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Touching Children in the Classroom: Why No-Touch Policies Are Harmful

Rae Pica with Frances M. Carlson, M.A.Ed. and Lisa B. Fiore, Ph.D.

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Many teachers fear touching children and many schools have no-touch policies. Our guests say that children need to be touched. In fact, they assert that low-touch teaching retards children's development and creates social dysfunctions that can last a lifetime. In this segment we'll talk about embracing touching in the classrooms, why it's essential, and the practical issues and risks. 

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Rewards for Academic Performance: A Good Idea?

Rae Pica with Edward Deci, Ph.D., James Windell, M.A., Lisa Guernsey

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The notion of offering incentives, including cash rewards, to motivate students to excel academically has arrested the imagination of educators eager to close the achievement gap. Are gold stars, pizza, or cold cash appropriate and effective ways to drive academic performance? Expert opinions and the data are mixed. Tune in and draw your own conclusions.

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Identifying and Nurturing the Gifted Child

Rae Pica with Joan Franklin Smutny, Clara Hemphill, Liz Willen

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How do you determine if a child is gifted? Can the gifted child be identified by a standardized test? Can the test results be gamed by test preparation? Are there different types of giftedness? Should gifted children be segregated and surrounded by other gifted children? Are teachers prepared to teach the gifted child?

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Children and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: What Classroom Teachers Should Know

Rae Pica with Dr. Patricia Van Horn, Susan J. Grosse & Susan S. Sawyers

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There are over 1.8 million new cases of post-traumatic stress disorder every year in the United States alone. Many of the cases involve very young children and the causes are diverse and often underestimated. In this segment we provide educators with a basic understanding and tools for identifying possible PTSD in children, as well as guidance on what to do if it’s suspected a student or child is affected.

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The Value of Arts in Education

Rae Pica with Jennifer Stuart, Mimi Flaherty, Lisa Guernsey

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Art as a subject is often viewed as a second-class citizen in the education community. Today's guests outline the essential role that art plays in early childhood development and beyond.

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