[Podcast] Earbud_U, Season Four, Episode # 3 – Kathleen Frascona, Certified Mediator, Coach, Author, Trainer, Working in the Public School System
It’s the end of August, which means that it’s time for you to listen to us in your car, on the way to dropping your kids off to school.
OR, if you don’t have children, maybe you are going to school yourself. In that case, carrying us with you while you go and attain your higher education goals, I thank you.
Today, our guest Kathleen Frascona, works in the school system in Florida, doing work that teachers, administrators, union stewards, and others, just won’t do. She is teaching students to be better human beings, one relationship at a time.
Getting to know our children in the eight hours they aren’t in our presence, formerly was the role of teachers. But as budget have been cut, and as the student to teacher ratio has dipped more and more in favor of the student, “getting to know” a child beyond merely some anecdotal facts, has become harder and harder.
K-12 schooling in troubled school districts is still devoted to the mission of preparing children to move into a world without social media, violence, drug use, and crime. In these school districts, preparing students to attain a middle-class lifestyle is the highest goal.
The trouble is, outside of the schoolyards where Kathleen does her work, the world that these students are in has stubbornly refused to transform itself into a middle class paradise.
And the work that Kathleen does prepares students for navigating THAT world with compassion, love, and above all else, a plan of action.
Listen to Kathleen and take the time to connect with her via the links below:
Kathleen on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kmfras
Kathleen on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleen-frascona-65a45821
Kathleen’s Website & Blog: http://www.kmf-consulting.com