This episode is made possible by a generous grant from Physician Computer Company. Please visit their website: https://www.pcc.com/For more information on the Pediatric Executive Development System, visit us: https://thepediatriclounge.com/pediatric-developmentAbout Wellio: Wellio empowers pediatricians and families with accessible, affordable, and high-quality solutions right at their fingertips. By bringing together technology, trust, and human-centered design, Wellio paves the way for a brighter future for families everywhere.Ryan Padrez, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician and Clinical Associate Professor at Stanford University's School of Medicine. At Stanford, Ryan is the Co-Director of Community Engagement for the Pediatric Department's Office of Child Health Equity and Associate Director for Stanford's new Center on Early Childhood. Ryan is also the Medical Director of The Primary School, a new integrated health and education model that serves low-income children and families in Northern California. The school's approach is to integrate primary education and primary care, effectively bridging early education, health, and family support services starting in infancy. While at The Primary School, he continues caring for patients and teaching pediatric residents and medical students at Gardner Packard Children's Health Center and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. He works to integrate the health and education systems and remains dedicated to promoting models and policies that ensure high-quality care and support are accessible to all children.Publications:https://catalyst.nejm.org/doi/abs/10.1056/CAT.22.0216https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36622680/https://www.academicpedsjnl.net/article/S1876-2859(17)30162-6/fulltextOur Guest Host On Innovation : Dr. Sabrina Braham is a mother, community pediatrician, and innovator focused on leveraging technology to create better, more accessible care for children and families. Dr. Braham completed her Pediatrics residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. After 12 years in a thriving community practice in Silicon Valley, Dr. Braham returned to Stanford to focus on innovation for child health equity, completing the 2021-22 Biodesign Faculty Fellowship and Support the show
Last year, after speaking at a conference, I was contacted by, Sophie Kerr, the owner of Little Foxes Nursery School in Wiltshire, England, an early childcare center that believes in the power of strong role models in children's learning and development.She had heard me speak about B.R.I.D.G.E., the 6 key meta skills you need as a childcare center leader, and it immediately resonated with her.Although she had a strong team of directors, they were struggling in some crucial areas, like managing their calendars and having difficult conversations with staff, that were impacting the overall culture of the school.So, when she reached out to inquire more about leadership training for her team—Catherine, Amy, and Jen—I invited them to apply for our Director's Inner Circle membership program.I knew it was the perfect place for them to not only develop their leadership meta-skills, but get support from other directors who were experiencing the same struggles and working toward the same goals.But what I didn't expect was just how incredible it would be to watch each of their journeys unfold, side by side.The extent to which the program transformed their leadership in such distinctive and personal ways was powerful to see.That's why in this week's podcast episode, I'm sitting down with the Little Foxes team to hear their stories about how being in the Director's Inner Circle membership program has uniquely transformed their leadership and school cultures.Join us for a conversation about:Their leadership styles before joining the programTheir experience implementing the gratitude matrix, one-on-ones, and moreThe impact of their leadership on parents and familiesHow they've grown thanks to the program's resources, coaching, and communityLearn more and apply for the Director's Inner Circle & Owner's HQ: http://Chanie.me/jointhedic If you want to experience a leadership transformation like that of the Little Foxes team, I encourage you to apply for our Owner's HQ and Director's Inner Circle membership programs. As a member, you'll gain access to tools, resources, coaching, and community that will help you as you work toward building a school of excellence.P.P.S. Or, if you're looking for a more team-centered experience to elevate your circle of leaders, you could be a good fit for our Leadership Day Intensive. You'll get a full day of on-demand, in-school training with me, plus various accountability check-ins, to help you and your team transform your center's leadership and build a stronger, healthier culture. https://schoolsofexcellence.com/leadership More about the show:If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life. Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.
Early childhood services say they're running on a knife edge as enrolments drop and record numbers of services go out of business. Centre managers and owners say some families can no longer afford early childhood education and there is a lot of competition for the remaining enrolments. Official figures show there are fewer children enrolled in early education and they're attending for fewer hours. Education correspondent John Gerritsen reports.
Today, I'm chatting with Kristy DeGraaf, a family child care provider, trainer and childcare coach. Kristy started her career in social work and moved to Family Childcare 15 years ago after finding it hard to locate good care for her own children. We are talking about advocacy in Early Childhood Education and how you can get involved! Kristy sheds light on the importance of this despite the overwhelming challenges in the field. Some key takeaways: Understanding Advocacy: Kristen and Kristy to explore the meaning of advocacy in early childhood education. They debunk common misconceptions, highlighting the importance of actively participating in shaping policies and regulations. Personal Journey in Advocacy: Kristy shares her journey, starting as a family child care provider, feeling overwhelmed by rules and regulations, to realizing the need for active involvement. She describes an eye-opening experience addressing legislative bodies to advocate for quality childcare programs. Challenges in Advocacy: Kristy emphasizes the challenges of advocating effectively, including the need to understand different perspectives, the importance of diplomatic communication, and navigating legislative processes. Community Engagement and Impact: Reflecting on successful initiatives in Utah, Kristy discusses how community efforts led to defeating unfavorable bills and eventually influencing new legislation that positively impacted early childhood programs. Practical Advocacy: Beyond large-scale efforts, Kristy highlights how advocacy can be practiced on a smaller scale. From social media posts to engaging in conversations, she underscores the power of collective action, even through seemingly small contributions. If you have ever wondered how to be an advocate for early childhood, or where to start, this episode is for you! Kristen and Kristy discuss how to engage with established advocacy groups and emphasize that individual contributions, no matter how small, can lead to significant changes in early childhood education policies. Find Kristen here: @kristen.rb.peterson or at KristenRBPeterson.com Find Kristy here: on IG @kristy.degraaf or on Facebook or at kristydegraaf.com
Just like children are makers of art and creators of dramatic play scenes, they should be given the chance to be music makers! Join Cindy and Alison for a discussion about how to help children access the creative outlet of music and movement.
