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Long time friends John and Morgan hook up with wonder host Dan to talk about all things CBJ, Pop Culture, and inappropriate humor. A PG-Rated podcast for all ages. Dan was a former contributor to The Cannon while Morgan formerly contributed to the Dark Blue Jacket. You will find no bigger dough-eyed fan of the Blue Jackets than John.
 
Not Just Cute, the Podcast is like listening to a conversation with your nerdy best friend. Who happens to be obsessed with child development. Each episode covers a different topic related to parenting, early childhood education, and healthy, whole child development in order to support teachers and parents in serving young children.
 
Cancel Culture has taken over our society, in some ways for better and other times the worse. Your present doesn't matter if you have a past. Entire careers can be ruined by an unearthed tweet. Come explore the stories of those who have been cancelled with the Cancel Culture Podcast: Fighting Cancel Culture.
 
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Find Show Notes at notjustcute.com/podcast/episode49 This episode comes from a livestream I did with Leaders Lounge summit organizer, Beth Cannon. We talked about her experience helping early education teams get clear about their purpose and about their process. We take on a topic that makes many educators uncomfortable – business – and talk about …
 
If you’ve spent much time listening to children’s music, you’ve likely heard of Laurie Berkner. And if you haven’t, you’ll be thanking me for the introduction later. Laurie Berkner has a gift not only for creating engaging music that even adults actually like, but for truly seeing, hearing, and respecting children in the process. For her, each perf…
 
Meghan Fitzgerald has combined her many professional and personal experiences with her passion for learning, play, and nature, to create Tinkergarten, a program that supports caregivers in providing children with powerful outdoor play experiences. In this episode, she shares her insights on how and why playing in nature benefits every child’s devel…
 
I had a great conversation recently with my friend, Rae Pica, about how and why we should get parents on board with play-based, developmentally appropriate education. Show Notes: www.https://notjustcute.com/podast/episode45
 
You may be familiar with Sally Haughey’s amazing work through Fairy Dust Teaching, a site committed to respecting the whole child, community, play, and education as a living, breathing art form. She began the site in 2010, as a place to collect and share her own thoughts as an early childhood educator. In the eleven years since then, it has grown i…
 
Matis Miller is the author of the new book, The Uncontrollable Child. He’s a licensed clinical social worker and therapist and the founder, director, and supervisor of The Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy of New Jersey. Certified in both cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies, Matis brings a unique perspective on the balance point betw…
 
Dr. Borba's newest book, THRIVERS: The Surprising Reason Why Some Kids Struggle While Others Shine, combines scientific studies, input from dozens of researchers/experts focusing on resilience, and interviews with more than 100 young people from all walks of life. Through all of that research, Dr. Borba found something surprising: the difference be…
 
One year ago, Allison McDonald was teaching preschool in the state of Washington and writing her popular blog, No Time for Flash Cards. Like many other teachers, her class was suddenly canceled when the pandemic hit and the world shut down. After the initial shock, her school began talking about how they could safely move forward and continue servi…
 
After a 4 year hiatus the band is back together. The trio are back together to talk all things #CBJ, Gen X Pop Culture, and inappropriate humor. In this episode the boys talk about things that were, things that are, and some things that have not yet come to pass. Segment One take us from where we last podded thru today. Segment Two they discuss the…
 
Todays episode is a cancelation trifecta, plus I'll get a little personal. Sponsored by Coldest Giveaway: http://thecoldestwater.com/chrissanders-Giveaway Shop The Coldest Water: http://thecoldestwater.com/?ref=shop-chrissanders Use Promo Code " CS10 " to get 10% OFF your entire orderBy Black Man Answers Media
 
Show Notes: https://notjustcute.com/podcast/episode40 After the U.S.- based National Association for the Education of Young Children – or NAEYC – launched its national accreditation system for early childhood learning programs in the early 1980s, they made an interesting observation. While their accreditation criteria frequently referenced the term…
 
Several years ago, Pat Rumbaugh was nicknamed “The Play Lady.” And the nickname stuck. After spending 25 years getting young people to play through her work as a PE teacher and tennis coach, she co-founded Let’s Play America and took on the task of encouraging people of ALL ages across the nation to prioritize play. We’ll be talking about why play …
 
I'm so excited for you to meet Heather Jackson, director of the Reggio-inspired Sunflower School. In this episode she shares her thoughts on verbs as thematic units, slowing down to capture the true intentions of the children we work with, and the beauty and importance in the magical thinking of childhood. Whether you aspire to teach specifically f…
 
Is Ice Cube really working with the Trump administration? Is the once infamous NWA member and now movie star cancelled due to political affiliation or is the cancel culture echo chamber jumping the gun yet again? This week's episode explores what happens when good intentions and manipulation of public figures collide with a high charged election cy…
 
Rae Pica is a force to be reckoned with. With her unapologetic straight-talk, she has been advocating for children and for whole child education for decades, filling shelves of books with her words and inspiring educators around the world. Her latest book, What if We taught the Way Children Learn, fits the pattern, calling into question the many in…
 
Today I’m talking with Dr. Nefertiti Poyner of the Devereaux Center for Resilient Children and I’m going to to tell you right now, she is an absolute delight. Educators and the children they love and teach are being stretched in every direction, Dr. Poyner shares some of the principles that create the “ordinary magic” that helps us all to bounce ba…
 
