Skip to main content
Children of the Pandemic: Searching for Solutions in Education

Children of the Pandemic: Searching for Solutions in Education

By Hanna Violet Schwank
We need solutions to the challenges we are facing with raising and educating children during the pandemic. Partner with Hanna Violet and other amazing parents and educators to discuss dreams, ideas, and potential paths forward in these trying times.

Feel free to contact Hanna through her website (hannaviolet.com/contact) with any questions or ideas.
Support the Search for Solutions:
www.venmo.com/Hanna-Schwank

Learn more at www.hannaviolet.com and childrenofthepandemicsearchingforsolutionsineducation.wordpress.com/

Listen on Spotify
Where to listen
Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

Currently playing episode

Growing a Child’s Mind Without Losing Yours

Children of the Pandemic: Searching for Solutions in Education

Growing a Child’s Mind Without Losing Yours

Children of the Pandemic: Searching for Solutions in Education

1x
Let Kids Learn: A Petition for Education Reform
The pandemic wreaked havoc on our school systems and most students undeniably struggled. Where do we go from here? In this episode, the spokesperson for the controversial LetMIKidsLearn petitions explains his vision for alternative education opportunities. To learn more about the petitions, go to www.letmikidslearn.com Learn more at hannaviolet.com -- This podcast is hosted by Hanna Violet—An Early Childhood Educator, ESL writer and editor, author of Finding Garfield, and new mother. Check out Hanna Violet's book: https://amzn.to/3brtYsE Learn more about 8 Ways Games at linktr.ee/8waysgames Support the search for solutions: www.patreon.com/hannaviolet www.venmo.com/Hanna-Schwank anchor.fm/hannavioletschwank/support --- Children of the Pandemic is a podcast with a dream of opening up communication between parents, educators, mental health experts, and policymakers worldwide to find solutions to the tough challenges we are facing in education and parenting.
30:48
May 14, 2022
Performing Arts in Lockdown
Laurie shares the challenges she faced as a music educator in Malaysia during the height of the pandemic. We discuss hybrid teaching, strict lockdowns, sudden layoffs, covid tracking apps, pandemic pregnancy, balancing new motherhood with work, and facing collective trauma as educators. Laurie’s radio podcast version of the wizard of oz: https://soundcloud.com/tenbypa Laurie's virtual "kitchen jam": https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=666225690609590 Learn more at hannaviolet.com -- This podcast is hosted by Hanna Violet—An Early Childhood Educator, ESL writer and editor, author of Finding Garfield, and new mother. Check out Hanna Violet's book: https://amzn.to/3brtYsE Learn more about 8 Ways Games at linktr.ee/8waysgames Support the search for solutions: www.patreon.com/hannaviolet www.venmo.com/Hanna-Schwank anchor.fm/hannavioletschwank/support --- Children of the Pandemic is a podcast with a dream of opening up communication between parents, educators, mental health experts, and policy makers worldwide to find solutions to the tough challenges we are facing in education and parenting.
42:07
May 09, 2022
Las Familias Necesitan Amor: The Families Need Love
Respeta la curiosidad de los niños, acepta la flexibilidad y trata a cada familia como propia. Martha Conlon comparte cómo ha construido una tribu con su negocio de guardería bilingüe en el hogar. Su hija, Karen Castillo, ayuda a traducir y comparte sus pensamientos sobre los desafíos de la paternidad moderna. Únase a nosotros para un episodio especial bilingüe español-inglés de Children of the Pandemic.  She respects children’s curiosity, embraces flexibility, and treats each family as her own. Martha Conlon shares how she has built a tribe with her bilingual home daycare business. Her daughter, Karen Castillo, helps translate and shares her thoughts on the challenges of modern parenting. Join us for a special bilingual Spanish-English episode of Children of the Pandemic. Obtenga más información en www.hannaviolet.com Learn more at hannaviolet.com -- This podcast is hosted by Hanna Violet—An Early Childhood Educator, ESL writer and editor, author of Finding Garfield, and new mother. Check out Hanna Violet's book: https://amzn.to/3brtYsE Learn more about 8 Ways Games at linktr.ee/8waysgames Support the search for solutions: www.patreon.com/hannaviolet www.venmo.com/Hanna-Schwank anchor.fm/hannavioletschwank/support --- Children of the Pandemic es un podcast con el sueño de abrir la comunicación entre padres, educadores y expertos en salud mental de todo el mundo para encontrar soluciones a los difíciles desafíos que enfrentamos en la educación y la crianza de los hijos. Children of the Pandemic is a podcast with a dream of opening up communication between parents, educators, and mental health experts worldwide to find solutions to the tough challenges we are facing in education and parenting.