When you write out a to-do list—whether for your team, your family, or yourself—does it give an accurate representation of everything that goes into completing each task?Take laundry, for example. When I put "do the laundry" on my to-do list, I would be kidding myself if I thought it was a one-step process.There's sorting, washing, drying, ironing, folding, putting the clothes away… and even that isn't an exhaustive list depending on the circumstances. Rather than an easy box to check, something like laundry can easily take an entire morning—or day.It's a perfect example of invisible labor—all the tasks that need to get done that nobody sees……at least, nobody but you.As a school leader, invisible labor is your middle name. Your brain is wired to consider the details, and you can't help but get bogged down in all the particulars of whatever task is at hand.So, when your team reports to you, thinking the best thing to do is to relay ALL the information possible, you get overwhelmed by things you don't need to worry about.You feel responsible for things you don't need to be responsible for.And the result is that you waste precious time and energy on things that won't help your center move forward.To ensure you're operating at optimal levels and focusing on the things that matter most, it's critical for you to educate your team on how to report to you.In this week's podcast episode, I'm talking about how to train your team to report effectively so you can keep your mind—and your schedule—clear for tasks that bring you closer to your goals.Join me for a conversation about:Why it's important to educate your team on proper reportingFinancial debt vs. time debtHow to discern what's truly important to knowAction steps to educate your teamLearn more and apply for the Director's Inner Circle & Owner's HQ: http://Chanie.me/jointhedic More about the show:If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life. Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.
We're diving into the transformative power of social media for your early childhood business. With younger parents spending more and more time on social media, early childhood businesses must prioritize this as a marketing strategy. Social media marketing is an invaluable tool you can't afford to ignore.By actively engaging in social media marketing, your business can significantly enhance its visibility, build stronger community ties, and positively impact your enrollment and overall success.The key takeaway? How to turn your social media channels into engaging, trust-building platforms that don't just attract families, but create lasting relationships with them.This episode is a must-listen for anyone in the early childhood sector looking to harness the emotional and practical benefits of social media – turning likes and shares into genuine community bonds and business growth.Tune in to discover how you can make your early childhood business a beloved and buzzing presence in the digital world!And if you haven't already, join our Early Childhood CEO: A Community for Confident Early Childhood Operators Facebook Group for additional support and resources.Dont' miss out on our FREE Social Media Marketing Tools. A downloadable resource to help you monitor and optimize your social media strategy. Click here to download. Resources:Early Childhood Business Operations Framework Flight Plan. It goes over the 6 Operations Profit Boosters that are essential to operating an EC business. Be sure to setting aside uninterrupted periods, you can optimize your concentration and accomplish more in less time. Here you will find an easy-to-implement tool to help you with this first strategy to help you reclaim your time.It's Time to Be Goalden – The EC Biz Annual Planning Party. Coming out soon! Tune in to our kelleypeake.com website.
A Cabinet paper shows the Education Ministry underestimated the cost of passing on school and kindergarten teachers' pay rises to early childhood teachers by a quarter of a billion dollars over four years. The document shows the government reviewed early childhood funding after it realised it could not afford the full cost of increasing early childhood subsidies to help centres pay their teachers the same as teachers in other sectors. Our education correspondent John Gerritsen reports.
There are plans to increase pay for early childhood teachers in line with school and kindergarten teachers. A Cabinet paper shows the Education Ministry underestimated the cost by a quarter of a billion dollars over four years. As a result, the government was told it couldn't commit to pay parity in the early childhood sector. Educational Institute national secretary Stephanie Mills spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.
In Part 2 of our conversation with Todd Wolfson, the Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director at St. Francis High School just outside Pasadena, California, candidly shares why he so quickly shifted from playing to coaching, which featured him becoming a head basketball coach by 22 years old. In Part 2 of our conversation with Todd Wolfson, the Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director at St. Francis High School just outside Pasadena, California, candidly shares why he so quickly shifted from playing to coaching, which featured him becoming a head basketball coach by 22 years old. Winning Is Not Everything is a podcast aimed at bringing sanity back to youth sports with conversations with blue–chip athletes and coaches.
Telling stories builds children's comprehension, language, social skills, and more. Join Cindy and Alison for food for thought about storytelling and encouraging stories in addition to reading books.
When my husband Mayer and I still lived in NYC, he held a position at a college that was highly demanding (to put it lightly).As part of his role, he was required to work 7 days a week, with very limited PTO. And when he did have time off, he fell ill—just like clockwork.That wasn't a coincidence.When we work ourselves to the bone without allowing ourselves proper time to rest and recover, we become more vulnerable to illness. Think of your well-being like a battery—if you don't plug it in to charge, eventually it's going to run out of power.As a school leader, I'm sure you know this better than anyone. After all, professionals in the field of education are especially prone to burnout.But what you may not realize is that recharging your battery is about more than taking a yearly vacation.Because if you only give yourself time away once or twice a year, that break ends up being spent in a desperate attempt to recover from burnout… …rather than experiencing genuine moments of aliveness and connection with the people you love.To move beyond survival mode and make the most of your time off for fun and travel, you need to plan for regular rest and recovery throughout the year.That way, you won't be running on a near-empty tank while trying to enjoy all life has to offer. In this week's podcast episode, I'm discussing how to plan strategically for rest and travel as a school leader.Join me for a conversation about:Why it's crucial to strategically plan for rest and travelThe different kinds of rest you need to feel fully rechargedHow I manage my own recovery and travel throughout the yearHow you can plan for rest and travel in 2024Learn more and apply for the Director's Inner Circle & Owner's HQ: http://Chanie.me/jointhedic More about the show:If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life. Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.
Have you ever felt like your early childhood business is running in circles, not quite reaching its full potential? What if the key to breaking free from this cycle is something as simple, yet profound, as reflection?When you leverage the power of reflection, you will get unstuck, enhance your team dynamics, and skyrocket your overall business performance.Reflection is not just about looking back; it's a strategic tool to propel you forward. It is not just a philosophical exercise but a practical, strategic tool that can be seamlessly incorporated into the busy schedule of an early childhood business, ultimately leading to more effective management and greater success.This isn't just about business growth; it's about personal growth and creating an environment where every child, parent, and team member thrives. So, let's embrace reflection as our compass and navigate our way to a more successful, fulfilling early childhood business experience.We'll dive in to details so listen in.Be sure to download our Free Leadership Brainstorming Worksheet. An exclusive, downloadable, and printable journal you can use alone or with the team members you identified to work through the challenges.Want to listen with show notes? Click hereAnd if you haven't already, join our Early Childhood CEO: A Community for Confident Early Childhood Operators Facebook Group for additional support and resources.Resources:Early Childhood Business Operations Framework Flight Plan. It goes over the 6 Operations Profit Boosters that are essential to operating an EC business. Be sure to setting aside uninterrupted periods, you can optimize your concentration and accomplish more in less time. Here you will find an easy-to-implement tool to help you with this first strategy to help you reclaim your time.It's Time to Be Goalden – The EC Biz Annual Planning Party. Coming out soon! Tune in to our kelleypeake.com website.
