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Managing the Hidden Differences in Your Classroom

Rae Pica with Eileen Kugler, Lisa King, Heather Wolpert-Gawron, Peter DeWitt

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Student bodies have changed in dramatic ways. There are more differences in your classroom than ever, but many of these differences are below the surface. Children alternating between divorced parents, children of single parents, children in blended families, children with LGBT parents, children from homeless families, and military families all bring a different set of issues into your classroom. What do you need to know to manage these new classroom dynamics?

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Dealing with Difficult, Negative, Toxic Peers

Rae Pica with Todd Whitaker, Elizabeth Holloway, Lisa Dabbs, Nancy Blair

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When negativity and toxic behavior infect a school, it can have a profound impact in the classroom and beyond. Our guests today tackle this real-world issue of handling difficult, negative, or toxic peers in school settings.

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Children Playing with Toy Guns and Imaginary Assault Weapons in School: Problem?

Rae Pica with Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Jane Katch, Peter DeWitt, Deborah J. Stewart

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Is playing cops and robbers dead? In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, school teachers and administrators are showing heightened concerns about violence of all sorts. But is imaginary gunplay among young kids really a threat? Some schools are responding with new zero-tolerance policies on violent play. Should toy guns and gunplay really be banned in schools? 

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How PLNs Are Transforming Education and Returning Classrooms to Teachers

Rae Pica with Will Richardson, Lynne Schrum, Jason Flom

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In this segment our guests explain how personal learning networks are empowering teachers to reform education from the inside out and how the growth of these networks is empowering teachers in unprecedented ways.

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Lonely, Isolated Educators: Why?

Rae Pica with Rob Mancabelli, Lisa Nielsen, Nicholas Provenzano, Erin Klein

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Feelings of isolation occur with some regularity among educators. Teachers spend much of their day separated from peers in classrooms that can become silos. However, technology is providing new ways for teachers to connect with peers both near and far. Our guests today walk us through the process of getting connected.

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