Those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know that I love to take research papers and summarise the useful points. I believe that blogs are a great avenue for taking information and spreading it widely to where it’s needed most, in homes and preschools and kindergartens everywhere! I have been considering podcasting for quite a few months now and I’m finally ready to get started.
I will be providing transcripts of each episode, and that’s where the text below comes from. It’s the transcript of the first introduction. You can either read it or click on the player at the top of this post to hear it. You can find The Early Childhood Research Podcast in iTunes, just do a search for it and you’ll find all the episodes to date!
Welcome, I’m Liz and I’m the host of The Early Childhood Research Podcast. I’m an Australian Early Childhood teacher with a research masters in Early Childhood Education and a coursework masters in Educational Leadership. I have a blog called Liz’s Early Learning Spot.com that focuses on Early Childhood, and there you’ll find tons of free printables and teaching ideas.
For the past year I’ve written a monthly research-based post on topics I thought teachers and parents would find helpful: classroom management, the importance of pre-writing skills, how to combat bullying, goal setting with children and so on. However I really wanted a platform where researchers and teachers and parents with specialist knowledge could speak for themselves.
Instead of me reading the latest research and pulling out what I think is most helpful to my readers – I wanted to hear from people in the field. The university researchers, the teachers doing action research in their classrooms, and parents, too, who can talk about issues from their perspectives.
This will be a weekly podcast and I’ll be keeping the length under 20 minutes. I’ll be publishing a written transcript of each episode at Liz’s Early Learning Spot under the podcast tab.
So that’s the background to The Early Childhood Research Podcast. I hope you’ll enjoy each episode and if you do, please consider subscribing.
Thanks for listening and I wish you happy teaching and learning.