For Your Binder

The public playground paradox: "child's joy" or heterotopia of fear?
2019

Is the playground a community within a community? How do we familiarize children with their community while also making sure the community is familiar with children, their presence and their play?   #playgrounds #play #outside

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Conceptual split? Parents' and experts' perceptions of play in the 21st century
2008

What say you mom?!?!!?  #DAP #play #parenting #teaching #learning

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Building "Generation Play": Addressing the crisis of inactivity among America's children
2007

We need to re-affirm our commitment to children's play.  Failing to act on these recommendations will allow this generation to become the most sedentary in our nation's history, consequently possibly having a shorter life expectancy than that of their parents. #play #pushdown #movement #recess #risk #outside 

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The Right to Play
2019

Withholding recess for punishment is counterintuitive because the students who have trouble sitting still or being quiet are often the ones who would benefit the most from some free time to move around and regain their focus. #teaching #learning #recess #DAP #play #outside #movement #equity

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The Power of One
2002

“To help kids shape their identity, we’ve got to awaken them to their own questions and encourage them to create their own projects. They don’t really learn unless they ask.” I wish I could've heard her, even just once.   " #teaching #learning

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Dressing the Part
2022

Are we disguising bad teaching with nice clothes??? #teaching

What if Today Was Their Only Day?

If tomorrow was someone's first last and only day in your program.... what would they remember and how were you a part of that????  #handouts #teaching 

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

The Top 10 Benefits of Play! Play increases creativity, productivity, health, and wellness.
2005

Play is a state of mind, but it is also a state of body, emotion, and spirit.  #play #teaching #learning #creativity

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Why good teachers allow a child’s mind to wander and wonder
2020

Our educational climate is often inhospitable to instigating a sense of wonder. #teaching #learning #creativity 

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The need for pretend play in child development
2012

Imaginative play has been identified as a vital component to a child's development. #play #DAP  #learning 

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In 20 years of award-winning picture books, non-white people made up just 12% of main characters
2020

While the stats are specific to Australia, we can be informed by the data and make sure that regardless of where we live and work we are investigating the diversity (including ethnicity, gender and sexuality) of our book corner. #equity #books #stories #gender #reading #teaching #learning

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Tear Down Your Behavior Chart!
2018

First. Do. No. Harm.  Stop doing stuff to kids you wouldn't want anyone doing to you!  #teaching #learning #DAP #relationships

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