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May 19th, 2024

Digital Wellness-Despite the Buzz-Author, Tamara Miller Davis | Th Teacher Story Podcast

Digital Wellness-Despite the Buzz-Author, Tamara Miller Davis | Th Teacher Story Podcast

✔In this episode, we dive into the critical topic of digital wellness with award-winning author Tamara Miller Davis. Her fiction book, Despite the Buzz, offers a cautionary tale about the toll technology takes on language, learning, body Image, time, relationships, privacy, safety, and overall wellbeing. Tamara, a storyteller and U.S. Coast Guard veteran, brings her unique background as a married mother of two, parent club volunteer, mom collective contributor, dance enthusiast, and substitute teacher to her writing.

Despite the Buzz follows the story of Miss Gabby Oliver, navigating the challenging landscape of technology’s impact on today’s youth. When an intimate act is shared over social media, it sets off a chain of events that prompts everyone to reevaluate their virtual interactions. This engaging novel is especially relevant to parents of Generation Z, offering insights into the complexities faced by pre-teens and teenagers in the digital age.

Tamara’s extensive experience in education and her passion for storytelling shine through in her portrayal of teenage drama and the nuanced issues surrounding technology use. Her book has been featured in numerous publications and platforms, highlighting its relevance and importance.

Tamara shares her insights on digital wellness, the inspiration behind her book, and practical tips for parents and educators to navigate the digital landscape with their children. This conversation is sure to resonate with anyone interested in the intersection of technology and wellbeing.

Tune in to explore:

The story and themes of "Despite the Buzz"

The real-world impact of technology on youth

Strategies for fostering digital wellness in pre-teens and teenagers

Tamara’s journey as an author and educator



Tamara Miller Davis LinkedIn :

"Get Tech Out of the Classrooms Before It’s Too Late," a new NYT article by Jessica Grose

Screenagers with Dr. Delaney Ruston (she has a podcast and blog too)

Jonathan Haidt’s new book, The Anxious Generation

Wait Until 8th (website with resources and parent pledge opportunity), I think I said .com but it’s .org

An article I wrote about social media considerations (as a mom, Xennial, and author 🙂

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Jackie Scully Educator / Podcaster / Education Reform & Teacher Advocate

Jackie Scully is an experienced History/Psychology Teacher, Creator/Host of The Teacher Story which features my own story and then teacher interviews. She wants to elevate teacher voices and others in education and put them at the forefront of the education reform movement. She is also the Co-founder of The Teacher Circle LinkedIN group, which is a global community to support teachers and others in education. A new episode drops every Sunday. The podcast has two seasons and is currently on summer break. Season 3 will start up again on August 20th, 2023. Jackie is taking the summer break for personal travel, student trip to Europe, and working on her first book that is due to be out late 2023/early 2024. She is part of the Education Revolution! Let's keep doing good work in education and building a better future for our children.

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