Reading at Home

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Parents, do you need some strategies for reading with your child at home? Teachers, do you need some ideas to send home with students to maximize their reading time with their parents? In this podcast we will address some of the things that parents can do at home with their children during reading time to maximize their skills.

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Need some books to read with your child or students? Try these out!


Building Working Memory

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Do you have students who just don't seem to be "getting it"? Perhaps the problem is their working memory. Today we'll discuss activities and strategies you can use to build your student's working memory, giving them the ability to better store the information they are being taught.

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Planning Writing Units: Interview With Kathy Tuchman Glass

 
 
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Kathy Tuchman Glass, a consultant and master teacher, is an accomplished author and former classroom teacher with more than twenty-five years of experience in education. She provides customized professional development services to K–12 educators with a focus on areas concerning curriculum and instruction. Among her many topics are differentiated instruction, standards work around English language arts, literacy, instructional strategies and teaching methods across content areas, assessments and rubrics, curriculum mapping, and backward planning for unit and lesson design.

Kathy is invested in increasing educators’ capacity to hone their craft and translate what she teaches to effective classroom practice. An author and dynamic, hands-on trainer, she provides professional development that educators can implement immediately to make a difference in students’ learning.

Kathy earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University (Bloomington) and a master’s degree in education from San Francisco State University. Originally a Midwesterner, she now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and continues to hold a current teaching credential. You can learn more about Kathy by visiting her website.

Click here to purchase her book and make sure to enter the code "kiosk" at check out to receive 20% off!

 
 

Kathy has graciously shared these great resources with us to help us get started planning our writing units!

You can also try out one of our many writing center quick kits!

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Don't Let Them Take Your Joy: Interview with Dr. Jean

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Dr. Jean Feldman’s noteworthy educational career has spanned more than 40 years. She has served as a classroom teacher, instructor of adults, author, and consultant. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the National Kindergarten Alliance, and the International Reading Association. Dr. Feldman’s list of degrees include a B.A. from the University of Georgia, a D.A.S.T. from Emory University, and both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Georgia State University. Dr. Feldman inspires teachers across the country with her engaging songs and creative activities that help make teaching and learning FUN!

You can learn more about Dr. Jean by visiting her website, her blog, or her new "Happies" blog. She has so many great resources available there!

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The Alphabetic Principle

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Hello everyone! Today we will talk about the Alphabetic Principle, why it's so important, and some ways that you can teach it! We are both working hard on teaching alphabet letters right now and here's a picture of Mom's whole group alphabet materials to prove it.

 
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Are you working on teaching the alphabetic principle too? Here are some activities that might help you out!


Transitional Kindergarten: Interview with Palma Lindsay

 
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Today we have an interview with Palma Lindsay of KFUNdamentals! Palma is a kindergarten teacher who has stayed on the cutting-edge of educational research and technology throughout her 37-year classroom career. She has taught grades K-8, served as a mentor to new teachers, and shares her fun ideas in her innovative blog which is jam-packed with new and fresh ways to keep the FUN in the FUNdamentals.

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The First 9 Weeks of Kindergarten

 
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The beginning of school is upon us and we are tired! Here we'll present you with some tips for the first 9 weeks of kindergarten. If you are trying to set up a classroom based on play and investigative learning (like we are doing) it takes time (probably at least 9 weeks of practice) but it's worth it in the end when you've got a classroom full of little discoverers!

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Music And Song: Interview with Heidi Butkus

Heidi Butkus has been teaching in California public schools since 1985. Combining a strong knowledge of brain research with practical experience, Heidi has created a wealth of fun and engaging teaching techniques that work well with diverse populations. She has presented at conferences nationwide, and is the owner and founder of HeidiSongs.com. Heidi has also created fourteen original CD's and DVD's for teaching beginning reading and math skills, three musical plays designed especially for young performers, and has written some picture books and many other teaching resources. Heidi's multimedia workshops are filled with fun and motivational educational activities that have been classroom tested and revised for effectiveness with all types of learners. Today Heidi joins us to talk about Heidi Songs and how music in the classroom can be a powerful tool for learning.

