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Helping Parents Develop Appropriate Expectations for Their Children

These days many parents want their children to have "advanced" academic skills. Too often these...

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Teaching Kids to Think Critically in the Age of Standardized Testing

Many believe that we are seeing a critical absence among students of the ability to think...

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Fitting Fitness in the Curriculum

Experts and advocates recommend at least 1 to 2 hours a day of physical activity for children....

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Handling Teacher Stress: Increase The Positive, Decrease The Negative

Many people wonder why teachers - especially early childhood teachers - would be stressed. But,...

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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...

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Teaching Beyond The Test

In an era of high-stakes accountability and standardized testing, is there room for teaching...

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

Many teachers returning to school this year report a growing sense of powerlessness to effect...

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Stealth Bullies: The Hidden Face of Bullying

Despite all of the attention to the problem of bullying, much of it continues under the radar of...

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Avoiding Mistakes in Teaching Twins

Some educators have reported an increase in the number of twins in their classrooms. According to...

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How We Teach Girls To Have Unhealthy Self-Image

Some of us are victims; others of us are unwitting conspirators in a process that teaches girls...

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Let's Get Real About What Makes a Good Teacher

There's a lot of attention on evaluating teachers these days. The relentless pursuit to improve...

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Time To Give "Time Out" a Time Out

In many ways "time out" has become the new spanking. First, it has become the default approach...

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Pre-K Testing The Good, the Bad and The Ugly

Some say the concerns about Pre-K testing in the new Race to Top - Early Learning Challenge...

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Bad Behavior: When to Ignore, When to Intervene

We could call this segment, "how to pick your battles." What is clear is that all undesirable...

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Seven Reasons to Take a Second Look at Homeschooling

According to our guest, homeschooling is not what it used to be nor what many people think it is....

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Yup! Today's Parents Are Different: What Teachers Need to Know to Survive

All of our guests in this segment seem to agree that today's parents are very different from...

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Understanding the Teacher/Parent Communications Gap

In America, early childhood professionals often look at parents as pests rather than partners in...

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Why Play Time is Not Break Time

Every teacher knows that when the children go outside to play, that's the time for teachers to...

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Managing Classrooms With Punishments & Rewards

According to a recent study, 98 percent of teachers are using punishments and rewards for...

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