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Looking for Intelligent Life in Early Childhood Education

I am half way through Erika Christakis’ book, The Importance of Being Little. It is nice to read something written by someone who a) Understands early childhood, and b) isn’t overly academic, and c) isn’t too gentle with the idiocies of the corporate early education model. My friend, Rae Pica, also writes with the courage […]

3 Ways to End the School Year Strong

It’s almost here! As the days grow longer, the students in your classroom get more volatile, and the smell of Summer break is in the air, I want you to STOP. Right now, as you decide not to finish that lesson plan and just playKahootwith your studentstomorrow, I want you to consider the opportunity being […]

A Classroom Mistake

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I’ve been thinking about mistakes in the classroom…mostly the ones I make. The first one that comes to mind happened when I was teaching first graders. I had put up a wonder wall and received lots of great questions and wonders. One day, when reading some of the wonders in our group, I read a […]

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