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  • One Hundred Languages: The Way to Know

    It started when I gave my students a passage from The Hundred Languages of Children to analyze and discuss. It was, I confess, rather abstruse, and they were speechless when I asked for opinions. In frustration, I blurted out: Malaguzzi took it one step further. Vygotsky said that language was interdependent with growth and development. He was talking about verbal language. Malaguzzi asserted that the hundred languages at children’s disposal were interdependent with their development. All of t ...

    by Gail Multop @gailmult
    Monday, 23 October 2017
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    Life Lessons from Littles!

    How do you spell love? Literacy on little angel wings. Such joy, the most amazing learning experience of my life. Here’s my update, year two preschool, teaching kiddos emergent skills of reading and writing, well, a lot more than that. Never sure who’s teaching whom. A day in the passionate life, so to speak. Since I wrote about the infamous PreKinder assessments, I'm into the sheer joy of teaching and learning from the kids, my best teachers. Life lessons, sometimes minute to minute.  ...

    by Rita Wirtz | @RitaWirtz
    Saturday, 21 October 2017
  • How Do You Know If You’re Making a Difference That Matters?

    This is the year that everything seems to matter— and yet no one knows if what they do day-to-day matters very much at all. It’s certainly the paradox of our time and especially for teachers. I think it’s important to reflect on our everyday practice and put into question our views about the purpose of education and how we engage young people. Jacob Needleman writes about an all too typical experience: “There they were, about fifteen boys and girls, there I was—talking, talking, talking. I ...

    by Raquel Ríos @RaquelRiosPhD
    Wednesday, 18 October 2017
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    Revolting Tech

    It has been a typical couple of days with tech. I spent a bunch of time on the phone with various offices of a major telecommunications company (rhymes with "Shmerizon") in an effort to upgrade our wireless plan, but this, it turns out, requires an actual phone call which in turn involves being passed around to various departments, each one of which requires a new explanation of what you're trying to do and why. This is all because we were using a Shmerizon feature that allowed us get just on ...

    by Peter Greene @palan57
    Thursday, 12 October 2017
  • dimes


      My college education was earned one dime at a time.   I was fortunate to be able to attend the university on an academic scholarship supplemented with a government grant.  In turn, this was supplemented by my father’s paycheck already stretched to support a family of seven kids.  This allowed me to stay at home and use the family car to travel to and from school.  Free breakfast and dinner were also part of the package.   Although I never asked, I know things m ...

    by Tim Ramsey | @PlutoTim
    Tuesday, 10 October 2017
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7 Apps Every Teacher Should Put on Her Christmas Wish List

Vicki Davis with Meri Walker


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


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 


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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