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How To Free Up 60 Minutes of Circle Time Every Day

PreKTeachandPlay.com Podcast

Release Date: 07/22/2017

Below the Threshold of Your Awareness with Dr. Susan Hopkins show art Below the Threshold of Your Awareness with Dr. Susan Hopkins

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We've all heard the word "self-regulation", but do you really understand what it means? For many years I thought I did, but I was wrong. There's so much more depth and meaning behind the concept than just dealing with your emotions. It's also not just about thinking. It's about things that are happening automatically beneath the threshold of conscious awareness. In this episode, we explore: What's below the threshold of our awareness What we need to do to co-regulate What's going on in this thing called the interbrain How humility helps us learn The genuine need for children to play. So...

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Daring to be Yourself with Lisa Pepper-Satkin show art Daring to be Yourself with Lisa Pepper-Satkin

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While I can't recall all the details, from the first time I met Lisa Pepper-Satkin, to the time we recorded this podcast (which was actually back in February of 2020), I remember how she made me feel during each encounter. In a word: inspired!  Lisa has really helped me to grow in my thinking about what it means to lead...how we show up in the world, as well as how we can transform the culture in which we are working, living, and being.  While our discussion happened pre-pandemic, its incredible to look back now and see how even then we were in awe of the way our world is always...

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Dr. Isela Garcia And How to Lead With An Open Heart show art Dr. Isela Garcia And How to Lead With An Open Heart

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This episode is actually a repeat...meaning I lost the first recording and had to go back and ask Isela to sit and chat with me again. I'm so glad she said yes because I remember the 1st recording brought me to tears (in a good way) and so did this one. Whether you are a leader by title or not, this episode if for you! In it, we dig into what it means to show up and be open-hearted. Not just with our staff, but with families, with children, with one another. We also dig into what it means to be a leader and explore practical tips for how to be a better leader, and to be honest, a better human...

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A Lesson In Humility show art A Lesson In Humility

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For me...this quote from Ijumaa Jordan says it all! I'll allow your initial shock, but we're still going to move forward. It's not going to stop us. We still had to talk about...we still have to move forward, because right now children are being harmed-" Ijumaa Jordan Here are just a few of the topics we dive into: Developing humility Classroom rules Characteristics of the White dominant culture Referring to others as our "friends" Implications for prioritizing the individual over the collective Where White Supremacy "shows up" in professional development And so much more! And so, we can...

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Connections Over Compliance show art Connections Over Compliance

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This is such a powerful episode! In it we talk about many of the issues that we're facing... living through a pandemic, and we aim to provide hope, specific strategies, and practical ideas of how we might transition to and reimagine what education will look like in the future. I learned so much, I have pages of notes and in fact, within an hour of recording this episode, I was already sharing what I've learned. Here's a quick example... Right at the start of our conversation Lori shared three things the brain just can't take, meaning things that will impact across any age our ability to...

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Transforming Challenging Behavior: It’s Mindset Before Methods! show art Transforming Challenging Behavior: It’s Mindset Before Methods!

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Do you all know Dr. Barb O'Neill? Host of the Transform Challenging Behaviors Online Conference.  Well in this episode you get to hear how the conference came to be, what Barb has learned over the years (aka her top tips for addressing behaviors that are challenging), and what to expect during the 3rd annual conference. We also talk a bit about how she came to love puppets and how to use them with young children to promote their social-emotional health and well-being.  The download for this episode includes a FREE e-Book with over 60 practical strategies you and use immediately to...

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The Intersect of COVID-19, IDEA, and Pre-K show art The Intersect of COVID-19, IDEA, and Pre-K

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In this bonus Pre-K Teach & Play podcast episode, I sit down to talk with Pat Radel, a special education lawyer, advocate, and father. We start off by sharing what he know as of April 7, 2020 about serving students on IEP during the pandemic. We then explore 20 U.S.C. 1414 (d)(1)(A)(i)(I)(bb) that states - IEP shall identify “for preschool children, as appropriate, how the disability affects the child’s participation in appropriate activities” The bulk of our conversation centers on 5 underutilized aspects of the IEP. Student Strengths - 20 USC 1414 (d)(3)(A)(i) Concerns of the...

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How to support children and families with Pre-K programs are closed for an extended time show art How to support children and families with Pre-K programs are closed for an extended time

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There are endless ideas and things being sent home with families on how best to “homeschool” students. Yet are these practices in line with our core values of family-guided practices, differentiation, and embedding during play and daily routines?

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The Power of Showing Up with Dr. Dan Siegel and Autism Expert Barb Avila show art The Power of Showing Up with Dr. Dan Siegel and Autism Expert Barb Avila

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In this episode I chat with my longtime friend, colleague, and autism expert Barb Avila, and Dr. Dan Siegel, a New York Times bestselling author and clinical professor of psychiatry. We dive into some really amazing stuff. Like how interpersonal neurobiology intersects with autism and the challenges of forming secure attachments with 24 children at the same time! We end with a brief conversation that left me knowing just how necessary the ECE {r}evolution is...& a few words of hope from both of my guests.

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The Plan Was To Ignore, So Why Are We Learning To Connect? show art The Plan Was To Ignore, So Why Are We Learning To Connect?

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In this episode here's what you'll learn:

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Why do we see calendar time as a key part of many preschool routines? My colleague Dr. Jennifer Grisham-Brown argues, it's a habit. A habit that we should break. In this episode fellow #ECE {r}evolutionaries Jen Davis, Jolene Chavez, and Alicia Frost explore the "timely" topic of calendar time.