Mrs.C's Podcast for Parents, Teachers and Administrators
By Jennifer Carter
Working with learners can feel isolating- You are NOT alone! Listen as we discuss the ideas and questions you have about parenting and education.
Episode 36 - How Early Childhood Education in The United States of America Compares to ECE in Canada
Mrs.C's Podcast for Parents, Teachers and Administrators • By Jennifer Carter • Oct 01, 2021
Episode 38 - How to Enhance Embodied Learning for Children
Welcome to SEASON 2 of Mrs.C's Podcast for Parents, Teachers and Administrators. Guest - Tomasso Lana - Trainer, Performance Artist, Consultant and Creator of Embodied Learning In this episode, Tommaso Lana describes the meaning of Embodied Learning. He also shares strategies on how to enhance a child’s experience through emotional, experiential and physical learning in any type of environment. Learn more about Embodied Learning here on Instagram or his website, embodiedlearning.co/tommaso-lana/
December 03, 2021
Episode 37 - How to Get The Most of Assessment Conversations
Guest - Doreen Johnson, Dean of Studies Mrs.C and Doreen share strategies with parents, teachers and administrators on how to support your students through assessment conversations. For more episodes and information you can visit our page here!
November 05, 2021
Episode 36 - How Early Childhood Education in The United States of America Compares to ECE in Canada
Guest - Anisha Angella, Early Childhood Educator and Author Instagram: @anishaangella Mrs.C and Anisha compare Early Childhood Education between USA and Canada and discuss what it takes to have a high quality center and program. For more episodes and information visit our page here!
October 01, 2021
Episode 35 - Ways We Can All Support Teachers
.Guest - Alexis Shepard, also known as The AfroEducator. Mrs.C and Alexis discuss the hardships of being a new teacher, effective teaching strategies and ways we can all support teachers. Resources Instagram: @theafroeducator www.theafroeducator.com For more episodes and information you can visit our page here!
September 03, 2021
Episode 34 - The Achievement Gap and Why it Affects Us All
Welcome to Mrs.C's Podcast for Parents, Teachers and Administrators | SEASON 2 Mrs.C discusses the challenges of the achievement gap in the education system and why it affects us all. Instagram: @mrscschools @oaktreelearning For more information visit our website here!
August 13, 2021
Episode 33 - Sneak Peak of Season 2
Welcome back to Season 2 of Mrs.C's Podcast for Parents, Teachers and Administrators! In this episode Mrs.C is marking the start of season 2. It's been a great summer break and now we are back and ready with new guest, topics and more episodes, so stay tuned! In the meanwhile listen to our preview episodes, visit out website page here, and follow our Instagram at @oaktreelearning & @mrscschools
August 09, 2021
Episode 32 - Wrapping up Season 1 with Mrs.C
In this episode Mrs.C is marking the last podcast of season 1. As we are wrapping up the first season we want to thank all of our listeners and supporters of Mrs.C's Podcast for Parents, Teachers and Administrators. We will be back August 6th with new guest, topics and more episodes, so stay tuned! In the meanwhile listen to our preview episodes, visit out website page here, and follow our Instagram at @oaktreelearning
May 07, 2021
Episode 31 - How to Keep New Teachers
Guest - Alexis, also known as The AfroEducator Mrs.C and Alexis discuss the challenges of being a new teacher when rates of burn-out are high among teachers. Resources Instagram: @theafroeducator www.theafroeducator.com For more episodes and information you can visit our page here!
April 30, 2021
Episode 30 - How to Build Generational Wealth
Welcome to Mrs.C's Podcast for Parents, Teachers and Administrators! Guest - Anthony Mejia Mrs.C and Anthony talk about entrepreneurship and the impact it has for generational wealth. The two discuss running a business and problems that arise. @anthonygmejia @madethecollective www.madethecollective.com For more episodes or information visit our page here!
April 23, 2021
Episode 29 - How to Utilize Resources to Become Self-sufficient
Welcome to Mrs.C's Podcast for Parents, Teachers and Administrators. Guest - Latoya Scott Latoya shares her experience as a mother who transitioned from dependence on county resources to starting her career and becoming self-sufficient. She and Mrs.C talk about the challenges she faced as a mother, main provider and how she developed herself to push forward. For more information and episodes, visit us here!
