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When Angry Parents Target Teachers: What to Do

Rae Pica with Jim West, Neill Gibson, Dr. Jann Gumbiner, Deven Black

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According to our guests, there are many factors driving the increase in angry parents: fewer stay-at-home moms to deal with student issues, increased expectations that schools should solve problems and fix kids, and growing external pressures. Dealing with angry parents can be a teacher's worst nightmare. Our guests offer some tips, tools and tactics to help.

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Keeping Up with the Pace of Education Technology

Rae Pica with Neil Charness, Dr. Kathy King, Maria Knee, Vicki Davis

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The rate at which new education technologies are being developed and diffused is accelerating at a mind-numbing pace. How can teachers, especially mature teachers who are not digital natives, discern what technologies they need to embrace and master?

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Shocked, Sad, Angry: Coping with School Tragedies: What Do We Do Now?

Rae Pica with George A. Bonanno, Dr. Joyce Valenza, Marilyn Anderson Rhames, Nick Provenzano

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We are shocked, deeply saddened and angered when senseless violence occurs in schools, hurting children and teachers. What are the best ways to respond? What should you do individually? Where do we find comfort? What is the path forward? What should we do as a community?

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Teachers Watching Teachers: Keys to Peer Observation

Rae Pica with Elena Silva, PhD, Lisa Dabbs, Ariel Sacks

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Where administrator observation is typically viewed as an evaluation, peer observation is more generally seen as an approach to professional development and improvement of personal skills. In this segment we look at the keys to making peer observation work.

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OMG, I'm Being Watched: Preparing for and Surviving Classroom Observation

Rae Pica with Robert C. Pianta, Susan Ochshorn, Lisa Guernsey

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Whether it’s formal or informal, expected or unexpected, for as little as 30 minutes or over the course of a school year, electronically via video or being conducted by a peer or a principal, being observed is challenging! In this segment our guests offer tips on how to remove the stress and glide comfortably through the process.

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