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The Arts of Language Podcast, with Institute for Excellence in Writing’s founder Andrew Pudewa, is a weekly podcast to support teachers of writing composition. Our goal is to equip teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers.

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The Arts of Language Podcast, with Institute for Excellence in Writing’s founder Andrew Pudewa, is a weekly podcast to support teachers of writing composition. Our goal is to equip teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers.

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Great podcast!

By mcevjael - Apr 25 2016
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Pertinent information shared in an entertaining fashion.

So smart!

By TiffanyLayne - Nov 03 2015
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Andrew Pudewa is so inspiring! I am loving this new podcast and it makes me excited to teach IEW!

iTunes Ratings

141 Ratings
Average Ratings
132
4
3
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Great podcast!

By mcevjael - Apr 25 2016
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Pertinent information shared in an entertaining fashion.

So smart!

By TiffanyLayne - Nov 03 2015
Read more
Andrew Pudewa is so inspiring! I am loving this new podcast and it makes me excited to teach IEW!

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The Arts of Language Podcast

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The Arts of Language Podcast, with Institute for Excellence in Writing’s founder Andrew Pudewa, is a weekly podcast to support teachers of writing composition. Our goal is to equip teachers and teaching parents with methods and materials which will aid them in training their students to become confident and competent communicators and thinkers.

Episode 81: Literary Analysis with Adam Andrews, Author of Teaching the Classics

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As parents we do not want our children to just read a piece of literature—we want them to understand and discuss the meaning of it. Join Andrew and Julie as they interview Adam Andrews, the founder of the Center for Lit. Learn the goals and philosophy of Mr. Andrews' foundation, the methods for properly analyzing literature, and the importance of asking questions.

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Feb 15 2017

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Episode 103a: Spelling and the Brain, Part 1

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Join Andrew Pudewa as he shares some salient points on this important topic and answers your questions on writing, thinking, and speaking.

Many children (and some adults) have difficulty learning to spell, but the difficulty may not be with the student so much as with the method of presentation. Find out in this workshop how spelling information is most efficiently stored in the brain, and why. Parents and teachers, be well-equipped to meet the needs of all your children, not just the naturally good spellers. Bonus content: Learn best practices for using IEW’s Phonetic Zoo, our award-winning independent study spelling program!

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Jul 27 2017

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Episode 94: Individualized Learning

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In this podcast Andrew and Julie address some of the elements of individualized learning. Discover how customizing your students' materials can enhance their learning abilities and motivate them to complete their tasks.

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

May 18 2017

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Episode 174: Why Gender Matters: An Interview with Dr. Leonard Sax

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Having followed the research of New York Times bestselling author Dr. Leonard Sax for years, Andrew welcomes Sax to the microphone. Join us for this informative and insightful episode, in which Dr. Sax cites studies and explores his own findings that emphasize how important it is for teachers and parents to gain awareness of the learning differences between boys and girls.

REFERENCED MATERIALS:

Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Jan 17 2019

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Episode 137: Humor in Teaching, Part 1

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In part one of this two-part series, Andrew and Julie share a few laughs as they discuss humor in teaching. Learn the powerful health benefits of humor and gain some insight on the positive effects it can have in the classroom, from an increase in student participation to a cultivation of a deeper love of learning.

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REFERENCED MATERIALS:

Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Apr 18 2018

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Episode 90: Ask Andrew Anything

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In this edition of Ask Andrew Anything, Andrew answers questions from school teachers and parents such as "What can I do to avoid teacher's burnout?" and "Can you please discuss more on character study for reading comprehension and writing?".

