all my (current) workshop handouts →
here’s a link to all my current workshop handouts!
how to make... double brushes →
step by step instructions on how to make some double brushes for your #art area!
Comments to the final edition of NAEYC’s...
here is a link to the adopted position statement: http://www.naeyc.org/content/technology-and-young-children I realize that this late in the game it becomes a matter of opinion and inevitably, semantics, (tomurphy said “beating the dead horse”) but if I encourage you to make your voice heard, I’d be a hypocrite if I didn’t do the same. So even when I feel I am nothing but a whisper among the...
how to make... a tile block for print making →
step by step instructions on how to make a tile block for printing in your #art center!
"Pleeeaaasee send them in clothes you don't care...
from the Ooey Gooey, Inc. archives Don’t you wish you had a dollar for every time you have said, “Please send your child to school in clothes you don’t care about!” We can encourage, demand, threaten, bribe, write notes home, scream, post signs and tell parents until we are blue in the face about the importance of wearing “play clothes” to school, but to no avail! It is frustrating to feel...
a new blog in town! The Spicy Slides Blog! →
celebrating old school metal playground equipment!
LET THEM PLAY!
Laurel is the Director of the program I just applied to at Champlain College!!! within minutes of the ink on her PhD being dry she got a call from CNN to write this »» http://schoolsofthought.blogs.cnn.com/2012/06/14/my-view-let-preschoolers-kindergartners-play-to-learn/?iref=allsearch Congrats Laurel! and yes people - this one is for your binder!
Take it to the limit: Helping high school students...
By Deb Pierce, PDI NAEYC Conference, Indy 2012 **CDA (child development associate credential) started in 1971, and in 1985 NAEYC started managing it CDA is offered in 18 languages 50 states recognize it over 20,000 applicants per year 300,000 CDA recipients 12,000 renewals per year[[MORE]] CDA contributes to “professionalism” WIIFM?? (completing in high school) Immediate employability No extra...
Essential Ingredients for a Teacher's Cupboard
Another gem from the archives. September 2002. Awhile back I was asked to do a workshop for a school in Santa Barbara… they asked if I could prepare a list of the ingredients I use to make the Ooey Gooey® recipes so they could have some stuff on hand for the teachers to bring back to their classrooms. They said they had received a grant and wanted to provide some of the materials for the...
Tumblr Teacher: Girl with a Lesson Plan: The "Mom"... →
girlwithalessonplan: A while ago I made a post about a drawer I have in my high school classroom for various “needs.” tomesawayfromhome asked me to repost it for new teachers to consider, and I do so, gladly. My pet peeve is kids leaving the room. I only have them for 50 minutes, and I try to minimize as many…
taking care of children
Teaching Friends (notes)
Teaching Friends: Vygotsky and Paley on how young children learn from each other and their teacher. Presented by Gillian McNamee, June 12, 2012, Indy NAEYC PDI Friendships, relationships, trust, kindess, respect and listening effect academic performance. She wants to focus on the part of learning that depends on and thrives when children are learning with and from each other.[[MORE]] Teachers...
Executive Function Skills Ellen Galinsky's Mind in...
Learning Communities, Mind in the Making, Executive function (EF) skills are essential to America’s present and future Ellen Galinksy and a panel, June 12, 2012, PDI, Indy “Students and job applicants don’t have the ex functioning skills to really be able to function in today’s workplace.” - Cecilia Rouse, Princeton[[MORE]] ROUSE is calling for an overhaul of our ed system Air traffic control...
Getting the science out of the lab! (notes)
Tuesday June 12, 2012, PDI Indy, Panel Presentation Research for the people? Innovations in bringing research to practice and policy. How do we bring research to practice and policy? Kyle wants to get the data out of the air and into the hands of folks who need to use it. Research needs to be translated to make it accessible Research need NOT be watered down, must retain accuracy &...
