explain how faith comforts us and seems to provide us with a source of strength? Do all living things that express love have a soul? What is karma and how does science explain that? How much of life is free will and how much is fate? Tune in and hear what he has to say. This will be a fascinating show and will no doubt leave you thinking about Life in a new way!

Please visit: sciguy-science blogspot

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March 17th, 2011

 
 

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