Mrs. Pizzo's Workshop

WKAR Director of Education Robin Pizzo
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These are challenging times in Michigan for families with school-aged children at home and for educators.

WKAR is here for you, with trusted resources from PBS, PBS Kids, and WKAR Family.

I hope you'll follow this page for WKAR At-Home Learning updates, answers to Frequently Asked Questions, and more.

For starters, here are some links I recommend:

Do you have a question that you'd like me to address here at Mrs. Pizzo's Workshop? Please send it to me at I can't guarantee I'll be able to respond to all questions, but I will do my best.

Stay well,

"Mrs. Pizzo"
Robin M. Pizzo, M.Ed.
Director of Education
WKAR Public Media

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Talk, talk, talk! Communication Skills can be developed by talking even when your children are too young to talk back.

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Reading the appropriate book level is important aspect of developing proficient, independent readers. One of the simplest ways to know if a book is "just right" at any age level is by using the 5 Finger Rule. 

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A: To keep learning simple and easy, model wonderment of the world around us.

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A: This is a loaded question and could take a dissertation to answer effectively. Therefore, let's focus on the number one request I receive from teachers regarding school readiness. Teachers often request support with social emotional development skills. These skills include self-regulation, cooperation and effective communication.

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A: It is appropriate to take a rest from the structure of schooling or (in today's normal) at-home-learning but remember children are ALWAYS learning.

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A: News fatigue is a real phenomenon and children may experience it similar to adults.

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A: Gratitude and Joy Days help put things into perspective.

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A: Libraries are a wonderful and important part of every community. For this answer I reached out to Liz Breed, Michigan e-library coordinator, to offer suggestions.