Maria Montessori's theories of developmental psychology include her foundational observations of the planes of development for children. These planes outline various milestones physically and mentally as the child's education progresses, and it's so interesting to see common threads emerge when observing Montessori students in the classroom.In today's episode, I'm talking to Luz Casquejo Johnston, a parenting and life coach and a seasoned Montessori educator. Luz shares what she learned after experiencing all three planes of development in the span of one summer. She offers insights on the importance of reflection, observation, and the preparation of the Montessori teacher.Luz also shares the importance of asking “why?” - not only to find out the answer to educational concepts, but because our students will also be asking “why?”. We are better teachers when we are well-informed. What's in this episode:Luz shares about experiencing all 3 planes of development in one summerThe debate on the appropriateness of didactic materials in the Montessori classroomWhy observation is crucial for Montessori teachersThe common threads Luz noticed when going through the 3 planes of developmentHow self-reflection helps students and teachersFor full show notes, resources, links and to download the transcript, visit:https://www.trilliummontessori.org/podcast/ Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Do Didactic Materials Belong in the Infant & Toddler Classroom? by David Shelton-Dodge (From the Spring 2023 Issue of Montessori Life Magazine)Connect With UsVisit our websiteFollow us on InstagramConnect with us on Facebook
Is moving around actually a break for the brain? Are we putting too much emphasis on what children do at tables instead of when they are moving around? Join Cindy and Alison as they answer these questions and more!
This week, we share Part 2 of Chris's interview with McKinzee Steve, Danielle (Dani) Welge, and Kendra Everette, three members of the AAC Team for a large school district in Texas! In the second half of this interview, they talk about interactive trainings they have created for their district; ideas for getting admin support for AAC programs, and their new project, a series of tier 2 supports for their self-contained early childhood special ed classrooms that includes AAC apps and iPads for every student and teacher! Before the interview, Chris shares a fantastic AI tool that will determine what the overall consensus view on a particular research question - consensus.app. It's an AI search engine for research that allows you to ask a question and it will provide the academic field's consensus siting research on that topic. This can be great resource for AAC myth busting! Key ideas this week:
You have heard us often discuss the shortcomings of standardized assessments in accurately determining the best ways to meet a child's needs in the classroom. Standardized assessments are a tool, but they are not the best tool to use for every student. Today we dive into “learning stories,” observations that tell a story recognizing a child's everyday efforts as milestones in their growth. Join us to learn more!We are joined by Julia Koumbassa, the Professional Development Director at Educa, the first and only software platform created specifically for learning stories. She helps oversee a virtual academy of training and professional development for early childhood educators and has vast experience in early childhood education as a teacher and administrator. In her work, she has become obsessed with learning stories and how they give new and beautiful perspectives on a child's competencies and strengths. Show Highlights:Julia's explanation of what learning stories are and how this tool was first developed in New ZealandThe three-part format of a learning story: what happened, what the interpretation is, and what opportunities and possibilities existHow learning stories incorporate an assessment tool, observation tool, and planning tool all in oneHow learning stories differ greatly from other assessment tools in that they are strengths-based, positive, and empoweringHow learning stories incorporate input and responses from the child's family membersHow learning stories become a record of adventures and growth that follows a child from year to year and teacher to teacherHow to learn more about learning storiesLinks/Resources:Learn more about learning stories: Wendy Lee and the Educational Leadership Project and SALSA-Supporting the Advancement of Learning Stories in AmericaConnect with Julia Koumbassa: Email and Educa websitehttps://academy.geteduca.comContact us on social media or through our website for more information on the IEP Learning Center, and send us your questions for Nadia Bennett for a future episode: www.inclusiveeducationproject.org Thank you for listening! Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE to the show to receive every new episode delivered straight to your podcast player every Tuesday.If you enjoyed this episode and believe in our message, then please help us get the word out about this podcast. Rate and Review this show on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, or Google Play. It helps other listeners find this show.Be sure to connect with us and reach out with any questions/concerns:FacebookInstagram–We are doing videos on Instagram, so connect with us there and send us your questions!
It's been called an epidemic but also Georgia's most solvable problem. We're talking about the fact that according to the Georgia Department of Education, only about a third of most children in Georgia are reading on grade level by the third grade. That has ramifications on the future as experts say it won't support the workforce and Georgia's growing economy. Joining us to talk about the new Georgia Literacy Council and the work being done right now is Scott Johnson, chairman of the Georgia Literacy Council, and Dr. Gary Bingham, a member of the council who also serves as director of the Urban Child Study Center and a professor in the Department of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Georgia State University. Support the show
It always benefits children (and adults) to go outside and get fresh air. Join Cindy and Alison for a discussion about going outside in almost all weather and how we can make that possible.
