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Welcome to Teacher Talk Radio! I am your host Teacher Jen! I am a kindergarten teacher. I have been teaching for 5 years and LOVE it. In 2007, I earned the title, Teacher of the Year! Teaching is my hobby, but it's also my passion. I love to learn and share what I know with others! I have my Masters and Specialist degrees in education and plan on attaining my Doctorate in the near future. I encourage all teachers to continue learning in formal and informal ways to grow and learn how to better educate the students of tomorrow! Teacher Talk Radio is a discussion forum where teachers can learn from each other! Topics will include Teaching Strategies, Curriculums, Books Studies, and More! Teacher Jen will host Guest Teachers, Publishers, Authors, Teaching Supply Store Owners, and Others who will be sharing from their experiences to assist you in becoming a more effective teacher! Parents, Teachers and other Listeners are encouraged to call in to respectfully share their own experiences and opinions based on the Topic of the Day.

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There are many components children need in order to become effective readers. Today we talk to author, Peggy Campbell-Rush to learn more about what sight words are and their importance in enabling children to develop strong reading... more

Join me for this exciting interview with children’s book author, Robyn Hood Black! Check out her books scrolling on the Teacher Talk Radio show page: Sir Mike (Scholastic Library, 2005) and Wolves (Intervisual Books, 2008). She also writes... more

Reading coach, Sally Campbell joins us as we talk about teaching students great reading strategies called Handy Helpers. Handy Helpers are strategies readers can use when they get stuck on a tricky word. They are part of the Reading... more

Today, I welcome Rebecca Kai to Teacher Talk Radio. She is the author of childrens' poetry books, concept books, readers and more! Learn more about her great books and how they can be used in your classroom to teach your... more

Today, I will welcome Tina Turbin to Teacher Talk Radio! She will be sharing her experiences as a children's book author, artist, researcher and more! Join us as we learn great things together! Check out her great website! www.tinaturbin.com/

Today, I will share with you how my county is beginning to set up a K - 12 Writing Plan. This is the beginning of it's development, but I want to share why it is important, what are goals are, give you an insight to what our rough draft looks... more

Today, we will discuss the power of rhyming! Why are nursery rhymes important for new readers? While our standards are ever increasing in difficulty, some teachers are putting things like nursery rhymes on the back burner and... more

Want to learn more about a reading program that includes all the reading components: phonemic awareness, sight words, phonics, reading comprehension, reading fluency, and a writing component beginning at the kindergarten level, is... more

Creating a safe environment is important at any age to make students feel comfortable and ready to learn. During this show, I will give you some great tips on how you can create a welcoming environment. Also, learn more... more

Today’s topic is how to structure center / work stations in your classroom that are effective learning opportunities. Centers are the perfect time to differentiate instruction reaching all students, yet providing them with opportunities to touch,... more