Promoting Equity, Nurturing Boys, Positive Work Energy
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 7, Episode 57
- Mar 7, 2018 6:00 pm
- 2:25:04 mins
Promoting Equity for Children, Families, and Communities (18:36) Laura Bronstein, Ph.D., is dean of the College of Community and Public Affairs, professor of social work, and executive director of the Institute for Multigenerational Studies at Binghamton University, State University of New York. The most important lessons for children to learn is best taught in the home, from family members who love and care for them. Schools should be a child’s second resource for learning. But what if parents are not able to provide their children with the educational, health, physical resources for schools to supplement? Dr. Bronstein shares her book, School-Linked Services: Promoting Equity for Children, Families, and Communities and how to make a difference in the lives of all kids and families. Ways to Nurture Boys (1:06:14) Jennifer L.W. Fink is a professional writer, Registered Nurse, mother, and educator. Jennifer began writing in 1998, shortly after the birth of her first son. Jennifer is the creator of BuildingBoys.net, a resource for parents, educators and others who care about building healthy boys. Have you ever sat in a room with little boys and girls? It is very easy to see differences between them. Boys can be wild and crazy in need of supervision. According to a study, boys are 30% more likely to flunk or drop out of school compared to girls. Jennifer Fink, a nurse, writer, and educator, stresses the importance of how we nurture our boys now to become the men of the future. Positive Energy for a Better Workday (1:56:37) Kim Cameron, Ph.D., is William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations at the University of Michigan. His current research focuses on virtuousness in and of organizations--such as forgiveness, gratitude, kindness, and compassion--and their relationship to performance. Every day, we interact with many different people. Some lift you up and make you smile. Others seem to drain you of energy and are real downers. Well, it turns out, the interactions you have at work can either lead to increased positivity or lack of motivation and job retention. Kim Cameron talks about this relational energy.