Hey there, Confident Early Childhood Operators! Ever felt like you're stuck in the day-to-day grind, missing that secret sauce that makes some businesses just... soar? What if I told you that three simple strategies could be the game-changers you've been yearning for? Ready for an overhaul that's as exciting as a child's 'Eureka!' moment?The truth is, Confident Early Childhood Operators, these strategies we discuss today aren't just tools, they're catalysts. They can elevate the quality of the services we offer, the satisfaction of our teams, and, most importantly, the impact we make on the children and families we serve.Key Takeaways:Consistency is Key: Small, regular actions compound over time, leading to monumental growth.Never Stop Learning: It keeps us sharp, informed, and innovative.Empower Your Team: By fostering shared responsibility, we build stronger, more resilient businesses.I challenge each of you to implement at least one of these strategies in the coming week. Reflect on its impact, adjust, and refine as you move forward. The possibilities awaiting you are boundless.With these key strategies and actionable insights, you're well-equipped to elevate your establishment to new heights. It's the consistent steps, the commitment to growth, and the power of unity that makes the real difference.We'll dive in to details so listen in.Be sure to download our Free Golden Hour Reflection Journal. An exclusive, downloadable, and printable journal to help you make the most of your strategic thinking hour every day.Want to listen with show notes? Click hereAnd if you haven't already, join our Early Childhood CEO: A Community for Confident Early Childhood Operators Facebook Group for additional support and resources.Resources:Early Childhood Business Operations Framework Flight Plan. It goes over the 6 Operations Profit Boosters that are essential to operating an EC business. Be sure to setting aside uninterrupted periods, you can optimize your concentration and accomplish more in less time. Here you will find an easy-to-implement tool to help you with this first strategy to help you reclaim your time.EC Business Revenue Roadmap Challenge – Boost your fall revenue by 30%! Join our EC Business Revenue Roadmap Challenge for 6 weeks of actionable plans. Streamline operations, build a strong foundation, and achieve year-long success. Learn practical EC Business Operations strategies now!
This edWeb podcast is sponsored by Frog Street Press.The webinar recording can be accessed here.Listen to this edWeb podcast to learn basic coding skills and how to intentionally foster problem solving, spatial relationships, prediction skills, communication, and more through hands-on coding experiences. This student-centered approach to learning will support the importance of preparing young learners for a future in which computers, digital literacy, and programming are part of everyday life and work environments.This edWeb podcast is of interest to PreK teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, and education technology leaders.Frog Street Helping to guide children to success through research-based curriculum, digital resources and PD.Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.Learn more about viewing live edWeb presentations and on-demand recordings, earning CE certificates, and using accessibility features.
During its scheduled meeting Tuesday, October 3, the Watauga County Board of Commissioners granted approval for the Watauga Economic Development Commission to conduct a comprehensive study and analysis of childcare in the county. The study will be conducted by Dancy Research, a North Carolina-based economic development research firm, who recently conducted a similar study for the Wilkes County Economic Development Commission. Cyndi Dancy, Owner and Principal, will team with Dr. Pamela Shue, an Associate Professor for in the Department of Family and Child Studies at Appalachian State University to conduct the research. They will use a collaborative and economic approach to gather pertinent information from statistical sources and stakeholders, identify gaps in service, and make recommendations of action steps to fill those gaps. The full study is projected to take seven months to complete.On this week's Mind Your Business, we talk with Cyndi Dancy about how this type of data collection and community survey can help make the case for further work and investment on this important project. She'll also outline how data will be collected and ways for the community to engage in the process.Mind your Business is produced weekly by the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce. This podcast is made possible each week by Appalachian Commercial Real Estate and sponsored in part by UNC Health Appalachian.Support the show
We look briefly at the DC: 0-5: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood to consider anxiety in toddlers and discuss how this can align with an irritable temperament.
James Keys and Tunde Ogunlana discuss the tens of billions in federal child care funds that recently expired and what the role of government should be for something like child care (1:28). The guys also consider why it always seems like masculinity is under attack (32:29).Federal childcare funding is about to expire–and it could be terrible for the U.S. economy (Forbes)Opinion: Federal funding for child care is about to fall off a cliff. Why that's a disaster (LA Times)End of federal program funding childcare centers could impact local economy (CBS News Miami)Column: U.S. policy basically discourages having kids. Now our economy is paying the price (LA Times)Are We Not Men? (Esquire)
This week, Christina chats with Dr. Nilong Vyas of Sleepless in NOLA, on the importance of sleep in early childhood. They'll answer questions like, “Why is sleep important?” and “My child is a terrible sleeper. Is it me or something else?” Listen along for helpful information and tips and tricks around sleep. Resources mentioned in this episodeWhat is a sleep consultant and how do they help families?Sleep Disorders in ChildrenAutism Awareness & SleepMelatonin for Kids: A Guide for Parents and CaregiversSleepless in NOLADr. Vyas' Bedtime ChecklistThank you Dr. Vyas for offering our families a discount on your services! For a 10% discount use code: INEEDSLEEP10Where to find Exceptional LivesFacebookInstagramTikTokLinkedIn
In this latest podcast with the LOR Foundation, we get together with Kathryn Trujillo, an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant with the Early Childhood Council of the San Luis Valley. Listen as Monte Vista Community Officer Ivette Atencio and Kathryn discuss the focus of the Early Childhood Council, a couple of the neat projects they collaborated on, future plans, other project ideas, and so much more. Enjoy...
