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When Students Fail: What Does it Really Mean? What's a Teacher to Do?

Rae Pica with Anthony Cody, Lisa Dabbs

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When student failure happens it impacts the student, the teacher, the parent, the school, and more.What does student failure really mean and how should teachers respond? 

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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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When Is It Time to Quit Teaching?

Rae Pica with Katy Farber, Richard M. Ingersoll, & Valerie Strauss

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Why do great teachers quit and how can you tell if it's time for you to bail out of teaching? Teachers are increasingly expressing intense frustration and dissatisfaction with the realities of teaching. In this segment we look at when and why teachers should consider getting out and when they should stay.

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When Angry Parents Target Teachers, What to Do.

Rae Pica with Jim West, Neill Gibson, Dr. Jann Gumbiner, Deven Black

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According to our guests there are many factors driving the increase in angry parents: fewer stay-at-home moms to deal with student issues, increased expectations that schools should solve problems and fix kids, and growing external pressures. Dealing with angry parents can be a teacher's worst nightmare. Our guests offer some tips, tools and tactics to help.

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What? Teaching STEM in Preschool, Really?

Rae Pica with Dr. Sherri Killins, Lilian G. Katz, Ph.D., Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed.

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STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. The big national push to prepare our children in these areas has now trickled down to early childhood education. What does teaching STEM look like in ECE settings? Our guests give us a preview.

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