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The Thriving Children Podcast is a show for parents and educators, that shines the light on child development. Weaving its way through each episode is a central theme of movement, play and connection, crucial ingredients in the early years of life.

Host Clare Crew is an early childhood and inclusive education teacher who specialises in the brain-body connection. She helps the children the system leaves behind, those with learning, attention and behavioural challenges. You can learn more about her or the podcast at www.ThrivingChildren.com.au

Thriving Children Podcast Clare Crew

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 35 Ratings

The Thriving Children Podcast is a show for parents and educators, that shines the light on child development. Weaving its way through each episode is a central theme of movement, play and connection, crucial ingredients in the early years of life.

Host Clare Crew is an early childhood and inclusive education teacher who specialises in the brain-body connection. She helps the children the system leaves behind, those with learning, attention and behavioural challenges. You can learn more about her or the podcast at www.ThrivingChildren.com.au

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    • 1 min
    Announcement

    Announcement

    A short announcement about the future of the podcast.

    • 2 min
    124: Questioning Homework with Alfie Kohn

    124: Questioning Homework with Alfie Kohn

    In this episode the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare revisits the topic of homework, with educator, author and advocate Alfie Kohn.

    Listen in to hear:

    •What the research says about the impact of homework on academic learning, time management skills and school/home continuity
    •3 reasons that we cling to homework in spite of what the research says
    •What the alternative to homework looks like

    Links for this episode:

    •Alfie Kohn's Website: www.alfiekohn.org
    •Alfie Kohn on Twitter

    • 29 min
    101: Playful Literacy with Lisa Burman

    101: Playful Literacy with Lisa Burman

    In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare speaks with Pedagocial Consultant Lisa Burman, about the roots of literacy. 

    This conversation centres around three foundations of reading, writing and spelling -  symbolic play, oral language and mark making.

    Links for this episode:

    •LisaBurman.com.au
    •LisaBurman.thinkific.com
    •Lisa Burman on Facebook ('Lisa Burman  - Consulting in Pedagogical Growth')


    Literacy is the theme for this month's episodes. Subscribe to the Thriving Children Podcast via iTunes so that you don't miss other related topics.
    To subscribe to Clare's newsletter list, visit www.ThrivingChildren.com.au
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    • 29 min
    77: Schoolification with Maggie Dent

    77: Schoolification with Maggie Dent

    In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare chats with the Queen of Commonsense, Maggie Dent. She is an author, educator and resilience specialist, passionate about the preservation of childhood.
    This is a deep and wide conversation that centers around the early academic push in our classrooms, to the detriment of children's physical, social, emotional and language development.
    You'll also be hearing the one change Maggie would create for today's children, if she had a magic wand. Parents and educators, you won't be disappointed in this conversation. It's both informative and empowering. 


    Links for this episode:
    Maggie's Website
    Maggie's Facebook Page
    Protecting Childhood Organisation

    Clare's Website
    Join Clare's Thriving Children Facebook Community


    Music by BenSound.com

    • 36 min
    66: Child Led Learning with Teacher Tom

    66: Child Led Learning with Teacher Tom

    In this episode of the Thriving Children Podcast, Clare chats to Tom Hobson, also known as 'Teacher Tom'.
     
    Listen in to hear:
    What a Cooperative Preschool looks like
    Why a child's learning agenda is of greater importance than an adults
    How to respond to conflict between children
    The trend of school readiness and academic creep
    What the research says about early literacy learning (it's not good)
    Tom's learning from the children he teaches
     
    Links for this episode:
    Teacher Tom's Blog
    Inspired EC - Tom's Tour Dates & Locations (July/August 2017)
    Adelaide Event (Sponsored by Thriving Children)
    Join Clare's Thriving Children Facebook Community
     
    Music by BenSound.com

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Samnthr ,

Thank you!

With such informative, easy-to-understand podcasts, I’ve been able to critically reflect on so many things on my way to and from work, leaving my home time for me! Thanks Clare!

KMoroney ,

Brilliant so informative

Thanks Clare for sharing your knowledge. As an OT the information is so relevant but moreso for me as a parent. I have recommended your podcast to many and can’t wait for your workshop! Thankyou

star stable LOVERS ,

Amazing & Accessible Resource

Thank you Clare for providing such amazing content in a vibrant and accessible manner. Initially when listening to the first episodes on Primitive Reflexes I was overwhelmed but having identified retained reflexes in my child this podcast has been an invaluable resource and finally providing some answers to our struggles with behaviour and food.

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