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  • 1:33-Anne-Marie asks "Can Mr. Pudewa also expand on why the Kindergarten – Second grade class used the word “fox” both in the title and the KWO,  but he desired for the students in the 3rd – 5th grade class to not use the word  “grasshopper” in the KWO at first since the word “grasshopper” was in the title."
  • 3:31-Courtney asks "Andrew mentioned Suzuki like math instruction and the value of drills in education. My question is: What math programs would you recommend that is in alignment with IEW type of instruction (for both K-2 learners and beyond)?"
  • 8:56-Kate asks "A question about burnout (teacher's burnout), I teach Masters and Undergraduate students at the University, I homeschool my three kids (ages: 3, 8, 12), I'm a Girl Scout Leader, and I also Lead a Monthly 4H Co-Op Project. Some homeschool parents are even busier with more kids, additional volunteer work, and co-ops.  Sometimes I feel I'm tired of "teaching," or better said, tired of the "traditional teacher delivery/image." Do you have any suggestions to avoid teacher's burnout? Or possible alternatives (activities, ideas) to the traditional delivery method?"
  • 15:08-Julie asks "My question is this, while my son reads at a college level, he does occasionally come across words that he can't decode and seems to have lost the ability to decode unfamiliar words. I'm unsure if I should go back and focus on decoding (that seems labor intensive considering his reading level is so high and frankly I wouldn't know what method to use at his age), or should I focus on vocabulary building."
  • 20:15-Kim asks "I am watching Unit 9 in TWSS. Andrew is really encouraging students to increase their vocabulary. Does he recommend workbooks like Wordly Wise, or are the word lists he provides enough? He only referred to word lists and Greek/Latin roots."
  • 24:24-Kaye asks "Can you please discuss more on character study for reading comprehension and writing?"

Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Apr 19 2017

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Episode 61: Understanding Child Brain Development, Part 1

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In this podcast, Andrew unpacks his history and personal experience with child brain development and special needs children. Pulling together all of his research, Andrew also examines the developmental pathway as well as helps you understand your child's intellectual and physical growth.

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Sep 20 2016

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Episode 91: Interview with Susan Ison, Director of the Victus Study Skills System

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Join Andrew and Julie as they interview Susan Ison, the president of the Victus Study Skills System. Using both her experience and knowledge, Susan explains the process of her system, the value of learning basic study skills, and how they apply not only to young students but adults as well.

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Apr 28 2017

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Episode 122: How Busy Moms Teach Writing: A Conversation with Author and Speaker, Heidi St. John

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While Andrew is away, Julie chats with homeschool mom and author Heidi St. John. After homeschooling for many years, Heidi pulled together her experience and wrote The Busy Homeschool Mom's Guide to Romance. Join us as Heidi shares her goal of strengthening families and offers her advice to busy moms who feel overwhelmed with the tasks at hand.

Referenced Materials:

Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Jan 03 2018

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Episode 74: Imitation as the Foundation for Innovation, Creativity, and Development

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Whether you are learning how to play the piano or wanting to become a great writer, then imitation is a vital element and the foundation to help you excel in your skills. In this podcast, Andrew and Julie discuss imitation, the value of it, and the importance of applying it to your student's writing.

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Dec 27 2016

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Episode 123: Rethinking How to Teach Thinking, Part 1

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"You can't get something out of a brain that isn't in there to begin with." In this podcast Andrew and Julie hone in on this point as they discuss the process of thinking. Learn how good thinking is essential, especially in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Jan 10 2018

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Episode 80: Ask Andrew Anything

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Desiring to learn and understand IEW's methodology better, school teachers and parents ask Andrew questions about Structure and Style. Join Andrew as he answers questions such as  "What can I do to prepare myself for the upcoming school year?" and "What are your favorite sources for historical fiction?"

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  • 1:28 - Amy asks "What advice would you give to a homeschool mom who is overwhelmed with the prospect of giving her high school student a quality education?
  • 8:34 - Rory asks "I wondered if anyone had ever offered a class to public or private school students outside of school. I know several who would benefit that do not homeschool."
  • 11:08 - Charity asks "My daughter will be participating in the IEW portion of essentials with Classical Conversations. As a first-time mom teaching IEW, what can I do now to start preparing myself for next year?"
  • 13:28 - Loraine asks "What are your favorite sources for historical fiction?"
  • 17:48 - Margaret asks "I'm tutoring a 9-year-old dyslexic student that is completely overwhelmed and discouraged. He says he is always a loser and will never do anything right. How do you stop the overwhelmed downwards spiral? It is sad to see a student without hope."
  • 24:45 - Jennifer asks "How often should I do the program?"

Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Feb 08 2017

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Episode 104: However Imperfectly, Part 1

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In Part 1 of this new three part series, Andrew shares two of the seven important lessons he has learned in almost thirty years of teaching to help teachers and students alike excel in their skills. With characteristic wisdom and insight, Andrew offers valuable tips for teaching any subject from music to writing with confidence. 

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Referenced Materials:

Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Aug 01 2017

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Episode 167: Writing from Pictures, Structure and Style Unit 5

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As you head into the busyness of December, listen to Andrew and Julie walk through Unit 5: Writing from Pictures. Gain confidence moving forward as Andrew and Julie explain the vital role Unit 5 plays in unlocking students' imagination and in developing their thinking skills.

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Nov 28 2018

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Episode 42: The Power of Memorization—Shaping Hearts and Minds, Part 1

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Do you know the power of memory? Though memorization has fallen out of vogue in recent years, science and experience alike show that it is still an incredibly important tool for both teaching facts and developing the brain. Join Andrew and Julie as they discuss the benefits of memorization, a bit of the neuroscience behind it, and some fascinating facts about memory. (Did you know that memories can be stored in the heart and other organs?)

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May 10 2016

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Episode 128: Are You a Part of a "Read-Aloud Family"? A Conversation with Sarah Mackenzie

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With all the distractions and busy schedules, it can be challenging to sit down and read some of your favorite books to your kids. In this podcast Andrew and Julie welcome author and podcaster Sarah Mackenzie to discuss reading aloud. Get a sneak peak of Sarah's new book, The Read Aloud Family, and learn the importance of prioritizing reading to your children.

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Feb 14 2018

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Episode 163: Summarizing a Reference, Structure and Style Unit 4

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When you flip the calendar page, be equipped to move on to Unit 4: Summarizing a Reference. Learn how to effectively teach your students to "some-a-rize" longer source texts by choosing what is interesting, important, and/or relevant. 

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Oct 31 2018

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Episode 3: The Four Language Arts, Part 2 – Speaking

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In this episode, Andrew addresses the tremendous benefits of public speaking and some practical ways to get started at an early age. Additionally, he discusses the importance of the skill of listening as a critical foundation in learning to read and write later on.

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Aug 11 2015

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Episode 148: The Joys of Boys

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In this podcast Andrew and Julie welcome blogger and homeschool mom of four boys, Monica Swanson. Monica asks Andrew some frequently asked questions from her blog readers on topics like motivation and reading to help her as she writes the last chapter of her book, Boy Mom (working title). Tune in until the end to hear Monica ask her son's fun questions for Andrew.

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Jul 18 2018

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Episode 84b: Structure and Style Unit 7: Cure for the Blank Brain/Blank Page Syndrome, Part 2

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Why is writing so easy for some kids, but not for others? Why do some students not enjoy writing? Join Andrew in our Unit 7 Webinar as he discusses the “Blank-Brain, Blank-Page Syndrome” and addresses a few of the roadblocks to winsome writing.

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Mar 10 2017

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R21: Understanding Child Brain Development, Part 1

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This is the twenty-first episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on September 20, 2016, as Episode 61. 

In Part 1 of this 2-part series, Andrew unpacks his personal experience with child brain development and with children who have special needs. Pulling together his research, Andrew examines the developmental pathway of children, discussing a child's intellectual and physical growth.

Referenced Materials:

Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Dec 04 2019

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R20: The Banned Word Controversy

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This is the twentieth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on December 29, 2015, as Episode 23. 

To ban or not to ban, this is the question. Conversations in the academic world have raised questions about the benefits of banning certain words from a student's writing, as IEW requires. Join Andrew and Julie as they unpack the idea of banning words and discuss its value as it helps establish a student's linguistic foundation.

