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Developmentally Appropriate Discipline

Rae Pica with Jeannette French, Dr. Marjorie J. Kostelnik, Sarah Garland

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Time-out? Take away toys? Take away privileges? Scold? Counsel? What does developmentally appropriate discipline look like in the classroom? In this segment our guests give specific guidelines for getting classroom discipline right in early childhood settings.

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Is Standardized Testing Producing a Creativity Crisis?

Rae Pica with Paul Reville, Jay Mathews, Richard P. Phelps, Ph.D., Cheri Sterman

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Are American students falling behind in their ability to think and solve problems creatively? Is the focus on standardized testing and high-stakes accountability obscuring our ability to truly prepare students for work and life in the 21st century? Are testing and developing creativity mutually exclusive? What can teachers do to encourage creativity in a climate where the emphasis is on standardized testing?

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Fostering Empathy in Young Children

Rae Pica with Ross A. Thompson, Ph.D., Ellen Galinsky, Liz Willen

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Why is it so important for children to develop empathy at a very young age? Can empathy be taught and, if so, what does the process look like? What are some of the barriers to fostering empathy in young children? Tune in as our guests share their insights on the research around how children develop empathy.

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Withdrawing Recess As Punishment: Does It Work?

Rae Pica with Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D., Patte Barth, Sarah Garland

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Children typically love recess so it seems quite logical that withdrawing recess from children who misbehave or fail to do assignments is an appropriate disciplinary approach. But some argue that withholding recess does more harm that good. Listen to this segment and consider the pros and cons.

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Learning from What's Working

Rae Pica with Linda Darling-Hammond, Ed.D., John R. Burbank, Liz Willen

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Students from Finland routinely rank at the top of international tests in reading and math. Yet their educational system operates in ways that we in America are sure would produce substandard academic outcomes. What is Finland doing right? What can we learn from them? Could their best practices work here in the United States?

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