How you can help young children go ‘beyond coping’ when it comes to stress

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! [...]

By | September 21st, 2011|Categories: Around the Classroom|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Building parent-teacher relationships in preschool

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 [...]

Bam Radio: Tips for addressing misbehavior in preschool

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 [...]

Should we teach boys versus girls differently in preschool?

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 [...]

Is it possible to give too much positive praise to preschoolers?

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 [...]

Should preschoolers have homework?

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 [...]

Bam Radio: Discussion on Childcare Rating Scales

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 [...]