ReidConnect-ED

by Alexis Reid

A podcast aimed at connecting and Ed-ucating curious minded individuals with information relative to mental health, learning, performance, education, wellness, executive function, and so much more!

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 4

  • S4 E8: A Nuanced Discussion About Focus & Attention w/ Dr. Gloria Mark

    S4 E8: A Nuanced Discussion About Focus & Attention w/ Dr. Gloria Mark

    S4 E8: A Nuanced Discussion About Focus and Attention w/ Dr. Gloria Mark On any given day we may hear about the benefits of honing attention, paying attention, and being focused. Oftentimes, these comments are related to productivity, learning, or engagement at work, school, or in other aspects of life. However, how often do we discuss and define what attention means? Do we have an awareness of what may get in the way of our attention? Attention and focus can be fleeting experiences that are influenced by so many different factors in life, especially technology. In this episode, Alexis & Jerry are joined by the research scientist and psychologist, Dr. Gloria Mark. In her recent book, Attention Span: A Groundbreaking Way to Restore Balance, Happiness and Productivity, Dr. Mark chronicles the numerous research studies and work she has conducted on attention in an engaging and helpful way. In this discussion we tackle topics of multitasking, kinetic attention, the emotion and stress related to attention, and so much more. To learn more about Dr. Mark's work, follow her substack: https://gloriamark.substack.com and read her book Attention Span: A Groundbreaking Way to Restore Balance. Be curious. Be Open. Be well. The ReidConnect-Ed Podcast is hosted by Alexis Reid and Dr. Gerald Reid, produced by Cyber Sound Studios, and original music is written and recorded by Gerald Reid. *Please note that different practitioners may have different opinions- this is our perspective and is intended to educate you on what may be possible. Follow us on Instagram @ReidConnectEdPodcast and Twitter @ReidConnectEd Show notes & Transcripts: https://reidconnect.com/reid-connect-ed-podcast Reid, Gerald and Reid, Alexis (Hosts). (2024, June 11). A Nuanced Discussion of Focus & Attention w/ Dr. Gloria Mark (Season 4, Episode 8) [Audio podcast episode]. In The Reid Connect-Ed Podcast. https://reidconnect.com/reid-connect-ed-podcast/f/s4-e8-a-nuanced-discussion-of-focus-and-attention-w-dr-mark

  • S4 E7: Connection in the Digital Age

    S4 E7: Connection in the Digital Age

    S4 E7: Connection in the Digital Age In our digital world, there are complex new systems that young people (and adults!) need to navigate. As digital technologies become more sophisticated, the way we connect with one another can either become overly simplistic or an intricate web of possibilities. How we interact with digital technology can shape growth and development: how will it support or deplete you and the young people in your life? In this episode Alexis & Jerry discuss some of the intricacies of living both in a digital and physical world. Learn more about how social media, digital technologies are impacting our youth and interactions, and what is possible. Be curious. Be Open. Be well. The ReidConnect-Ed Podcast is hosted by Alexis Reid and Dr. Gerald Reid, produced by Cyber Sound Recording Studios in Boston and original music is written and recorded by Gerald Reid. *Please note that different practitioners may have different opinions- this is our perspective and is intended to educate you on what may be possible. Follow us on Instagram @ReidConnectEdPodcast and Twitter @ReidConnectEd Show notes & Transcripts: https://reidconnect.com/reid-connect-ed-podcast Reid, Gerald and Reid, Alexis (Hosts). (2024, May 28). Connection in the Digital Age (Season 4, Episode 7) [Audio podcast episode]. In The Reid Connect-Ed Podcast. https://reidconnect.com/reid-connect-ed-podcast/f/s4-e7-connection-in-the-digital-age Episode Resources: Wait until 8th Dr. Jonathan Haidt

  • S4 E6: Supporting Student Executive Functions Book Talk w/ authors Lisa Carey & Alexis Reid

    S4 E6: Supporting Student Executive Functions Book Talk w/ authors Lisa Carey & Alexis Reid

