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Are We Moving From Common Standards to a Common Curriculum?

There has been some buzz around the topic of creating a national common core curriculum. The...

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Debunking 3 Big Myths About Teaching Boys Versus Teaching Girls

Are boys’ brains and girls’ brains fundamentally different? If there are differences, are they...

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Creating Praise Junkies: Are You Giving Children Too Much "Positive" Reinforcement?

"Great job!" "That was very good!" Teachers and parents use phrases like these everyday to give...

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Why is There a Disconnect Between What We Know and What We Do?

Despite a plethora of research in the area of early childhood education, much of it is not being...

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Is Teaching Cursive Handwriting Still Important in This Digital Age?

Many believe that there is a correlation between the quality of a child's handwriting and their...

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Teaching Reading: When Is Too early, Too late?

Is early reading very important or highly overrated and generally misunderstood? Dr. Carla...

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Missing Students: A Bigger, Younger Problem Than We Think

Most teachers and parents have no idea how big of a problem absenteeism is in the early grades,...

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Why Kids Aren't Going Out to Play, Why They Should

Today there are many reasons why children are spending more time indoors than out. In this...

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At What Age Should Young Children be Exposed to Classroom Competition?

Some children's games are competitive while others are collaborative. There are some educators...

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Should You Have a Bachelors Degree to Work With Young Children? Maybe, Maybe Not

Most would agree that educating young children requires some specialized knowledge. Today we ask,...

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Should You Assign Homework in Preschool?

There is quite a bit of confusion about homework in preschool. Many believe in the value of...

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Ratings Scales for Child Care and Family Care Programs. Good, Bad or Just Ugly?

There is a drive underway to rate child care centers and family care providers. The aim is to...

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Moving Toward Child Development Requirements for Teachers

Traditionally, the preparation of teachers who want to work with children birth to age 5 has...

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Ooops! Why Rote Memorization is a Valid Teaching Tool

In this segment we talk with a cognitive psychologist and memory researcher who challenges the...

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Can Kindergarten Standards Be Implemented in a Developmentally Appropriate Way?

Do common core standards for kindergarten mean standardized testing for very young children? If...

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The Critical Need for Fantasy Play

Host Rae Pica interviews Vivian Gussin-Paley. Mrs. Paley explains why we've lost touch with how...

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Strategies for Brain Based Teaching

Host Rae Pica interviews Eric Jensen. Jensen has been a trainer for both educators and...

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Encouraging Children to Think

Host Rae Pica interviews Lilian G. Katz Ph.D., a graduate of Stanford University and an...

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Early Childhood Burnout: Are You Pushing Your Students Too Hard?

Host Rae Pica interviews Joan Almon, the Chair of the U.S. Alliance for Childhood...

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The Appropriate Use of Computers in Early Childhood Education

Host Rae Pica interviews Dr. Jane M. Healy. Healy holds a Ph.D. in educational psychology and...

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