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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 ...

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 ...