BAM! is an acronym for "body and mind" and BAM! Radio was conceived in 2007 on the premise that the key to success in life for children and youth is nurturing a healthy mind in a healthy body.
Developed by early childhood professionals, BAM! Radio started out as a single online radio program called Body Mind and Child. It was created to bring parents the latest insights and wisdom from the leading experts in the fields of early childhood education, physical education/motor development, play research, child development, and the neurosciences.
Here are the segments I have been privileged to participate in.
To those who believe that sitting still and paying attention equals learning, fidgeting is simply an undesirable student behavior. Others see much more. Join this fascinating discussion.
Why Students Fidget in Class: Abnormal and Distracting or Normal and Desirable?http://www.bamradionetwork.com/student-centric-strategies/3092-why-students-fidget-in-class-abnormal-and-distracting-or-normal-and-desirable
6 Better Ways to Teach Reading and Fluency
Our guests argue that social and emotional learning must precede numeracy and literacy. Tune in as we talk about how teachers can find ways to balance these needs in the current educational climate. Rae Pica with Maurice J. Elias, Ed Dunkelblau, Melanie Link Taylor, Jason Flom Squeezing Social-Emotional Learning into the Common Core http://www.bamradionetwork.com/teachers-aid/2254-squeezing-social-emotion-learning-into-the-common-core
In this segment, our guests offer their best ideas for closing out the last few minutes of the day.
10 Smart Ways to End the School Day Rae Pica with Angela Watson, Kristen Vincent, Melanie Link Taylor, Jennifer Carey
In this segment we explore why some students don't listen, and what teachers can do about it.
Why Students Tune Out: Five Ways to Get Students to Listen and Hear Rae Pica with Isis Artze, Geoffrey Caine, Melanie Link Taylor, Dan Brow
The problem of homeless students is greater than many realize. In this segment we take a closer look at the challenges teachers face and offer ways to manage this growing problem at the classroom level.
The Hidden Challenges of Teaching Homeless Students Rae Pica with Sarah D. Sparks, Barbara Duffield, John Spencer, Melanie Link Taylor
Quiet, calm minds learn better. Unfortunately, students are increasingly stressed about life inside and outside of class. In this segment our guests offer strategies to help students stress less.
Helping Stressed-Out Students Stress Less Rae Pica with Linda Esposito, Larry Ferlazzo, Melanie Taylor, Dan Brown
It is my privilege to have been invited to participate in these discussions, and a member of the BAM 100,