For Your Binder

An assignment to rethink the idea of homework
2002

If you're doing homework you aren't riding your bike, not reading for pleasure - and those things are just as important! #homework #teaching #learning #play

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Schemas and Young Children's Learning
2015

How CAN you spot a schema? Check out this PDF to find out!  #schema #play #movement

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A Tale of Two Pandemics: how will COVID-19 and global trends in physical inactivity and sedentary behavior affect one another?
2020

Is COVID-19 making us move even less than we were before? #recess #play #movement #covid #outside #DAP

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Mixed-Age Preschools?
2013

In this blog post Jarrod answers a question about mixed age groupings. #DAP #learning #teaching #mixedages

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Children's Hideouts- Shelters (Dens): A creation archetype
2013

Did you have the hidden power of knowing about a "secret spot"? #dens #forts #outside #play

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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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It’s in the Mix. An Exploratory Study of a Mixed Age Group Model in West Dublin
2014

Play in a mixed age group is more creative than competitive.  #mixedages #play #learning #teaching #DAP

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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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Discovering the Importance of Play through Personal Histories and Brain Images
2009

While having a play deprived childhood isn't going to turn you into a murderer, all of the inmates Brown interviewed had a play deprived childhood.   #play #risk #resilience #teaching #learning #powerplaying #theorists

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Is play a privilege or a right? And what’s our responsibility? On the role of play for equity in early childhood education
2017

Although the rest of the world has ratified Article 31 of the United Nations Rights of the Child which declares that play is the right of all children, the USA has yet to do so.  This article rejects play as a privilege and instead supports it as a matter of equity.  #play #equity #teaching

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Does Your Child's Preschool Shun the the Latest Research in Early Learning?
2018

Many preschools in the United States are actually doing the polar opposite of what the research recommends. Couple this article (from 2018) with the recent findings from the Vanderbilt Study and there is simply no reason for play to be pushed aside any longer!   #play #DAP #teaching #learning

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On Fairy Stories
1938

Here is the full text of the essay Tolkein presented (in an abbreviated form) in 1938 at St. Andrews, Scotland.  A couple of my favorite quotes: "If fairy story as a kind is worth reading at all it is worthy to be written for and ready by adults."  And, "It may be better for them (children) to read some things, especially fairy stories, that are beyond their measure rather than short of it. Their books like their clothes should allow for growth, and their books at any rate should encourage it." #books #stories #fairytales #reading 

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