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  • Life Lessons From Littles!

    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 ...

    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    by Peter Greene @palan57
    Thursday, 12 October 2017
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    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 ...

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    by Tim Ramsey | @PlutoTim
    Tuesday, 10 October 2017
  • Oddly Enough...

    ...writing poetry can feel like doing ballet in a phone booth. Poetry. Boring? Government. Ordinary? Math. Lifeless? We think not. I had the pleasure this week of working with a diverse group of 42 secondary school teachers. They came from many different schools and taught a range of topics in Grades 8-12. The session was entitled Emotion At The Helm: Engaging Emotions and Imaginations in The Secondary Classroom. Part of the workshop involved two collaborative activities, one employing tool ...

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    by Gillian Judson @perfinker
    Monday, 09 October 2017
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Dealing With The Unspoken Issues Male Early Childhod Educators Face

Pedophilia, Suspicion, The Man Tax:
Dealing With the Unspoken Issues Male Early Childhod Educators Face

Ginsberg, Mason, Nelson, Boyden

pic Many of the biggest challenges men in early childhood education face are taboo topics that are rarely openly discussed. This segment brings together four male early childhood educators in a heart to heart conversation about these unspoken challenges and how to deal with them.
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