Fitting Fitness into the Curriculum

Experts and advocates recommend at least 1 to 2 hours a day of physical activity for children. But how do you fit it into your daily program, when there’s  so much else for you to do? And what kind of physical activity should it be? Tune in; our experts have the answers.       […]

Managing Teacher Stress: Increase the Positive, Decrease the Negative

Many people wonder why teachers – especially early childhood teachers – would be stressed. But, often, even the teachers wonder why they are feeling stressed, when education is a field they entered out of love. There are good reasons for those feelings and solutions to getting past them. Tune in here to learn more.   […]

What is wrong with this picture?

All across the country, education is under attack on numerous fronts. No matter where you look, educators are to blame for the economic woes in many states. This is extremely puzzling to me, as it is well known that this downturn in our economy was a result of misguided, unregulated, or greedy practices of the […]

Teaching Beyond the Test

In an era of high-stakes accountability and standardized testing, is there room for teaching beyond the test? You bet, say our guests, and here’s how to do it without losing your job.     According to my guests, here’s what the research shows about teaching to the test: Classes heavily focused on test prep are not […]

Emotional Literacy: Reading people as well as we read books

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to “read people as well as we read books”.  In “reading” ourselves and others, we use emotional literacy to bring out the best in everyone. Even the most upset parent can be uplifted by compassionate, emotionally intelligent action. In a word, emotional intelligence means RESPECT. Fully 80% of our […]

Stressed-Out Kids, Parents, Teachers: How to Cope

Not all stress is to be avoided. According to our guests there are three different types of stress: positive stress, tolerable stress, and toxic stress.  Teachers need to be able to distinguish the different types and the symptoms of stress in children to help them manage stress effectively.   One proven way to help children manage their […]

Stressed-Out Kids, Parents, Teachers: How to Cope

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Not all stress is to be avoided. According to our guests there are three different types of stress: positive stress, tolerable stress, and toxic stress. Teachers need to be able to distinguish the different types and the symptoms of stress in children to help them manage stress effectively. One proven way to help children manage […]

Teachers Beat Down: 3 Ways to Fight Back Without Losing Your Job

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Many teachers returning to school this year report a growing sense of powerlessness to effect change and do their jobs. An increasing number of teachers are expressing their disagreement with education policy in a climate that often ignores them. In this segment we talk about how you can find your voice and impact the system […]

When did a hug become a bad thing?

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There was a time when the conventional wisdom was that we needed four hugs a day to survive, eight hugs a day to maintain, and 12 to grow. Later, as media reports of sexual assault cases spread like viruses, along with fear of lawsuits, educators and children were schooled in “bad touch” versus “good touch” […]

When Did a Big Hug Become a Bad Thing?

When did a hug become a bad thing? There was a time when the conventional wisdom was that we needed four hugs a day to survive, eight hugs a day to maintain, and 12 to grow. Later, as media reports of sexual assault cases spread like viruses, along with fear of lawsuits, educators and children […]

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