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Keys to Personalized Learning: Curiosity, Wonderment, Five Senses

Created on 13 October 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Allison Zmuda and Jill Berkowicz Ed.D. Join us for as we try to refine our thinking about personalized learning and how to achieve it. Follow: @bamradionetwork  @raepica1 @Myers_Berkowicz @allison_zmuda ...

When the News Traumatizes Young Children: What Can We Do?

Created on 05 October 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Rhian Evans Allvin and Debra Pierce The violence, explicit language and increasing episodes of natural disasters can have a profound impact on young kids. Let's talk about strategies fo ...

Yes, Adjust Your Thinking: Music Matters; Here's Why

Created on 29 September 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Abigail "Abby" Connors and Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. It's hard to believe that we have to make the argument that music matters, but we do and it does. Here's why. Follow: @bamradionetwork  @raepica1 @AbigailConn ...

Forcing Young Kids to Say "I'm Sorry"

Created on 22 September 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Thomas Hobson and Debra Pierce We often tell children to apologize when they hurt or offend others. Learn why our guests say we shouldn't. Follow: @bamradionetwork  @raepica1 @theteacherto ...

Valuing and Enjoying the Process of Learning

Created on 15 September 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Amanda Morgan, MS Process over product is the topic of this episode.  How can we focus  all stakeholders' attention on enjoying the process of learning? Follow: @bamradionetwork  @raepica1 @NotJustCute  ...

Logical Consequences: Nuanced Responses to Student Misbehavior

Created on 08 September 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Dr. Muriel Rand and Jason Flom Withholding recess and timeout are often our go-to responses for misbehavior. But these experts tell us only logical consequences can change childen' ...

Nap Time: Avoiding the Impact of Fatigue on Learning

Created on 25 August 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Rebecca Spencer, Jessica Cabeen, Deborah J. Stewart Sleep is more important than many of us understand. Join us as we make the case for nap time in early childhood classrooms. ...

How Teaching with Movement Works in Real Classrooms

Created on 18 August 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Mike Kuczala and Jill Berkowicz Ed.D. Join us as we explore how to take the idea of kinesthetic learning and translate it into practical classroom strategies. Follow: @bamradionetwork  @raepica1 @kinestheticlass ...

Play and Learning: Still Misunderstood

Created on 11 August 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Kristen Kemple, Amanda Morgan Why do we still misunderstand the connection between play and learning? How can we solve this disconnect? Follow: @bamradionetwork  @raepica1 @NotJustCute ...

Teach Like Finland? Yes, Like Finland

Created on 04 August 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Tim Walker and Nancy Flanagan Tips for teachers on ways to take the best practices of teaching in Finland and apply them in your classroom. Follow: @bamradionetwork  @raepica1 @timdwalk ...

How More "Breaks" Improve Teaching and Learning

Created on 28 July 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Tim Walker and  Nancy Flanagan Research tells us that more breaks matter, and guest Tim Walker is seeing the evidence in his teaching. Learn how giving students more free ...

Proven Practices for Project-Based Learning in Early Childhood

Created on 21 July 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Carmen Castillo, Yvonne Kogan, and Jill Berkowicz Ed.D Project-based learning in the early years has been discussed for many years but still is not common practice. ...

Helping Children Navigate and Resolve Conflict

Created on 14 July 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Karen Stephens, MS Like adults, children need to know how to resolve conflicts with their peers. How can teachers promote this skill? Follow: @bamradionetwork  @raepica1   ...

A Thrifty Teacher's Guide to Great Learning Experiences

Created on 22 June 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Dr. Shelley Nicholson Teachers spend a lot of their own money on accessories to enhance learning experiences. Join us to discover tips for educators with creative ambitions and ...

The Power of a Plant: Growing Healthy Minds and Schools

Created on 15 June 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Stephen Ritz and Suzie Boss You'll love this story about how helping students nurture plants is improving lives, families and test scores. Follow: @bamradionetwork  @greenBXmachine @raepica1 @suziebos ...

Three Ways to Help Young Children Expand Their Vocabulary

Created on 08 June 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Susan B. Neuman, Tanya Christ, Amanda Morgan How do young children learn new words and add them to their active vocabulary? Follow: @bamradionetwork  @susanBneuman @raepica1 @TanyaChrist1 ...

What Is a Culturally Responsive Classroom? Why It Matters

Created on 01 June 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Baruti Kafele, Jennifer L.W. Fink, Jason Flom If you are unclear about the meaning of a culturally responsive classroom or why it matters, tune in. Follow: @bamradionetwork  @jasonFlom @raepica1 @PrincipalKafele ...

How We Pass Social Biases on to Young Kids, How to Stop

Created on 26 May 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Allison Skinner, Jill Berkowicz Join us for a fascinating discussion on the process by which we non-verbally pass our biases to young children and how we can curtail this. Follow: @bamradionetwork  @myers_Berkowicz   @raepica1 @GryphonHouse ...

Math Phobia: Repeat After Me, "I Am Good at Math"

Created on 18 May 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Angela Eckhoff, Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Many students and a significant number of teachers have an aversion to math. Learn how our guests make math enjoyable and appealing ...