Use this Message in a Backpack to help families find unique ways to try yoga with their children.
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Playing Laughing, and Learning in Preschool - Here are some ways to learn to let go of control and encourage laughter with preschoolers!
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Playing Laughing, and Learning in Preschool | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC TYC | Teaching Young Children Magazine
Reconciling Leadership and Partnership: Strategies to Empower Professionals and Families
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Five Questions Asked at Every Teaching Interview - "Much like the activities in an early childhood classroom, what happens during a job interview can be hard to predict. The types of questions asked and the way the administrator shapes the interview varies based on the position you are interviewing for and the school district. Out of all of the interview questions I fielded, these five were always asked."
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Preschoolers as Eco-Artists - One teacher shares her experiences creating eco-art with preschoolers.
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She asks, “Who can tell me what Andy Goldsworthy uses to make his art?” “Ice.” “Snow.” “He lays outside in the rain and his body shape makes art on the ground!” -- Preschoolers as Eco-Artists | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC TYC | Teaching Young Children Magazine
Did you know the rubber duck has been inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame? It would be easy to think of the rubber duck as just a bath time or water table toy. However, this brightly colored buddy deserves a presence in your program because of its versatility and simplicity. Here are 25 things you and the children can do today with rubber ducks.
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RT @NAEYC: Write a story, have a puppet show, count - there are so many ways to learn with rubber ducks! http://t.co/eah2YLN2rx http://t.co…
Look Again! When a group of 4- and 5-year-olds explore a large bin full of ceramic tiles, marbles and other open-ended materials, they "let their brains lead the way." Read the TYC article, Look, Listen, Learn and watch the video to observe how open-ended materials influence learning. Then watch again and reflect on what you see using the questions below. We hope together these features inspire your own work with children.
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Good loose parts video. Look Again! | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC TYC | Teaching Young Children Magazine
Ten Ways to Teach Children About the World Without Leaving School (From TYC!) - Field trips are a fun way to give children new and exciting learning experiences outside the classroom. However, they’re not always possible to take. But there are ways to learn about the community without leaving your program. Here are 10 simple and often free ways to bring new experiences from the outside world to the preschoolers in your program.
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10 Ways to Teach Children About the World Without Leaving School #family #community #culturalunderstanding #ece #earlyyears
Ten Ways to Teach Children About the World Without Leaving School | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC TYC | Teaching Young Children Magazine
Listening to Children's Stories - "The one-on-one story dictation time gave me an opportunity to intentionally engage in powerful listening and to focus on and be present for the child."
NAEYC Standard 5. Using Content Knowledge to Build Meaningful Curriculum- Listening to Children's Stories - "The one-on-one story dictation time gave me an opportunity to intentionally engage in powerful listening and to focus on and be present for the child."
Helping Children Get to Know Each Other - Try these songs, games, and strategies to help children get to know each other as a new school year begins.
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Back to School: Welcoming Children and Families | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC
Ideas for Bringing Humor into the Classroom - Humor reflects our joy. And for children and adults alike, it’s a wonderful way of reducing stress. Humor helps put things in perspective. Encouraging children to see the humor in life is one of the greatest gifts you can give them. You will be enriching their spirit as well as making learning fun.
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Try these 10 ideas for bringing humor into the classroom!
Add a little humour to your teaching style with these #classroom tips by NAEYC
Tips for Talking with Children!
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Rap and Young Children: Encouraging Emergent Literacy - Through music and language, rap can support literacy development in early childhood classrooms. Rap can help emergent readers understand print concepts, phrasing, and fluency and gain phonemic awareness.
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Mealtimes are ideal for modeling manners and for serving up some learning! Turn mealtime into learning time with these tips!
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Turn Mealtime Into Learning Time. This is a great article discussing the different areas of development that are affected by mealtime.
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Turn Mealtime Into Learning Time | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC TYC | Teaching Young Children Magazine
Promoting Social-Emotional Development - Helping Infants Learn About Feelings: "Starting from birth, infants begin learning how to make sense of their world through interactions with caregivers. Responsive caregiving - which involves a caregiver reflecting and validating a child's feelings and behaviors, helps very young children make sense of their world."
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Promoting Social-Emotional Development - Helping Infants Learn About Feelings: "Starting from birth, infants begin learning how to make sense of their world through interactions with caregivers. Responsive caregiving - which involves a caregiver reflecting and validating a child's feelings and behaviors, helps very young children make sense of their world." https://twitter.com/NeilVenketramen
How Music Sets the Tone for Learning - Young children benefit from music education in many ways, but it’s easy to get discouraged when you’re confronted with so many different responses. Although each child learns in her own way and at her own pace, music activities help all preschoolers learn skills across many domains.
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TRANSITIONSJune/July 2014 - Vol. 7, No. 5 | National Association for the Education of Young Children | NAEYC TYC | Teaching Young Children Magazine
Sharing Your Practice - Preschool teachers tell us that they read TYC because it shares stories by and about real teachers. Here are some ways to share your stories and establish mutually respectful and professional relationships with fellow teachers.
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Vote for "The Newman Resident" Provo Library at Academy Square
Since YA fantasy with strong heroines is my passion, I thought I’d share my top picks in this genre to read and discuss with your book club.
The Institute of Lutheran Theology’s certificate programs are committed to sharing the truth of Jesus Christ to the world. For this commitment to be a reality, the entire Body of Christ must be equipped and mobilized to proclaim the Word of God in this world. Check out the School for Faith and Life! It can be used as ministry preparation or for anyone that wants to be better equipped in basic teaching.
How Do You Help Families to Understand the Benefits of Intentional Teaching?
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Check out this article from YC on Play With Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children.
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Viewpoint - Holding on to Play: Reflecting on Experiences As a Playful K–3 Teacher
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Viewpoint Holding on to Play: Reflecting on Experiences as a Playful K–3 Teacher About the Author Lisa D. Wood, MS, is an associate instructor and doctoral candidate in the Curriculum and Instruction, Early Childhood and Art Education program at Indiana University, in Bloomington. Lisa has worked as a K–3 educator in public and private settings, and now teaches preservice educators. Her research focuses on play, creativity, the Reggio Emilia experience, the ethics of care, and qualitative ...
Discovering Shapes and Space in Preschool - Preschool teachers can create an environment in which children are eager to explore and learn about math. They can provide developmentally appropriate materials and opportunities to help preschoolers understand the topic.
MATH - Discovering Shapes and Space in Preschool - Preschool teachers can create an environment in which children are eager to explore and learn about math. They can provide developmentally appropriate materials and opportunities to help preschoolers understand the topic.
20 DAP Checklist Questions for Teachers - Adapted from an online Q&A with Heather Biggar Tomlinson, contributing author of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Preschoolers. Q: What are some general guidelines we can follow as we think about DAP?