For Your Binder

Time for more storytelling
2015

We need to change the language of the early childhood narrative; we have drained education of it's ability to invoke wonder and passion and have left behind lifeless clichés such as:  investment... outcomes... returns... assessment... quality... #DAP #teaching #learning #DAP

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Human Nature of Teaching II: How hunter-gatherers taught without coercion.
2011

This is Part II in a series by Peter Gray.  In Part I Gray defined teaching  - here in Part II he examines teaching as it occurs, or occurred, in hunter-gatherer bands. #play #teaching #learning #DAP

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The Theory of Multiple Intelligences
2011

From the horse's mouth! I first came across this as a stand alone article, I now see that it is Chapter 24 of The Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence. #theorists #learning #teaching

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How Gender Disparities Affect Classroom Learning
2020

If this is a new area of investigation for you, this is a good starting spot! #gender #teaching #learning #equity

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Are mixed-grade classes any better or worse for learning?
2015

Age is not always an accurate predictor of a child's actual development.  #DAP #learning #teaching #mixedages

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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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The Having of Wonderful Ideas
1987

An excerpt from her book of essays of the same title, it'll whet your whistle and make you realize you need to get the book! #DAP #teaching #learning #theorists

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Technology Redefined, or maybe just clarified
2022

I believe that by clarifying definitions we can show that children can be provided “opportunities to interact with technology” without having to plug anything in. #play #DAP #teaching #learning #technology #screens 

Can the Right Kinds of Play Teach Self-Control?
2009

This article initially caught my eye because it contains one of my favorite words, but used it in a sentence with a phrase that gave me pause; self control? I used up two pens and a few highlighters keeping track of my reactions and comments to this one. Spoiler alert: verbiage verbiage verbiage! definitions definitions definitions!  It's rather dated, so take some of it with a few extra grains of salt. Also, is Eleanor Duckworth on your radar???   #play #DAP #teaching #learning

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The most important thing you can do with your kids? Play with them! says Dr. Bruce Perry
2021

A timely reminder!!! #play #teaching #learning #parenting

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Dramatic Play: Bring it on back
2008

While I have moved beyond creating prop boxes, this article, while a little dated, provides a nice reminder as to the importance of dramatic play and, should the children instigate an exploration of some of the themes that are presented, might serve as a starting spot for some additional materials that might add to the exploration and play. #play #teaching #learning #DAP

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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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