For Your Binder

Articles, FAQs, Activities & Courses for Teachers

Whether you are looking to teach yourself or others, this is a valuable resource you will want to have at the ready! #equity #gender #teaching #learning

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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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Babies and toddlers should learn from play, not screens
2011

Many screen based programing for infants and toddlers is advertised as "educational," yet evidence doesn't support this.  #DAP #screens #technology #parenting #teaching #learning

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Play Therapy Glossary of Terms
2016

Words Matter! In any profession, having shared definitions of industry speak assists in communication and understanding.  #playtherapy #teaching #learning

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Progressive Education: Why it's hard to beat, but also hard to find
2008

People often sneer at the idea of progressive education based on an image that has little to do with progressive education! #teaching

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Hand Strength: 35 Fun Activities for Kids
2015

Remember, these are in addition to all those big juicy large motor verbs that are crucial if you want strong hands in the first place!  #DAP #teaching #learning #movement #writing

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Sensory-Motor Reading Readiness for School
2012

Dr. Johnson has seen children diagnosed with AD/HD or learning disabilities “miraculously” improve when they are taken out of “academic” kindergartens or given an extra year in a developmental kindergarten that emphasizes movement, play, and the integration of their sensory-motor systems.  #DAP #play #teaching #learning #movement #reading #writing

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No more worksh*ts!

A good synopsis! #DAP #play #teaching #learning #parenting

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A Path Made in the Walking
2021

How might forest schools differ from location to location? This report looks at forest schools in Norway and England. #play #nature #outside #forestschools #teaching #learning 

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Disrupting assumptions of risky play in the context of structural marginalization: A community engagement project in a Canadian inner-city neighbourhood
2019

This link will bring you to a very generous "snippets of the paper" page, it includes more than just the abstract though and some of you might have institutional access to the full study.   There has been little exploration into risky play in the context of urban neighborhoods so this study does just that. Not surprisingly, the study finds that there are enormous inequities in the distribution of wealth within cities which directly and indirectly impact outdoor play and hoe play spaces are maintained.  #play #outside #risk #environment #equity

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Facing the Screen Dilemma: Young children, technology and early education
2012

This is a fantastic resource for parents and teachers alike. This must-read includes recommendations about screen based tech in early childhood settings as well as a list of suggested readings. #DAP #play #screens #technology #teaching #learning #parenting

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Towards a re-conceptualisation [sic] of risk in early childhood education
2020

Her actual paper is available on SAGE (if you have access) and there is a link within the body of this link you do!  This immediate link will bring you to an article where she gives an overview of her findings.  Additionally, she wonders how ECEs view risk taking? Is it limited to risky play? Or perhaps something more??   #risk #play #teaching

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