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Nov 27 2019

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R19: How Busy Moms Teach Writing: A Conversation with Author and Speaker, Heidi St. John

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This is the nineteenth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on January 3, 2018, as Episode 122. 

Share the fun and gain some insights as Julie chats with homeschool mom and author Heidi St. John. After homeschooling for many years, Heidi pulled together her experience and wrote The Busy Homeschool Mom's Guide to Romance. Join us as Heidi shares her goal of strengthening families and offers her advice to busy moms who feel overwhelmed with the tasks at hand.

Referenced Materials:

Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Nov 20 2019

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R18: Beating Burnout

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This is the eighteenth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on January 24, 2018, as Episode 125. 

If you're like many families, then you've experienced a bit (or a lot!) of burnout at various times during a school year. Join in on the conversation as Andrew and Julie offer encouragement while they discuss the three laws for keeping you and your students motivated.

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Nov 13 2019

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R17: Suggestions for Gifted and Talented Students

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This is the seventeenth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on November 8, 2016, as Episode 68. 

Branching off from last week's special education series, Andrew and Julie open up this conversation by discussing Gifted and Talented Education (GATE). Tune in to learn what it is, the challenges involved, and how IEW can be optimized so that students will have opportunities to use their abilities to the fullest. 

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Nov 06 2019

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R16: SPED Struggles and Suggestions, Part 3 – ADHD

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This is the sixteenth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on October 24, 2016, as Episode 66. 

To finish up their conversation on special needs, Andrew and Julie talk about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In this episode Andrew and Julie examine some of the challenges of ADHD and provide suggestions for both language development and everyday home life. Be encouraged as Andrew emphasizes the value of IEW's Structure and Style® method because it allows your student to feel successful by breaking the overwhelmingly complex writing task into small manageable steps.

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Oct 30 2019

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R15: SPED Struggles and Suggestions, Part 2 – Dysgraphia

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This is the fifteenth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on October 18, 2016, as Episode 65. 

Join us this week as Andrew and Julie discuss dysgraphia: what it is and how the methods and techniques taught in Structure and Style help break the overwhelming task of writing into small, manageable steps. They will also delve into strategies and principles for helping students with dysgraphia succeed in this skill of written communication.

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com.

Oct 23 2019

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R14: SPED Struggles and Suggestions, Part 1 – Dyslexia

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This is the fourteenth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on October 11, 2016, as Episode 64. 

Since October is National Learning Disabilities Month, the Arts of Language Podcast brings to you our Special Education series. Join us as Andrew and Julie begin the series by talking about dyslexia. Drawing from his experience and training, Andrew provides insights on helping your dyslexic students. Andrew also discusses his mission of educating teachers so that they can best aid their students.

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Oct 16 2019

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R13: Thinking! The Quintessence of the Four Language Arts

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This is the thirteenth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on September 15, 2015, as Episode 8. 

Over the past century there has been a great decline in thinking skills. Be a part of this week's conversation as Andrew and Julie examine what critical thinking actually is, and discover how good thinking is teachable, learnable, and practicable.

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Oct 09 2019

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R12: You Don't Have to Like It

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This is the twelfth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on January 5, 2016, as Episode 24.

Andrew and Julie open up their conversation this week by discussing the fading motivation to "do hard things" in our society. With an ever-growing need for proficient communicators, Andrew directs his attention to the importance of cultivating an environment where students strive for excellence and desire to become competent communicators and thinkers.

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

Oct 02 2019

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R11: Humor in Teaching, Part 2

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This is the eleventh episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on April 25, 2018, as Episode 138.

"Why did the egg cross the road? Because it had the inclination." What makes certain jokes and phrases humorous? Building off of last week's conversation, Andrew answers this question as he discusses the eleven elements of humor. Don't miss the chance to hear Andrew crack a few jokes as he demonstrates the true joy that humor in teaching can bring.

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Sep 25 2019

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R10: Humor in Teaching, Part 1

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This is the tenth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on April 18, 2018, as Episode 137.

