Mani Pavuluri Interview

Hi Listerners, this is Rosetta Wood from Daily Spark.

Welcome to another episode of Daily Spark.

Today on our show we have a very interesting guest with an exceptional research and clinical background in brain behavior. I am proud to introduce Mani Pavuluri MD, PHD.

She is director of Pediatric Mood Disorders Program and associate professor in psychiatry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is the author of the book titled “What Works for Bipolar Kids”.

Bipolar disorder is a mental condition marked by alternating periods of manic, euphoric mood and major depressive mood.

Dr. Pavuluri is named as the Best Doctor, Top Doctor and Top Psychiatrist by her peers and consumers in USA.

Her scientific work is a trailblazer for how we understand brain circuitry function and medication effects on the brain function in mood disorders such as bipolar disorder and ADHD through functional magnetic neuroimaging technology.

We Teach by Tom Herner

If a child doesn’t know how to read, we teach.
If a child doesn’t know how to swim, we teach.
If a child doesn’t know how to multiply, we teach.
If a child doesn’t know how to drive, ride his bike, we teach.
If a child doesn’t know how to behave, we…….teach?……..punish?

Why can’t we finish the last sentence as automatically as we do the others?

Dr. Pavuluri gracefully shares with us the techniques she uses to help and teach children with behavior problems bipolar disorders using a process called Rainbow Therapy. These techniques will be of great value to children, teachers, parents and caregivers.

Listeners, lets join her as she begins!

Valora Washington Interview

Hi this Rosetta from Daily Spark. Welcome to an another episode of Daily Spark!

Today on our show we have Valora Washington. She is the CEO of the Council for Professional Recognition. Throughout her career, Dr. Washington has co-created several institutions such as Michigan’s Children, a statewide advocacy group, the Early Childhood Funders Collaborative. She has been Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Governor’s School Readiness Commission, Board Chair for Voices for American’s Children, Secretary of NAEYC, Chair of the Black Caucus of the society for Research in Child Development, Co-Chair of the National Head Start Association Commission on 2010 and a member of numerous task forces and board including the Boston Children’s Museum and Wheelock College.

She will be an important part of the Early Education Leadership Conference held October 11,12,13,14. The Theme is Elevating the Voice of the Early Educator. The contact information is [email protected]. The telephone number is 202-265-9090.

Valora Washington will be sharing with us

  • The history of Child Development Association.
  • Why training and competency matters in an Early Childhood setting.

I wanted to interview Valora on our podcast because of her awesome background in the Early Childhood Education profession. Her professional knowledge, experience and research will be of great value to high school students that are considering to pursue a career in education.

Deborah Stewart Interview

Hi this is Rosetta Wood from the Daily Spark. Today on our show we have Deborah Stewart. Deborah Stewart graduated with honors with an associate degree in early childhood education, a bachelor degree in human services and management and a master degree in early childhood education. She is an avid believer in life-long learning and does. Her very best to practice this through ongoing education, research, and study.

Deborah has her own part time private preschool called “The Children’s Studio” located in a small town in Indiana. The studio is also her own private lab school. It is the classroom where she applies the skills and knowledge she has gained over the years as well as where she observes early learning in action. Deborah’s students range from ages three to five and come to her preschool two to three days a week. Deborah and her teaching staff observe the children as they play and learn and photography’s their learning in action to share with you on her Teach Preschool blog.

Today on our show Deborah Stewart will share with you about her career as an early childhood educator. The vision she had for The Children’s Studio. How she started blogging about children while teaching. Her philosophy about getting children interested in learning by exploring her classroom.

Mike Huber Interview

Hi this Rosetta Wood from the Daily Spark. Today on our show we have Mike Huber.

Mike Huber has dedicated his career to serving children and their families. Supervisor of Autism Program, an early childhood teacher for twenty-five years. He worked as trainer and consultant, writes stories, music and puppet shows for children at Redleaf Lane, and has received a number of awards for his work. Mike lives and teaches in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Visit Mike’s website: Embracing Rough and Tumble Play and his books.

Today on our show Mike Huber will share with you about his struggles as an early learner and how it helped him to become a more productive teacher to help other students. The tools he uses to engage children to learn. How to handle war play and superhero play in the classroom. How he is handling his success right now.

Amir Haimove Interview

Amir Haimove is a Cognitive Development Therapist (Miller Method), currently he is a Ph.D. candidate at ICDL (Program – Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities), in addition he currently holds a B.A in special education and psychology from the open University in Israel, and a diploma in community worker from Herzing College in Toronto.

His area of expertise is in education, child development and public speaking. During the past 10 years, Amir had worked with children with development disorders, he has knowledge and experience with verbal and nonverbal children, communication and social skills, at all ages. Amir contact information is www.Cdc-hub.com

Today on our podcast Amir will share with us:

  • Ways to understand children on the Autism Spectrum.
  • How to create social and communication opportunities for children with disabilities.
  • The difference between Applied Behavior Therapy (ABA) and The Miller Method for development issues.

Pattie Fitzgerald Interview

Hi. This is Rosetta Wood from Daily Spark. Welcome to another episode of Daily Spark. Today on our show we have Pattie Fitzgerald.

Pattie Fitzgerald has been successfully teaching Child Predator Safety Awareness since 2001. She is the founder and creator of Safely Ever After, Inc. and provides effective, non-fearful safety workshops, seminars, and keynote speeches at schools, community organizations, churches, and corporations throughout the United States. She has trained many crime prevention educators and children’s advocacy groups with her specialized programs, curriculum, and educational materials.