This episode is part of a series recorded on location at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology during the 2023 BUILD FLY CODE Live!, a special event for schools involved in a PaTTAN computer science (CS) professional learning program using drone technology. Lori Blantz and Janice Beitzel reflect on their professional growth in CS education and discuss strategies for engaging students with disabilities in CS learning. Other episodes in this series: "CS Spotlights: Integrating Computer Science into Special Education Classes" "CS Spotlights: Student Perspectives on Computer Science" For additional information about engaging students with disabilities in K-12 CS education, visit PaTTANpod episode S5E19:Training and Consultation to Implement Computer Science (Youtube) and the CSinPA toolkits (PaTTAN website). https://youtu.be/XxSp97Bb3mY https://www.pattan.net/Supports/STEM/computer-science Click here for more episodes https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCkBP2csbOssi3rUsfM-yQT1DVGUihxg2 Also available in podcast format on iTunes and Google Play Music iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/pattanpod/id1436873041?mt=2 Google Play Music https://play.google.com/music/m/Iwyth5xyq26f67f4qrzktutbxke?t=PaTTANpod Lori Blantz, Supervisor of Child Accounting and ECSES STEM and Instructional Technology Support, Lancaster Lebanon IU13 Lori Blantz has worked at IU13 for 17 years and in Special Education for 34 years. Lori trains and coaches the Lancaster Lebanon IU3 Special Education staff on using STEM and Instructional Technology tools in the classrooms to support and instruct students. Lori has always had a passion for computer science and works with her teachers to explore ways to incorporate CS skills in the classroom daily. Janice Beitzel, Teacher of the Deaf/HH, Lancaster-Lebanon IU13 Janice graduated from Bloomsburg University with bachelor's degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education with a concentration in Deaf Education in 2003. She received her master's degree in Deaf Education in 2005 and has taught students who are Deaf/HH for 18 years, mostly at the high school level. She received the Annie Sullivan Award from IU13 in 2018 and was nominated as a Keystones Technology Innovator in 2023. She has engaged her students in STEM projects, such as the Governor's STEM Challenge and Build|Fly|Code. Host Sara Frey Producer John Ragsdale Animation Media Solutions Special thank you to Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN), Pennsylvania Department of Education, And Bureau of Special Education Visit our website at http://www.pattan.net
No matter the industry, leaders are often afraid to be honest about why they're firing someone. They think that by sugar-coating the truth or dancing around the issue, they're protecting the person's feelings.But the reality is that being dishonest doesn't help anyone but you. Rather than protect them, you actually protect yourself from uncomfortable feelings. In reality, the best thing you can do for everyone involved is to communicate with transparency and kindness—no matter the context.Back in 2011, when I was working as a camp director in NYC, I had to fire a teacher after a very unfortunate incident.It was a sensitive time for the Jewish community in that area because a child had been tragically abducted while walking home from day camp. Understandably, everyone in the city was on especially high alert.So, when a teacher at my camp left a child alone in the bathroom and walked to a park two blocks away, I had no choice but to terminate her immediately.I found the child in the bathroom while doing my rounds, walked them to the park where the teacher was, and fired her on the spot.Now, in this particular situation, there wasn't much of a conversation, because I needed to act swiftly. But that didn't mean that I was unkind—or that I avoided addressing the reason she was being fired.I simply told her that her error in judgment was unacceptable—and let her go. As a leader, you're going to have to fire team members. In fact, never letting go of employees is a sign that you're not cultivating a values-led culture. Because there will always be individuals on your team who simply aren't the right fit.But at the end of the day, the reason you're letting them go doesn't matter. In every case, you owe it to them, to your team, and to yourself to navigate the conversation with poise and respect.In this week's podcast episode, the final installment of a three-part series on firing, I provide tips on how to navigate termination communication in a way that preserves your center's reputation and maintains the trust of remaining team members.Join me for a conversation about:What a termination conversation is really aboutWhy handling a termination conversation well is so importantHow to prepare for and conduct the conversation How to navigate the aftermath of firing a team memberLearn more and apply for the Director's Inner Circle & Owner's HQ: http://Chanie.me/jointhedic More about the show:If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life. Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.
Parents have 936 weeks between a child's birth and graduation to clue into and participate in what's happening during the critical spiritual and developmental phases of a child's life. Join Head of School, Dr. Mark Carleton in a two part series as he discusses how to be more present and show up for our children. The session on children in Early Childhood and Lower School.Click here for the presentation slides.
On this West Virginia Morning, health experts work to clear up confusion as we enter the respiratory illness season, and a new law is now in effect across West Virginia to implement more effective reading education. The post Clearing Up Respiratory Health Confusion And Improving Early Childhood Literacy This West Virginia Morning appeared first on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
Many years ago (when my kids were a lot smaller), my husband Mayer and I took a trip to Niagara Falls. As usual, I had organized everything in advance, including reserving adjoining rooms for our family.Because our kids were so young at the time, it was really important that we had that adjoining room. So, I made sure to call the hotel—both the day before and the day of the trip—to confirm that the rooms were available for us as planned.But lo and behold, on the night we arrived at the hotel, the staff member on duty told us that there were no adjoining rooms left because we had arrived too late at night.Mayer and I were livid. I had called to reserve in advance specifically because I knew we would be arriving late and wanted to make sure we got the rooms we needed. Yet here we were, standing at the check-in desk, luggage in hand, being told that it was our fault we didn't get adjoining rooms.Why? Because the hotel staff refused to take responsibility for their mistake.Does any of this sound familiar?Throughout your career, I'm sure you've seen plenty of instances where team members didn't take accountability, shifted the blame, or reacted poorly to feedback.And sure, even the best of us have some missteps along the way.But when a team member's failure to take personal responsibility becomes a pattern of behavior, it's a signal that it's probably time to say goodbye.In this week's podcast episode, the second in my three-part series on firing, I dig deeper into personal responsibility and the other key reasons for deciding to let go of a team member.Join me for a conversation about:The core evidence that should determine whether you fire someoneWhy documentation is essential throughout the decision-making processHow to evaluate performance, coachability, mindset, and moreHow personality fit should factor into your decisionLearn more and apply for the Director's Inner Circle & Owner's HQ: http://Chanie.me/jointhedic More about the show:If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life. Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.
Did you know that we all have a body budget? We need an amount of everything that fuels the body, and when that budget is off balance, our behavior can suffer. Join Cindy and Alison for a discussion about how this impacts the behavior of early learners.
