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  • Digital

    Digital Devices in the Early Childhood Classroom

      I recently had the honor of participating in a Studentcentricity podcast episode hosted by the talented Rae Pica. I joined Warren Buckleitner, founder of the Children's Technology Reiview, and author, professor, and early childhood education expert Diane Levin to discuss the hot topic of digital devices in Early Childhood learning environments. The following are my take aways from the conversation. To listen to the lively Studentcentricity podcast click here and to read the full Take A ...

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    by Heidi Veal @VealHeidi
    Saturday, 23 July 2016
  • Universal Preschool, Bliss-Worthy!

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    by Rita Wirtz | @RitaWirtz
    Saturday, 23 July 2016
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    EQ(Emotional Intelligence) Dropping Dramatically Worldwide and In Classrooms Too?

              Six Seconds, an organization that promotes the awareness and development of EQ, has established through its research that the state of the global EQ has fallen significantly over the last few years. Technology and its continuous invasion into our lives is affecting families, businesses and classrooms with less face to face social and relational interactions. The irony of this is that it has also created us to be a global community with the ...

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    by Karen Stone @eqforchildren.
    Friday, 22 July 2016
  • Child Development

    Are Cultural Changes Changing Child Development?

    Traditionally, we have seen characteristic differences in the developing motor skills of boys and girls- usually evident beginning in early childhood. Boys tend to be ahead of girls in skills that emphasize power and force. By the time boys are 5, they can jump a longer distance, throw a ball farther, and run faster. Girls, on the other hand, have better fine-motor skills as well as gross motor skills involving foot movement and good balance. So, they are better at hopping, skipping, buttoning ...

    by Debra Pierce | easycda
    Friday, 22 July 2016
  • Truck

    A Toy Truck...

    If you have not heard about the shooting of Charles Kinsey while he was working with a 23-year-old autistic patient who was playing with a toy truck, read and watch the video before you proceed with this. Caught up? Okay good, let's talk. My friend Jon Harper wrote a piece recently challenging us to discuss the uncomfortable and begin to have meaningful dialogue with one another about the issues that are plaguing our nation. We have had many conversatio ...

    by Sean A. Thom | @SeanAThom
    Friday, 22 July 2016
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7 Apps Every Teacher Should Put on Her Christmas Wish List

Vicki Davis with Meri Walker

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Our guest is doing amazing work with apps and art, and brings us a list of great digital tools to engage your student's.

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Teaching Pitfalls: Signs That You Are Out of Balance and Heading for Burnout

Vicki Davis with Alicia Roberts

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In this segment, we talk about the dangers of  teaching without balance.  What is balance?  How does balance lead to burnout?  What are the red flags that signal you are slipping into the danger zone?  What should you do?

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Teaching Memories: A Few of My Favorite Things

Vicki Davis with Rodney Turner 

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Keeping with the spirit of the season, we ask our guest to reflect on a few of  the things he loves about teaching..

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