The Character Movement

The Teachers’ Lounge Podcast with Dr. David Walsh

The Teachers’ Lounge, Youth Frontiers’ podcast for educators, brings us into a conversation about how we can create school communities where our kids can thrive – not just academically, but socially and emotionally as well. Our latest podcast guest was Dr. David Walsh.

Dr. David Walsh is a leading expert on children, teens, parenting, family life and the impact of technology on children’s health and development. After teaching and coaching for ten years, Dr. Walsh founded the internationally-renowned National Institute on Media and Family. More recently, he founded Mind Positive Parenting to help caring adults better understand how to help kids thrive in the 21st century. Dr. Walsh has written nine books, including the national best seller, “Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen.”

On The Teachers’ Lounge, Dr. Walsh tackles the concept of “the bullied brain” and the importance of bystanders in the equation of making schools better, more connected places for all students. In this episode, we talked about:

    • What happens in the brain when someone experiences bullying
    • How “survival mode” and “learning mode” are different
    • The new research behind these old ideas
    • How connection is the antidote to threat
    • And how to engage bystanders and ensure open communication and accountability for students

To hear the full podcast episode, you can listen here or on iTunes.

To find out more about Dr. David Walsh, visit his website.

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