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    Three Benefits of Being a Teacherpreneur

    A teacherpreneur? What's that? Ok...this is actually a term that has been growing over the past few years, so you may have heard of it. If you haven't, a "teacherpreneur" is an educator who uses their talents and business savvy to share their work, passion, and philosophy with others. (You can read more about them here) This could be something as simple as becoming an educational blogger, consulting, speaking at conferences, writing a book or even creating a website (like this one!). Th ...

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    by Chad Ostrowski | @chadostrowski
    Wednesday, 23 August 2017
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    Back to School List

    I'm a little late on this, since most retailers rolled out Back to School displays months ago and are currently starting to clear those out so that they have room for Christmas Sale displays. But I always mean to write about this because like so many things from which people can make a buck, Back to School shopping has gotten out of hand. So as a father and a professional educator of several decades, I have an important message to parents about your back to school shopping. Chill. People ar ...

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    by Peter Greene @palan57
    Tuesday, 22 August 2017
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    "It's Always Been Done This Way"

    One of my least favorite sentences in the entire universe is some version of “It’s always been done this way.” Just by typing it I can feel my blood pressure rise! Why, I wonder, would anyone find that to be a suitable response to any question? In my opinion, it’s not a reasonable explanation for the continuation of any practice. And I find it particularly maddening when it’s used as an excuse – whether spoken aloud or not – for continuing to make children sit still to lea ...

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    by Rae Pica | @raepica1
    Monday, 21 August 2017
  • Helping Young Children Deal with Disturbing News Coverage

    It’s right in your face, 24/7… terrorist attacks, shootings, disasters, accidents, and violence. This can be upsetting for adults, not to mention children. Last week I couldn’t turn on any screen without seeing the eye-witness phone video of a state fair ride in a neighboring state, breaking apart and hurling riders to the ground. I remember gasping the first time I saw it, kind of surprised to see such graphic coverage on network television. But, as I thought about it more, I realized this w ...

    by Debra Pierce | easycda
    Saturday, 19 August 2017
  • My New Office

    My first “official” day on the job was July 5, and before I could get started, I needed a work space.  I had taken a few tours of the facilities before, and I saw that my new office was on the third floor–the top corner office with a great view.  It was more like a penthouse. And then I checked out the whole building and told the movers to put all of my belongings in the basement. You read correctly.  The basement!  My staff began to panic and wanted to know if I was okay. ...

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    by Jay Eitner | @Jay_Eitner
    Thursday, 17 August 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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