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NERD_0165 ECE Influencers–Alfie Kohn
Lisa Murphy, Emma Tempest, Richard Cohen, Lizz Nolasco and I do a little fangirling about Alfie Kohn. Thanks for listening! Like the show? Consider supporting our work by becoming a Patron, shopping our Amazon Link, or sharing it with someone who might enjoy it. You can leave a comment or ask a question here. Click … Continue reading NERD_0165 ECE Influencers–Alfie Kohn →
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Creative Schools | Quote 02651
Many of the problems in raising achievement in schools are rooted in how school is done and the extent to which the conventions conflict with the rhythms of natural learning.
Fairy Tales | The stones of five colors and the empress Jokwa
From Japanese Fairy Tales by Yei Theodora Ozaki (New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1908) Long, long ago there lived a great Chinese Empress who succeeded her brother the Emperor Fuki. It was the age of giants, and the Empress Jokwa, for that was her name, was twenty-five feet high, nearly as tall as her brother. … Continue reading Fairy Tales | The stones of five colors and the empress Jokwa →
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Embracing Rough-and-Tumble Play | Quote 02650
Self-handicapping is when children adjust their physical effort to match the others they are engaging with. A larger child will hold back when roughhousing with a smaller child. The children learn more about one another, and we can learn more about them when we read their body language.
CCBAG_0626 When You Don’t Like A Child In Your Care With Bethany Corrie
We talk about this tough topic that a lot of caregivers experience at least once during their time in the profession. Thanks for listening! Like the show? Consider supporting our work by becoming a Patron , shopping our Amazon Link, or sharing it with someone who might enjoy it. You can leave a comment or … Continue reading CCBAG_0626 When You Don’t Like A Child In Your Care With Bethany Corrie →
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It’s OK To Go Up The Slide | Quote 02649
Kindergarten can be a healthy place and a fantastic part of a child’s life. It can be a gateway to twelve more happy years of school learning. However, it’s getting harder to find a program that matches five-year-olds’ developmental needs. Individual teachers may make the difference in some schools. However, even seasoned kindergarten teachers who understand child development have a hard time keeping kindergarten age-appropriate. They have to follow new state curriculum requirements that expect kindergarten children to be reading, ready or not.
The 5 Principles Of Counting
Handout | The 5 Principles Of Counting
A a free downloadable PDF highlighting the 5 principles of counting formulated by researchers Rochel Gelman and Randy Gallistel.
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Balanced And Barefoot | Quote 02648
Children develop fine motor strength by interacting with small objects or performing tasks that provide resistance. For babies, crawling strengthens and develops the arches in the hands, later needed to grasp small objects. As with the gross motor skills, children need ample time to use the hands to explore their surroundings. They need opportunities to pick things up, turn them around in their hands, open them up, release them, and then move on to the next thing.
Thanks To Our August 2020 Patrons!
Thanks To Our August 2020 Patrons!
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Creative Schools | Quote 02647
Knowing how to nurture and guide students’ curiosity is the gift of all great teachers. They do that by encouraging students to investigate and inquire for themselves, by posing questions rather than only giving answers, and by challenging them to push their thinking deeper by looking further.
Handout | Rotter’s Locus Of Control
A a free downloadable PDF highlighting aspects of Julian B Rotter's Locus Of Control theory.

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