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Podcast 251 – Educational Edges: Neuroscience of Beliefs and Behaviors

In today’s PERMIE KIDs Podcast, I share a story about an experience I had at the International Mind Body Education Society (IMBES) conference that reminded me why I feel so strongly in the importance of helping each of us self-empower to then find not only our place and path in learning and life, but to […]

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Podcast 207 – What are Essential Questions?

Over the last six months, I have podcasted about and posted written lesson plans regarding the unit question that our community voted on to be our first unit designed together. The essential unit question is, “What is a challenge in your life and how can you turn that “problem” into a solution?” You may not […]

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Podcast 206 – Teaching about the Consequences of Human Choices: Strip Mining

Everywhere and everything has an opportunity to engage the learner. When you go on trips with your family, take some time to consider what unique, local resources will be at your fingertips like I did recently on a trip to Pennsylvania. On this trip, we couldn’t help but run into strip mining projects and it […]

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Podcast 95 – Lesson Plan: Do You See What I See?

A wise old owl lived in an oak The more he saw the less he spoke The less he spoke the more he heard Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird? –The Wise Owl nursery rhyme In this show I (will) cover: Importance of observation skills – care of people, care of […]

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Podcast 90 – Lesson Plan: Perceptions of Time

“The results of life are uncalculated and uncalculable. The years teach much which the days never know. The persons who compose our company, converse, and come and go, and design and execute many things, and somewhat comes of it all, but an unlooked for result. The individual is always mistaken. He designed many things, and […]

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Podcast 80 – Lesson Plan: Time

“Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.”– Henry David Thoreau How does your child view and understand time? Do they have an emerging understanding that there are different perspectives on time, which can influence how they chose to use time. Today, I’m going to talk about the first of several lesson plans on […]

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Podcast 71 – Lesson Plan Overview: What is Your Calling?

“If you change the question to no longer be something you ask someone else, but instead you change it to something you ask yourself – you’ll no longer be the same person.” – Casey, The Why Café: A Story by John Strelecky, p. 36 Have you found your passion? You reason for being here? Have […]

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Podcast 70 – Lesson Plan: Challenge Me, I Dare You!

“Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.” – Bernie S. Siegel On Monday, I talked about ways to differentiate learning activities to get children of different ages and learning preferences to start to understand and create their own definition of a challenge. Today, I talk about designing a complete lesson plan […]

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Podcast 66 – Lesson Plan: What is a Challenge?

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon In our PERMIE KIDs’ unit we have come together to create a central question you’re you and your child can use to help guide inquiry, exploration, learning, and action. It also is a means […]

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Podcast 64 – Surplus Easter Resources: All Those Colored Eggs

“To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.” – Tyron Edwards (1808-1894) Ok, so I would not consider myself or many of my close relatives religious. Despite this, we get Easter cards and gifts from our family – chocolate bunnies, plastic eggs, stuffed animals. We also see the […]

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