The Teacher Mama Podcast

The Teacher Mama with Roberta Kightlinger is a podcast about navigating life as an educator, spouse, and a parent. Topics include: distance learning, kindergarten, elementary, routine, schedules, sleep, child development, parent support, learning at home, preschool, assessment, the list goes on. Contact me with a topic you would like to hear about!


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Word of the year – Kids

This post is all about choosing one word as a theme for the new year with your kid(s). Last week I chose a word of the year for myself, thinking about the goals I had for 2021 and reflecting upon 2020. I wrote down a list of possible words I thought might work for me

Happy New year

Hello, all. Happy New Year! What a year we have all had. My family ended up battling COVID-19 within our own household. And honestly, I am still struggling two plus months later. But all that said, business is still booming. I am so incredibly grateful for all of my tutoring clients and their families. They

1. How high can you count?

There is an opportunity for counting all around us! Countdowns: to fun events, to the last day of school, the start of a race 10… 9… 8… 7… 6… 5… 4… 3… 2… 1… 0… Counting: the number of place settings at a table, counting toys, counting halloween candy, counting beats and measures of music,

Episode 4 – Early Math skills

Let’s talk about Early Math skills!! Listen to find out what early math skill your learner should know at each grade level. If you older child is struggling with math, take a look at these early math skills with them and make sure they aren’t missing a vital math skill!


“There just aren’t enough hours in the day!” Have you heard someone say this before? Maybe you have said this before. I say it all too often. But I am trying to stop. I have come to the realization that there are only 24 hours in a day. There will always only be 24 hours

Episode 3 – Intro to the Distance learning opportunity series

Episode 3 is an introduction episode into a new series all about the different learning models in place right now: in-person, distance, and hybrid. We will be discussing how to know if your child is falling behind, and what you can do about it!

Don’t forget to like, comment, and follow this podcast where you listen! Also visit my website. to see more about what Roberta is up to and learn how she can help you and your child succeed this year.

Happy Learning
The Teacher Mama – Roberta

Comments from parents and educators

I would really appreciate your time spent and thoughts shared on the comment form below! Parents/Families: please send The Teacher Mama your experience with your child’s learning. Educators: please send The Teacher Mama your experience with teaching this year. Your comments will be added to a special segment in The Distance Learning Opportunity Podcast Series!

Locomotor Skills during learning

Learning through movement is POWERFUL šŸ’Ŗ. There is so much evidence supporting this statement. Our brains and body’s were made to work best when moving. This may be why some of my best idea’s come to me when I am out for a walk or a run. šŸ¤·ā€ā™€ļø We know kids need to move, so why not incorporate some learning with their movement?


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