Every single teacher has heard it before. It makes our teeth grind and our fists clench and our eyes roll so far into the backs of our heads that we fear they might never surface again: “My kids don’t go to school. They go to daycare. They just play all day.” Just play? JUST PLAY?! … Continue reading The Importance of Block Play
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Using technology in early learning classrooms can be a hotly debated issue. Some people believe that children get enough “screen time” at home, so technology does not have a place in the classroom. But it’s important to remember that not all screen time is created equal—a child sitting in front of the tv for three … Continue reading Making Smart Choices With Tech in the Classroom
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What makes a scientist? Is it a degree from a prestigious university? A lab coat, perhaps? Is it a boundless cache of knowledge based in one discipline or another? Or is it simply any person who engages in activities meant to glean knowledge about the world around them? Someone driven by pure curiosity--a deep desire … Continue reading Science in Early Learning