Flint Water Crisis, Personalize Learning, Workplace Mental Health
The Matt Townsend Show - Season 1, Episode 781
- Jan 21, 2016 2:00 pm
- 2:21:28 mins
Flint Water Crisis (15:58) Dr. Gus Williams is a associate professor of environmental engineering and hydrology at Brigham Young University. Flint, Michigan, located 70 miles from the shore of the Great Lakes is unable to get clean water. Two years ago, the city switched its water source, in an effort to save money. However, this switch has become not only a financial mistake, but a decision that is threatening the health of Flint’s residents. And after researches from Virginia Tech confirmed the water was contaminated with Iron, the president has issued a state of emergency. Dr. Williams joins us to talk about the dangerous of Flint’s water crisis and how aging public infrastructure plays a key part in the crisis. Personalize Learning (1:01:27) Kathleen McClaskey is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Personalize Learning, LLC and Co-Author of Make Learning Personal. She is a recognized Personalized Learning Expert and Digital Learning Consultant with over 30 years experience in using technology in the classroom and in creating learner-centered environments. Kathleen is Founder and President of EdTech Associates, Inc. She co-authored “Make Learning Personal” with Barbara Bray. Coaches Corner - Education (1:26:00) Dr. Matt Townsend talks about how he struggled in school with math until he had a high school teacher who inspired him to learn for himself and not be dragged down by negative influences. Workplace Mental Health (1:46:02) Dr. Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, college psychology instructor, and internationally recognized expert on mental strength. She’s the author of “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do: Take Back Your Power, Embrace Change, Face Your Fears, and Train your Brain For Happiness and Success”. Amy Morin joins the show to teach us about the relationship between the workplace and staying healthy.