For Your Binder

On children who “don’t know how to play”
2013

When we think we meet children who “don’t know how to play”, is our assessment accurate?  Is play a skill or an instinct?  Or both? #play #playwork #teaching #learning

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Benefits of Mixed-Age Groups in Early Child Education
2020

Life isn't always separated by age! There is magic in the mix!  #mixedages #DAP #learning #teaching

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The Death of Recess in America
2019

Some claim we are in the middle of an ADHD epidemic.... do the kids need more drugs? Or more recess? #recess #play #teaching #learning #outside #movement

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Michael Mendizza (website)

If you have not heard of him I encourage you to spend some time investigating his website for more resources, courses you can take, interviews, articles... #DAP #play #learning #teaching #relationships #care

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The New Preschool is Crushing Kids: Young children are working more, but learning less
2016

Kindergarten now serves as a gatekeeper, not a welcome mat, to elementary school. #play #pushdown #teaching

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Four new tools for building your child-guidance skills
2020

A little shameless plug here! In the summer of 2020 the Texas Child Care Quarterly published four book reviews and I was honored to see that my book, Lisa Murphy on... Being Child Centered was one of the ones they included!  This link will take you to all four - mine is the last one.  #teaching #learning #environment #press #play 

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Let's Stop Talking About The '30 Million Word Gap'
2018

Here are six things to know about the 30 million word gap. #learning #teaching #parenting #DAP

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Do Early Educators’ Implicit Biases Regarding Sex and Race Relate to Behavior Expectations and Recommendations of Preschool Expulsions and Suspensions?
2016

This study attempts to explain the underlying processes that contribute to the well-documented racial disparities in school readiness, educational achievement and in later life opportunity. #teaching #learning #equity #implicitbias #expulsion

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Lisa Murphy on... PLAY

The findings consistently show that the foundation is what supports the house!  Want a huge academic mansion? Then make the foundation rock solid!  This is the handout that goes with the workshop that goes with the book of the same title! #play #DAP #pushdown #teaching #handouts

Missed the workshop? Want to watch it again? Got a DVD player? Lisa has DVDs of all her workshops! #oldschool  

The First Ten Gifts

I bet you are familiar with some of the gifts even if you aren't familiar with Froebel! This was one of the supplementary handouts to the "Masters" workshop which is currently being revised to be more diverse so it's not just a parade of dead white guys. #theorists #handouts 

Missed the older version of the workshop? (It's still accurate, just not as inclusive as it needs to be) Want to watch it again? Got a DVD player? Lisa has DVDs of all her workshops! #oldschool  

The Case for Play: How a handful of researchers are trying to save childhood
2011

When we shortchange children's playtime in favor of "academics" we might actually be inhibiting their development. #play #pushdown #teaching #DAP #learning

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New Research Ignites Debate on the 30 Million Word Gap
2020

Too small of a sample? Racially biased? Data too old?  #parenting #learning #teaching #DAP

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