April 16, 2021
Episode 28 - How to Address Unconscious Bias with your Children to Prevent Bullying
Welcome to Mrs.C's Podcast for Parents, Teachers and Administrators. Guest - Dali Rivera Dali Rivera, Anti-Bullying Educator and also parent, talks about causes and factors that build unconscious bias and stereotypes that lead to bullying. She and Mrs.C also share tips to prevent behaviors that lack empathy and bullying. Resources: www.dalitalks.com Instagram: @dalitalks To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit here!
April 09, 2021
Episode 27 - How to Encourage Families to Become Climate Activists
Guest - Tom Jones Mrs. C and actor and adventurer Tom Jones discuss his transformation into a climate activist. His story illustrates the ways that regular children and adults can enjoy the environment and takes steps toward better stewardship of Earth and the animals on it. Resources Climate Action Global Goals Youtube For more information and episodes visit us here!
April 02, 2021
Episode 26 - How to Introduce Social Justice and Religion to Children
Guest - Myra Garnes Myra Garnes, a seasoned leader in the Episcopal Church, shares perspectives on helping children learn tools such as compassion, empathy, listening and inclusion. Myra and Mrs. C have a conversation about religion and raising children with a religious perspective, but they explain that non-religious and secular parents can imbue children with the same attributes regardless of beliefs or background. Visit our website here!
March 26, 2021
Episode 25 - How to Help Children Who Are Having Tantrums
Guest - Randii Smith, author, mother and educator. Mrs.C and author Randii Smith have a conversation about the challenges of managing children's emotions. Randii's book, “Logan Loses Her Cool,” uses an adorable dog to model healthy reactions to people and situations that can be frustrating. Resources: Instagram: @loganandlucky www.loganandlucky.com For more episodes and information visit Mrs.C's Podcast for Parents, Teachers and Administrators.
March 19, 2021
Episode 24 - How to Get Into and Graduate from College
Guest - Tina Gauthier Julia's Learning Foundation's Director, Tina Gauthier shares tips about how to apply for financial aid, scholarships and resources that will give students success with college. With a focus on first generation students, Tina and Mrs.C talked about challenges that all college students face and solutions to help them achieve a college degree. Resources Julia's Learning Foundation Phone: (909)277-0691 Instagram: @juliaslearning Twitter: @juliaslearning Facebook: Julia's Learning Scholarships.com Fastweb.com Beamentor.org/Julias For more information and more episodes visit our page here!
March 12, 2021
Episode 23 - How To Make Time to Raise Confident Kids, Especially Girls
Keisha Montfleury, Confident Coach for girls and also parent, shares tips on how to make time to raise confident kids and how to practice these skills in everyday life. With over 16 years of experience in child and human development she also shares her knowledge and voice to make sure kids have the opportunity for a healthy social and emotional growth. Resources: Instagram and Facebook: @confidentkeisha www.keishamontfleury.com To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit our page here!
March 05, 2021
Episode 22 - How to Support Your Child's Cultural Identity
Guest - Nina Sohn, elementary, middle and high school parent Nina shares her experience as a White mom who has biracial children who identify as Asian. She and Mrs. C talk through the challenges and joys of helping children step into who they are, even if it’s different from who their parents are. To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit our page here! Hi I'm Jennifer Carter and thank you for joining me on a podcast for parents, teachers and administrators. Today's conversation should be a good one and i'm sure it's something on your mind so let's get to it. So thank you so much for joining me here today Nina, can you just tell us a little bit about how you're connected to the world of parenting and education. Of course it would be my pleasure. Probably first and foremost I am a mom so I have three children. I have a son who is 16, he is a sophomore in high school and I have two daughters who are 13 and 11 so they're in eighth grade and sixth grade respectively and um quasi in school these days sort of half time, um but I'd say being a mom is inherently weaves you in with the education community because that's a such a huge part of their journey um, and then I've also taught a lot of art over the past decade at my children's school just on a volunteer basis. Usually concurrent with the curriculum, and I've really really really loved that I have a passion for art and I love working with younger kids in particular because they're totally unjaded and confident and their perceptions around art so it's really awesome to throw up something contemporary and weird and hear their like announcement of what it is in fact boldly and uninhibited and so really. Not alacrity. Enjoy that. It's been some just remarkable experiences doing that. I'm really grateful for it so those are the people I'd say my two primary connections to the education world. Excellent and so what are we going to talk about today? Oh I get to pick is that right! Dealers choice. Anything is fair game, okay. Gosh I would love to talk about well, I would love to talk about race in schools. In part because I think it's super current I feel like I have a toe in the water. In it a little bit in a I don't know how to describe it, because it's not full throttle, but my husband's korean so my kids are half asian and they identify as asian which is interesting. It's been an interesting experience for me as a parent to realize that my children's identity and also their experience is different than mine as a very white person. So that topic really really interests me a ton all the all the levels of it. So do you find this here's a question for you that may be a little unusual but do you find because your children are korean american and white, do you have to feel like there's almost like a hierarchy of needs when you talk about racism and ostracism? Um I have some we used to live with students who are korean and chinese and they would sometimes feel like they were passengers on the race bus and not necessarily active participants or drivers in getting people to see them and to steer away from stereotypes. Have you had that experience with your kids? I would say yes. Although I would with the qualifier, because of the school they go to it's a private school it's a wonderful school but it's, I would say poor in the diversity department. So they actually in that setting they are actually quite diverse, um but I think if you were an african-american child you would feel much more um I think they would feel much more engaged with race issues in that particular setting.