Recently Leafyishere (an infamous YouTube Troll) was cancelled by YouTube for harassment, destroying his entire legacy in one fell swoop. Was this right? Are there bigger implications to freedom of speech? Does free speech exist on the internet any more in the wake of cancel culture? Let's chat. For years the internet was a safe space for variety o…
 
It’s back to school time, and normally that means getting back to the structure of something familiar….but this year is totally different. And it’s different for each of you. I’ve been thinking about how to kick off this new school year, with a pep talk of sorts, and somehow address all of the challenges and all of these differences in a way that a…
 
Today I’m talking with Vanessa Levin, experienced early childhood educator and creator of the wildly popular site Pre-K Pages, which is chock full of activities and resources for early childhood teachers. She’s an accomplished trainer and advocate who’s passionate about helping educators teach well AND save time. I asked her to talk with me today a…
 
Ashley Brianna of Safe Haven in the City joins us for our final episode... on dating during the quarantine. So about that final episode thing. We're rebranding. Listen for more details! Check out Ashley -- Instagram https://www.instagram.com/safehaveninthecity/?hl=en Blog www.safehaveninthecity.com/lifestyle/canyoufindloveonline…
 
As states and districts begin this trickling process of making final announcements about the school year, many closing -at least physically – for the remainder of the school year, I’ve seen heartbreak reflected over and over in educators around the country. These feelings of loss. Over the progress we were making. Over the plans we’d set out. Over …
 
My 80 year old father joins us to talk about old school dating, aggressive women, cleaning your pubic hair and civil rights leadership. Also, my dads dog makes an appearance. Support our Sponsor Manscaped.com by using the code Sanders20 for free shipping and 20 Percent Off.By Black Man Answers Media
 
We discuss alpha male theology, overcoming physical limitations, confidence tips and the world of Incels and toxic masculinity. Support our guest:Da 1995 podcast Ep 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1Y7SnnS_2s Support our Sponsor Manscaped.com by using the code Sanders20 for free shipping and 20 Percent Off.…
 
Author of Zoey & Sassafras and creator of the publishing house, Innovation Press, Asia Citro is truly a woman on a mission to help young children think creatively and see themselves as scientists. You’ll want to catch what Asia has to say about helping children see themselves as scientists and how we can all learn to see that science is truly every…
 
Today's Episode features a fun and emotional discussion with a bartender friend in Chicago. Warning this podcast features sensitive subject matter. Support our Sponsor Manscaped.com by using the code Sanders20 for free shipping and 20 Percent Off. Follow Kelly and here Tweets here: https://twitter.com/kellymcpheeee…
 
Cooking can be a powerful activity for young children. From literacy skills, math skills, fine motor skills, and sensory and science experiences, along with the confidence that comes from taking risks, learning from failures, and sharing time and food with others, time in the kitchen with kids is time well spent. I’ve invited my friend, Tiffany Dah…
 
Why are there so many reports of children frequently falling out of their seats? Why is behavior becoming more and more of a challenge in the classroom? And why are delayed fine motor skills becoming more and more prevalent? One common thread, as my guest Rae Pica will explain, is movement. In Rae’s new book, Acting Out, she addresses not only why …
 
Back at the beginning of 2019 a study made a bit of a splash as headlines claimed that it demonstrated that the increased academic expectations in the early years don’t compromise social and emotional development as some fear. I felt like there may be a bit of stretch from the data to the headlines, so I decided to nerd out on the actual study and …
 
Today I’m talking about how to get parents on board with play in your classrooms, right from the start. Just like the children, each parent in your classroom comes with a different set of life experiences and perspectives. For some, the concept that their child’s best learning will be through play is a new revelation. Some may be expecting more of …
 
Today I’m talking with the Artful Parent, Jean VanHult. She is what she calls an “art enabler”, a term that I love! She’s also the author of the book, The Artful Parent. You can find show notes for this episode at www.https://notjustcute.com/podcast/episode26
 
Online preschool options are growing in popularity. Just this past spring, Ted Talk organizers created a bit of a stir in the early childhood community when they awarded a portion of their Audacious Project funding to an online preschool company, Waterford UPSTART. While proponents suggest this is an affordable and accessible option for families th…
 
There are many decisions to make as a parent. Breastfeed or bottle? Cosleep or no? Where to find quality care? And when you reach out for more information while making these decisions, the waters sometimes seem to only get more cloudy. Emily Oster's new book, Cribsheet, tackles many common decisions make in the early years. But she's not here to te…
 
Julie Bogart is an accomplished writer and the creator of a popular language arts program, Brave Writer. She's also mom to five (now grown) children, whom she homeschooled for 17 years. Her new book, Brave Learner – Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life, shares so many perspectives about inspiring wonder and engaging in responsiv…
 
development can be talked about in an academic construct, I received Deborah Schein’s book (Inspiring Wonder, Awe, and Empathy- Spiritual Development in Young Children) and found confirmation for some of those things that I had found in the research as well. That spiritual development takes us beyond ourselves and into something bigger. Wonder, awe…
 
This episode was inspired by a real-life conversation with a friend of mine who was venting about not handling a parenting situation the way she WISHED she would have….the way she KNEW she should have. But the morning was just too much and she snapped. She didn’t handle the challenge the way she wished she had and the whole thing left her and her c…
 
I am so excited today to be talking with Kristina Bill and Joy Marchese, who, along with Jane Nelsen, co-authored the book, Positive Discipline for Today’s Busy (& Overwhelmed): Parent How to Balance Work, Parenting, & Self for Lasting Well-Being. Both women share wonderful insight in our conversation, as they talk, not only about the book, but how…
 
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