40:27
April 26, 2022
Oversaturated Parenting: How to know what's best
We’re back! After six months of adjusting to parenthood, Hanna Violet shares her thoughts on becoming a mom, post-partum depression, and finding a mom community for support.  Learn more about our family-friendly collaborative board games at linktr.ee/8waysgames @TropeQuest @TinyRobotLoveDoctors --- This podcast is hosted by Hanna Violet—An Early Childhood Educator, ESL writer and editor, author of Finding Garfield, and new mother. Learn more at hannaviolet.com Check out Hanna Violet's book: https://amzn.to/3brtYsE Support the search for solutions: www.patreon.com/hannaviolet www.venmo.com/Hanna-Schwank anchor.fm/hannavioletschwank/support --- Children of the Pandemic is a podcast with a dream of opening up communication between parents, educators, and mental health experts worldwide to find solutions to the tough challenges we are facing in education and parenting.
17:56
April 19, 2022
Promoting Creativity with Audio
Former child and current dad, Drew Vernon, the marketing director at Tonies, joins me for a discussion on how we can use the power of storytelling to empower children and break free of screens. Tonies sells brightly colored Toniebox smart speakers, encouraging listeners ages 3 and older to play imaginatively. Learn more at https://us.tonies.com/. Free Giveaway! Leave a comment, share this episode, or email me at hannaviolet@hannaviolet.com for a chance to win a free Toniebox!* --- This podcast is hosted by Hanna Violet—An Early Childhood Educator, ESL writer and editor, author of Finding Garfield, and soon-to-be mother. Learn more at hannaviolet.com Check out Hanna Violet's new book: https://amzn.to/3brtYsE Support the search for solutions: www.patreon.com/hannaviolet www.venmo.com/Hanna-Schwank anchor.fm/hannavioletschwank/support --- Children of the Pandemic is a podcast with a dream of opening up communication between parents, educators, and mental health experts worldwide to find solutions to the tough challenges we are facing in education and parenting. *Only available to US residents, one winner will be randomly selected.
28:55
July 31, 2021
Learning for Life: the skills we need for motivation
A lack of motivation is a symptom, not a sickness. Why do some students struggle and others don’t? Join me and Kelsey Komorowski, the founder of Komo, for a fantastic discussion on how students learn and develop the skills necessary to succeed in school (and how to keep the learning going over the summer). Komo is an 8-week learning system that measurably and explicitly helps students build empowering skills. Learn more about Komo at komoconsulting.com/ --- This podcast is hosted by Hanna Violet—An Early Childhood Educator, ESL writer and editor, author of Finding Garfield, and soon-to-be mother. Learn more at hannaviolet.com Check out Hanna Violet's new book: https://amzn.to/3brtYsE Support the search for solutions: www.patreon.com/hannaviolet www.venmo.com/Hanna-Schwank anchor.fm/hannavioletschwank/support --- Children of the Pandemic is a podcast with a dream of opening up communication between parents, educators, and mental health experts worldwide to find solutions to the tough challenges we are facing in education and parenting.
31:07
June 09, 2021
Empowered Math: Bringing the Abstract to Light
“The stories around math are where you become disempowered.” Founder and CEO of Elephant Learning, Aditya Nagrath, shares his inspiring mathematics philosophy. Elephant Learning is an online math learning platform for children ages 2 and up that guarantees students will learn 1 year of math in 3 months. Learn more about the program at www.elephantlearning.com/ --- This podcast is hosted by Hanna Violet—An Early Childhood Educator, ESL writer and editor, author of Finding Garfield, and soon-to-be mother. Learn more at hannaviolet.com Check out Hanna Violet's new book: https://amzn.to/3brtYsE Support the search for solutions: www.patreon.com/hannaviolet www.venmo.com/Hanna-Schwank anchor.fm/hannavioletschwank/support --- Children of the Pandemic is a podcast with a dream of opening up communication between parents, educators, and mental health experts worldwide to find solutions to the tough challenges we are facing in education and parenting.
29:09
May 24, 2021
