For Your Binder

Mixed Age Grouping - Why we love it!
2016

When I first read this article in the margins I simply wrote, "This is beautiful." #DAP #play #teaching #learning #mixedages

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There are alternatives! Contestation and hope in early childhood education
2015

Schools can be more than just institutions that regulate childhood; they can be something else! #learning #teaching

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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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Students Who Lose Recess Are the Ones Who Need It Most
2014

Despite evidence that play and social interactions are crucial to cognitive development, schools continue to take recess away. #recess #teaching #learning #outside #movement #DAP #pushdown

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Benefits of Mixed-Age Groups in Early Child Education
2020

Life isn't always separated by age! There is magic in the mix!  #mixedages #DAP #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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Seeing Children do More with Less
2018

Toes not toys!  #play #DAP #looseparts #teaching #learning #environment

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Let's Go Outside! Outside time is not wasted time!

When you attend this session Lisa will show you a slide show of things to "do" on the yard, playground or at the park! The best thing about it is that you probably already have all of the things in the garage or the shed!  What would happen if you stayed outside all day?????  #handout #outside #play #DAP #teaching #recess

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

Children's Places of Secrecy and Play: A Playworker's Guide to Dens and Forts

What are your childhood memories of dens and forts? Did you build them? Play in them? I was THRILLED when I found this resource online, especially when I saw that you can download the entire document, pictures and all!!! #playwork #dens #forts #adventureplaygrounds #playgrounds #outside #play 

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Reading Instruction in Kindergarten: Little to gain and much to lose
2005

There is no evidence that teaching children to read in PreK will help them be better readers in the long-run.  So how and when did we start thinking that it would? #play #pushdown #DAP #teaching #learning #reading

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Children's Outdoor Play & Learning Environments: Returning to Nature
1998

Limiting playgrounds to manufactured equipment short-changes children of rich, playful, outdoor experiences!  #play #outside #nature #movement

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Learning Trajectories in Early Mathematics – Sequences of Acquisition and Teaching
2010

We are moving towards understanding - not moving through curriculum!  #math #DAP #teaching #learning

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