For Your Binder
Play as a Social Justice Issue in Early Childhood Education
This link will bring you to a Master's Thesis from a Bank Street student. In it she explores (the lack of) play as a social justice issue. "Helping low income kids" often gets translated into "eliminating play" and we know this flies smack in the face of what the research (which she does a fantastic job reviewing!) tells us should be happening for all children regardless of socio-economic status. The paper is informative; her references are invaluable. #DAP #play #equity #teaching #learning
Cute is a Four Letter Word (video)
In 1996 a fantastic editorial by Mary Renck Jalongo entitled, Why cute is STILL a four letter word appeared in Early Childhood Education Journal Vol 24 Issue 2. I have a few copies of copies of copies of old copies but can't find an online link. So until we scan it into the resources for you, watch this 17 minute TedTalk with Sarah Curtis! Cheers! #art #creativity #play #teaching #learning
Play Under Pressure: Surveying parents about children and the state of play
Highlights! Key findings! How to take action! #play #DAP #parenting
The Return of Play
From the author: "I felt like a birdwatcher that had spotted a rare species." How refreshing! #play #teaching #learning #adventureplaygrounds #outside #nature #playwork #playgrounds #risk
Return to Kindergarten: A “Garden of Children” or “the New First Grade”?
Kindergarten should be the graduate school of fantasy play! Where did we go wrong? #play #DAP #theorists #teaching #learning
Progressive Education: Why it's hard to beat, but also hard to find
People often sneer at the idea of progressive education based on an image that has little to do with progressive education! #teaching
Large Motor Games to Play!
This session was being updated right before COVID - bummer - it will get redone for when we can all be back running around and playing games together, but for now, this is the handout for you! Need to see some of the games in action? Consider getting Lisa's DVD of the same title! #movement #outside #recess #DAP #play #handouts #teaching
Do Early Educators’ Implicit Biases Regarding Sex and Race Relate to Behavior Expectations and Recommendations of Preschool Expulsions and Suspensions?
This study attempts to explain the underlying processes that contribute to the well-documented racial disparities in school readiness, educational achievement and in later life opportunity. #teaching #learning #equity #implicitbias #expulsion
Moving up the Grades: Relationship between Preschool Model and Later School Success
Children's later school success appears to have been enhanced by more active, child-initiated early learning experiences. This link will let you access the full article; and it's a good one! #play #DAP #teaching #learning #pushdown
What I’m NOT Saying When I Speak About Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Enough with the false dichotomies already!!!! Child-centered doesn’t mean the kids run the show and warm & caring early childhood settings are not the opposite of intellectual ones. #DAP #play #learning #teaching
In 20 years of award-winning picture books, non-white people made up just 12% of main characters
While the stats are specific to Australia, we can be informed by the data and make sure that regardless of where we live and work we are investigating the diversity (including ethnicity, gender and sexuality) of our book corner. #equity #books #stories #gender #reading #teaching #learning