Home Birth in a Pandemic: International Perspectives
Youtubers and yoga teachers Ella and John share their incredible experiences raising their toddler and giving birth to a baby at home in Vienna, Austria during the pandemic. They teach private yoga lessons over zoom including pregnancy and post-natal yoga and present motivational, uplifting videos on their YouTube channel, Elljoworld. www.elljoworld.com www.elljoyoga.com www.youtube.com/c/elljoworld --- This podcast is hosted by Hanna Violet—Early Childhood Educator, ESL Writer and Editor, author of Finding Garfield, and soon to be mother. Learn more at hannaviolet.com Check out Hanna Violet's new book: https://amzn.to/3brtYsE Support the search for solutions: www.patreon.com/hannaviolet www.venmo.com/Hanna-Schwank anchor.fm/hannavioletschwank/support --- Children of the Pandemic is a podcast with a dream of opening up communication between parents, educators, and mental health experts around the world to find solutions to the incredibly difficult challenges we are facing in education and parenting.
31:41
April 11, 2021
Breaking the Stigma: Let’s Talk about Mental Health
Daniel Nathan and Victor Nathan join us from China and the United Kingdom respectively, sharing their extremely unique experiences through the pandemic and their advice for staying mentally well. Daniel is a former soccer coach and current high school PE teacher. Victor is a therapist for the Deaf, working for Public Health in the UK and volunteering for the World Health Organisation’s Mental Health Gap Action Programme. --- This podcast is hosted by Hanna Violet—Early Childhood Educator, ESL Writer and Editor, author of Finding Garfield, and soon to be mother. Learn more at hannaviolet.com Check out Hanna Violet's new book: https://amzn.to/3brtYsE Support the search for solutions: www.patreon.com/hannaviolet www.venmo.com/Hanna-Schwank anchor.fm/hannavioletschwank/support --- Children of the Pandemic is a podcast with a dream of opening up communication between parents, educators, and mental health experts around the world to find solutions to the incredibly difficult challenges we are facing in education and parenting.
34:35
March 23, 2021
A Labor of Love: Seeking Opportunities in the Face of Adversity
Director of operations at a large private school, June E. Gilbert shares her experiences making big decisions to keep her students and teachers safe while managing the social and emotional needs of families. She also shares her passion for empowering leaders in education and how that passion led her to supporting women and children in Zambia. You can learn more about her Legendary Leadership Academy program and help support these women's initiatives and consider investing in their businesses or donating to help feed hungry children by visiting labouroflovegender.org. Learn more at hannaviolet.com Check out Hanna Violet's new book: https://amzn.to/3brtYsE Support the search for solutions:  www.patreon.com/hannaviolet www.venmo.com/Hanna-Schwank anchor.fm/hannavioletschwank/support
25:58
March 08, 2021
Managing the Challenges: Staying Grateful in a Pandemic
Licensed psychotherapist and incredible human Korisma Grant shares her experiences and insightful suggestions for facing mental health challenges in the pandemic. She is the founder of SafePointe , LLC, a private practice specializing in anxiety, depression, and trauma. Check out Hanna Violet's new book: Finding Garfield Learn more at hannaviolet.com *** Children of the Pandemic is a podcast with a dream of opening up communication between parents, educators, and mental health experts around the world to find solutions to the incredibly difficult challenges we are facing in education and parenting.
31:20
February 18, 2021
No Escape: School as Social Welfare
Nick Richardson, Nick Wardner, and Hanna Violet discuss the challenges faced by underprivileged children and teens who are now unable to escape issues at home by going to school or extracurriculars and the new challenges faced by school systems with dwindling attendance. What choices do families have? Check out Hanna Violet's new book: Finding Garfield Learn more at hannaviolet.com *** Children of the Pandemic is a podcast with a dream of opening up communication between parents, educators, and mental health experts around the world to find solutions to the incredibly difficult challenges we are facing in education and parenting.
38:32
January 30, 2021
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Virtual Pre-K in a Pandemic
