Is It Time to Dump Calendar Time and Letter of the Week?

Rae Pica with Heather Shumaker, Amanda Morgan, MS, Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed.

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We've been doing calendar time and letter of the week with young children for so long that for many the benefits are taken for granted. New research is challenging the value of these practices, so today we seek guidance from some early childhood experts. 

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What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Learning and Vision

Rae Pica with Wendy B. Rosen, Jason Flom

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Vision issues can be an impediment to learning that is missed by teachers and school nurses. Standard vision screening does not catch all of the vision related maladies that can impact learning.  

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Making STEM Learning Intentional

Rae Pica with Deirdre Englehart, Jill Berkowicz

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While most early childhood teachers are comfortable with learning centers, fewer probably would say they’re comfortable with STEM (science, technology, engineering). Join us as we talk about how STEM themes can be integrated into centers to promote creativity and higher-level thinking.

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Social-Emotional Learning Through Literature

Rae Pica with Andrew Simmons, Jon Harper

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Good literature impacts both our thinking and emotions. Tune in as we talk about the ins and outs of using books to encourage social-emotional development.

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Moving Students from Struggling to Passionate Readers

Rae Pica with Pam Allyn

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Learn how to help struggling readers become passionate, confident lovers of reading. Can a love of reading be restored once lost?

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