Teachers Confused About Right and Wrong Ways to Foster Creativity in Young Children

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HighReach Learning Provides Developmentally Appropriate Creativity Tips for Teachers

Today BAM Radio Network, the education station online, released a segment aimed at helping teachers identify developmentally appropriate approaches to fostering creativity. The program features a robust discussion between Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, PhD, a professor in the Department of Psychology at Temple University, where she serves as Director of the Infant Language Laboratory, and Rebecca Temple Isbell, Ed.D, the Director of the Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development at East Tennessee State University. The program looks at wrong and right ways to teach creativity, debunks several myths and lays out clear guidelines for pursuing developmentally appropriate approaches.

The program is underwritten by HighReach Learning Systems and the segment is the first in a series of five. Produced by Jackstreet Media and syndicated through the BAM Radio Network at http://www.bamradionetwork.com, the program is also available at http://www.highreach.com.

“We are delighted to help HighReach bring this series of programs to educators. During our research we found considerable confusion and disagreement about fostering creativity and are confident this program will be appreciated,” said Holly Hagler, segment producer at Jackstreet Media.

“There are indications that creativity in this country peaks at age four-and-a-half,” said Rae Pica, cofounder of the BAM Radio Network and host of the program. “Considering the creativity and problem solving that will be necessary to succeed in the 21st century and beyond, this is obviously not acceptable. I’m very pleased that we’re able to help HighReach bring insights into this important topic to our listeners.”

About High Reach Learning

HighReach Learning is a creator and direct supplier of early childhood educational materials for children 3 months to 14 years of age. The company is focused on making developmentally appropriate practice easy. HighReach currently serves customers in all 50 states in the US, as well as international customers in Canada, Germany, Mexico, Italy, Taiwan, Japan, and the Virgin Islands. The HighReach Learning customer base includes public and private schools, Head Start programs, child development centers, family daycare providers, YMCA centers, church-based preschools and more.

About BAM Radio Network

The BAM Radio Network is an online, education-focused, radio network for parents, teachers, administrators, advocates, journalists, legislators and all people interested in education-related topics. The site offers 20 channels of education programming available on demand and hosted by leading educators. The network is a joint venture between privately held New Hampshire-based Moving & Learning and Los Angeles-based Jackstreet Media Ventures LLC. The programming is produced by Emmy-winning broadcaster Errol St. Clair Smith and distributed through the Affiliate Nanocasting Network.

The Best Educational Reporting Team

BAM Radio Network has assembled the heads of the education community's leading associations to bring you the most insightful, accurate, relevant and up-to-date information on the education issues people really care about. The on-air hosts include:

  • Mark Ginsberg, executive director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • William B. Harvey Ph.D., executive director of the International Reading Association
  • Dr. Gerald N. Tirozzi, executive director of the National Association of Secondary School Principals
  • Gail Connelly, executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals
  • Dan Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators
  • Yasmini Vinci, executive director of the National Head Start Association
  • Judy Nee, president and CEO of the National Afterschool Association
  • John Musso, executive director of the Association of School Business Officials
  • Janice Esau, executive director/CEO of the National Association of Child Care Professionals
  • Amy Garcia, executive director of the National Association of School Nurses
  • Jodi Grant, executive director of the Afterschool Alliance
  • Linda Geigle, executive director of the National Association for Family Child Care
  • Dr. Eric Karolak, executive director of Early Childhood Education Consortium
  • Barbara S. Belmont, executive director for the School Nutrition Association
  • Sherry Waugh, president of the National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers

These education advocates are at the center of their respective communities and have their fingers on the pulse of what is going on moment by moment. Their programs are an invaluable resource for reporters, advocates, activists, legislators, analysts, parents, educators, administrators and anyone interested in transforming education.

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Jeannette Bernstein

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