Mr. Joe Robinson shares his experiences and advice as a Pre-K teacher at a public charter school in Washington D.C., working primarily with BIPOC families - now entirely virtually. Join us for a discussion about some of the biggest problems faced by early childhood educators. Check out Joe Robinson's blog. Check out Hanna Violet’s book, Finding Garfield Learn more at www.hannaviolet.com *** Children of the Pandemic is a podcast with a dream of opening up communication between parents, educators, and mental health experts around the world to find solutions to the incredibly difficult challenges we are facing in education and parenting.
52:26
January 22, 2021
Growing a Child’s Mind Without Losing Yours
Author and education communicator Hanna Violet is joined by Dr. Carrie S. Cutler (author, instructor, presenter, and mother of 8!) for a discussion on strategies for home education and finding balance in these trying times. Click here to buy Dr. Carrie Cutler's new book, Math-Positive Mindsets: Growing a Child's Mind without Losing Yours (Math Solutions, 2020) Check out Dr. Cutler's amazing math resources on her website: www.carriecutler.com *** Children of the Pandemic is a podcast with a dream of opening up communication between parents, educators, and mental health experts around the world to find solutions to the incredibly difficult challenges we are facing in education and parenting.  Learn more at hannaviolet.com Click here to buy Hanna's new book, Finding Garfield.
40:05
January 13, 2021
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff - Just Communicate
Hanna Violet chats with the amazing Ni’Tasha Liggins about the necessity of parent-teacher communication and how she maintains stress free parenting and models healthy habits for her FIVE beautiful children while working from home as a mental health, marriage and family, and parenting counselor. Ni'Tasha's website: lifeandfamilyoverload.com Don't Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It's All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson Finding Garfield by H.V. Schwank Learn more at hannaviolet.com
44:17
January 09, 2021
Compassionate Self Care
Join Early Childhood Educator Hanna Violet and Child Life Specialist Evieann Barber for a deep discussion on how to develop healthy mental balance and compassion for ourselves and others, especially in these hard times.  Evieann shares several creative and therapeutic activities that promote compassionate self care, provide psychosocial support, and create opportunities for feelings of control, self-expression, and resilience. Learn more about her Compassionate Self Care Cards and other resources she has developed on her website at www.healingnectararts.com.  Learn more at www.hannaviolet.com Finding Garfield by Hanna Violet Special thanks to Reese Rose Schwank for editing the audio for this episode. 
47:09
January 04, 2021
Distance Learning, Distance Loving
Join Hanna Violet and Eric, a full-time dad and Early Years practitioner in London, and his teenage daughter Cristina for a meaningful discussion on their extremely unique family dynamic, the challenges of connecting virtually, and a teenage perspective on modern education.  Check out Eric's Youtube Channel Can I go and play now? Rethinking the Early Years by Greg Bottrill  Finding Garfield by Hanna Violet Learn more at www.hannaviolet.com
53:05
December 27, 2020
The Screen Time Dilemma
How can we balance children's (and our own) screen-time with healthier alternatives in a time when technology is one of the few ways in which we can connect? The jury is still out on this one. Hanna Violet chats with Alex Venier - a mother of two preteens, pre and postnatal yoga teacher, former Montessori teacher… and Hanna’s childhood nanny. Check her out @alexvenieryoga Learn more at www.hannaviolet.com
55:23
December 08, 2020
The Pandemic Education Dilemma - with Hanna Violet and Nick Richardson
Early childhood education expert Hanna Violet and high school teacher Nick Richardson discuss the challenges faced by students, educators, and parents due to the pandemic and the long-standing problems with our education system. Join us as we search for solutions in virtual learning, mental health, socio-economic disparity, and community involvement in education.   Email me at hannaviolet@hannaviolet.com with any questions or comments you would like discussed in future episodes.  
01:30:02
November 29, 2020
The Pandemic Parenting Dilemma
Parents and educators around the world are facing an extremely unique challenge due to the pandemic. Hanna Violet discusses Zoom school, exhaustion, isolation, and managing the feelings associated with all of the madness. Feel free to email Hanna with any questions or comments at hannaviolet@hannaviolet.com See more at www.hannaviolet.com
36:10
November 27, 2020