Reading Incentives: Good Idea, Bad Idea or Simply Worthless?

Rae Pica with Angela Bunyi, Kathleen Jasper, Dr. Ruth Small

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Our guests take on the popular practice of providing incentives to encourage children to read.  Are incentives a good idea or a barrier to developing a passion for reading?

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The Basic Needs Required for Any Student to Learn

Rae Pica with Kay Albrecht, Ph.D., Lori L Desautels, Ph.D.,  Peter DeWitt, Ed.D.

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Our guests say that if basic students' needs are not met, learning is difficult and in some cases impossible. What are the basic needs that must be met to enable learning?

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Rethinking Zero Tolerance Behavior Policies

Rae Pica with Sarah Davidon, M.Ed., Gail Innis, Susan Ochshorn

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The consensus among our guests in this segment is that zero tolerance behavior policies don't work. What then are the tools and strategies that do?

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Why Students Fidget in Class: Abnormal and Distracting or Normal and Desirable?

Rae Pica with Dr. Dustin Sarver, Angela Hanscom, Melanie Link Taylor

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To those who believe that sitting still and paying attention equals learning, fidgeting is simply an undesirable student behavior. Others see much more. Join this fascinating discussion.

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Rote Memorization: Outdated Teaching Tool or Still Very Important?

Rae Pica with Tony Wagner, Ben Johnson, Nancy Blair

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Is rote memorization dead or is there still a place for it in 21st-century learning? Tune in to this fascinating discussion.

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