For Your Binder

Finding the balance: Early Childhood practitioners' views on risk, challenge and safety in outdoor play settings
2010

Extreme safety concerns and risk minimization strategies are eroding children's opportunities to engage in developmentally appropriate risk taking. #DAP #teaching #risk #play #outside

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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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Creating Inclusive Playgrounds: A Playbook of Considerations and Strategies
2022

Worth the cost of the ink to print out all 140 pages!  From page 11:

This playbook aims to give readers:

• insight into gaps and issues inherent in thinking about inclusive playground design and practice

• insight into how inclusive playgrounds and their surroundings are experienced together

• potential strategies that will contribute to project discussions, designs, budgets, and more

• a depth and breadth of ‘how to’ guidance for designing inclusive playgrounds

• ways to ensure that any inclusively designed playground and its surrounding environment are accessible and welcoming to children with disabilities and their families

#play #inclusion #accessibility #equity #environment #recess #playgrounds #DAP #movement #outside #teaching #learning

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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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The Power of Play: A Pediatric Role in Enhancing Development in Young Children
2018

The updated statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics saying that play is crucial to a child's healthy development.  #play #teaching #learning #parenting #DAP

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The Children Must Play - What the US could learn from Finland about education reform
2011

In any country, no matter it's size or composition, there is much wisdom in minimizing testing and investing in smaller classes and better treatment of teachers.  #play #teaching #learning 

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Play Therapy Themes
2018

Wondering how play therapists choose materials?? #DAP #play #playtherapy

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Behind the findings of the Tennessee pre-K study that found negative effects for graduates
2022

After I read this one I wrote on the top of the page, first do no harm. We KNOW that #play is what needs to be happening.  Why do we (not present company "we" but I think you know what I mean!) insist on trying to get different results????  We (the same "we") must stop dismissing data because we don't like the results!  #DAP #teaching #learning #Vanderbilt #Tennessee

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Cut Out the Pre-Cuts: The trouble with themes in early childhood education
2022

It's time to draw the line in the sand!  #DAP #play #themes #art #creativity #learning #teaching 

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The school where kids can build dens
2012

The author states that his guide on the visit said the den building was not an adult idea: it originated from children’s spontaneous activity. #dens #forts #play #outside #teaching 

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Children Educate Themselves Part III: How hunter-gatherer children learn without schools
2008

Part III in a series by Peter Gray. #play #DAP #learning #teaching

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What are schema and why should you care?
2021

Schema are pattens of repeatable behavior often seen in young children!  How are we facilitating them?  #schema #play #movement

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