Teacher Efficacy and Teacher Behaviors (notes)
last session of the day on June 11, 2011 PDI NAEYC Indianapolis, IN In a nutshell: They had the teachers complete a survey of how/what they thought they were doing in the classroom. Then the teachers were observed using the CLASS tool and SNAPSHOT tool. BIG DISCONNECT between what they think they’re doing and what they really are doing…
Leading Your Reggio Journey
After lunch session June 11, 2012, PDI Conference, Indy Basic principles: Respect of children and families and what they bring to the classroom Images of child Capable Competent Have rights and responsibilities at birth Group Activity: at table we used natural materials to design our image of the child[[MORE]] Images of teacher The RELATIONSHIP between the adult and the children Focused on...
Supporting new leaders (NOTES)
Supporting Early Childhood Leadership in your Affiliate Presented by various members of the IOWA AEYC board, June 11, 2012 Beyond what is a GOOD leader – what does our association need?? Why does our field need leaders? What are the current challenges? What are our CRISIS ISSUES?[[MORE]] (some of the ideas that came from audience) Competition for money Definitions Inconsistency People who have...
Block Play Session Notes
Harnessing the Power of Inquiry Based Learning Through Block Play Monday June 11, 2012, NAEYC PDI Conference, Dr. Marta Collier, presenter Montessori said we are hostesses But you don’t know what your guests need if you are not paying attention How do you feel when you go to the store and the product you need is out of stock? Not there? How do you feel when there is a literal road block to...
Shopping on the side of the road!
I still do it, but this little gem of a piece is from 2002. Enjoy! I know some of you still think I’m joking but I really do gather goodies from the side of the road! And I will say that Interstate 15 heading north from San Diego to Las Vegas is like a mall!! It is by far my (so-far) favorite freeway to shop on! After presenting a workshop I receive many e-mails and calls from people who say...
The Male Teacher Debate
Why it is critical to have male teachers in #ece NAEYC PDI Conference Presenter is Sam Williams (Tampa, FL) Sunday June 10, 2012 What is holding us back from having more men in ece? [[MORE]] Why aren’t men in the profession? Low status Domestic ideology – women are seen as the nurturers Traditional gender roles – women are placed in the care-giver roles Lack of upward mobility in the...
Opening Plenary Notes
NAEYC PDI Institute, Indianapolis, IN. Sunday June 10, 2012 Alfred Osborne is the speaker - tweeted using #naeycinst and #openingplenary There has to be an idea bigger than where we are. You need to create a culture of leaders in your organization. Leaders support innovation and welcome change as an opportunity to test limits. Gretzky – willing to go where the puck is GOING, not where it is. Are...
test post for PDI
think I might post it all to tumblr so it’s searchable right away… just checking to see how the format shows up in FB and Twitter.
Camp has a new favorite. Taquitos. Mary shared the recipe she used as a base, but then also said she “juzzed it up a bit.” They FLEW of the table at camp. Easily modified to be vegetarian and DELICIOUS with the mole verde sauce I posted the other day. Here’s the link: http://www.chef-in-training.com/2012/02/baked-creamy-chicken-taquitos/
From 2002. Honestly, I’d tweak some things if I was to write it NOW, but for the most part, I think it’s still mostly on target. So I offer, for your pleasure, “Problem Solving and Young Children” by Lisa Murphy We have all witnessed it… the children who, at the ripe old age of six, or maybe even four, can spell their names, count up to 100, recite their phone...
my foodie blog
http://campeats.tumblr.com would love to have you join us!
A new foodie blog if you are so inclined!
I started sharing our favorite recipes! http://campmurfymenus.tumblr.com/
how to make... a hose phone! →
step by step instructions on making Lisa’s famous “three way calling” hose phone!
My Response to the (draft) NAEYC Technology Use in...
Sent electronically as a PDF to TechandYC@naeyc.org on Thursday May 26, 2011 OF IMPORTANT NOTE: I am posting this here on tumblr for archive purposes. Since I wrote it, NAEYC has adopted a final position which was adopted in January 2012. Point being, I don’t have a link to the actual verbiage that this was written in response to. If someone still knows of one, please send it along! (I...