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The First Day of School

 
 

We are gearing up for the first day of school and we're here to give you some tips and tricks for making it go smoothly and for setting up your year for success. We include practical tips like... getting a pedicure and a haircut. Which are definitely serious suggestions. Trust us.

Thank you so much for emailing us and telling us what you would like to hear about. Please continue to send us your suggestions at kindergartenkiosk@gmail.com!

If you enjoy the podcast and can review us on iTunes that would be amazing of you! We really appreciate your reviews as they help us continue to make the podcast and help other teachers to find us. 

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Setting Up Your Classroom Part 2

 
 

As per your requests, we are going to talk more about how to set up your classroom, with specific tips for new teachers and more advice about organizing your materials and filing cabinet. Thank you so much for emailing us and telling us what you would like to write about. Please continue to send us your suggestions at kindergartenkiosk@gmail.com!

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Setting Up Your Classroom

 
 

Want some tips for setting up your classroom for the new school year? Well we've got some (considering we are both in the middle of trying to set up classrooms). It can be stressful, but if you take it bit by bit you can end up with a great looking room!

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The Great Disconnect: Interview with Michael Gramling

 
 

Michael Gramling is a lifelong advocate for social justice who found his professional home in 1979 when he discovered Head Start and embraced its values and its goals working as a Head Start teacher. Currently he spends most of his time visiting early childhood programs all over the United States as a consultant and a trainer helping programs to elevate the level of discourse in classrooms and to meet the needs of individual children. In doing so he has gained a unique perspective and a thorough and intimate understanding of how early childhood education is practiced in the United States.

Michael earned his Masters Degree in Human Development at Pacific Oaks College in 2000 and has served as the coordinator and chief trainer for the Region IV Head Start Teaching Center at Western Kentucky University. In 2000 he developed the national training material used by the Head Start National Center for Family Literacy. He was a contributing author to the Zero to Three 2003 tome, Learning to Read the World, and has had two articles published in Child Care Exchange. Today he joins us to discuss his book The Great Disconnect in Early Childhood Education: What We Know Vs What We Do.

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Our Favorite Books

 
 

Today is a listener requested topic. What are some of our favorite books for professional and personal development? Here are the books we mentioned. Buying these books through these affiliate links will help to support the podcast.

If you enjoy the podcast and can review us on iTunes that would be amazing of you! We really appreciate your reviews as they help us continue to make the podcast and help other teachers to find us. 

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Whiteness In Education: Interview with James Singer

 
 

James Singer teaches sociology at Westminster College and Salt Lake Community College and is enrolled in a doctoral program in the Sociology of Labor Markets and Social Policy at Utah State University. Singer is a member of the Navajo Nation and is a cofounder of the Utah League of Native American Voters. He is running for U.S. Senate in Utah and you can find out more about him at singerforsenate.com. Today he will talk with us about how "whiteness in education" affects the way we teach and will give us some ideas on how to make education more multicultural.

 
 

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Launch, Explore, Debrief

 
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Today we will discuss the launch, explore, debrief methodology. This is a great way of teaching a math lesson so that the children become more involved in the lesson as they are given a chance to explore math concepts on their own at their own developmental level. You may noticed that this episode was originally done through Facebook Live, which was certainly an adventure...

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Balancing Math Education: Interview with Sean Nank, Ph.D

 
 

Today we are joined by Dr. Sean Nank, a faculty member at American College of Education
 and author of Testing Over Teaching: Mathematics Education in the 21st Century. We will discuss how teachers can strike a balance in their teaching between concepts, procedures, and applications. The podcast is also crashed by three new co-hosts who all want to have a turn talking about math...

 
 

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Running Records: Interview with Kira Beck

 
 

Kira Beck is a Reading Recovery teacher and Literacy Coach who has taught Reading Recovery for eleven years. She currently teaches a class on using running records to help struggling readers in the Alpine School District. Today Kira shares her expertise on using running records effectively in the classroom.

