Mind Over Tutors Podcast

Mind Over Tutors' Innovator John Lyon

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Mind Over Tutors is educating the community by combining emerging web and mobile technologies with proven teaching methodologies. We are inspiring learners to take control of their learning experience. This podcast provides us with a forum to discuss the topics and technologies that we are bringing to our community.
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Mind Over Tutors' Innovator John Lyon
Hear John Lyon talk about his college experiences at Harvard and Wake Forest Universities and how emerging web and mobile technologies played a role in those experiences. John also shares about the importance of having great soft skills and the impact they have on your professional and life experiences. 
July 28, 2019
Be Assertive the Right Way
We’ve all had moments when we’ve failed to speak up for ourselves and said yes when we really wanted to say no. Luckily, assertiveness is a learned ability. It’s learned through practice. This course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to become more assertive, taking control of your life in the process. Course Topics *Be Assertive The Right Way Trailer *What is Assertiveness *The Be Assertive Workout *Final Summary Sign up for e-learning course
June 30, 2019
What are Soft Skills really?
Currently, one of our primary focus areas is to address the issue of a poorly prepared and trained workforce, as it relates to "soft skills". Defining "soft skills" can be difficult in itself, but for the sake of this introduction, we will define them as the following:  Social Skills Higher-order thinking Self-control Positive self-concept Communication Hardworking and dependable Self-motivation Teamwork Positive attitude Responsibility Integrity/Ethics Taken from  Workforce connections: Key soft skills that foster youth workforce success, Child Trends, June 2015 These skills along with a few others will hopefully help employees, that are interested, transition into Leadership and Management positions. Our courses here allow users to come full circle by starting or reviewing basic "soft skills" before progressing into outstanding Leadership and Management courses.  Let Mind Over Tutors, Inc. help empower you to grow in today's workforce and life!
June 23, 2019
Why are we still talking about the ineffectiveness of End-of-Grade (EOG) exams?
Highlight from episode... It appears that standardized testing is not something new nor is its mandated implementation in schools, novel. Who knew? I mean that literally. According to the timeline of History of Standardized Testing in the United States, something appears to have awakened in the 21st century as it relates to standardized tests. Between 1965 and 2000, education had settled in on assessments that served their purpose. 
June 18, 2019
What is worth talking about in education?
We would like for you to leave us a voice message about your recent positive and negative experiences in education. Also, tell us about what you looking forward to. Don't forget to tell us who you are.
June 10, 2019
Education Waste
What things are we throwing away in education? Do we need to throw away more? You are part of a little experiment that I am currently doing.  https://workforce-mindovertutors.talentlms.com/ Email me to see if we are still offering free access......darius@mindovertutors.com https://flic.kr/p/e4rwwz Picture
August 19, 2018
We Are Back!
Back from a short break where we were off putting together some awesome online content for our Mind Over Tutors Online Academy users.
July 8, 2018
#disrupteducation with Peter Hostrawser
Peter hopes to disrupt traditional secondary education to make it more authetic for all students. Wait until you hear about some of the work that he is doing.
June 27, 2017
Homework is like running sprints
Darius and Julie Grissom have a candid conversation about homework and it's place and usefulness with today's students. They also draw key parallels to athletics.
February 8, 2017
Talking with a Master
Darius Grissom gives his perspective on various topics surrounding online education.
February 4, 2017
Mind Over Tutors' Ideology
Development Director, Daria Grissom, sits down with founder and Executive Director, Darius Grissom, to discuss the ideology of Mind Over Tutors, Inc.
October 16, 2016
Common Core, Big Data, and FERPA
You may be surprised with what is going on behind the scenes. We had better wake up folks and pay attention.
August 17, 2016
It all starts at home!
Happy 51st Anniversary to my parents! A great model to follow.
July 19, 2016
Public, Private, or Homeschool?
No matter what your choice, education is an investment that involves the entire family. Here are a few pointers that I hope will help you in your consideration of school choice.
July 13, 2016
Hey Coaches, Lighten Up!
Have we gone too far in athletics? Why are we training every kid to become a professional athlete?
July 11, 2016
Time to prepare for next school year, now!
Do not go into next year with the same old approach! Start your preparation now. Be deliberate and be honest.
July 11, 2016
Let your students know that you care.
Letting your students know that you care about them can remove many barriers. This is true in face-to-face, blended, flipped and online classrooms. Get an early start planning for next year and how you will break down those walls.
June 14, 2016
How many generations must we fail? The answer! (updated 2019)
Have you thought about education lately? It is time to act!
June 9, 2016
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