For Your Binder

Why LGBTQ Identity Labels Are Important

You can never go wrong by using the words someone has asked you to use for them.  #equity #gender #teaching #learning

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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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When Children Are Not Read to at Home: The Million Word Gap
2019

Conclusion?  Home-based shared book reading represents an important resource for closing the word gap. This is a link to the study. #parenting #teaching #learning #books #stories #DAP #reading 

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Understanding and Applying the Intelligence of Play
2011

Nurture the soil, and the seed grows fully with little attention. Neglect the soil, and the seed’s development is compromised at every step.  #play #DAP #teaching #learning #parenting

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Nixing Recess: The silly, alarmingly popular way to punish kids
2013

Sometimes it takes teachers AND parents to bring educational policies in-line with what we know about the importance of recess. #recess #play #teaching #learning #DAP #outside #movement

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Multiple Intelligences Theory

Lisa uses Howard Gardner's existing framework as a platform to stretch ourselves out of our comfort zones to make sure our classrooms are making room for everyone - not just the kids we like.  #handouts #teaching #learning #DAP #theorists

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

Hidden Meanings in Children's Fairy Tales
2012

Many important issues can be worked out through argument and conflict.  #fairytales #books #stories #reading 

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The Playwork Primer
2010

A wonderful introduction to playwork as well as some key concepts and phrases. It also provides an overview of the play types as identified by Bob Hughes as well as tons of resources & notes at the end.  It might only be 20 some-odd pages, but for a small little book, it packs a punch!  #playwork #DAP #play #teaching #learning

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Lisa Murphy On... Being Child Centered

Contrary to what your poopy face co-worker might believe, being child centered does NOT mean kids are running around naked with paint flying through the air!  This is the handout that goes with the workshop that goes with the book of the same title! #handouts #play #DAP #teaching 

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

The Arts and Staying Cool
2008

The art of making a space for the playfulness and messiness of teaching requires courage and letting go! #learning #teaching #creativity #art

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What is Happening to Fine Motor Development?
2016

To put it bluntly, Guddemi says that lacking fine motor skills is not "fine" in Kindergarten! #teaching #learning #DAP #play #pushdown #reading #writing

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Re-defining the Play Cycle: An empirical study of playworkers’ understanding of playwork theory
2019

The Play Cycle was initially identified in 1998 in what is oft simply referred to as The Colorado Paper. Since then, a new definition of the Play Cycle as been proposed by the authors of this study.  #playwork #play

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