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  • Opening Bell - Episode 4

    by Length: 36:06

    Beth Mosher and Jenny Morrison discuss place-based education and how it can help children learn about the world around them. Place-Based Education is an approach where learning happens within the context of the local community and the environment. Students and teachers intentially situate learning in the place that is being utilized and using the resources in that area. This could be the building that you are in, the neighborhood, the institutions around you or the natural spaces around you. 

    Tune in to this month's episode to see how TSMSOC uses the place-based education philosophy daily!

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  • Opening Bell - Episode 3

    by Length: 33:02

    This month on Opening Bell, Beth Mosher sits down with Dr. Jim Russell. Dr. Russell is a certified psychological examiner with the Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education (DESE), a National Certified Counselor, a member of the American Counseling Association, and a Diplomate & Clinical Mental Health Specialist with the American Mental Health Counseling Association.

    Dr. Jim has over 25 years of experience conducting psychoeducation evaluations for children, adolescents and adults. One of his passions is helping Twice Exceptional Learners (e.g., being gifted and also having a learning disability) to be successful.

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  • Opening Bell - Episode 2

    by Length: 48:28

    On this episode, Beth Mosher chats with Char Schwall about all things Reggio, education and how children learn. Char is a fiber artist, a painter and a published author. As an early childhood educator, Schwall has extensively studied the educational system in the municipality of Reggio-Emilia, Italy, and co-edited and co-authored the book In the Spirit of the Studio: Learning from the Atelier of Reggio Emilia

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  • Opening Bell - Episode 1

    by Length: 10:33

    Opening Bell with Beth is a monthly series of conversations with educators across America. Listen in with Beth Mosher, the Head of The St. Michael School of Clayton as she converses with industry leaders about educating children, the Reggio-Emilia teaching philosophy and education issues that parents, educators and advocates really care about. 

    You will find access to resources and get tips and tools for navigating your child's education.

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