In today's episode, Drs. Santhana and Go discuss American children's diet, introducing solid foods, food allergies, and foods to avoid. Time Stamps: American Children Diet CDC Data - 2:11 When To Introduce Solid Foods - 4:04 Food Allergies - 9:16 Foods To Avoid During Infancy and Early Childhood - 12:11 Medical Trivia - 15:16 Conclusion - 15:48
November 3rd—International Stonework Play Day! Stonework Play website (Diana's website and link to her book) International Stonework Play guide Stonework Play Facebook group Stonework Play Facebook page Rocks/Stone Book List by Carla International Stonework Play podcast past episode with Carla Social Emotional Learning and Loose Parts podcast episode Deconstructive Play resources Book--Loose Parts Learning in K-3 Classrooms: https://www.gryphonhouse.com/books/details/loose-parts-learning-in-k-3-classrooms Loose Parts Play Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LoosePartsPlay/ Loose Parts Play Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LoosePartsPlay/ Inside Outside Michiana Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/InsideOutsideMichiana/ Loose Parts Nature Play Website: https://loosepartsnatureplay.org/
"...it's so difficult for many who have been given that diagnosis, whether it's accurate or not, just because there hasn't been many solutions other than the message that they need to be on medications." In this enlightening conversation with Dr. Christina Bjorndal, we explore the intricate connections between mental wellness diagnosis, traumatic experiences, and the journey to healing. Dr. Christina also wrote the book Beyond The Label: 10 Steps to Improve Your Mental Health With Naturopathic Medicine. In this episode, we delve into the challenges and stigmas of mental health labels and discuss how early life experiences, the ego, and shadow beliefs can contribute to stored trauma that require a holistic approach to overcome. We will answer two questions: Is a bipolar label related to early childhood trauma, and if so, is there a different solution to a bipolar label than psychiatric medication? Key Takeaways: The challenges of maintaining mental wellness amidst societal changes and isolation [03:42] Dr. Christina shares her motivation for writing her book and her personal struggle with various mental health diagnoses [04:17] Patients labeled as non-compliant due to their response to medication [07:00] The impact of early life experiences, including in utero, on mental health and wellness [08:47] The interconnectedness of neurotransmitters, hormones, and detoxification systems in mental health [13:40] The importance of allowing oneself to feel and process emotions as a crucial step towards healing and mental wellness [18:33] Layers of healing [23:09] 10 steps to maintain healing in your physical and mental health [29:02] GUIDE “How do you know if you have trauma? And if you do have trauma, what is the next step? The good news is, there is a step-by-step process for identifying and healing trauma. Download my step-by-step guide (with a quiz inside!) to see if you have trauma and to identify how to get started. Download your free roadmap here: https://traumahealingaccelerated.mykajabi.com/steps-to-identify-and-heal-trauma-a-roadmap-for-healing” –BIO– Find More About Dr.Aimie https://www.traumahealingaccelerated.com/dr-aimie-apigian-md-ms-mph/ More about our guest: Christina Bjorndal Dr. Christina Bjorndal, B.Comm, ND, graduated from UBC in 1990 with Bachelor of Commerce Degree with honors. She was Valedictorian of her graduating class. She completed her Doctorate in naturopathic medicine from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in 2005. She is one of the only licensed NDs in Canada who is considered an authority in the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders and eating disorders. A gifted speaker and best selling author, she has shared her personal story and philosophy of wellness with audiences across North America and has appeared on many health summits and radio shows such as The Jenny McCarthy Show, and the docuseries “Interconnected”. She is recognized as one of the top NDs to follow by two independent organizations. Dr. Chris has helped many patients navigate through labels and stigma towards physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Having overcome many challenges in the sphere of mental health, Dr. Chris is especially exceptional about sharing her motivational speeches about how to overcome barriers in life and to encourage others to achieve their full potential. She loves her work and balances it with a full, active lifestyle with her husband and son. Disclaimer: By listening to this podcast, you agree not to use this podcast as medical advice to treat any medical condition in either yourself or others. Consult your own physician for any medical issues that you may be having. This entire disclaimer also applies to any guests or contributors to the podcast. Under no circumstances shall Trauma Healing Accelerated, any guests or contributors to The Biology of Trauma podcast, or any employees, associates, or affiliates of Trauma Healing Accelerated be responsible for damages arising from the use of the podcast. Helpful links: Attachment Roadmap Guide for Biochemical Imbalances in Mental Health Foundational Journey for Addressing Stored Trauma We Recommend: Starters Basic Bundle for Energy - This provides your body with key essentials that can help get you unstuck, have deeper, more restorative sleep, and enhance your energy levels. https://www.traumahealingaccelerated.com/product/starters-basic-bundle-for-energy/
Today on Become A Calm Mama, we're diving deep into the topic of bullying. Bullying can be a difficult and painful experience for kids and parents alike.None of us want our kids to be the bully, and we also don't want them to be bullied. Today, I'll describe what bullying actually is (and what it is not) and help you learn to spot the risk factors and signs that your kid is being bullied or that your kid is doing the bullying. And, of course, I'll help you figure out what to do about it if you find your kid in either situation. What Is Bullying?StopBullying.gov explains bullying as unwanted and aggressive behavior among school age children, middle schoolers and teenagers that also involves a real or perceived power imbalance. There are really three parts to bullying: the behavior being unwanted, the imbalance of power and repetition of the behavior. We know how to recognize when a behavior is unwanted. The kid being bullied doesn't like it. They ask the other person to stop or try to get away from the behavior.The imbalance of power is a little trickier. It can be physical strength, access to embarrassing information or social status. Some of these are easy to see, while others are not obvious. Whatever the advantage, it is then used to control or harm someone else.The power dynamic is also not permanent. Kids go through growth spurts, social circles change and it can be different from one setting to another.Repetition tells us that bullying is not a one-off thing. It has the potential to happen more than once, because the other person is vulnerable in some way. In order to stop the bullying, we need to change something about the circumstance. 4 Types of BullyingWithin this definition, there are four main types of bullying .Verbal Bullying involves saying or writing mean things. Teasing can become bullying if it's paired with an imbalance of power and repetition. Name-calling, inappropriate sexual comments, taunting and threats are all examples of verbal bullying. Social Bullying or relational bullying involves hurting someone's reputation or relationships. This can look like intentionally leaving one kid out, telling other kids not to be friends with someone, spreading rumors, calling attention to differences or embarrassing someone.Physical Bullying involves hurting someone's body or their things - hitting, kicking, punching, spitting, taking or breaking someone's things, making mean hand gestures, etc.Cyberbullying is any type of bullying that happens digitally on phones, computers, texts, social media or other devices or online forums. Cyberbullying is really hard to get away from and can be even more persistent than other types. It's a 24-hour a day risk. It's also more permanent because there is a digital footprint. These, combined with the fact that we often aren't seeing it happen makes cyberbullying especially scary for parents because it feels harder to protect our kids. Early Childhood and BullyingAt some point both of my kids were accused of bullying other kids. I also see this come up with my clients, especially when their kids are younger.Around preschool, ages 3 through 5 or 6, we often start to hear about bullying. But that's not actually what is happening in most cases.At this age, kids are learning how to cooperate and share. They're learning how to understand their feelings. And in that process, they might be aggressive or act out and get angry when they don't get what they want. But that is not bullying. It is normal developmental stuff. Our...
