Jeff sits down with BAM! Radio Network's Rae Pica to discuss 30 years of Education and Educational Podcasting.
About BAM! Radio Network
BAM! is an acronym for “body and mind” and BAM! Radio was conceived in 2007 on the premise that the key to success in life for children and youth is nurturing a healthy mind in a healthy body.
Developed by early childhood professionals, BAM! Radio started out as a single online radio program called Body Mind and Child. It was created to bring parents the latest insights and wisdom from the leading experts in the fields of early childhood education, physical education/motor development, play research, child development, and the neurosciences.
The Birth of the BAM Radio Network
We soon found that educators and school administrators were also tuning into the program and telling us that they found many of the segments relevant to them and very helpful. We listened and at the end of 2008, we began expanding the programming to serve a broader slice of the education community.
Today BAM Radio is the largest education radio network in the world offering programming from the nation's top education organizations and thought leaders and reaching a wide audience of people passionately committed to quality education.
But what most distinguishes BAM Radio Network are the people involved. Our “on air” hosts are the executive directors of the most respected educational associations in the country, our guests are the leading experts, advocates, and journalists in education and our programming is produced by an Emmy winning team. Simply said we have assembled the best talent we could secure in an effort to be your most valued and reliable source of information and insight.
About our guest
Rae Pica (www.raepica.com) has been an education consultant, specializing in the education of the whole child, since 1980. A former adjunct instructor with the University of New Hampshire, she is the author of 18 books, including the text Experiences in Movement and Music, and the award-winning Great Games for Young Children and Jump into Literacy. Rae is known for her lively and informative workshop and keynote presentations and has shared her expertise with such groups as the Sesame Street Research Department, the Head Start Bureau, Centers for Disease Control, the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues, Gymboree, and state health departments throughout the country. Rae also served on the task force of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) that created national guidelines for early childhood physical activity, is a member of several advisory boards, and blogs for Huffington Post.
In addition, Rae is co-founder of BAM Radio Network (www.bamradionetwork.com), the world’s largest online education radio network, where she hosts Teacher’s Aid, for which she interviews experts in education, child development, play research, the neurosciences, and more.
Recorded in 2014