Pattie will be sharing with us about why we should teach our children about child safety awareness. When is the appropriate age to teach children safety awareness. How “Safe-Smart” can prevent victimization.

Megan Carolan Interview

Hi listeners today on our show we have Megan Carolan.

Megan is the Director for Policy Research at ICS. She will help direct ICS’ research on early childhood policy as well as support its technical assistance for Pay for Success jurisdictions. Megan was previously the Policy Research Coordinator at the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers University, where she managed the State Preschool Yearbook, NIEER’s annual report on state-funded pre-K policy. She also provided technical assistance to states through NIEER’s Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, a federally-funded TA center focus on improving outcomes for children from Birth to age 8. Megan holds a Master of Public Policy, with a concentration in social policy, from the Edward J. Bloustein school at Rutgers University. She graduated magna cum laude from Fairfield University in Connecticut, majoring in sociology and politics.

Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, the Institute for Child Success (ICS) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and policy organization dedicated to the success of all young children.

Meagan Carolan will share…

  • Two of her most valuable research findings about infants and toddlers appropriate developmental stages for success.
  • Some of her most challenging experiences as a new mother.
  • Motherhood tips and strategies for being flexible.
  • How she applied the Institute for Child Success Mission Statement Sharing knowledge, convening stakeholders, embracing solutions, and accelerating impact to her own personal life.
  • The benefits of providing technical assistance to have a skilled and stable early childhood workforce.
  • What research shows about the preparation of early childhood development programs to provide effective and care for all children.

The Institute for Child Success works to create a culture that facilitates and fosters the success of all children.

Cindy Terebush Interview

Hi. This is Rosetta Wood from Daily Spark. Today on our show, we have Cynthia Terebush.

Cynthia will be sharing with us some of the new hot topics in early childhood education profession. But before I tell you more, let me tell you about her professional background.

Cindy Terebush has spent almost 20 years working in the field of education. She has experience teaching and directing in daycare, preschool and school age programs. She earned her Certified Professional Coach & Certified Youth, Parent, Family Coach credentials from the World Coach Institute. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree and teaching certification from Kean University (formerly Kean College). Cindy also completed the State of New Jersey Director’s Academy for Early Care and Education. Cindy has earned a Certificate of Completion of the ECERS-3 Online Training Course and the ITERS-R Online Training Course. She has also recently earned a certificate of training completion in Healthy Lifestyles for Preschool Families from Rutgers University, The University of Arizona and Prevent Child Abuse New Jersey. She is an approved Professional Impact NJ (PINJ) Instructor for Adults and Technical Assistant Specialist. – http://www.helpingkidsachieve.com

As a professional educator, Cynthia knows that everyday experiences and interactions with adults are essential for healthy development in helping children to get ready for preschool readiness.

Cynthia will share with us the strategies for giving power to children at playtime. Active listening in a child’s world. Identifying important learning skills in children’s play. Fun ways to be a good parent. Improving conduct and character traits that we received from our generational cycle.

Bob Sornson Interview

Welcome to another awesome Daily Spark Podcast.

Today we have Bob Sornson!

Bob Sornson, Ph.D. is the founder of the Early Learning Foundation. He is a best-selling author and international speaker, trainer, and consultant.

As a teacher and school administrator, Bob recognized the importance of early learning success in the development of patterns of learning success which affect students for life. In Northville, MI he developed a model which decreased the need for special education placement and saved millions of dollars each year for the district. After founding the Early Learning Foundation in 2001, he developed a comprehensive early learning success model which includes identifying essential skills in each of the domains of early childhood, systematically measuring progress towards competency, and giving each child the time and instruction to develop essential skills. – Early Learning Foundation

Bob, will be speaking with us today about self-regulation. He strongly believes that self-regulation is the most important characteristic necessary for school success.

In this interview he will answer the following questions:

Why is self-regulation important and how does it relate to approaches toward learning?

And how can we help infants and toddlers began to develop these important skills.

In this interview, Bob gives awesome advice on why children who are able to self-regulate can do things like handle strong emotions, tolerate frustration, control their impulses, follow rules and expectations, pay attention in the classroom and delay gratification.

Bob, shares why children who are able to regulate or manage their emotions and behavior do better in school and have an easier time getting along with peers.

Bob shares the ages that all learning for infants and toddlers happens within the content of their relationship with nurturing and responsive adults.

Bob shares how self-regulation helps a child to regulate himself and to manage his reaction to sensations inside and outside the body.

Richard Cohen Interview

Richard Cohen, M.A. has proudly been an early childhood professional for thirty years.

For the last twenty years, Richard has traveled the world as a motivational speaker/instructor, facilitating fun, innovative, thought-provoking, interactive adult learning experiences for communities of early childhood teachers, administrators, caregivers and parents. Currently Richard is a full-time professor of Early Care and Learning at St. Louis Community College in Ferguson, Missouri.

Across his career, Richard has made many important contributions to the field of early childhood education and to young children, their families and the professionals who serve them.

In this episode, Richard shares his most precious experience with young children at a Thanksgiving gathering sitting at the children’s table. Talking to children at eye level is a fun and joyful way to communicate. Little did Richard realize that the eye level round table experience would be the beginning of his Early Childhood teaching career.

Richard shares his struggles before and after receiving his teaching degree and why he had to relocate to another state.

He talks about the important ways to teach the diverse learner and why the use of verbal learning is an asset to use in the classroom.

His views about play as a form motivation in the classroom are awesome.

This is a must listen to interview for new teachers to learn the value of building a long lasting relationship with parents.