February 26, 2021
Episode 21 - How To Explore the World Without a Passport
Owner, Gail Hawkins shares the foundation of her interests in artifacts from around the world. Visitors to Ms. Hawkins’ store will find artifacts from Asia, Africa and beyond. During the day, Ms. Hawkins works in the medical field, but uses this local store to share the world with residents in View Park/Windsor Hills Resources: 4421 W Slauson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043 Cultural Interiors Website To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit our page here! Hi, I’m Jennifer Carter and thank you for joining me on a podcast for parents, teachers, and administrators. Today's conversation should be a good one and I’m sure it's something on your mind. So let's get to it. I just want to thank you, Miss Gail Hawkins, for joining us and or joining me. It won't be us until we play it on the actual podcast. Okay okay. Can you tell me a little bit about how the store came to be a store? The store came to be a store because years ago I had developed an interest in design, and I was taking some, my husband was had started taking some classes over at Otis school of fine art and design. He wanted to be you know he's in medicine but he wanted another thing, that he wanted to explore his passion. His passion was photography. So he found out there were photography classes in the evening time over at Otis. So he started taking classes and then he knew that I was always interested in design, and he says you know they have a design class why don't you take some classes over there? And I was like oh that sounds interesting and then just happened at the same time. Um I had gotten offered to start a store. Okay. And with a friend um getting uh getting me and another person together to see about opening a small gift store right there and you know in Baldwin Hills. So we decided to go, we sat down we talked, we discussed everything, we decided to do it and then my husband said well this is the perfect thing if you want to take those classes at Otis then I will you know I’ll put the bill and you go take those classes. And I was like whoa hey yeah I’m gonna do it then. You know and it was unbelievable the classes were amazing, I had such a great time, I met such interesting people. And then so once I finished it um I was able to get into the whole thing with the store, because then I felt more comfortable and that I could go into somebody's house and help them design you know a room or a bathroom or something like that or you know bring art into their house and so it just kind of came into being that way so that was the start. Wow how long have you, has the store been there? It's we have had, it first start off it's called was called “Arrivals” and it was started around 1999, 2000. Wow. And then um things kind of went crazy after we had the um after 9 11. Okay. And then we couldn't you know travel as much. And people were really nervous about going back and forth and, so we kind of kept it going and then everything my partner decided that it was not working out between the two of us so we ended up you know splitting. So I decided you know what I’m not going to give up. I am not going to give up. And so I said I can do this I, can handle this by myself. So I renamed the store. Okay. “Cultural Interiors” and we were there for we're probably there about a good four or five years late, more and then what happened is the economy just tanked in 2008, years after in 2008. So we decided hey, you know um this isn't gonna go so we decided to just bag it.
