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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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Everybody Wants a Piece of Me: Setting Boundaries in a 24/7 World

Rae Pica with Maureen Moriarty, Dr. Jane Bluestein, Patrick Riccards, Vicki Davis 

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Now that we teach in a wired world, anyone and everyone can get hold of you 24/7. Teachers are increasingly reporting that interruptions are on the rise. Even during class, parents are texting and calling and expecting an immediate response. In this session our guests talk about where the new boundaries need to be placed in a wired world and how to set them.

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Managing the Growing Demands of Teaching

Rae Pica with Dr. Jack Singer, Carol Bergmann, Shelly Sanchez Terrel, Joan Young

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Between the increasing mandate for academic outcomes, expanding class sizes, and the daily litany of demands by students, parents, and administrators, teaching can drain even the most energetic of educators. In this segment our guests share thoughts and strategies to keep your energy high and your stress low.

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Handling Bumps, Bruises, and Breaks in a Litigious, Overprotective Climate

Rae Pica with Julie Bullard, Tom Copeland, Jason Flom 

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When a child in your care is injured, who is responsible? How likely are lawsuits? What is the best way to report an injury to parents, administrators, relevant outside entities? What are the basics you need to know? Tune in and find out.

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Cell Phones in the Classroom: Distraction or Undervalued Teaching Tool?

Rae Pica with Greg Graham, Liz Kolb, Lisa Nielsen

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While some educators see cell phones and digital devices as distractions and sources of attention deficit, others say these are wonderful, undervalued teaching tools. Do we need to suppress the use of cell phones in classrooms or bring today's teachers up to speed on how to teach with this new tool?

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