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Why Letting Children Fail Is Critical to Success

Rae Pica with Liz Willen, Dr. Jim Taylor & Gina Mollicone Long

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Teachers measured by their children's performance often see a child's failure as their failure. So do many parents. "Achieve by any means necessary" is the tacit mantra of our educational system and our culture. But our guests argue that failing is important and that succeeding all the time is at cross purposes with lifelong learning. In our race to the top are we giving children what they need for lifelong learning? Our guest say no.

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Five Reasons Why Children Are Often Burned Out by Third Grade

Rae Pica with Liz Willen, Dr. Regalena Melrose, Dr. Regina Lamourelle

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Today's kids are manifesting alarming levels of stress at earlier and earlier ages. In fact, many children are burned out by the time they get to third grade. The causes are many, diverse, severe, and often underestimated by teachers and parents. As these stressors can have long-lasting effects, our first task is to understand what is stressing our students and children so we can begin to mitigate them. Tune in and find out...

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It's Not Developmentally Appropriate. So What?

Rae Pica with Dr. Lilian Katz

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While perusing an online teachers forum I saw a discussion about whether calendar is developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. There where many opinions shared. Then one teacher wrote. "I know it's not developmentally appropriate but I do it any way. So what? That's how I was taught." Today we ask our guest, Dr. Lilian Katz: so what?

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Stress-Based Learning Disabilities in Young Children

Rae Pica with Liz Willen, Dr. Regalena Melrose, Dr. Regina Lamourelle

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Our guests discuss how stress impacts learning in young children and can produce stressed-based learning disabilities with long-term implications. The good news is that stress-based learning disabilities can be reversed with understanding and trained assistance. The segment closes with advice on prevention and stress management.

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When Parents & Teachers Disagree About What Is Developmentally Appropriate

Rae Pica with Maureen Gerard, Ph.D., & Anne Henderson

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It's a raging conflict. Parents committed to get their children ahead of the educational curve want to see rigorous academic work even in preschool. Teachers trained in developmentally appropriate practice struggle to explain why what looks like play is actually the best way to prepare children at that age. What's a parent/teacher to do? Our guests offer some guidance to resolving this conflict.

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