    S4 E6: Supporting Student Executive Functions Book Talk w/ authors Lisa Carey & Alexis Reid Executive function skills are commonly known as the skills that allow us to get things done… and are also often misunderstood. In their new book, Supporting Student Executive Functions: Insights and Strategies for Students, Lisa Carey & Alexis Reid break down this complex set of cognitive skills in an accessible and meaningful way for educators, or anyone who works (or lives) with learners, to better understand how to support the development of executive function skills. Part one discusses the neurodevelopment of executive functions and part two provides actionable suggestions to tweak or intentionally build supports into any learning environment. In this episode Gerald interviews his sister and co-host Alexis Reid along with her co-author, Dr. Lisa Carey about their intention for writing and getting this book out into the world and the benefits of reading this book. We all hope it reaches, teaches, and supports many! Be curious. Be Open. Be well. The ReidConnect-Ed Podcast is hosted by Alexis Reid and Dr. Gerald Reid, produced by and original music is written and recorded by Gerald Reid. *Please note that different practitioners may have different opinions- this is our perspective and is intended to educate you on what may be possible. Follow us on Instagram @ReidConnectEdPodcast and Twitter @ReidConnectEd Show notes & Transcripts: https://reidconnect.com/reid-connect-ed-podcast Reid, Gerald and Reid, Alexis (Hosts). (2024, May 14). Supporting Student Executive Functions Book Talk with Authors Lisa Carey & Alexis Reid (Season 4, Episode 6) [Audio podcast episode]. In The Reid Connect-Ed Podcast. https://reidconnect.com/reid-connect-ed-podcast/f/s4-e6-supporting-student-executive-functions-book-talk Episode Resources: Supporting Student Executive Functions: Insights & Strategies for Educators from CAST Publishing Carey, L. & Reid, A. (2024). Supporting Student Executive Functions: Insights and Strategies for Educators.

  • S4 E5: Parenting Children with ADHD through Connection

    S4 E5: Parenting Children with ADHD through Connection

    S4 E5: “Parenting Children with ADHD through Connection.” Raising children is a role that requires so much - understanding, flexibility, planfulness, love, consistency, responsiveness, care, and so much more. We believe it is one of the most admirable roles that we can take on, the pursuit of raising happy and healthy children (whether a parent, caregiver, educator, coach, mentor, family member). In this episode, we share a nuanced discussion about how to support children with attentional and related differences, such as ADHD. Recognizing and understanding the challenges that are present is the first step, whether it’s attentional challenges or executive functioning vulnerabilities. However, in this episode we talk about how connection is a key component when raising and interacting with children who have neurodiverse profiles. We provide examples of ways in which connection can be built into the strategies and interventions that parents can utilize when guiding, responding to, and supporting their child with ADHD. Be curious. Be Open. Be well. The ReidConnect-Ed Podcast is hosted by Alexis Reid and Dr. Gerald Reid, produced by Cyber Sound Studios, and original music is written and recorded by Gerald Reid. *Please note that different practitioners may have different opinions- this is our perspective and is intended to educate you on what may be possible. Follow us on Instagram @ReidConnectEdPodcast and Twitter @ReidConnectEd Show notes & Transcripts: https://reidconnect.com/reid-connect-ed-podcast

  • S4 E4: Nice Guys Don’t Finish Last w/Mark Ravin of Herb Chambers Mini/BMW Dealership of Boston

    S4 E4: Nice Guys Don’t Finish Last w/Mark Ravin of Herb Chambers Mini/BMW Dealership of Boston

    S4 E4: Nice Guys Don’t Finish Last w/Mark Ravin of Herb Chambers Mini/BMW Dealership of Boston In this episode Alexis & Jerry are joined by Mark Ravin from Herb Chambers Boston Mini/BMW Dealership. Mark has an incredible story to share and in this episode we touch upon taking an alternate path in terms of education, finding your fit and purpose professionally, the value of family and community, as well as the importance of showing up with kindness for others. Even when it doesn’t always fit the mold, doing the right thing is always the right thing. We hope at the end of this episode you, too, are inspired. “A smile is a curve that sets everything straight” -Phyillis Diller quote shared by Mark Ravin… we invite you to share your goodness, smiles, and kindness… while sharing your light with others a little more each day. Be curious. Be Open. Be well. The ReidConnect-Ed Podcast is hosted by Alexis Reid and Dr. Gerald Reid, produced by and original music is written and recorded by Gerald Reid. *Please note that different practitioners may have different opinions- this is our perspective and is intended to educate you on what may be possible. Follow us on Instagram @ReidConnectEdPodcast and Twitter @ReidConnectEd Show notes & Transcripts: https://reidconnect.com/reid-connect-ed-podcast Reid, Gerald and Reid, Alexis (Hosts). (2024, April 15). Nice Guys Don’t Finish Last w/Mark Ravin of Herb Chambers Mini/BMW Dealership of Boston (Season 4, Episode 4) [Audio podcast episode]. In The Reid Connect-Ed Podcast. https://reidconnect.com/reid-connect-ed-podcast/f/s4-e4-nice-guys-don%E2%80%99t-finish-last-wmark-ravin-of-herb-chambers Episode Resources: Herb Chambers BMW/ Mini Dealership: https://www.herbchambersmini.com/ Cambridge Friends Program 2024 Polar Plunge Photos