Whether you are a new teacher or a teacher who has been in the field for a long time, it is important to recognize what causes teacher stress and how to manage that stress so you can keep your joy for teaching...
This wonderful Bam Radio discussion titled, "Stressed Out Kids, Parents, Teachers, How to Cope" is brought to you by Rae Pica, Dr. Megan R. Gunnar, Ellen Galinsky, and me. I could really sit and listen to these ladies talk all day. Just listening to the wealth of information they bring to the table helps me to relax! [...]
Teaching twins in the preschool classroom can present its own unique challenges. See what the experts had to say on this topic...
I participated in two discussions on the Bam Radio Show about building or understanding the parent/teacher relationship. Each conversation had a completely different spin on the topic. You can listen to each show by clicking on the photos below... (Or click here and scroll down the wall to find the title of each [...]
I recently participated in the Bam Radio conversation "Bad Behavior: When to Ignore, When to Intervene" with Rae Pica, Mary Gersten, and Kate Williams. This is truly a wonderful discussion and I hope you will stop and take a listen. If you can't listen to it here or here... I have highlighted some of the [...]
With summer time upon us, outdoor play is one of the biggest topics of discussion going around blog world. I recently participated in a wonderful discussion on outdoor play on Bam Radio and I hope you will take the 15 minutes of time to listen to it... The radio segment is titled "Why Play Time [...]
Let's face it - little boys and little girls have some basic differences. They look different, they smell and sound different (sometimes), they have different body parts, and sometimes they even play differently. But the real question is, should we teach them differently? The most recent topic of discussion on Bam Radio titled [...]
Last week I was the guest commentator on the Bam Radio Show along with Rae Pica, Ellen Ava Sigler, Ed.D., and Margaret Berry Wilson. The topic was titled, "Creating Praise Junkies: Are You Giving Children Too Much "Positive" Reinforcement?" . You can click on the link to take a listen. Rae Pica with Ellen [...]
This is the question being asked on the latest BAM Radio Network show that I commentated on: "Should You Be Assigning Homework in Preschool?" by Rae Pica along with Etta Kralovec and Dr. Ann Barbour. Go and take a listen to the show and see what you think! Before you answer this question consider this... These [...]
I am not always up to speed on what is happening from a political perspective in early childhood education. I get so caught up in just how to teach in the classroom that I just don't take time to understand and get informed about the kinds of decisions that affect the environment I teach (or [...]