Here are some video examples of how to give a running record. Keep in mind that you don't have to use a recording form with text as this may be too restrictive. For example, if the teacher would have recorded what the child said when he tried the word their wouldn't have been room to do so.

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Avoiding Burnout: Interview with Dr. Laine Young-Walker, M.D. and Vicki Davolt, LMSW

 
 

Dr. Young-Walker, M.D. and Vicki Davolt, LMSW join the podcast today to discuss the Early Childhood Positive Behavior Support program, a county wide initiative that assists early learning centers in establishing and maintaining effective learning environments. Dr. Young-Walker has recently published a study based on the discoveries she has made through this initiative concerning teacher support and burnout, namely, that supportive training has a positive effect on teachers of young children. The study, "Supporting Professional Development Needs for Early Childhood Teachers: An Exploratory Analysis of Teacher Perceptions of Stress and Challenging Behavior" was recently published in the International Journal on Disability and Human Development.

 
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Dr. Laine Young-Walker, M.D. is associate Dean for Student Programs, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She was the principal investigator for 4 projects funded by the Boone County Children's Services Board:

1) MU Bridge--School Based Psychiatry--funded since 2015

2) EC-PBS (Early Childhood-Positive Behavior Supports)--funded through LAUNCH (2010-2015) and Boone County Children's Service board from 2015 to present.

3) SOAR (System Offering Actions for Resilience) in Early Childhood--funded since 2016

4) BC-EBB (Boone County Early Child Coalition)--recently awarded to begin in Spring 2017

Vicki Davolt, LMSW, is the EC-PBS Coordinator.

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Compacting the Curriculum into Half Day K

 
 

Today's podcast is a listener requested topic: How to compact the curriculum into a half day schedule? Well, it's tough, but definitely doable and well give you some tips on how to get it done!

Here is an example of Kathy’s half day schedule:

8:20-8:30 AM: Come in and Read (Short Literacy Activities/Name Tickets) (M/Tu/TH)

8:20-8:40 Specials: LIBRARY (W) PE (F) 

          -Opening and Math are cut to 15 minutes on these days

8:30-8:55 AM: Opening Activities

Calendar

Morning Message

Singlish

Activity

Math Lesson

8:55-9:15 AM: Shared Reading

9:15-9:25 AM:

"Imagine It" Phonics Lesson

Handwriting Without Tears

*10 Minute recess if the weather is good

9:25-9:50 AM: Waterford Early Reading Program

9:50- 11:10 AM: Learning Centers

1- Guided Reading (T/TH) Guided Writing (W/F)

2- Phonics Lesson/ Phonemic Awareness Lesson (Title 1 Aide #1) (Tu/W/Th)

3- Phonics Lesson/ Phonemic Awareness Lesson (Title 1 Aide #2) (Tu/W/F)

4- Math Lesson (Parent Volunteer Tu/Th) Rotational Choice from below (W/F)

5- Rotates between: Art/Dramatic Play/Listening Center/Sensory/Science Journals/ Writing/Alphabet Manipulatives/Toys/ Leap    Pads/Handwriting/Puzzles/Reading Room/Writing Room/Math/MORE!

6- SNACK /Computer

You can also click here and here to see her full day schedule.

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Gifted Students: Interview with Joelle Trayers

 
 

Joelle Trayers has been teaching GT Kindergarten for several years and loves it. She shares her teaching tips at Not Just Child's Play: Challenging Young Minds. She knows it's difficult to find ideas to really challenge kids in early childhood, but it can be done, and in today's podcast she'll give us some ideas for working with our gifted kids!

We also had the chance to talk to Maria Mottaghian and Aimee Brown from the Oregon Child Development Coalition about helping migrant students. You won't want to miss hearing their experiences and advice. You can find it on our main blog.

If you enjoy the podcast and can review us on iTunes that would be amazing of you! We really appreciate your reviews as they help us continue to make the podcast and help other teachers to find us. 

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