For Your Binder

Fairplay: Childhood Beyond Brands

Fairplay (formerly Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood) is an independent voice standing up for what kids and families really need. Fairplay is committed to creating a world where kids can be kids, free from the false promises of marketers and the manipulations of Big Tech. There are tons of resources for you here via this link.  #play #DAP #parenting #screens #technology 

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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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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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Why can't we get beyond quality?
2016

What's the "problem with quality" and why can't we get beyond it? #teaching

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The crucial role of recess in school
2013

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) believes that recess is a crucial component of a child's development and should not be withheld for punitive or academic reasons.  Of note: this position statement was reaffirmed by the AAP in 2016. #recess #DAP #play #teaching #learning #outside #movement

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Let The Kids Learn Through Play
2015

Sooner is NOT better and who decided that "early birds" like worms anyway???

#play #pushdown #learning #teaching

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Link between ADHD, academic expectations identified by researchers
2016

In the United States, we’ve decided that increasing academic demands on young children is a good thing. What we haven’t considered, are the potential negative effects. #DAP #movement #teaching #learning #pushdown

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Multiage Classrooms in the Era of NCLB Accountability
2009

How can we reap the benefits of The Mix when 8 out of 10 teachers report being opposed to differentiated instruction?  #teaching #learning #mixedages

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Nurturing Creativity: Preparing young children for the challenges ahead
2019

Creative thinking is critical for progress and for survival. How is it fostered?  #art #creativity #play #teaching #resilience #DAP

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A Basic Introduction to Child Development Theories
2006

I am including this document as it presents some names that are not typically included in a "basic intro to the theorists" resource; and I liked that. #DAP #teaching #learning #theorists 

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What is a Schema?
2014

This is a 9 page PDF that will give you an overview of schema play theory! Flying Start gives credit to Sally Featherstone at the end of the document and the book she edited entitled, Again! Again!  #schema #play #movement

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The Changing Function of the Fairy Tale
1988

It's impossible to define a fairy tale as a literary genre because it has become more of a cultural institution than anything else. #fairytales #stories #reading #books

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