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    I Didn't Take Time To Pause And Listen

    Steven Weber’s Twitter handle is @curriculumblog and I get it. He blogs well and often about various aspects of curriculum and instruction. Steven is one of those rare bloggers that includes footnotes in his pieces. In other words, he knows his stuff and he backs it up with actual research. And if you’ve ever read one of his pieces you know exactly what I mean. When see I Steven, I see a father, a husband and a devoted servant-leader who, as John Maxwell preaches, constantly adds value to oth ...

    by Jon Harper / @Jonharper70bd
    Saturday, 25 March 2017
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    Top 10 Things I Learned from Being a Principal for Seven Weeks

    For seven weeks, I was an interim, elementary principal in one of my district's elementary schools. It was an opportunity and experience that was invaluable. When I began I was nervous and full of anxiety, but when I ended, I had wonderful memories, great new relationships, and a very real and meaningful learning experience.  So as I look back on my seven weeks as an elementary principal, and try to put things into perspective, these are my top ten things I have learned.   Be Visib ...

    by William Madden | @WPMadden
    Wednesday, 22 March 2017
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    The Orlando-Vincente fight during lunch recess began with loud name-calling and pushing and shoving. It quickly escalated to shouting profanities and throwing fists. The whole thing lasted only a few minutes but left both boys sniffling and bleeding. Then both second-graders were brought to my office for their trial and sentencing. “Thank you, Ana,” I said in greeting the playground aide. “Another fun day, huh?” “Nothing I can’t handle,” she replied with a grin. “But they’re all yours now. ...

    by Tim Ramsey | @PlutoTim
    Tuesday, 21 March 2017
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    What Do You See?

    What do you see when you look at the photo above? I think after reading this piece I will know your answer. At least that is my hope. In the past week both my daughter and my son have gotten very angry with me. My son is five and my daughter is eleven and so their anger take different forms. Sometimes my son will whine and cry if he doesn’t get what he wants. We usually ignore him so that he realizes that that is not how life works. Oftentimes this makes it worse and the result can often be ...

    by Jon Harper / @Jonharper70bd
    Tuesday, 21 March 2017
  • Where's All the Daddies?: Engaging Fathers in Early Childhood Programs

    Statistics and family studies provide us with some answers to why some dads will never see the inside of their child’s classroom. One in three children don’t have a father present in the home. That’s a little over 24 million and the number is growing. Some dads, for various reasons, have learned to mistrust schools. They may have had a rough school experience themselves with teacher or administrators who were less than supportive. Other dads could feel wary of stepping into an active dad role ...

    by Debra Pierce | easycda
    Tuesday, 21 March 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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