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  • Share! What Does It Really Mean?

    Adults interrupt young children in a fraught struggle over a toy, by ordering “share”. The child drops the toy in tears and frustration, having learned that if you have something, you have to “share”? (AKA give up) Jacky Howell had an example in one of her trainings: Walking up to a woman, she looked into the other woman’s purse, saw her wallet, and said, “Share!”. It brought forth paroxysms of laughter among early childhood educators, not to mention parents. Point taken! When a very youn ...

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    by Gail Multop @gailmult
    Friday, 21 June 2019
  • Risky Play for Young Children? Apparently There's More Risk Without It!

    Without a doubt, the photo at the beginning of this post would probably evoke a clenched-teeth, inward sucking of air by many parents. Risky play always does. But, in all fairness, it needs to be discussed, examined, and justified. This is especially important since it can help develop a child’s self-confidence, resilience, executive functioning, and even risk-management skills. And, believe it or not, engaging in risky play can actually reduce the risk of injuries, rather than increase it. Chi ...

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    by Debra Pierce | @easycda
    Friday, 14 June 2019
  • Should Teachers Wear Jeans?

    Moving Day, Saturday June 8, 2019. Boxes and Teachers wearing Jeans, what a combo.  Let me say this, about that. Should Teachers wear jeans every day? Hmmm. Hot topic. Never thought much about it. I never knew this is such a big topic for teachers. I read a great We Are Teachers article by Kristy Louden on June 6, 2019, posted by 'We Are Teachers' on Twitter. "Teachers Should Be Allowed to Wear Jeans Every Day & Here's Why". I thought it was an interesting read, so I shared it. ...

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    by Rita Wirtz | @RitaWirtz
    Sunday, 09 June 2019
  • Ready for Preschool? Ready, Set, Yes or No?

      A rainy Saturday afternoon in Eugene, Memorial Day weekend 2019. Family reflection.  If you are a preschool, kindergarten teacher, aide, parent, grandparent, everybody, this blog is for you!  Never did I think I would round out my teaching career in preschool, but I did. The kids taught me so much, a world of hand washing, bandaids, bugs, snails, glitter and a lot of books. Childhood is a precious time, what's the rush? What if we had some barometers of what a ready kiddo mi ...

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    by Rita Wirtz | @RitaWirtz
    Saturday, 25 May 2019
  • Empty Classroom

    The final day of another school year has quickly come and gone, and summer vacation is but a few hours old.  The desks have been cleaned and stacked.  The books have been packed away in cupboards.  Student work has been taken down and handed back to kids to either take home or add to the recycling bin already bulging outside our classroom door. And the kids have all left the building in search of many exciting adventures far removed from school. This final day of school lasted j ...

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    by Tim Ramsey | @PlutoTim
    Saturday, 25 May 2019
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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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