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Bringing Out Individual Talents in Children

Rae Pica with Sir Ken Robinson

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What is your child's special talent? How do you best identify and encourage it? What can you do to help your child find her or his "element?" Sir Ken Robinson asserts that our educational system is not structured to bring out the best in your child and explains what parents must do to fill the void.

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The Importance of Being a Playful Teacher

Rae Pica with Stuart Brown

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Yes, the world is stressful and educating a child may be serious business, but Dr. Brown says that playful teachers are simply equipped to do a better job with children. Listen and learn why the best teachers have a strong spirit of play and why you will want to heighten yours.

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Coping with the Parent from Hell!

Rae Pica with Douglas Fiore 

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Someone once defined difficult parents like this: They don't do what you want them to do, they do what you don't want them to do, and you don't know what to do about it. In this segment, Dr. Fiore explains why the number of difficult parents is skyrocketing and shares savvy insights and specific tips for dealing with them.

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Worksheets: Bad? Good? Depends...

Rae Pica with Dr. Jerlean Daniel, Danielle Wood, Dr. Sue Grossman, & Dorit Sasson

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Many teachers clamor for worksheets and a lot of parents love them, but respected early childhood professionals say worksheets are an outdated tool and are not developmentally appropriate. However, other experts disagree and worksheets are still broadly being used and distributed to teachers and parents. Our panel of experts joins us to sort through this issue.

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Right & Wrong Ways to Teach Creativity to Young Children

Rae Pica with Dr. Kathy Hirsch-Pasek and Rebecca Temple Isbell, Ed.D.

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It requires a creative teacher with a genuine understanding of how to foster creativity in young children to avoid stifling creative expression. In this segment our guests discuss common mistakes and misconceptions in teaching creativity and provide clear guidelines on what is both effective and developmentally appropriate.

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