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Educating the Whole Person

Enlightened teachers and parents discuss the heart of education: the duty to impart wisdom to the next generation.

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 Bo Lozoff Humankind   121 

Bo Lozoff
Bo Lozoff, A teacher and singer who has visited more than eleven-hundred U-S prisons trying to uplift inmates many of whom he says don't belong there,believes that even while incaracerated, a person can become free. [more]
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 Collegiate Community Service Humankind   48 

Collegiate Community Service
Hoping to imbue students with values that transcend traditional academic content, many colleges now offer "service learning" programs where students gain valuable real-life experience in efforts to help the community. [more]
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 Culture of Distraction Humankind   144 

Culture of Distraction
Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Empire of Illusion", maintains that our popular culture cannot distinguish between reality and fantasy, dangerously relying on spectacle, false idols and snake oil salesmen. [more]
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 Drug-Proofing Your Children Public Radio Shows   DP 

Drug-Proofing Your Children
Going beyond simplistic slogans like "just say no," this program offers a thoughtful guide for caring parents. [more]
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 Educating the Whole Child Special Packages   EWC 

Educating the Whole Child
What is the duty to impart wisdom to the next generation? Besides prepping kids for tests and teaching them technical skills, what kind of human beings should parents and teachers seek to raise? [more]

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 The Good Classroom with Mike Rose Humankind   148 

The Good Classroom with Mike Rose
UCLA education professor and author Mike Rose believes we disserve youth by narrowing the focus of public education to whether schools train their students to be competitive members of the work force. [more]
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 Healthy Planet, Healthy People Humankind   134 

Healthy Planet, Healthy People
Cultivating the crops for animal feed involves tremendous energy use, from pumping water to producing fertilizer. Thus, becoming a vegetarian can significantly reduce a person's "carbon footprint" -- the amount of greenhouse gases their lifestyle is responsible for. For a limited time, this show is available to listen to free of charge. [more]
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 High School Pressure-Cooker Humankind   194 

High School Pressure-Cooker
This episode examines the level of stress experienced by many secondary school students in America. We probe the causes and effects. And we look at positive coping skills kids can learn -- and ideas on how to restructure school life to minimize stressful conditions. [more]
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 High School Tolerance and Optimism Humankind   26 

High School Tolerance and Optimism
High School and College-aged winners of the Laws of Life essay contest tell personal stories about tolerance, optimism, family and other values they feel are essential to leading a life of meaning and integrity. [more]
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 Inner Calm for Stressed Schools Humankind   66 

Inner Calm for Stressed Schools
Often a high-stress zone for both teachers and parents, some schools have introduced formal training in medically based relaxation techniques aimed at calming nerves and enhancing performance. [more]
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 Mindful Learning with Congressman Tim Ryan Humankind   195 

Mindful Learning with Congressman Tim Ryan
While Capitol Hill may at times seem like the last place to find contemplative reflection, Ohio Congressman Tim Ryan has emerged as an advocate of daily periods of silence and meditation for personal growth and as a learning tool for schoolchildren. [more]
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 Mindful Parenting Humankind   16 

Mindful Parenting
A visit with parent-authors Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn who describe ways they approach helping children grow-up amid the frenzied pace and ultra-charged atmoshpere of today's culture. [more]
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 Mr.  Rogers Part of Kindred Spirits   KS2-6b 

Mr. Rogers
For parents wishing to impart spiritual values to their children, Rev. Fred Rogers describes the philosophy underlying his public TV series. [more]
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 Nurturing Moral Development in Children Humankind   157 

Nurturing Moral Development in Children
Family therapist and Harvard lecturer Richard Weissbourd discusses how to help children find their moral compass, the 'achievement craze' that places intense pressure on young people, and parents' role in athletic activities. [more]
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 Our Food Footprint Humankind   168 

Our Food Footprint
A conversation with the long-time director of the UNs Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr. Rajendra Pachauri, who also directs the Yale Climate and Energy Institute. [more]
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 Protecting Childhood Humankind   125 

Protecting Childhood
The author of "Taking Back Childhood," education professor Nancy Carlsson-Paige, examines the impact on kids of media violence, overly structured school days and a culture that preaches rampant consumerism. [more]
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 Room to Read Humankind   150 

Room to Read
After John Wood trekked through Nepal and saw under-educated children, he quit his job as a Microsoft executive and founded Room to Read, a nonprofit that has now established more than 9,000 libraries aimed at spreading literacy in developing nations worldwide. [more]
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 School for Compassion Part of Kindred Spirits   KS4-1b 

School for Compassion
Stewart Brand, founder and publisher of "The Whole Earth" catalogue, sets forth the vision behind his "school for compassionate skills" designed to teach the fine art of "uncommon courtesy" and being a "do-gooder." [more]
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 Sobriety High Humankind   114 

Sobriety High
In this episode we visit William J Ostiguy High School. It is a learning facility designed to help kids with a history of substance abuse who support each other in their quest to remain clean and sober. [more]
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 Solutions to Bullying Humankind   154 

Solutions to Bullying
Although being teased and picked on are typical challenges for kids growing up, the effects can be traumatizing when a child is relentlessly bullied. The most common targets of bullying are young people who are perceived as gay, or who are disabled or overweight. But any kid who is singled out for harassment may feel overwhelmed, sometimes resorting to self-destructive behaviour. [more]
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 South Carroll High: Part 1--Voluntary service and tolerance Humankind   28 

South Carroll High: Part 1--Voluntary service and tolerance
We visit students and educators at a Sykesville, Maryland high school with a broad commitment to non-sectarian "character education" that aims to produce morally responsible citizens. [more]
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 South Carroll High: Part 2--Moms support schools teaching values Humankind   29 

South Carroll High: Part 2--Moms support schools teaching values
The role of public schools in teaching basic values like compassion and tolerance is considered by a colorful roundtable of mothers whose children attend the school. [more]
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 Teaching from Within Humankind   2 

Teaching from Within
Educators PARKER PALMER and NEL NODDINGS give a vision of "teaching from within" [more]
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 Teaching Nonviolence Humankind   85, 86 

Teaching Nonviolence
We travel to the Maryland high school classroom of Colman McCarthy, a former Washington Post columnist who now devotes most of his time to challenging high school students to think about alternatives to warfare. [more]
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 The Science of Gratitude Humankind   122 

The Science of Gratitude
New research suggests that people who actively cultivate gratitude in their lives become both more content and physically healthier, but Oakland, California writer Catherine Price wanted to find out for herself. [more]
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 Waking Up In Jail Humankind   110 

Waking Up In Jail
Nearly half of criminals released from prison are arrested again within three years. Through that revolving door, they return to a correctional system that is often overcrowded and ridden with violence. Robin Casarjian, a counselor working in prisons, helps to transform houses of correction into houses of healing. She encourages inmates to identify with their highest self. [more]
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 Wisdom of Proverbs Humankind   47 

Wisdom of Proverbs
Elementary school students learn about ethics, language and common sense when a folklorist leads them through a fascinating exploration of age-old wisdom sayings and their relevance to everyday life. [more]
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 The World Core Curriculum Part of Kindred Spirits   KS4-3b 

The World Core Curriculum
An eye-opening proposal for truly "global education" is advanced by UN Assistant Secretary General Robert Muller. [more]

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