Learning & School

151: The Alphabet Rockers with Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Shepherd

By Jen Lumanlan | Mar 20, 2022

The band The Alphabet Rockers consists of lead members Kaitlin McGaw and Tommy Shepherd, and a multi-racial group of children who are also involved in writing and performing.  They write about their real lived experiences and their desire to live in a world where everyone belongs. Kaitlin and Tommy are actually fellows at the Othering…

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RE-RELEASE: How to read with your child with Dr. Laura Froyen

By Jen Lumanlan | Dec 19, 2021

Way, waaay back in Episode 3, we wondered whether we had missed the boat on teaching our babies to read (didn’t you teach your baby how to read?). We eventually decided that we hadn’t, but given that many parents have a goal of instilling a love of reading into their children, what’s the best way to go about…

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SYPM 015: How to support each unique child’s learning journey

By Jen Lumanlan | Sep 19, 2021

I hear from a lot of parents who are worried about their children’s learning.  They tell me things like:   “I want to encourage my child’s learning and creativity and confidence as a learner without solely focusing on literacy and numeracy.”   “We’ve been in lockdown here in Melbourne for a very long time, with…

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144: Supporting Your Gifted Child

By Jen Lumanlan | Sep 11, 2021

  Is your child gifted?   Do you wonder if they’re gifted but aren’t quite sure?   Do you want to know how to support your gifted child’s learning in a way that doesn’t pressure them or make them resist working with you?   If so, this episode will help.   I have to say,…

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143: The Extended Mind with Annie Murphy Paul

By Jen Lumanlan | Sep 5, 2021

We don’t just think with our brains. What?! How can that possibly be true? I struggled to understand it myself for quite a while, until I read the fabulous English philosopher Andy Clark’s description of what happens when someone writes, which essentially involves ideas flowing down the arm and hand, through the pen and ink,…

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