Front Porch Series: Broadcast Calls
Join NCQTL the fourth Monday of each month from 1 - 1:45 p.m. ET for a facilitated broadcast call on research and implications for practical application. Guest presenters include well known researchers and other leaders. We will be taking a short break for the months of June and July, and will return Monday, August, 25th at 1–1:45pm EDT (10–10:45am PDT). In the meantime, please enjoy our archive of Front Porch Series Broadcast Calls below.
Next Broadcast Call
Moving Right Along: Planning Transitions
to Prevent Challenging Behavior
Monday, May 19, 2014 | 1 - 1:45 p.m. ET
Dr. Kathleen Artman Meeker, University of Washington
Dr. Kiersten Kinder, Susan Gray School of Peabody College
For many teachers, transitions are the hardest parts of the day. Researchers estimate that young children spend up to 30 percent of their day transitioning: arrival, departure, getting ready for meals, and moving between areas or activities. Children’s challenging behavior may be related to how staff members plan, schedule, and implement transitions. Predictable, structured routines are critical for helping children feel secure, and for helping teachers maximize learning.
Speaker Dr. Kathleen Artman Meeker
Dr. Kathleen Artman Meeker is an assistant professor at the University of Washington. She has served as a K-3 special education teacher, pre-service supervisor, teacher coach, and researcher. In addition, she works with NCQTL.
Dr. Kiersten Kinder
Dr. Kiersten Kinder is the site director at the Susan Gray School of Peabody College, an inclusive child care center that serves as the lab school for the Early Childhood Special Education program at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Kinder has taught in inclusive preschool and pre-K programs, and coached teachers to implement the Pyramid Model. She has participated in research on coaching, preventing challenging behaviors, and embedded instruction. She also develops trainings for NCQTL.
Last Updated: May 26, 2014