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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: How to Cultivate Mutual Respect in Your Classroom

Created on 12 May 2018. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Karen Stephens, Nancy Flanagan The coarseness of the world has invaded our classrooms. How can we cultivate respect among students and for teachers? Follow: @bamradionetwork @NancyFlanagan @raepica1  ...

Makerspaces in Early Childhood: Something Old, Something New

Created on 28 April 2018. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Cate Heroman Makerspaces are the rage in early childhood classrooms.  Join us for a walk through the what, why, and how of makerspaces. Follow: @bamradionetwork  @raepica1  ...

Teaching Students Inclusion and Anti-Bias: What Works

Created on 06 April 2018. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Monique Marshall We can never fully understand people with identities different from our own. So how do we go about teaching inclusion and anti-bias effectively? Follow: @bamradionetwork  @raepica1  ...

Pillow Fights, Wrestling, and Piling On: Good for Kids?

Created on 24 March 2018. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Mike Huber and Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Join us as we take a second look at rough-and-tumble play. Our guests explain why "physical processing" is important to child development ...

Learning How to Include Movement in Classroom Instruction

Created on 10 March 2018. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Gill Connell Many teachers were never taught how to include movement in their instruction.  Join us as we talk about proven ways to bring movement into your classroom. Follow: @bamradionetwork  @raepica1  ...

Gender Stereotypes: Is This Really a Problem?

Created on 23 February 2018. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Christia Spears Brown, Ph.D.; Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D.; and Jason Flom Our guests tell us that we have a gender crisis that demands our attention.  Tune in to learn where the ...

Finding the Best in Your Students, Even When...

Created on 08 February 2018. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Dayna Abraham and Amanda Morgan Our guests share with us how to find, see and speak the best of your students, even when their behaviors might not justify it. Follow: @bamradionetwork  @raepica1  ...

The Hidden Value of Vertical Surfaces in the Classroom

Created on 26 January 2018. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Dr. Christy Isbell and Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. Our guests explain the benefits of going vertical in your classroom. They offer a sizable list of ways and benefits ...

Managing Increasingly Unmanageable Classroom Behaviors

Created on 09 January 2018. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Dr. William DeMeo and Julia Thompson What should you do when you've tried everything you can to manage disruptive student behaviors with no success?   Follow: @bamradionetwork  @raepica1  ...

Who Knows Best, the Teacher or the Parent?

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

Rae Pica with Lisa Bresson The research shows that children learn better when teachers and parents work together.  But what happens when teachers and parents disagree on what's best fo ...

Posing Big Questions to Young Children

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

Rae Pica with Janis Strasser and Heidi Veal What are the best practices for asking higher level questions of young children? At what age should we begin to pose these questions? Follow: @bamradionetwork  @raepica1  @VealHeidi ...

Cultivating Kindness in Students in a Climate That Devalues It

Created on 30 November 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Susan A. Miller, EdD, and Jason Flom Increasingly it appears that kindness is becoming a lost quality in adults and young kids. How can we cultivate kindness in a climate that ...

Why Teaching Reading Is So Complex: How to Simplify the Process

Created on 17 November 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Lynette Guastaferro It's surprising how many of us feel ill-equipped to teach reading. In this segment, we explore a few practical approaches and strategies.  Follow: @bamradionetwork  @raepica1  @TeachingMatter ...

Have Children Lost Their Ability to Play?

Created on 10 November 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Nancy Carlsson-Paige There is evidence that young children may be losing their capacity for unstructured play. Learn why this matters. Follow: @bamradionetwork  @raepica1  ...

Sensory Processing Disorder: What Every Teacher Needs to Know

Created on 03 November 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Carol Kranowitz and Jill Berkowicz Ed.D. Join us for the Cliffs Notes on Sensory Processing Disorder.  What are the indicators in a classroom setting?  How can ...

Guiding, Supporting, and Educating Engaged Parents

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

Rae Pica with Alison Pepper and Amanda Morgan How can we give parents the information they need to support our work with students? Our guests offer practical tips. Follow: @bamradionetwork  @raepica1 @NotJustCute  ...

Risky Child's Play: The Good, the Bad, and the Mostly Good

Created on 24 October 2017. Posted in Student-Centric Strategies

Rae Pica with Rusty Keeler and Jessica Cabeen When it comes to children, is "too safe" a legitimate notion? Join us as we attempt to define the line between protecting kids and being overprotective ...

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 ...