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The Parent Scoop Podcast - bringing research and knowledge to parents, from parents. Hosted by Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, education professor and mom of two.

The Parent Scoop Podcast - bringing research and knowledge to parents, from parents. Hosted by Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, education professor and mom of two.

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United States

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The Parent Scoop Podcast - bringing research and knowledge to parents, from parents. Hosted by Ameena Ghaffar-Kucher, education professor and mom of two.

Language:

English


Episodes

Kids in the Kitchen

12/15/2020
With so many of us confined indoors, home cooking is on the rise. How do we make the most of this opportunity where there are more cooks in the kitchen - even little ones? How much cooking can kids do? What are the benefits of getting kids involved with meal prep? And where do you start if you yourself are not adept in the kitchen? We’ve cooked up a terrific episode with our parent guest this week, Claudine Boulstridge, who joins us from her home in rural Wales (UK). Claudine is the home...

Duration:00:31:49

On Death and Grief

11/18/2020
Death is an inevitable part of all life, and yet talking about death is one of the hardest conversations that adults can have with children. To navigate this complicated topic, we are joined by Miranda Featherstone, MSW, a writer and school based counselor, and a mother of two young children. We discuss the importance of normalizing death, how to talk to children about death using developmentally appropriate language, and understanding grief. ***Episode Notes*** Links to some of Miranda's...

Duration:00:29:51

Social Justice Through Empathy

10/28/2020
Growing up in the United States as a minoritized person in terms of skin color and religious identity has never been easy, so how does one raise their children to feel connected to their country and their faith? Our parent guest this week is Simran Jeet Singh, PhD, a Sr. Fellow at the Sikh Coalition, and a social justice activist, scholar and teacher, who is the dad of two girls. He’s also the author of "Fauja Singh Keeps Going" – a picture book we discuss on the show. In our episode,...

Duration:00:37:53

Risky Play

10/6/2020
In this episode, we explore how children learn from play, risk-taking and failure. We’re joined by parents, Jennifer Oxman Ryan, PhD (senior project manager and researcher on Project Zero’s Pedagogy of Play initiative at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education), and Jake Ryan (Founder and Director of the Open Bench Project, a maker space in Portland, Maine.). We explore the world of maker spaces, which allow for risk-taking and failure as important ways to learn and grow, and how...

Duration:00:31:57

Navigating the News

9/15/2020
The way we consume and talk about news and current events has completely changed in recent years. In this week’s episode, we discuss all things related to the news and how to talk with our children about what is happening in the world around us. Our parent guest this week is Amna Nawaz, an Emmy and Peabody award winning journalist. She is a Senior National Correspondent and the primary substitute anchor for PBS NewsHour, as well as a mom of two. In our episode, we discuss ways to introduce...

Duration:00:47:08

Reframing Learning

9/1/2020
We begin our second season by exploring the many facets of learning. Our parent guest this week is Annie Snyder, PhD, Senior Learning Scientist at McGraw-Hill and a single mom of three boys. In our conversation, we talk about everything from reframing the “loss’ of learning to how the pandemic offers us an opportunity to reconsider and racalibrate what we call learning. ***Episode Notes***

Duration:00:35:30

Science is For Everyone

6/24/2020
In this week's episode, we explore the world of science from an anti-racist perspective. Our parent guest this week is Theanne Griffith, PhD, a mom of two and a neuroscientist at the University of California, Davis. She is the author of the new STEM focused chapter book series, The Magnificent Makers (illustrated by Reggie Brown). We explore her books, discuss the importance of scientific thinking, and why science is for everyone. Follow Theanne on twitter / instagram...

Duration:00:36:24

Conversations About Race: Bonus Content

6/15/2020
Bonus content from Episode 6 Conversations About Race with Charles Barrett Adams, Managing Partner at The Lion's Story. In this mini episode, Charles talks about the role parents can play in advocating for sustainable change in schools, by reflecting on his role as an active parent in his children's schools.

Duration:00:15:45

Conversations About Race

6/14/2020
In this week's episode, we learn about what racial literacy is and why we need it more than ever. Our parent guest this week is Charles Barrett Adams, dad of two and one of the founding members and managing partner of The Lion’s Story, an organization that seeks to prepare individuals and organizations to navigate and resolve racially charged situations using research-based strategies. We talk about managing stress during conversations related to race, and how to engage with our children...

Duration:00:36:46

Restorying Social Studies

6/3/2020
In this week's episode we enter the world of social studies to explore the possibilities of restorying our past, understanding the present, and restoring our future. Our parent guest this week is Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, PhD, a professor of elementary social studies at Iowa State University, and a mom of two. We discuss what social studies is; pushing back against dominant narratives and explore hidden histories; and how to watch the new PBS Asian American documentary with our kids. Follow...

Duration:00:35:43

A Principal's Perspective

5/27/2020
In this week's episode, we reflect on the ways the past few months of the pandemic have reshaped schooling. Our parent guest is Victoria Hunt, PhD, an educator with over twenty years of teaching and administrative experience and a mom of two young adults. She is the founding principal of Dos Puentes Elementary School, a dual-language K-5 public school in New York City. We talk about the challenges and opportunities that have emerged from the sudden and unprecedented shift to online...

Duration:00:28:05

The Balancing Act: Bonus Content

5/6/2020
Bonus content from last week's interview with early childhood researcher, Jennifer Keys Adair, PhD, in which she reflects on being a parent of teenagers and what she's learned from them.

Duration:00:08:09

The Balancing Act: Learning, Work, and Play

4/29/2020
In this week's episode we look at how young children learn and what they need from their parents during the pandemic. Our parent guest this week is Jennifer Keys Adair, PhD, an early childhood education professor at the University of Texas at Austin and mom of three. We talk about ways to balance our children's needs with our own needs; using technology; the importance of play and boredom; and the benefits of developing agency in young children. *Episode notes:* What kids need from...

Duration:00:30:57

Books, Storytelling, and Social Justice

4/22/2020
This week’s episode enters the world of books and storytelling to explore ways of talking about social identities and difference with our children. Our parent guest on this episode is Mathangi Subramanian, Ed.D., award-winning author, activist, and adoptive parent. We talk about books and storytelling as a way to both broaden our children's worlds and imaginations, and also serve as a gateway to social justice issues. *Episode notes* Books as mirrors and windows / Diversifying children’s...

Duration:00:24:56

Is This Homeschooling?

4/14/2020
Our first episode focuses on the challenges facing parents and folks in parenting roles with having their kids at home rather than in school. Our parent guest on this episode is Chris Steinmeier, Ed.D., co-founder and co-director of the Natural Creativity Center and dad of two. We talk about school at home vs self-directed learning; finding work-life balance; and using this time as an opportunity to connect with the young people in your lives in a whole new way. Episode Notes: Clarifying...

Duration:00:26:48