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Studentcentricity

What if everybody understood child development? What if all education policies were made with that understanding in mind? What if all education questions were approached from the perspective of the student? What if schools and the school day were planned with the needs of students in mind? What if all programs, projects, problems, and edtech solutions were truly student-centric? Tune in to Studentcentricity and get strategies for teaching with students at the center of the learning process.

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How Do Loose Parts Inspire Learning Through Play?

If you have no idea what loose parts are in an early childhood context, you are not alone. Join our guest as they explain how loose parts enable learning through play. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @ReflectivePlay @vealheidi #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf Miriam Beloglovsky, MA, is a professor of early childhood education at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, California. She has over 26 years experience as an early childhood educator, child and family advocate and parent educator. She is the co-author of several books including, Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children and Early Learning Theories Made Visible with Lisa Daly. Heidi Veal is an Assistant Principal in McKinney, Texas at her district's only Early Childhood School, Lawson ECS and a founding member of the #LeadUpChat PLN.

11mins

13 Apr 2017

Rank #1

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Logical Consequences: Nuanced Responses to Student Misbehavior

Join us s we attempt to place our go-to solutions to student misbehavior into a logical framework. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @JasonFlom @PosClass #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf Dr. Muriel Rand is a Professor of Early Childhood Education at New Jersey City University and the author of the books: The Positive Classroom, The Positive Preschool. Dr. Rand also holds a Masters in Social Work Degree and specializes in helping children with challenging behavior. Jason Flom is director of Cornerstone Learning Community in Tallahassee, Florida, a whole child school he cofounded with other educators and serves as a faculty member with ASCD’s Professional Learning Services.

11mins

8 Sep 2017

Rank #2

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Teach Like Finland? Yes, Like Finland

Tips for teachers on ways to take the best practices of teaching in Finland and apply them in your classroom. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @timdwalk @NancyFlanagan #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf Tim Walker is an American teacher living in Finland and the author of the new book Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms. Nancy Flanagan is a retired teacher, with 31 years as a K-12 Music specialist in the Hartland, Michigan schools. She is co-founder of the Network of Michigan Educators. Twitter ID (if applicable): @timdwalk @NancyFlanagan

11mins

4 Aug 2017

Rank #3

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Spatial Skills and STEM: What's the Connection?

Our guests have identified a gap -- similar to the word gap-- between children in lower socioeconomic classes and those in the middle class.The gap impacts readiness for STEM. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @KathyandRo1@Myers_Berkowicz #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf Kathy Hirsh-Pasek is a Professor of Psychology at Temple University and a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Education at the University of Delaware, received her Ph.D. from Cornell University. They co-authored Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children. Jill Berkowicz Ed.D. co-authored The STEM Shift with Ann Myers, Ed.D. Both write the blog Leadership360 for Education Week.

12mins

16 Mar 2017

Rank #4

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Finding the Best in Your Students, Even When...

Our guest shares with us how to find, see and speak the best of your students, even when their behaviors might not justify it. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @lemonlimeadv @NotJustCute #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf Dayna Abraham is the mother to three totally awesome superkids who inspire her every day to be the best grownup sidekick they could ask for. When she’s not helping her kids conquer the world, she keeps busy by blogging at lemonlimeadventures.com, writing books like Sensory Processing 101, STEAM Kids. Amanda Morgan, MS, has nearly 20 years of experience teaching children, parents, and teachers in a variety of environments. With degrees focused on early childhood education and child development, she currently writes at the blog, Not Just Cute.

11mins

9 Feb 2018

Rank #5

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Managing Increasingly Unmanageable Classroom Behaviors

What should you do when you've tried everything you can to manage disruptive student behaviors with no success? Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @teachersadvice Dr. William DeMeo is a Developmental Psychologist who had coordinated the mental health services for Cincinnati Public Schools’ Early Childhood Program for the past 25 years. He has authored several books, including his latest publication: When Nothing Else Works: What Early Childhood Professionals Can Do to Reduce Challenging Behaviors. Julia Thompson is a practicing classroom teacher, a consultant, and the author of several books for teachers, including The First-Year Teacher's Survival Guide.

12mins

10 Jan 2018

Rank #6

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Do You Know Enough about the Impact of Screen Time on Students?

