Tag Archives: Early Childhood
“My original fears about changing to a new grade quickly disappeared as I moved from a curriculum-centered to a STUDENT CENTERED classroom.” — Barbara Hanson, teacher at Willett School in Attleboro, Massachusetts (Hanson, 1995). I’m welcoming my 14th year of … Continue reading
“Memories, imagination, old sentiments, and associations are more readily reached through the sense of smell than through any other channel.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes
“In order for children to learn, they need to be able to pay attention. In order to pay attention, we need to let them move.” …read the rest of the story here.
Coloring inside the lines is safe. Making the sky blue and the grass green meets all expectations. Being safe and following expectations provides security. But, sometimes you’ve got to take a risk and have some fun; I hear it’s the best way … Continue reading
And the Fury | Misadventures of a Modern Mommy.
“If kids come to us [educators/teachers] from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.” – Barbara Colorose
I was a perfect mom. Until I had kids of my own. Then I became a ‘good-enough, doing the best I can’ kinda mom. Except that wasn’t really true. I never settled for good-enough. It’s a sickness, really. Although I … Continue reading
It’s one of my favorite quotes. It’s a reminder to prioritize. The value of keeping first things first. Being an educator today, there are many priorities to value, both in and out of the classroom. What counts in the classroom … Continue reading
I teach 5 year olds. They teach me so much more. The life lessons learned in kindergarten really do stick, (hopefully as much as the old school days of thick white paste that we once had the time to use). <pause … Continue reading