Podcasts de preschool

Is Teaching Keyboarding in Kindergarten Developmentally Appropriate?

Many argue that teaching penmanship is a thing of the past, but at what age should children be taught to use a...

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Victims of Excellence: Teaching Children to Learn From Mistakes, Parents to Allow Them

Learning from mistakes is one of those notions that is easier said than done. In fact, the way teachers and parents...

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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 expectations are...

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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 critically. Some blame it...

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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. But how do you fit it...

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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, often, even the...

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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 stress. Positive stress,...

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Teaching Beyond The Test

In an era of high-stakes accountability and standardized testing, is there room for teaching beyond the test? You...

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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 change and do their...

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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 many teachers and...

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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 our guests, there...

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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 that how they look is...

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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 student achievement...

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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 for dealing with child...

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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 program are a premature...

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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 behavior should not be...

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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. If you haven't...

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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 generations past. They...

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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 the education...

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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 have a break and for...

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