Did you know that 90% of brain development happens from ages 0 to 5? This means a child's brain is almost fully developed before they enter kindergarten. In Tallahassee, our kindergarten readiness rate is at an alarming 49%. This means over half of our children who are entering kindergarten are not adequately prepared to adapt to this new learning environment. This is where Littles to Leaders comes in. Littles to Leaders is an initiative by Leon County Schools to help establish parents as first teachers. The program will provide every parent of a newborn child in Leon County with brain development education and information about community resources to help with the development of the baby. Every family will receive a “brain bag” at the hospital following the birth of their baby. This bag contains resources and information to support their baby's brain development. Littles to Leaders aims to raise our kindergarten readiness rate by starting from birth. Tune into this week's episode to hear all about Littles to Leaders and the details behind the program from Brooke Brunner.
No one enjoys having to fire an employee. In most cases it's uncomfortable and unpleasant to have to let someone go, especially if they didn't do anything "wrong."But hanging on to a team member who's not the right fit for your center's vision and values can have some serious consequences… maybe more than you realize.In the case of Janine, a Schools of Excellence Owner's HQ member, her reluctance to fire a toxic team member impacted her health and wellbeing. Janine was an owner who had what I like to call a "toxic genius" on her team. This team member was smart, reliable, great with kids and parents—everything you could want in an employee—but she also had a habit of stirring up gossip and putting others down.Janine was torn about what to do. On the one hand, she knew the team member was negatively impacting her center.But on the other, she had just opened up a fourth location and barely had the capacity to deal with her usual responsibilities—let alone go through the process of firing someone.But instead of delegating the responsibility to her team member, a director, Janine insisted that she had to be the one to do it.So, month after month passed by, and Janine continued to sit with the same dilemma. It wasn't just her mind, though, that suffered from her inaction. She developed high blood pressure and couldn't sleep more than 3 hours a night.After an entire year of worsening health problems, I finally asked Janine: "When is enough, enough? When will you realize what you're losing by not letting this person go?"If reading this reminds you of someone on your team, I want to ask you the same question: When is enough, enough? How long will you wait in the name of avoiding discomfort before you take action for the sake of yourself and your team?So, what happened with Janine when she finally faced the truth?She took accountability, let go of the toxic genius, and for the first time in a long time, she slept straight through the night.In this week's podcast episode, the first in a three-part series on firing, I explore the true cost of hanging on to team members when it's time to let go.Join me for a conversation about:The top 3 reasons we fire employees (HINT: It's not just about performance)The impact of keeping someone who needs to leaveWhy we have to prioritize ourselves and our team's wellbeingAction steps to take if you're struggling with letting someone goLearn more and apply for the Director's Inner Circle & Owner's HQ: http://Chanie.me/jointhedic More about the show:If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life. Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.
How did Halloween end up being celebrated in educational settings? What do we do about that with today's knowledge about the importance of cultural responsiveness, respect, and belonging? Join Cindy and Alison to ponder these questions and more.
Meet Maddie Reith, the ultimate go-getter, who took her Early Childhood profession and turned it into a life in the sports industry…If you've ever wanted to work for your favourite sporting team, or land positions at some of the biggest events in the world, then this episode is for you. Maddie takes us through the process of how she ended up as the top Membership Sales person at the Brisbane Broncos, to working at the FWWC, to now leading 700+ people at the Gabba with the O'Brien Group. Learn how to nail those job applications, the importance of being yourself, and how you can find THE FWWC quarter-final penalty shoot-out ball in your house (yes, we freaked out over this too).Maddie is a wealth of knowledge, with tonnes of great tips and tricks - make sure you tune in!In this episode we cover:(0:00) Introduction(01:35) Reuben's Portugal Experience (09:18) Community Update(12:14) Welcome Maddie(14:00) Quick Fire Questions(18:21) How Maddie realized she wanted to work in sport(20:54) How Maddy got her first sport experience(22:19) How Maddie articulated her transferable skills into sport(24:21) Application Process at Broncos(35:16) Maddie's experience at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup(39:50) How Maddie secured a match ball from the Australia v France Quarterfinal(46:20) Maddie's advice for people applying for role in sport(48:25) Maddie's Day to Day with O'Brien Group at the Gabba(53:57) Advice for people looking to transition into the sport industry(59:50) ASK SPORTSGRADAdditional episodes you may enjoy
Every year, flu season seems to come as a surprise.We know it's coming. And yet, it always seems to catch us unaware, putting us into all kinds of highly stressful situations. Like having to find a sub for your subs' sub.Seriously. I was dropping off one of my kids at school one day, and I didn't recognize one of the teachers. When I asked her who she was, she said "Oh, I'm subbing for Rachel."Who's Rachel?Well, as it turns out, Rachel was subbing for Britney… who was subbing for Sheera, who was subbing for Maria—the original teacher.When I say I've seen it all, I mean I've seen it all. While this particular comically chaotic situation may have never happened to you, I know that as a center leader, flu season has left you scrambling to cope with crises like staff shortages, schedule interruptions, and many other impacts that hit the school. And it happens every. Single. Year.So how do you prevent flu season from throwing an annual wrench into all your plans?A strong, center-oriented insurance policy may give you the tools you need. Simliar to a flood insurance policy you go out and buy, this is something you hope to never use, but that's there to protect you if needed.This kind of proactive insurance policy allows you to prepare for understaffing without overburdening your staff. It gives you an efficient, flexible way of managing absences while also improving your staff's overall wellbeing.This week's podcast episode is one I've wanted to record for years. In it, we're discussing proactive approaches to the dreaded flu season.Join me for a conversation about:How to appropriately prepare for flu seasonWhat an insurance policy for flu season looks likeThe impact this season has on schoolsHow to communicate preparations and alleviate concernsLearn more and apply for the Director's Inner Circle & Owner's HQ: http://Chanie.me/jointhedic More about the show:If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life. Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.
Have you tried to extinguish behavior by ignoring it? We were told to do that for generations. Join Cindy and Alison as they discuss what we now know about the impact of planned ignoring on young children and on your relationship with them.
