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4.10 Using Children’s Books to Help Kids Process Emotions with Hailey Glynn

In this episode, I’m joined by Hailey Glynn for a conversation about how we can use children’s books to help our kiddos process difficult situations and learn more about themselves.   Hailey, a former elementary teacher from Buffalo, NY, unexpectedly ventured into storytelling during the pandemic. Her debut, “When Virona the Corona Came to Town,” became […]

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4.9 Literacy Hacks for Busy Families, Part 1

This is part one of a two-part series on literacy hacks for busy families. In this episode, I’m sharing practical and time-efficient tips for parents and caregivers who may have busy schedules but still want to foster a culture of literacy at home. I am going to share 10 different ideas, 5 in this episode […]

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4.8 Writing to Improve Comprehension with Heather O’Donnell

In this episode, I’m joined by Heather O’Donnell for a conversation about writing skills that will help your kids and students improve their comprehension.   Heather O’Donnell MS.Ed and Ed.M began her career as a classroom teacher. Working in both special and general education classroom settings, she left the classroom in 2018 to open New Paltz […]

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4.7 A Few of My Favorite Things: Reading, Writing, & Online Learning Gifts

In this special holiday episode, we’re diving into the world of reading, writing, and online learning with a guide to thoughtful and educational Christmas gifts for kids! With the holiday season right around the corner, I’ve curated a list of gifts that will inspire young minds and foster a love for learning. Whether it’s enhancing […]

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4.6 Helping Struggling & Reluctant Writers at Home with Ashley Gilbert

In this episode, I’m joined by Ashley Gilbert. Ashley is a former elementary school teacher who took her favorite parts of the classroom and turned them into a successful and thriving tutoring business, Keep It Up Tutoring! She’s on a mission to help K-5 students become better readers, spellers, and writers. Ashley has a Master’s […]

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4.5 Supporting Executive Function at Home with Carrie Bonnett

In this episode, I’m joined by executive function coach, Carrie Bonnett. Carrie is a veteran teacher and lifelong listmaker based in Bend, Oregon where she lives with her husband and two children. Carrie works with families all over the United States. Her no-shame approach and the strategies and tools that she teaches empower students to […]

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4.4 Why Your Kids Need to Read More Nonfiction!

In this episode, I’m talking about the importance of vocabulary development in children and why your kids need to read more nonfiction! Books & Resources Mentioned in This Episode: This book and resource list may contain Amazon affiliate links. I may earn a small commission (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase through […]

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4.3 Best Practices for Teaching Students with Dyslexia with Aly Young

In this episode, I’m joined by Aly Young. Aly’s background in psychology and sociology led her to explore her passion for education and learning by teaching in various settings, from public, to private, to charter. In each school, Aly noticed that kids always struggled with the material, not because they weren’t smart or trying, but […]

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4.2 10 Questions to Consider Before Reading a Banned Book with Your Child

This year, Banned Book Week is October 1-7. In this episode, I’m taking on a controversial topic… reading banned books with your children. Tune in for an explanation of why some books get banned and ten questions to consider before reading banned books with your kiddos. Books & Resources Mentioned in This Episode: This book […]

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4.1 Is Your Child Struggling at School? with Scotti Weintraub

We’re back with season 4! In this episode, I’m joined by Scotti Weintraub of Reframe Parenting. Scotti Weintraub is the mom of 2 teen boys. After supporting her own struggling children, she’s using her hard-won experience to save other parents time and heartache with her business, Reframe Parenting. She loves nothing more than helping other […]

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