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What if Nobody is Behind?

Since March 2020 educators have worried about students falling behind. It has pushed teachers to work past reason, parents to stress about doing the teacher’s job, and left students outside of the traditional classroom. However, a pandemic is a worldwide… Continue Reading →

Help Young Students Deal with Stress and Anger #ECE #SEL

Right now if you are checking your email, you are seeing all the offers from vendors who want you to purchase their Social-Emotional Learning content (SEL). Many are of high quality and could be very beneficial, but it begs the… Continue Reading →

Establish Literacy Partnerships Infographic #ECE

The End of “Unprecedented Times”

I stopped using the phrase “unprecedented times” as soon as I could this semester. Because no one wants to hear what they feel in their bones, how novel this situation is, how exhausting, how sustained, and how stressful the unprecedented… Continue Reading →

Pandemic Grading

Before a parent or an educator becomes too emotional in response to pandemic grading, let us consider the situation… Craft an Intentional Perspective “Unconditional positive regard” means an approach that slows us down and considers student /teacher motivation and overall… Continue Reading →

School: A Place, Relationships, or Learning?

Many communities have been out of the school building since mid-March of 2020. As we approach winter 2020 people are reminiscing about “school.” Is school a place, relationships, or learning? What does school mean to people? Are all stakeholders reminiscing… Continue Reading →

Play 101: The Serious Business of Play

As a summary of the course Theories and Foundations of Child Development from the American College of Education, I share an infographic on the Serious Business of Play for early childhood learning. This course has afforded me a new perspective… Continue Reading →

Your T̶e̶a̶c̶h̶e̶r̶ Debt Collector

A teacher friend of mine said, “I feel like a bill collector” recently and I felt it. We can extend all the grace we like in our virtual classrooms, but the disconnect between our deepest selves and what we do… Continue Reading →

Prime Day for Teachers 2020

Maybe you are justified in your disappointment in 2020; after all, it was so rough that even Amazon had to delay their annual Prime Day due to the worldwide crunch on logistics and supplies. But the wait is over now,… Continue Reading →

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