Have you ever wondered where the foundations of creativity and leadership are built? It might be earlier than you thought! The foundations of all learning are built during the incredible first 1000 days of life. Finding out about the impact of these vital early days transformed today's guest, Clare Stead's career took her from working with primary-aged children to building the Oliiki app for parents and parents-to-be from conception to two. She's building the leaders of tomorrow.During our chat we'll discuss why you might want to be more focused on supporting your parents and parents-to-be in your workplace from the pregnancy announcement onward if you want to create, support and develop a creative, thinking workforce!To learn more, visit:https://caffestrategies.com/Listen to more episodes on Mission Matters:https://missionmatters.com/author/genein-letford/
Cindy and Alison continue the topic of healthy sexuality in early childhood by discussing what we need to teach young children about safe and unsafe touches, protecting themselves, and more.
For as long as there have been kids, people have offered advice on how to care for them. Talking About Kids is introducing a new segment in which a colleague and I examine classic and obscure books about kids from the distant and not-so-distant past. We will be looking at what has changed and what has stayed the same to try to uncover universal truths and inspiration that you can use as you care for your own kids. In this episode, we analyze a chapter called, “The Bad Child,” from the 1920 book series, The Kindergarten Children's Hour by Lucy Wheelock. My guest to help me with this effort is KellyAnn Bonnell, the Early Childhood and Elementary Education Coordinator at Feather River College. KellyAnn has an encyclopedic knowledge of early childhood education theory, but she also is a skilled practitioner whom I have seen transform classrooms. More information about KellyAnn is at talkingaboutkids.com.
It's easy to feel pulled down by the difficult happenings at your center.This was the case for Ashriel Huber, second-generation legacy owner of A Child's Touch in Colorado.Her desire to make the previous owner proud, coupled with the stress of taking over a large center with many moving parts, led to dysregulation, impostor syndrome, and a sense that she could never give enough to move the needle.When I met Ashriel at a conference, she felt stuck. She confided that she'd lost key members of administration, and lacked the processes and procedures that would calm the chaos.More troubling, she felt as if she'd given her life to the center, staying late night after night to try and get ahead. She needed to gain the trust of her employees, and working hard seemed the best way to accomplish that.After listening to her story, I grabbed a napkin and walked her through the Pyramid of Excellence. In her own words, that conference marked a turning point in how she thought about her role as owner. She joined the Schools of Excellence Owner's HQ membership program and began working to shift her limiting beliefs.With the support of other owners, she's learning to build emotional resilience, allowing her to stay the course when challenges arise. Instead of living at the center, she's dedicated several mornings to staying home and attending coaching calls.Most importantly, she found connections with other leaders, which allowed her to form a community of peers. Instead of feeling isolated and alone, she could share her ideas, gain feedback, and take concrete steps forward.Members of Ashriel's staff have noticed a shift. They've commented on her growing confidence, and the atmosphere at the center is beginning to transition. Now she has the tools to separate caring for the individual from being a leader who expects people to do their jobs.If you've ever felt like you're struggling with impostor syndrome, or if the stressors of your center sometimes feel too daunting, I encourage you to listen to Ashriel's story. You'll hear more about her journey and how the membership helped her gain confidence in her role as a leader.Join me for a conversation about:The struggles Ashriel faced before joining the membershipWhat she learned by being surrounded by other like-minded ownersHow her center looks now that she's a more confident leaderWhat's next for her and her centerLearn more and apply for the Director's Inner Circle & Owner's HQ: http://Chanie.me/jointhedic More about the show:If you are an Early Childhood director or owner, prepare to transform your school and life with the Schools of Excellence podcast. Tune in each week to learn from Chanie Wilschanski, the founder and host of the Schools of Excellence Podcast and a mom of 4 little kids. Each episode will be packed with tools and strategies – equipping you to build schools with higher staff retention, teacher motivation, parent partnership, collaborative culture, and beautiful quality of life. Every week, Chanie shares the truth about the journey to excellence, the strategies that are working TODAY, and the mindset about the critical decisions and choices that you make every day which impact yourself, your teachers, parents, family, and children who you serve every day.
Little Kids, Big Hearts just became a finalist in the Signal Awards! Before Oct. 5, you — OUR LISTENERS — can do us a BIG (and big hearted ❤️) favor by voting for us in the Signal Listener's Choice Awards. It's easy: Just click here and vote for Little Kids, Big Hearts. We're honored to be picked from 1000s of podcasts to be a finalist — and to be in such amazing company!The episode that was selected by the Signal jury as a finalist was our episode about trying new things. Have a listen...and then — if you love it as much as we do — please consider voting for us ASAP! Thank you!***In this episode of Little Kids, Big Hearts, Todd talks with River, Taylor, and Leo about trying new things. They go on an imaginary journey to the Land of Qook-a-Lackas where they meet Crayton the Dragon, who's learning how to fly! Please find more info and educational extension activities online at playsparkler.org/podcast. These extension activities will help you to support children (Pre-K to Grade 3) as they share their feelings about what it is like when they try new things and build persistence and resilience. Two special guests join us in this episode, and we are so grateful to them:Christine Pedi plays the role of Crayton the Dragon. She is a television and theater comedic actress, Drama Desk nominee for FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, Sirius XM radio personality "Lady of a Thousand Voices" and Award-Winning Cabaret Performer. On Broadway, she appeared in CHICAGO as Mama Morton, LITTLE ME with Martin Short and Faith Prince, directed by Rob Marshall, and in Eric Bogosian's TALK RADIO with Liev Schreiber, directed by Robert Falls.The ukulele music and the original song "Try" are written and performed by Bill English. Bill is an actor, musician, and voiceover artist based in NYC who has appeared on Broadway in Twentieth Century starring Alec Baldwin and Anne Heche and Anything Goes with Sutton Foster and Joel Grey. TV credits include The Good Wife, Madam Secretary, Elementary, Cavemen, Family Guy, and more. Find extras and educator resources at playsparkler.org/podcast.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the incidence of diabetes in childhood increased. JAMA Associate Editor Anne R. Cappola, MD, ScM, and Ezio Bonifacio, PhD, from the Center for Regenerative Therapies at the Dresden University of Technology, discuss SARS-CoV-2 infection and its association with islet autoimmunity in early childhood. Related Content: SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Development of Islet Autoimmunity in Early Childhood