Join us as we take a closer look at how increased screen time may be impacting some students. Follow: @bamradionetwork @drdunckley @screensandkids @myers_Berkowicz @raepica1 #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf Dr. Victoria Dunckley is an award-winning integrative child psychiatrist and recognized expert on the impact of screen-time. She is the author of Reset Your Child's Brain: A Four Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen-Time. Cindy Eckard has researched and written extensively on the subject of classroom screen safety. Her work has appeared in The Baltimore Sun, The Washington Post, BAM! Radio Networks' Ed Words. Jill Berkowicz Ed.D. co-authored The STEM Shift with Ann Myers, Ed.D. Both write Leadership360 blog for Education Week. @drdunckley @screensandkids @myers_Berkowicz

9mins

12 May 2017

Rank #7

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Learning How to Include Movement in Classroom Instruction

Many teachers were never taught how to include movement in their instruction. Join us as we talk about proven ways to bring movement into your classroom. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @MovingSmartNow #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf Gill Connell is based in Christchurch, New Zealand, founder of MOVING SMART Ltd., Gill is a globally recognized child development expert, specializing in the foundations of learning through movement and play. She is co-author of the popular publication A Moving Child Is a Learning Child, curriculum Move Play and Learn With Smart Steps and best-selling book Moving to Learn in Australia and NZ.

11mins

12 Mar 2018

Rank #8

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How We Pass Social Biases on to Young Kids, How to Stop

Join us for a fascinating discussion on the process by which we non-verbally pass our biases to young children and how we can curtail this. Follow: @bamradionetwork @myers_Berkowicz @raepica1 #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf Allison Skinner is a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Washington. Her research is focused on social bias and prejudice and how they develop. Jill Berkowicz Ed.D. co-authored The STEM Shift with Ann Myers, Ed.D. Both write the blog Leadership360 for Education Week.

9mins

26 May 2017

Rank #9

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Helping Children Navigate and Resolve Conflict

Like adults, children need to know how to resolve conflicts with their peers. How can teachers teach this skill? Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf Karen Stephens, MS in Education is Director Emeritus of Illinois State University Child Care Center after serving since 1976. From 1980 to 2013 she taught child development and early childhood program management for the ISU Family and Consumer Sciences Department. She has written extensively for parents and is author of the textbook Child Care Today: Becoming an Early Childhood Professional.

12mins

14 Jul 2017

Rank #10

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Proven Practices for Project-Based Learning in Early Childhood

Project-based learning has grown in popularity in middle and high school, but PBL in the early grades is rarely discussed. What are the best practices? Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @YvonneKogan @CarmenACastillo @myers_Berkowicz #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf For more than twenty years, Carmen Castillo has held several positions as a teacher and principal. Currently, she is an educational consultant, trainer and presenter. Yvonne Kogan is the co-founder and Academic Principal of Eton School in Mexico City. She is an international consultant on the Project Approach and has several published works. Jill Berkowicz Ed.D. co-authored The STEM Shift with Ann Myers, Ed.D. Both write the blog Leadership360 for Education Week.

13mins

22 Jul 2017

Rank #11

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Valuing and Enjoying the Process of Learning

Process over product is the topic of this episode. How can we focus all stakeholders' attention on enjoying the process of learning? Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @NotJustCute #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf Amanda Morgan, MS, has nearly 20 years of experience teaching children, parents, and teachers in a variety of environments. With degrees focused on early childhood education and child development, she currently writes at the blog, Not Just Cute.

11mins

15 Sep 2017

Rank #12

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Cultivating Kindness Students In a Climate that Devalues It

Increasingly it appears that kindness is becoming a lost quality in adults and young kids. How can we cultivate kindness in a climate that seems to devalue it? Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @JasonFlom #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf Susan A. Miller, EdD, is a Professor Emerita of Early Childhood Education at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She has a long career in education spanning forty years as a preschool teacher and director, primary teacher and master teacher at two laboratory schools, and a university professor. She is the author of Emotional Development in 3- and 4-Year-Olds. Jason Flom is director of Cornerstone Learning Community in Tallahassee, Florida, a whole child school he cofounded with other educators and serves as a faculty member with ASCD’s Professional Learning Services.

9mins

1 Dec 2017

Rank #13

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Teaching Students Inclusion and Anti-Bias: What Works

We can never fully understand people with identities different from our own. So how do we go about teaching inclusion and anti-bias effectively? Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @Moniquemarsh68 #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf Monique Marshall, a 28-year veteran educator, is currently a 5th grade teacher in an independent school in Los Angeles, and a committed diversity, equity and social inclusion educator and consultant. She offers workshops to school communities interested in understanding what best practice Multicultural Curriculum can look like in elementary school classrooms.