February 22, 2021
Episode 20 - How to Find Yourself in Books
Guest - Malik Books Mrs. C learns how Malik Mohammad uses his bookstore, Malik Books, to help African American/Black readers. This episode offers great reads for children and adults who are able to understand their identities as a pathway to loving others by first loving themselves. Resources: Malik Books Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall 3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Ste #245 Los Angeles, Ca 90008 (323)389-8040 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Malik Books Westfield Culver City Mall 6000 Sepulveda Blvd Ste #2470 Culver City, Ca 90230 (858)800-1162 Email: email@example.com Website: www.malikbooks.com To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit our page here! I'm here with Malik of Malik BookS. Hello, I’m executive director of Oak Tree View Park Windsor Hills Preschool at Slauson in Angela's Vista and here we're I mean I'm a former english teacher full disclosure. So this is like being in heaven. You know just sitting around and talking about books, and so for black history month um I didn't necessarily want to just talk about history books but I just wanted to go through some selections that you recommended. This is a great time the great moment. This month although we need it for 365. I mean if you black you, you black for 365. So your history is 365. Yeah you can't be black just like today. No, no, not at all not at all but, Malik Books this is our growth of me wanting to share what I discovered in books with our community because if it changed me i just felt that it changed others it would change other people for the better you know and so if you love yourself you love your neighbor. Yes. And so I think that collectively um if we love each other by first start loving ourselves you know I think books gotta contribute to that and I think image and how we view ourselves have a lot has a lot to do with the books that we read. Yeah, like it's interesting you talk about it in terms of self love but I look at in the preschool and and elementary school space not so much once we get to middle and high school because the assumption is that kids will have a solid sense of self-esteem but in those younger years we do this thing called Maslow's hierarchy and one of the the lowest things is like psychological security and knowing that you're okay is that knowing that and I think that's something that. People don't understand when we talk about trauma and repeated trauma is when you see people who look like you are traumatized, then you start like as a small person you internalize that so imbuing a sense of worth kind of balancing some of the scarier things that kids may hear or see because you know I try to buffer kids from some of the realities of the world not shield, not sugar coat, but make sure that we had like a little bit of a buffer so that they can get into that that psychological security without worrying, and I think books are a great way to do that. Absolutely, that remind me of this one book that just came out called Black Magic and the the the subtitle is what black leaders learned from trauma and triumph and so we all have experienced that being black. We experienced both trauma as well as triumph because uh we've overcome a lot of things and our blackness has overcome whatever adversities they were put in front of us and so we have all of us have shared experiences, um and the thing is you can overcome whatever cards you're dealing with it and that's what resilience is, and that's one thing I know about black people I know one thing for certain is that we are resilient.
February 12, 2021
Episode 19 - How the African Diaspora Reaches Ties to American Culture
Guest - Christabel Nsiah-Buadi, writer, logger and parent Christabel Nsiah, writer, blogger and parent, shares insights on being an African mom and woman in the United States. She and Mrs. C consider ways to negotiate connections to the Diaspora, writing and parenting at a time when diversity sits in the front of American conversations. Resources: Check out her newsletter, The Cipher on Twitter Twitter: @MsAma; IG: @christabelnsiahbuadi To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit our page here!
February 05, 2021
Episode 18 - How Teachers Bring Passion, Depth and Dedication to Teaching
Guest - Jacob Kohut, National Guardsman, Band Teacher, Musician Dr. Kohut grabbed the country’s attention when he was photographed teaching from a Humvee just after the Capitol Insurrection on January 6, 2021. The endearing photo illustrates his commitment, but the photography does not give justice to his true dedication and talent. Mrs. C and Dr. Kohut, or Jake as he is known, discuss teaching, music and nerdy teacher topics like strategies and pedagogy that connects to kids and sparks passion. Resources: 257th Army Band DC National Guard To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit our page here!
January 29, 2021
Episode 17 - How to Decide Between Public, Private and Charter School
Guest - Ken McRay, preschool and adolescent/early adulthood parent Ken McRay and Mrs. C consider the values and outcomes parents may consider when selecting a school for children. They focus on family values and parent expectations for the near and long term. Resources: National Association of Independent Schools National Alliance for Public Charter Schools National School Boards Association To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit our page here!
January 22, 2021
Episode 16 - How Social and Emotional Skills Build Better Learning in All Academics
Guest - Podcast Hosts Tom Whisinnand and Josh Monroe from What the World Needs Now. Podcast hosts and educators Tom and Josh crusade for more social and emotional awareness for elementary school children and those who are older. They share why a solid emotional and social foundation sets children up for deeper and more long lasting learning in core academic subjects. Resources: Permission to Feel by Marc Brackett Help for Billy by Heather T. Forbes Harmony Social & Emotional Learning Curriculum To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit https://www.oaktreelearningcenter.com/podcast
January 15, 2021
Episode 15 - How To Parent Perfectly with Imperfect Parenting
Guests- Kellie Brown Mrs. C and Kellie share ideas and challenges that arise during parenting. Parents make mistakes and doubt their choices, but this messiness reflects the uniqueness of raising children. Youtube Channel: Oak Tree at Home To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit our page here.
