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Identifying & Nurturing the Intelligence of Movement

Rae Pica with Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., Rae Ann Hirsh, & Catherine Holecko

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It's called "bodily-kinesthetic intelligence," a technical term for one of the eigtht types of cognitive skills in Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences. In theory, people who have bodily-kinesthetic intelligence should learn better by involving muscular movement. This segment connects this theory to specific teaching strategies.

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Why Play Time Is Not Break Time

Rae Pica with Dr. Michael Henniger, Dr. Heather Olsen Ed.D, Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed.

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Every teacher knows that when the children go outside to play, that's the time for teachers to have a break and for children to do their own thing. Well, today's guests say that play time is not break time and savvy teachers put as much thought into planning play time as they put into planning the rest of the school day.

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Why Kids Aren't Going Out to Play: Why They Should

Rae Pica with Dr. Kwame Brown, Dr. Mary Rivkin, Catherine Holecko

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Today there are many reasons why children are spending more time indoors than out. In this segment our guests explore the reason and the results and make some recommendations for correcting the imbalance.

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Study Challenges Classroom Free Play: Advocates Push Back

Rae Pica with Carla M. Horwitz, MS, Ed.D, Nina C. Chien & Fran Simon

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A recent study showed that pre-k students who took part in teacher-directed instruction fared better in language and math than those who spent the majority of their classroom time in free-choice play. The study challenges the foundations of those who advocate the need for more play and supports those who believe there should be more emphasis on early academics. But as this discussion reveals, the issue is not free-choice play versus teacher-directed instruction, but how much of each. Lean more...

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Are We Taking Playground Safety Too Far?

Rae Pica with Jamie Freishtat, MD, Joe Frost, Catherine Holecko

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Playground safety is a concern for schools, day care centers, educators, and parents. The trend has been toward removing dangerous equipment and taking all reasonable steps to remove risk from playgrounds. But have we gone too far? Are we depriving children of the valuable physical challenges they need to develop well?

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