10mins

6 Apr 2018

Rank #14

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Forcing Young Kids to Say "I Am Sorry"

We often tell children to apologize when they offend others. Learn why our guest says we shouldn't. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @easycda @easycda #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf Thomas Hobson is a preschool teacher, blogger (teachertomsblog.blogspot.com), speaker, artist and the author of Teacher Tom's First Book. For the past 16 years, he's taught preschool at the Woodland Park Cooperative School. Debra Pierce is a professor of Early Childhood Education at Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. She is the author of The CDA Prep Guide , 3rd edition. She hosts a website providing help and support for care providers earning the Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential.

10mins

22 Sep 2017

Rank #15

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Keys To Personalized Learning: Curiosity, Wonderment, Five Senses

Join us for as we try to refine our thinking about personalized learning and how to achieve it. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @Myers_Berkowicz @allison_zmuda #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf Allison Zmuda is a full-time education consultant specializing in curriculum, assessment, and instruction. She works with her clients to imagine learning experiences that are worthy of the pursuit for both students and educators, designing work that is relevant, meaningful, challenging, and appropriate. Since 2001, she has co-authored nine books,including her most recent with Bena Kallick— Students at the Center: Personalized Learning and Habits of Mind. Jill Berkowicz Ed.D. co-authored The STEM Shift with Ann Myers, Ed.D. Both write the blog Leadership360 for Education Week.

13mins

13 Oct 2017

Rank #16

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Why Teaching Reading is So Complex: How to Simplify the Process

It's surprising how many of us feel ill-equipped to teach reading. In this segment, we explore a few practical approaches and strategies. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @TeachingMatters #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf Lynette Guastaferro, Executive Director of Teaching Matters, has over 20 years of experience in education. Her leadership has helped to quadruple Teaching Matters’ reach, and make the organization one of the leading innovators in scalable teacher development models.

11mins

17 Nov 2017

Rank #17

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Gender Stereotypes: Is This Really a Problem?

Our guests tell us that we have a gender crisis that demands our attention. Tune in to learn where the problem begins, why it matters, and what our guests suggest we need to do about it. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @ChristiaBrown @JasonFlom @Myers_Berkowicz #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf Christia Spears Brown, Ph.D., author of Parenting Beyond Pink and Blue: How to Raise Your Kids Free of Gender Stereotypes, is a Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Kentucky. Her research focuses on the impact of gender stereotypes on children and teens. Jill Berkowicz Ed.D. co-authored The STEM Shift with Ann Myers, Ed.D. Both write the blog Leadership360 for Education Week. Jason Flom is director of Cornerstone Learning Community in Tallahassee, Florida, a whole child school he cofounded with other educators and serves as a faculty member with ASCD’s Professional Learning Services.

11mins

23 Feb 2018

Rank #18

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New Technology-Driven Reading and Learning Disabilities

Join us as we unpack a surprising trend of technology-driven learning disabilities. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @JasonFlom Joye Newman is author of Move to Learn: Integrating Movement into the Early Childhood Curriculum was a winner of Academic’s Choice Smart Book Award! Joye earned her master’s degree in Education and Human Development from GWU, with a specialty in perceptual motor development. Jason Flom is director of Cornerstone Learning Community in Tallahassee, Florida, a whole child school he cofounded with other educators and serves as a faculty member with ASCD’s Professional Learning Services.

10mins

5 May 2017

Rank #19

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Nap Time: Avoiding the Impact of Fatigue on Learning

Sleep is more important than many of us understand. Join us as we make the case for nap time. Follow: @bamradionetwork @raepica1 @JessicaCabeen teach_preschool @GryphonHouse #edchat #edreform #ece #earlyed #AskingWhatIf Rebecca Spencer is an associate professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and has been studying sleep and sleep function for over a decade Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. has over 20 years experience in the field of early childhood education as a teacher, director, curriculum writer, and music director. Jessica Cabeen is an elementary school principal and was awarded the 2017 MN Principal of the Year and 2016 NAESP/VINCI Digital Leader of Early Learning.

12mins

26 Aug 2017

Rank #20