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Kids and Technology with Babak Mostaghimi, Ed.L.D., MPP, Ep #9
Episode 920th September 2023 • Dads On Tap • Scott Mawdesley
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Babak Mostaghimi holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership and a Master’s of Public Policy from Harvard. He also has a Bachelor's degree in Economics and International Relations from Johns Hopkins. He currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education & Student Support for Gwinnett County Public Schools.

Babak is uniquely positioned to give us insight into the wild world of technology and how it impacts our kids. In this episode of Dads on Tap, we discuss technology and its impact on the next generation, things parents should be concerned about, and what we can do as dads to stay present and involved. 

You will want to hear this episode if you are interested in...

  • Learn more about Babak and his family [2:35] 
  • A discussion about technology and engaging the next generation [11:33] 
  • Things parents should be concerned about regarding technology [19:42] 
  • How you can advocate for your children in schools [26:38]
  • What dads need to know about kids and social media [33:07] 
  • Babak’s thoughts on daily access to technology [37:30] 
  • How to help your children avoid educational overwhelm [40:33] 
  • What colleges are looking for in potential students [43:22] 
  • Find ways to stay present and be involved [45:55]

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Learn more about Babak Mostaghimi

Dr. Babak Mostaghimi is a father and educator. He is a family man, Scouting supporter, and backyard chicken farmer. Babak and his wife, Ashley, love engaging with their children in the outdoors and helping them to problem solve and gain life skills through real life experience. 

At work, Babak serves as Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education & Student Support for Gwinnett County Public Schools where he focuses on preparing children for their future through programs focused on early learning and artificial intelligence and everything in between. 

He began his education career as a 5th grade teacher in Shelby, Mississippi, where he was the 2008 District Teacher of the Year and a Mississippi Teacher of the Year Nominee. Babak holds a Doctorate in Education Leadership (Ed.L.D.) and a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard and a Bachelor’s Degree from Johns Hopkins.

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