As a parent, you want your child to be successful in school and life. You’re also busy and not always sure if you’re “doing it right.” That’s where we come in. We know you already have what it takes to coach your child’s learning. You just need a few tips, a few answers, and some good encouragement along the way. Our host, Dr. Erica Karr, uses her years of experience as an educator and now as a parent to bring you brief bites of advice to increase your confidence and successfully support your child’s learning. We’ll also connect with other experts and parents to help answer your questions. Ask us your question and it might be featured on the podcast. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children need social connections in order to be successful in school and in life. Amid the shifts from building to at-home learning, the opportunity to build social skills and make new friends have taken a hit. It’s important for parents to remember that, like everything else, children LEARN how to be social. They learn by watching the example adults set for them in their own friendships. In this episode, we share specific actions parents can take to teach friendship and how they can coach children to be a good friend.
Most parents want to coach independent learners and children who will grow up to be self-sufficient, self-aware, and able to accomplish their goals and dreams. Student-led conversations are a first step in helping our children learn how to know where they are and decide what they need to be successful in reaching their goals. In this episode, Sumeera Mansukhani, an elementary teacher in the School District of Menomonee Falls, joins us to share how you can help your child initiate student-led conversations.
4 Tips for a Schoolwork Meltdown
When it comes to schoolwork, meltdowns happen sometimes! In this episode we share four tips to help make meltdowns less frequent and also discuss how you can help your child move through them faster.
STEAM-based learning is an integrated approach to learning that prepares students for success beyond the classroom and stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math. Integrating STEAM-based learning activities into children's day to day can be easy-- and a lot of fun to do! Listen as our Studer Education colleague, Basil Kuloba, who is also the Executive Director of Inertia, joins us and shares tips for creating STEAM-powered learning moments.
With learning at home being something so many students and parents are doing, there are now more opportunities than ever to turn regular experiences into learning experiences. In this episode, we’re hoping to help you know when you might be in the middle of a teachable moment and what to do in that moment. Our guest and colleague, Dr. Holly Ellis, joins us to break down teachable moments and how to seize those opportunities.
Coaching Kids to Identify Emotions
It's natural for kids to experience different emotions as they learn. When they have the ability to identify and process emotions, it enables them to move through those experiences so that they don't get stuck in a negative or unhealthy space. This is a skill that sets up kids for success in the classroom and later in life. In this episode, our Studer Education colleague and Leader Coach, Dr. Gayle Juneau-Butler, joins us to share tips for parents who want to coach their children to identify emotions. Gayle works with leaders in school systems and other organizations all over the country. She has a background in higher education and she also has two children, who light up her life.
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