Fresh Take: Christina Martin on How Children Learn Through Play
What Fresh Hell: Laughing in the Face of Motherhood
Christina Martin is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at The Children's School, an independent progressive K-8 school in Oak Park, Illinois. She has taught elementary, middle, and high school, with special areas of interest in play and project-based learning, math, social justice, and democratic practices in the classroom.Progressive education has its roots in play– but for many parents the connection between play and learning is not soobvious. Christina explains why play as simple as building with blocks can teach kids real-life skills from cooperation to physics! "Rich" play doesn't need to (and probably shouldn't) involve expensive toys. Instead, rich play often happens most effortlessly outside, where kids can make a mess, use their imaginations, and learn by exploring their world. When we guide children towards rich play and set up expectations around play in our homes, we offer a world of opportunity to our kids.In this conversation Christina explains why play is central to education at The Children's School, and how all of us can use the progressive-education concepts of play to help our children learn at home.Find out more at www.thechildrensschool.info or on Facebook @TheChildrensSchoolIL.For further resources regarding progressive education, check out these articles:Alfie Kohn, Progressive Education: Why It's Hard to Beat, But Also Hard to FindA Conversation with Vivian Guss Paley on Children's Play Play-Based Learning by Daniel P. RyanDEY #Teachers Speak Out, a mini-documentary on the importance of playCarol Black, A Thousand RiversSpecial thanks to this month's sponsors: Jane.com is a boutique marketplace featuring the latest in women’s fashion, accessories, home decor, children’s clothing, and more. You will not believe the prices! Visit jane.com/laughing.Parade makes creative underwear and bralettes in a variety of sizes from extra small to 3 XL. Supersoft, super-cute, and prices that start at $8! Get 25% off when you spend $40 or more at yourparade.com/wfh with code WFH. Zocdoc has you covered! Whether you need a primary care physician, dentist, dermatologist, psychiatrist, eye doctor, or any other specialist, you can find top doctors at zocdoc.com.laughing.Audible has everything you love to listen to, INCLUDING this podcast, all in one app! Try Audible free for 30 days by going to audible.com/fresh, or by texting FRESH to 500-500.Pharmaca is a source you can trust for herbal and homeopathic formulas, high-quality vitamins, and organic cruelty-free beauty. Go to Pharmaca.com/laughing right now to save 20% off your first order!Workplace Comedy Podcast is a hilarious new improv podcast set in a fictional water bottling company, hosted by Emmy Laybourne and Tracy Vilar and a lineup of amazing comedy guests. Subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts!Betterhelp allows you to connect with a counselor over text, phone, or video — and everything you say is confidential. Start living a happier life today! Get 10% off your first month by visiting betterhelp.com/fresh.KiwiCo projects make science, technology, engineering, art, and math super fun! Get 50% off your first month plus FREE shipping on any crate line at kiwico.com with code MOTHERHOOD.StoryWorth gives your loved ones the gift of spending time together, wherever you live! Go to storyworth.com/whatfreshhell to get $10 off. Bright Cellars is the wine subscription box that pairs you with wine you'll love, delivered to your door. Get 50% off your first 6 bottle order by heading to brightcellars.com/fresh.Membrasin is the totally natural, estrogen-free, clinically proven feminine dryness formula. It works! Go to membrasinlife.com and use the code FRESH to get 10% off.Barre3’s workouts combine cardio, strength conditioning, and mindfulness in one workout. Go to barre3.com/FRESH and enter promo code FRESH to unlock 75% off monthly and annual subscriptions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
I got to know Christina Martin (www.christinamartin.net) through my radio show, Tell the Band to Go Home, because of her powerful and memorable songs. I was hooked immediately, and I just knew that I was going to have to do everything I could to bring her to Winnipeg to perform someday. Not long after, we made plans for her to come and her show was the second show ever at my house concert venue, The Sunset Saloon. She last performed here alongside her husband/guitar player/producer/best friend, Dale Murray (dalemurray.ca), in November of 2019. It was our last house concert before the pandemic shut everything down. She’s one of the most driven and intelligent business people we’ve run across. I consider her a role model and among the performers that I know, because she seems to have been one of the most successful at finding a new way of keeping herself busy and keeping some money coming in to help pay the bills, and it’s largely been through an online platform called Patreon, where performers create exclusive content and exclusive opportunities for fans who are willing to make a financial contribution monthly or annually. She’s done an amazing job with her Patreon community, which you can check out at patreon.com/ChristinaMartin. Christina is also one of the most strikingly honest and open performers that I’ve encountered. At one of her shows, you get to know her and what she’s all about rather quickly. She talks a lot about how mental illness has affected her and her family. She’s also acted as a bit of a spokesperson, spreading awareness of an organization called CAMH (www.camh.ca), The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. It is Canada's largest mental health teaching hospital and one of the world's leading research centres in its field. Music credits and more info: https://flywithyourshadow.com/episode-10-christina-martin/
One Pint, 🍺 One Song Join us for episode 7 of One Pint, One Song when I will be chatting to award-winning Candian Roots/Rock singer-songwriter, Christina Martin! It's exciting to have Christina on as she is a great songwriter and storyteller so don't miss out, subscribe to the Youtube Channel @ElliotPorterMusic to get notified when we go live. We will be streaming here: https://www.facebook.com/elliotporter... https://www.youtube.com/user/ElliotPo... https://www.facebook.com/groups/71261... Christina Martin: https://www.christinamartin.net/ Elliot Porter: https://www.elliotporter.co.uk/
16. Tingles Showdown: Christina Martin vs. Andrew Sisk
On this week's episode, award-winning singer-songwriter Christina Martin throws some serious sock-hopping right hooks at long-time friend and collaborator, the prolific singer-songwriter Andrew Sisk, who responds with a few body blows of his own. It's no holds barred as these musical high achievers explore some of their cherished favourites in an attempt to dodge the dreaded thumb's down in this musical taste showdown. A huge special thanks to our opponents this week. To find out how you can listen and support their music visit www.christinamartin.net and www.andrewsisk.com. To listen to the full tracks of music featured on this episode visit our Spotify playlist here.