In part one of this two-part series, Andrew and Julie share a few laughs as they discuss humor in teaching. Learn the powerful health benefits of humor and gain some insight on the positive effects it can have in the classroom, from an increase in student participation to a cultivation of a deeper love of learning.

REFERENCED MATERIALS:

Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Sep 18 2019

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R09: Individualized Learning

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This is the ninth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on May 18, 2017, as Episode 94.

In this podcast Andrew and Julie address some of the elements of individualized learning. Discover how customizing your students' materials can enhance their learning abilities and motivate them to complete their tasks.

Referenced Materials:

Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Sep 09 2019

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R08: How to Enjoy Poetry–Listen, Speak, Read, Write!

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This is the eighth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on April 13, 2017, as Episode 89.

Although poetry has been around for many ages, fewer children actually seem to read and appreciate poetry today. Join Andrew and Julie as they unpack the importance of poetry, discuss its components, and address the powerful benefits of reading poetry.

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Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Sep 04 2019

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R07: Why Gender Matters: An Interview with Dr. Leonard Sax

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This is the seventh episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on January 16, 2019, as Episode 174.

Having followed the research of New York Times bestselling author Dr. Leonard Sax for years, Andrew welcomes Dr. Sax to the microphone. Join us for this informative and insightful episode, in which Dr. Sax cites studies and explores his own findings that emphasize how important it is for teachers and parents to gain awareness of the learning differences between boys and girls.

REFERENCED MATERIALS:

Remember to send your questions to Podcast@IEW.com, and perhaps yours will be answered the next time we Ask Andrew Anything (AAA).

If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or Info@IEW.com

Aug 28 2019

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R06: Why Teach Cursive Writing?

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This is the sixth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on April 24, 2019, as Episode 188.

Although many schools are shifting away from cursive writing, Andrew and Julie hone in on its great value. While citing studies and speaking from experience, Andrew evaluates the pros of teaching cursive as it can have practical uses as well as neurological benefits.

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If you have any questions about IEW or our products, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team at 800.856.5815 or info@IEW.com

Aug 21 2019

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R05: Are You a Part of a "Read-Aloud Family"? A Conversation with Sarah Mackenzie

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This is the fifth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on February 14, 2018, as Episode 128.

With all the distractions and busy schedules, it can be challenging to sit down and read some of your favorite books to your kids. In this podcast Andrew and Julie welcome author and podcaster Sarah Mackenzie to discuss reading aloud. Get a sneak peak of Sarah's new book, The Read Aloud Family, and learn the importance of prioritizing reading to your children.

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Aug 14 2019

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R04: The Joys of Boys

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This is the fourth episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on July 18, 2018, as Episode 148.

In this podcast Andrew and Julie welcome Monica Swanson, a blogger and homeschool mom of four boys. Monica asks Andrew some of her blog readers' frequently asked questions on topics like motivation and reading, to help her as she writes the last chapter of her book, Boy Mom. Tune in to hear Monica ask her son's fun questions for Andrew (near the end).

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Aug 07 2019

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R03: The Four Forms of Relevancy: Contrived Relevancy and Enforced Relevancy, Part 3

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This is the third episode of twenty-four in the podcast series, Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on November 21, 2018, as Episode 166.

To finish up this conversation on relevancy, Andrew and Julie discuss the last of the four forms of relevancy: contrived relevancy and enforced relevancy. Learn how creating a game can motivate your student to learn, and discover how enforced relevancy is the least effective motivator as it can lead to a dislike for learning.

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Jul 31 2019

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R02: The Four Forms of Relevancy: Inspired Relevancy, Part 2

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This is the second episode of twenty-four in the podcast series Reviewing Our Greatest Hits. This show was initially launched on November 14, 2018, as Episode 165.

In part two of this series, Andrew and Julie discuss the second form of relevancy: inspired relevancy. Even if children do not have an intrinsic interest in something, they can still be inspired to learn about it if someone they love has a genuine interest in it. Discover the different ways students are inspired to learn, and gain some insight on how you can apply that to your students' studies.

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Jul 24 2019

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