January 08, 2021
Episode 14 - Hopes and Wishes for the Podcast for the New Year
Mrs.C and Cindy share their hopes and wishes for the podcast for the New Year with sneak peaks of topics and people that will be featured on the podcast in 2021. To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit https://www.oaktreelearningcenter.com/podcast
January 01, 2021
Episode 13 - Merry Christmas Greetings from Mrs.C
Mrs.C has a special holiday message for all the parents, teachers and administrators that have joined and tuned into the podcast, in addition to Oak Tree Learning Center and Oak Tree View Park Windsor Hills. To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit https://www.oaktreelearningcenter.com/podcast
December 25, 2020
Episode 12 - How Parents, Teachers and Administrators Can Hear All Sides to the Challenges of Distance Learning
Guests- Mahdis Keshavarz and Nana Lolachi Mom Mahdis, school administrator Nana Lolacgu and Mrs. C take a deep look into the challenges presented by distance learning for parents across a spectrum of socio-economic groups. Distance Learning frustrates many, but this episode demonstrates the problems with Distance Learning that are not just about Distance Learning. Resources: CQEL, Statewide Preschool Advocacy and teacher support group: California Masterplan for Early Child Care California State Assembly - Committee on Education Members Current Preschool Legislation sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin McCarty To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit https://www.oaktreelearningcenter.com/podcast Transcripts Hi i'm Jennifer Carter and thank you for joining me on a podcast for parents, teachers and administrators. Today's conversation should be a good one and i'm sure it's something on your mind so let's get to it. Thanks you guys for joining me on the podcast and thanks for inspiring what I think will be a lively conversation about distance learning. If you guys could just introduce yourselves, I'm Nana Lolachi i've worked in different capacities in schools, I've been a teacher of different grades and currently i'm working as a coordinator so really working with targeted student populations, students who are english learners and really seeing the administrative side of working in a school too for the first time. I'm a mom of two boys. My name is Mahdis Keshavarz and i am a mom of a little boy as well as a first grader, um and he is in school here in Los Angeles and I'm working from home running two companies called the Make Agency and Polite Society and trying to juggle homeschooling parenting, momming, wifing, living, notice my self-care comes last in that list as I'm sure you women can relate to. Absolutely so you know actually Mahdis you put up a Facebook post that caught my attention, so can you just share a little bit about what the what you said in that post and you know we can go from there. Well I shared a post, uh talking a little bit about what's being asked of teachers, um and it was it kind of in response to so much of what I see online and other conversations of kind of these demands for us to get our kids back into school which, i am all for and I want that to happen but i think that sometimes In that trajectory one of the things that i've noticed is a lot of times those moments of abdication of parenting, that happen are highlighted in this pandemic and some of the things that we're easily able to slide and kind of put on teachers to deal with over the course of the day we're not able to do in the year 2020 and i think that that's made for really difficult encounters with parenting but also for me it's been really uncomfortable to see how much more is being asked of educators that seem outside of what is reasonable and so...
December 18, 2020
Episode 11 part 2 - How to Raise Children Who Value and Understand Money
Guest - Timolin Langin, Teacher/Administrator, Author Part 2 of Money guru Timolin Langin makes a special appearance with Mrs. C to discuss the value of money. The pair trade stories and tips about helping children feel comfortable with using and saving money in healthy and beneficial ways. Resources: Mind Over Money: How to Live Like a Millionaire by Timolin Langin To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit https://www.oaktreelearningcenter.com/podcast
December 12, 2020
Episode 11 part 1 - How to Raise Children Who Value and Understand Money
Guest - Timolin Langin, Teacher/Administrator, Author Part 1 of Money guru Timolin Langin makes a special appearance with Mrs. C to discuss the value of money. The pair trade stories and tips about helping children feel comfortable with using and saving money in healthy and beneficial ways. Resources: Mind Over Money: How to Live Like a Millionaire by Timolin Langin To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit https://www.oaktreelearningcenter.com/podcast
December 12, 2020
Episode 10- How to Get Kids, Especially Kids of Color, to Read
Guest - Nichole Shabazz, Author and Award Winning Librarian Reading is the gateway to a world of knowledge. Research suggests that reading, especially in boys, wanes as children age. Pam Allen said “Reading is Breathing in. Writing is breathing out” and Mrs. C and Nikki discuss books and how to keep children interested for a lifetime. Resources: Engaging Boys of Color at the Library: Proven Strategies for Reading Achievement by Nichole Shabazz “Where Are the People of Color in Children’s Books?” By Walter Dean Myer, New York Times, March 15, 2014 We Need Diverse Books To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit https://www.oaktreelearningcenter.com/podcast