Ep. 73: Christina Martin | It's the Courage to Continue that Counts
Thoughts That Rock
In this episode, we talk with CHRISTINA MARTIN, who is a nationally-winning Hip Hop Dancer, American Ninja Warrior Athlete, Fitness Trainer for Kids & Adults, Keynote Speaker and the Executive Director of the Type Zero Foundation, a Central Florida non-profit for diabetes.THOUGHT #1It's the Courage to Continue that Counts THOUGHT #2Strategic Quitting is the Secret of Successful Organizations - Seth Godin CONNECT:Website: TypeZeroFoundation.orgEmail: email@example.comFacebook: Christina MartinInstagram: @TypeZeroNinjaLinkedin: Christina MartinBRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS:"I Wanna Dance with Somebody" (Whitney Houston) - Youtube.comMiro - Miro.comdoTerra - doTerra.comNBC's American Ninja Warrior - NBC.comThe Squad (Hip Hop Crew) - Youtube.comWinston Churchill - Biography.comSt. Francis of Assisi - Britannica.comZebra Cakes (Lil Debbie) - LittleDebbie.comSeth Godin - SethGodin.com"Jack Dawson" (Titanic) - JamesCameronsTitanic.Fandom.comGatorland Zoo - Gatorland.com"The Long and Winding Road" (The Beatles) - YouTube.comHard Rock International – HardRock.comThoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.comCertified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.comCulture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.comBlack Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.comRock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.comCannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.orgKeppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.comBig Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.comSpectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.comJeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT KeelCHRISTINA MARTIN'S BIO:As someone who loves dancing and tackling ninja obstacles, Christina Martin is ready for it all in the name of diabetes support! She is a professional dancer, fitness trainer for kids and adults, and founder of a Central Florida non-profit organization for diabetes that she started as a teenager, Type Zero Foundation. Christina dances with nationally-winning hip hop crew, TheSQUAD, and has competed against the rest of the world while living with type 1 diabetes (T1D). She was invited on Season 11 of NBC’s TV show, “American Ninja Warrior,” as the first female with T1D on the show! While also studying sport and exercise science as a full-time student at the University of Central Florida, her goal is to help individuals and families feel stronger with diabetes. Through Christina’s determination to live a healthy lifestyle with T1D, she is now a motivational speaker, advocate for the diabetes community, and wants to help each of us learn to live an exceptional life worth fighting for.
This week's episode was recorded during a heatwave in the UK (for those of you overseas, yes they DO sometimes occur), so the crime isn't the only cold case the gang crack open for our listening pleasure. Although this week's guest detective, writer Christina Martin, snubbed a cold beer from the fridge in favour of a beverage which couldn't be less suited to sticky temperatures - how did that work out? You'll have to listen to find out.Christina kicks things off for us with the story of a car, which can only be described as cursed, and then our team look at an audacious prison break and how it could compare with a trip to Dunelm furniture store ... there may be more similarities than you realise.In this week's listener quiz, the team crack a crime which really takes the biscuit... delicious.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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In this episode we’ll speak with Christina Martin–an award-winning singer / songwriter from Halifax, Nova Scotia who has spent the last 20 years pursuing her craft . We’ll chat about her life growing up on the Canadian East Coast, her journey as a musician, and a few of the life lessons she's learned along the way. Be sure to check out Christina's music and tour schedule at christinamartin.net