Education Conversations is a cable television show hosted by education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius. Each monthly episode features timely and relevant education topics delivered in a lively talk-show format.
Since the debut of Education Conversations in 2011, we've introduced our new commissioner, her vision for education and talked about the Governor's 7-point Plan for Achieving Excellence. Other topics and guests have included the Office of Early Learning and the Early Learning Council, the 2011 Teacher of the Year Katy Smith, the National Healthy School Recipe Contest winners, and Minnesota's Race to the Top–Early Learning Grant.
Check your local listings for Education Conversations, or visit the CTV website to view past shows.
Education Conversations Episode 15
This episode includes Minnesota Department of Commerce Commissioner Michael Rothman speaking about Financial Literacy Month (April) events designed to educate young people and their families about financial issues. In the second segment, Eric Kloos, special education supervisor at MDE, talks about Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports, an effective model that helps teachers manage their classrooms so students spend more time learning and less time in the principal’s office.