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Future Insight

Future Insight

By Dean Cantu, Ph.D.
Future Insight is a monthly podcast hosted by Dr. Dean Cantu, University of Arkansas - Fort Smith, which examines current issues impacting K-12 and higher education. Future Insight, which is sponsored by the Future Institute Research Center, explores national and international education trends, twenty-first century workforce demands, and current research relative to student college and career readiness. Each month, Future Insight host Dean Cantu engages in an engaging and informative conversation with some of the leading education experts from around the United States and world.
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Episode #12 Registered Apprenticeships, Educational Partnerships, and Vision Casting
Future Insight host Dr. Dean Cantu discusses the role a new approach to apprenticeships in the woodworking industry and educational partnerships play in workforce development and vision casting with Professor Kelly Victor-Burke, Lecturer III, Co-Director Geotourism, & Historic Preservation Program Emerita, Eastern Michigan University.
April 05, 2022
Episode #11 Noncognitive Factors and Student Academic Success
Future Insight host Dr. Dean Cantu discusses the relationship between noncognitive factors – to include emotional intelligence, personality type, resilience/grit, and growth mindset – and student academic success, with Dr. Scott Richardson, Associate Professor, Franklin Pierce University.
February 26, 2022
Episode #10 The Use of Technology to Promote Equity and Excellence
Future Insight host Dr. Dean Cantu discusses the current K-12 educational landscape, with a particular focus on the integration of technology in the teaching and learning process to promote equity and excellence, with Dr. Marcus Belin, President of the Illinois Principals Association and Principal of Huntley High School.
November 07, 2021
Episode #9 Moving from Survival to Thriving
Future Insight host Dr. Dean Cantu discusses strategies to enhance resiliency and thriving in our ever-changing world, particularly within the current context of the global pandemic, with Dr. Joy Miller, internationally known licensed psychotherapist, professional trainer and author, as well as the founder and director of Joy Miller & Associates in Peoria, Illinois.
September 30, 2021
Episode #8 Future Institute Research Center
Future Insight host Dr. Dean Cantu discusses various initiatives and events sponsored by the Future Institute Research Center (FIRC), focused on maximizing college and career transition success, with the FIRC Director Dr. Radhi Al-Mabuk, Professor & Coordinator, Professional Development for Teachers Program, University of Northern Iowa.
April 24, 2021
Episode #7 Promoting Student Success and Retention
Future Insight host Dr. Dean Cantu discusses various approaches and initiatives designed to help promote student success and retention in higher education with Dr. Melissa Cheese, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Academic Enrichment at Bloomsburg University.
April 16, 2021
Episode #6 The Role of Technology and the Internet on Memory and Learning
Future Insight host Dr. Dean Cantu discusses the impact technology and the Internet have on memory and student learning with Dr. Arnold Glass, Professor of Psychology at Rutgers University, who is the author of Cognition: A Neuroscience Approach, published by Cambridge University Press.
January 26, 2021
Episode #5: The Role of Green Chemistry in STEM Education
Future Insight host Dr. Dean Cantu discusses green chemistry and the role it plays in the field of chemistry and in STEM Education today with Dr. John C. Warner, President and Chief Technology Officer, The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, in Wilmington, Massachusetts.
March 06, 2020
Episode #4: Neurocounseling – Understanding the Bridge Between Brain and Behavior (February 2020)
Future Insight host Dr. Dean Cantu discusses neurocounseling and the role it plays in the counseling profession today with Dr. Lori Russell-Chapin, Professor of Counseling and Co-Director of the Center for Collaborative Brain Research at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.
February 28, 2020
Episode #3: Transitioning to Tomorrow (May 2019)
Live Panel Discussion, hosted by Dr. Dean Cantu, at the World Future Forum at the Palmer House in Chicago, Illinois.  The focus of the Panel Discussion was on College and Career Readiness for Success.
May 31, 2019
Episode #2: Successful Transition from High School to College and Career for Students of Color (April 2019)
Future Insight host Dr. Dean Cantu discusses initiatives that have yielded success in helping students of color to transition from high school to college and career with Dr. Jeannine Williams, CEO and founder of Jae-9’s Educational Consulting and Human Resources Recruiter for Peoria Public Schools in Peoria, Illinois.
April 01, 2019
Episode #1: STEM Education (March 2019)
Future Insight host Dr. Dean Cantu discusses STEM education with Dr. Tim Indahl, Education Coordinator for Integrated Science Education Outreach (InSciEdOut) at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
March 11, 2019