The Weight Is Over: Always being prepared. →
murfswildhogs: This weekend I realized that people who have not had bariatric surgery can not quite wrap their brain around what you are going through. The have lots of questions, but can not quite capture the depth of your answers. Their houses are stocked full of food, none of which you can eat. Most of it…
NOTES from the IAEYC Conference, April 2012
Vivian Paley Keynoter FRIDAY IAEYC She walked on stage and said: “I see the Mr. Roger’s chair… this means we will have a conversation.” If we don’t know where we’ve been, we can’t tell how far we’ve wandered off the path. Real school began in 1st grade and there were no objections from anyone. And we took it for granted. We created a vacuum that was filled with workbooks and...
Why CUTE is a four-letter word
Why cute is still a four-letter word: 1) cute activities insult children’s intellects 2) cute activities mistake doing with learning 3) cute activities often miseducate 4) cute activities undermine professionalism 5) cute activities frequently undermine educational equity Instead: 1) pose real questions 2) ally with children: believe in them, strive to understand, identify with...
The lobby is swarming with big pharma reps
Spicy Slide… The Movie! Seneca Lake.
aspoonfulofinsanity: I can in the future inspire even one of my students to have the passion for mathematics, science, philosophy, and inquiry in general like those who were my teachers did for me, then I’ll consider my career a modest success.
field trip! (click here to jump to link!) →
my bro is almost done with a month long internship HERE (see link). I’m going to visit tomorrow. I’m excited to meet all the animals he’s been blogging about!
NAEYC PDI Conference 2011 Notes Providence, RI DAY...
NAEYC PDI JUNE 13, 2011 Providence, RI Day 1, Session #1 POLICY, POLITICS AND POWER: why they matter for early childhood leaders Marcy Whitebook (absent) and Lea Austin Opened the conversation by asking: what brought you here? (answers from the audience consisted of…) That the power and the money are linked Quality costs money We are nurturers, not “powerful” How do we play in the...
NAEYC PDI Conference 2011 Notes Providence, RI DAY...
Day 2, Session #1 LIGHT HOUSES NOT SLEDGEHAMMERS: Formulating, understanding and evaluating our unique teaching style in the light of external standards. Holly Bruno & Delechia Johnson What was my journey? How did I get here? Many of the current teachers didn’t have a childhood. She is pointing out the “how can you give it if you didn’t GET it” DAP for adults. How to put people back...
updates to the blog look
new pic new layout I was due for a bit o’change.
The Weight Is Over: 2x →
murfswildhogs: Yesterday was the first day I attempted to try on smaller clothes. My sister bought me a 2x t-shirt and a 1x Hawaiian shirt. I have been wearing sizes 3x and 4x for so long I was afraid to try them on right away. I slipped on the 2x t-shirt and it FIT! So who cares I was going to lunch with some…
The Harry Potter Remix
illinois: harry potter and the crazy ass rock harry potter and the hogwarts basement harry potter and the guy who went to jail harry potter and the big ass fire cup harry potter and the secret club no one can know about harry potter and the vandalized textbook harry potter and the triangle circle stick
Creativity is the residue of time wasted.– Albert Einstein (via teachersintiaras)
Helmet painting in Honolulu! →
classic gooey goodness! using a 3 brush helmet painter at the #ece gig today in Honolulu! #art #painting
Lesson Planning - notes from a workshop I attended
Lesson Planning Workshop Presented by Stephanie Makke, Durant, OK, July 30, 2011 Parents ask, “What is my kid doing all day?” When teachers say, “PLAY!” Parents want to know, “When is he learning? And what are you teaching her?” My comment: These questions (and our answering of them instead of clarifying!) perpetuate the MYTH that playing and learning are two separate things. She stated...
Einstein probably built forts. →
Another great addition to your #binder!
The JCC in #ROC is hiring teachers for their early childhood program. Interested? call Rachel R. at 585-461-2000 ext 505. #ece #job #teachers
Nanny Position in #ROC: A friend needs an experienced #nanny for 3 boys in the afternoons/evenings and occasional weekend evenings too. expect to be interviewed and to talk specifically about your strengths with working for an all boy family! depending on how you found this post (it auto posts to facebook and twitter too!) message me and I will connect you with the client. #rochester #ece
No Dentist Left Behind
Full disclosure: I saw this on a bulletin board in a teacher break room at an event I did in New Jersey in 2010. There was no author credit given. The teachers at the school graciously made me a copy. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Teachers will enjoy it, parents should be informed and politicians should consider it. (Dentists should empathize.) My dentist is great! He sends...
A new you tube video! Lisa telling the famous... →
Listen in as Lisa tells the (now famous!) Dallas Story of how she got started giving early childhood lectures and trainings! She talks fast! Listen close!!
Vision of Students Today →
This clip was shown this at a session I attended at the NAEYC PDI Conference in Phoenix in 2010. It made a huge impact on me. It’s a bit long (4 1/2 min) but I found it quite interesting.
U@50 - a lost generation (or is it?) →
This was shown at a session I attended at NAEYC PDI in Phoenix (2010) and - at least my my opinion! is worth the 2 minutes of your time!
Where DO you get that stuff?????
We know that there are lots of places to get lots of cool stuff – this is where we at OOEY GOOEY® go when we need materials and supplies! And we did our homework and have resources for all our peeps in Canada too! Art Supplies: www.discountschoolsupply.com www.lakeshorelearning.com CANADA: www.teachers.scholarschoice.ca (800) 265-1095 and www.wintergreen.ca (800) 268-1268 Baking...