December 04, 2020
Episode 9- How Parents Can Maximize Distance Learning
Guest - Trina Wilson, Business Owner, Preschool and Elementary School parent Teaching kids at home has unique aspects and more parents have found themselves at the teacher’s desk. Trina asks Mrs. C for help in selecting curriculum, assessing curriculum and best setting up children for success. Resources: MAE for Prek Common Core Standards To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit https://www.oaktreelearningcenter.com/podcast
November 27, 2020
Episode 8 - How to Parent and Advocate for Children with Special Needs
Guest - Marini Hamilton-Smith, ECE Professor and Parent Marini shares wisdom she’s learned as the parent of a child with high care needs. Mrs. C and Marini chat about challenges, advocacy and the deep, emotional rewards and challenges of parenting exceptional children. Resources: Regional Center locations CDC Milestones Tracker Speak Up To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit https://www.oaktreelearningcenter.com/podcast
November 20, 2020
Episode 7- How to Help Biracial and Multicultural Children
Guest - Maurice Poplar, Inventor and Elementary parent Maurice and Mrs. C chat about introducing the idea of race, nationality and ethnicity to children. They share stories and ideas on the timing and topics that will help children find pride in who they are. To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit https://www.oaktreelearningcenter.com/podcast
November 13, 2020
Episode 6 - How to Teach Understanding in a Divided and Divisive World
Guest - Dave Esbin, Preschool parent, Executive director of a Non-Profit, Business owner As the United States progresses through extremely divisive times, parents may have challenges finding ways to introduce varying viewpoints to their children. Dave, a longtime ECE advocate, and Mrs. C problem-solve the challenges of creating a diverse experience for children and parents. To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit https://www.oaktreelearningcenter.com/podcast
November 06, 2020
Episode 5 - How to Add Balance to Life as a Working Mom
Guest - Joanne Griffith-Poplar, Journalist, Business owner, Elementary school parent With the current world feeling a bit out of balance, Mrs. C and Joanne share challenges to set boundaries while achieving goals. They discuss the fallacy of ‘having it all’ saying you’re fine without being fine and doing great things while maintaining sanity. Twitter - @globajourno LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/joannegriffith The Effective School Owner: 5 Leadership Strategies for Women: https://www.curacubby.com/blog/school-leadership-strategies-for-women To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit https://www.oaktreelearningcenter.com/podcast
October 30, 2020
Episode 4- How Teachers Can Value Every Student: Seeing All Children in the Classroom
This episode features Sarah Wright, Director of Inclusivity. “Seeing” people seems easy, but acknowledging diversity among students may lead to unintentional misunderstandings. Sarah and Mrs. C share common blindspots teachers face, ways that teachers can raise awareness of them and ways that parents can act as allies for children and teachers. Sarah’s Webpage: iamebele.com Blog Post: "My Child Isn’t Shy, She’s in Cultural Shock" https://www.iamebele.com/stories-from-an-educator/blog-post-title-two-5jcx2 To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit https://www.oaktreelearningcenter.com/podcast
October 23, 2020
Episode 3 - How to Add Formal Assessment to Everyday Learning
This Episode features Lauren Valla, Grades 5-8 Math Teacher, preschool and elementary parent. Lauren, a long-time Math teacher shares ideas about project-based learning and how to ‘sneak’ assessment into learning that is contextual and practical. They also provide handy resources for people teaching at home. Resources: What’s Going on In This Graph, New York Times Facebook Groups for Teaching Math Visible Thinking by Weebly Pear Deck for Google Slides To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit https://www.oaktreelearningcenter.com/podcast
October 09, 2020
Episode 2- How to Support Children During Trauma and High Stress
Guest - Dana McKenzie, LPC Therapist Trauma and stressors around us and our children may yield uncharacteristic behaviors. Parents may have less patience and children may exhibit challenging behavior that may need effective management at home and in the classroom. In this conversation, Dana and Mrs. C share insights for parents and teachers about challenging behaviors and triggers that cause them in parents and in children. Restore Family Counseling, Inc. Roanoke, VA To ask questions, be featured on an episode or for more information visit https://www.oaktreelearningcenter.com/podcast
October 01, 2020
Episode 1 - Introduction to Mrs.C
Mrs. C introduces her podcast for parents, teachers & administrators. Visit our website for more information: https://www.oaktreelearningcenter.com/podcast
October 01, 2020