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OMG! Parent -Teacher Conferences: Why They Fail, Making Them Work

Rae Pica with Betsy Landers, Heidi Rosenberg, Susan M. Heim

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Parent-teacher conferences are notorious for being dreaded, poorly attended, and adversarial when they do occur. Our guests unpack the dynamics behind parent-teacher conferences and share tips on how to make them positive, effective, collaborative opportunities that help students.

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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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Creating a Non-Competitive Climate for Children

Rae Pica with Alfie Kohn

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Alfie Kohn encourages teachers and parents to question today’s emphasis on competition and winning. He believes society is getting better at recognizing that cooperation is more effective than competition, particularly in education. Tune in to discover how children can have fun, and learn, without a focus on winning and losing.

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Understanding the Child's Mind-Body Connection

Rae Pica with Carla Hannaford

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Neurophysiologist Carla Hannaford says the whole body is an instrument of learning – that learning does not just occur through the eyes and the ears. Listen as Dr. Hannaford explains the mind/body connection and the role of movement in your children’s cognitive and brain development.

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How to Help Children Learn to Read Well

Rae Pica with Jane Healy

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Dr. Healy tells us that every child is different, meaning there is no one age at which a child should read. Further, she contends that often children get the wrong kind of instruction in reading, which may do more harm than good. Listen to learn what simple activities you can do to positively impact a child’s reading ability.

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