For Your Binder

Neuromyths: What are they and what can we do about them?
2021

A current and concise overview - especially if the concept of a neuromyth is new to you! #teaching #learning

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Less-structured time in children's daily lives predicts self-directed executive functioning
2014

While I would (re)(para)phrase the findings of this report to say: when children have the time to make choices as to how they spend their time, there is evidence of higher levels of executive function skills, I was not on the research team. But that's my non-scientific take-away all the same!  #teaching #learning #DAP #play

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Hugs, Not Drugs

This is a bit lengthy and quite dated.  Of Note: there is no publication date provided, but it references stats from the 1990s so while I wouldn't advise quoting the numbers, the general overarching premise is timely: the wildest colts make the best horses.  Are we medicating to truly assist? Or to increase compliance within a broken system?  #teaching #learning #DAP #movement

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Prekindergarteners Left Behind: Expulsion Rates in State Prekindergarten Systems
2005

Boys were over four times as likely to be expelled as girls, and African-American preschoolers were about twice as likely to be expelled as preschoolers of European descent. Although a pattern of particular risk for expulsion with African-American students has been demonstrated during K-12, the pattern of disparity appears to begin much earlier.  #teaching #learning #equity #implicitbias #expulsion

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Children Need Fairy Tales
2013

This article provides four concise answers to the question, Why do children need fairy tales?  #fairytales #stories #books #reading

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PreK Expulsion Study: Policy Brief
2005

This brief was compiled by The Foundation for Child Development and summarizes the first study ever conducted (Gilliam, 2005) on the rate of expulsion in prekindergarten programs.  #teaching #learning #equity #expulsion #implicitbias

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The Role Of Play in Promoting Children's Positive Approaches to Learning
2008

How children learn is just as important as what they learn! #play #learning #teaching #DAP

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Play & Ambiguity
2006

Might some of the chaos found in the study of play theory be due to the lack of clarity about the popular cultural rhetorics that underlie the various play theories and play terms?    This link will take you to a stand alone chapter (written by Sutton-Smith) of The Game Design Reader:  A Rules of Play Anthology by Katie Salen & Eric Zimmerman, 2006.  If Sutton-Smith is new to you, this will be a good warm-up before you dive into his 1997 classic, The Ambiguity of Play.   #play #theorists

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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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No Time for Napping in Today's Kindergarten
2000

It's only October, but already Nicky is exhibiting symptoms of student ennui. The other day, when his mother asked him the best thing about school, he said lunch. Most boring? Art history.  Sound typical?  Perhaps.  Except Nicky isn't a moody adolescent - Nicky is only 5.  #pushdown #DAP #play #teaching #learning

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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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The Internet of Toys
2016

Hmmmmm can we still trust those bears and dolls? #toys #play #technology

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