The Best of Our Knowledge
10:46 am
Mon April 2, 2007

The Best of Our Knowledge # 863

Albany, NY – READY TO LEARN: HOW TO OVERCOME SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL ISSUES IN THE PRIMARY CLASSROOM , Pt. 1 of 2 -
What can be done in the lower grades to counter social and behavioral
problems that interfere with learning? Just published by Heinemann is
a new book that can help teachers and parents deal with these issues.
It's called, Ready to Learn. Co-authors, Dr. Jeanne Shub and Amy
DeWeerd, have created a program called Interplay which helps children
develop self-control, social skills, and problem-solving strategies. The
book may be new, but Dr. Shub created Interplay in 1983. So she has
well over 20 years of research and many success stories. Dr. Jeanne
Shub is a developmental child psychologist who has also taught at the elementary, college, and graduate school levels...has a private practice
for children and families...and is a widely sought consultant in public
and private elementary schools, TBOOK spoke with her recently in
our studios about her new book and the Interplay program.
Glenn Busby reports. (15:37)

**(Attention Program Directors. The Interplay website mentioned at the
end of the above story for more information about the program is: www.interplaysolutions.com)**

SCHOOLS AND DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME -
Well, most of us recently did this. We changed our clocks to Daylight
Savings Time. This year, Daylight Savings has been extended by a full month....starting three weeks earlier in the Spring, and hanging on for
an extra week in the Fall. Besides the intended energy benefits, what
does this time shift mean for schools, administrators, parents, and
students?
Carrie Saldo reports. (3:20)

 

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