Presented by Voyager Sopris. Horacio Sanchez discusses how poverty is the single most significant event impacting education today. The brain transformations resulting from poverty speak to the heart of the academic and behavioral issues schools seek to overcome. The neuroscience of poverty provides a clear picture of why academic and behavioral problems occur in relation to poverty and how to design a more precise response to best address the issues.
Use the “What Is Talent?” quiz as professional learning for faculty and parent/community groups with the same goal of establishing the beliefs and assumptions foundational to a talent development mindset.
Rae Pica discusses the importance of understanding both body and mind in early childhood education with the hosts of The Preschool Podcast.
Featured on Episode 16 of the "Not Just Cute" podcast, Rae Pica shares what she’s observed over her over 40-year career and strongly advocates for movement in childhood education.
Author and early childhood expert Rae Pica is featured on the That Early Childhood Nerd podcast to discuss how honoring children's need to move can reduce behaviors we find challenging.
"Over the 40 years I’ve worked in early childhood education, I’ve believed many times that a revolution in the field was imminent. Heaven knows we’ve certainly needed one, as misguided policies have brought about increasingly inappropriate practices. Surely people who understand child development would finally begin making the decisions about ECE!
Clearly, I’ve been naïve..."
Read the full blog by Rae Pica, author of What If We Taught the Way Children Learn? and What If Everybody Understood Child Development?, regarding her experience in early childhood education and her thoughts on the response of schools to COVID-19.
In this chapter from Brain-Based Learning, authors Eric Jensen and Liesl McConchie discuss how each of the senses impact learning.