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Creating awareness of the impact we can all easily have on optimal brain development for ALL children.
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Early Childhood Brain Insights: My Heart Says... "What If?

Early Childhood Brain Insights: My Heart Says... "What If? | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it
Deborah McNelis, M.Ed's insight:


This post is a bit different than most of the insights shared here. This one is written to share and express feelings, thoughts and dreams due to the school shooting in CT. It is the result of the expression of care and concern being shared by people everywhere. This is a post to ask important questions.....

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Deborah McNelis, M.Ed's comment, December 17, 2012 6:07 PM
Thank you for sharing! Won't it be wonderful when this becomes reality every day?!
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In Search of More Play in Kindergarten – and More Solid Research on What’s Happening There | New America Blogs

In Search of More Play in Kindergarten – and More Solid Research on What’s Happening There | New America Blogs | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

Until we have a large, national study using independent observers and employing sound, consistent methodologies for collecting information, using words like "crisis" only blurs the picture, making it hard to make helpful distinctions between classrooms that veer too far to "anything goes" chaos, those that rely too much on didactic "repeat after me" lessons and those where strong, innovative teachers have learned that playtime and learning go hand-in-hand.


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Judy's comment, September 18, 2012 11:48 PM
I agree with the author that there has to be a balance in the classroom. I also believe that play experience lead to learning experiences. Allowing students to communicate with each other is so important. Today I observed in a Kindergarten class for over two hours. At no time where the students allowed to talk or collaborate with each other. The class has a nonverbal student that would benefit greatly from structured play experiences.
Judy's comment, September 18, 2012 11:48 PM
I agree with the author that there has to be a balance in the classroom. I also believe that play experience lead to learning experiences. Allowing students to communicate with each other is so important. Today I observed in a Kindergarten class for over two hours. At no time where the students allowed to talk or collaborate with each other. The class has a nonverbal student that would benefit greatly from structured play experiences.
Teach Preschool's comment, January 18, 2013 1:40 PM
That's horrible Judy! So sad to know that Kindergarten children are being told to sit and quietly work. Kindergarten age children need to talk, collaborate, play, explore, examine, predict, test, and more! I sure hope you were able to observe some different Kindergarten programs!
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Child Abuse and Neglect: Effects on Child Development, Brain ...

Child Abuse and Neglect: Effects on Child Development, Brain ... | Early Brain Development | Scoop.it

There are clear links between neglect and abuse and later psychological, emotional, behavioral, and interpersonal disorders. The basis for this linkage is the impact that abuse and neglect have on brain development.

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