What IS the value of a “mental map of the world”? Does “where” really matter to our students? Whether you’re searching for the reason to study geography or looking for new ways to learn cartography, you’ll find fresh ideas on this Everyday Educator podcast. Marc Hays, Stephanie Meter and Lisa Bailey look at how to layer the learning from Foundations through Challenge as they talk about geography and current events, pointing out ways to use the Five Common Topics to jump start the learning.
What if teaching math could bring your family closer? Would you like to know how to “play with numbers” instead of only “solving problems”? Listen in as Lisa Bailey, Marc Hays, and Leslie Hubbard talk about math explorations at home and in community. Discover ways to ask good questions that model good thinking for your students, and begin the journey toward loving math—really!
The art of writing well focuses on three questions; do you know what they are? If you feel somewhat unequal to the task of teaching writing to your children, or if you just want some fresh ideas, tune into this week’s Everyday Educator Podcast “More Than Pen and Paper.” Lisa Bailey and Stephanie Meter give pointers on how to harness the Five Common Topics to ask key questions that will lead you and your students toward better writing, more open dialogue, and a truly hospitable exchange of ideas!
Whether you are a reader yourself or a parent eager to raise readers, you’ll love listening in as three lifelong readers discuss why children should read, what children should read, and how children should read. Join Jennifer Courtney, Stephanie Meter, and Lisa Bailey as they explore how parents can raise readers by using good questions to initiate conversations about what we are reading at home. You’ll go away equipped to ask good questions about a book even if you haven’t read it yourself! As a bonus, listen in to discover the hidden benefit of reading.