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Light Table Work: The Marble Maze

Light Table Work: The Marble Maze | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
“Education is not a preparation for life; education is life itself.” ~John Dewey (by Michelle Taylor)...
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Saku’s Tangerines | KC

Saku’s Tangerines | KC | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
Often, a student will bring something to our morning meeting which captures the interest of the whole group and provides an authentic learning opportunity...
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Marla McLean, Atelierista » Some of the Ordinary Things

Marla McLean, Atelierista » Some of the Ordinary Things | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

Reggio inspired teaching and learning.  Gorgeous photographs.

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Early ICT Kent

Early ICT Kent | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Kent Early ICT web site. Within it you will find learning and teaching activities and resources for Early Years and transition into Key Stage One. Click on the themes or pictures below to find out more...

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picklebums.com

picklebums.com | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

“Can I paint Mum?”

I almost said an automatic ‘no’ when he asked, but something made me stop and think first.

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DIY sewing frame for preschoolers

DIY sewing frame for preschoolers | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

We have been talking about http://www.teachpreschool.org/2012/02/paper-quilting-in-preschool/ and part of our continuing discussion was on how the quilted pieces of fabric were sewn together.

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My Favorite Tech Tool

My Favorite Tech Tool | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
My favorite technology tool in the class is the digital camera. My kids have access to it all day. They are allowed to get it anytime to take pictures of things they want to document or share.
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Play Counts: Play Time = Practice Time

Play Counts: Play Time = Practice Time | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

How can we expect young children to behave the way we want them to when we are increasingly taking away their practice time!?

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let the children play: thoughts on muddy feet and progressive education

let the children play: thoughts on muddy feet and progressive education | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

This is my son Charlie. Or rather, these are his feet. And this is what they look like most days when I pick him up from school.

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Education Rethink: The Paradox of Play

Education Rethink: The Paradox of Play | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

Christy and I are picking orange blossoms. Unlike the desert plants, the blossoms don't affect my allergies one bit. Between the heavy scent and the thrill of dodging bees, it is hard to imagine that anything else exists in our world beyond the moment.

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Armadillo Experts

Armadillo Experts | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
Twitter has been a great way for me to encourage authentic learning in my class. I consider it authentic because it is not planned and the learning is student led.
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Guest Post – Outdoor Play Materials

Guest Post – Outdoor Play Materials | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
I’m so happy to welcome FLIP’s first guest writer, Lisa Coughlin! Lisa and I met via Yo-Yo Reggio, nearly three years ago. She’s always felt like a kindred spirit, as we’ve ...
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Children share their learning journeys through portfolios |Tasha Cowdy

Children share their learning journeys through portfolios |Tasha Cowdy | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

At the very beginning of the year, we introduce the children to their portfolios. 

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Looking at our world through a window book

Looking at our world through a window book | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
One way to get kids to take a closer look at items in their world is to put it in window book. Something about being able to see through the window book makes the process quite interesting....Read more...
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Writing with light and shadows

Writing with light and shadows | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
On occasion, I like to pull out my overhead projector for the children to enjoy a little exploration of light and shadows.  On this occasion, I invited the children to explore the overhead projector in a number of ways...Read more...
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Marla McLean, Atelierista » The Honor to Witness

Marla McLean, Atelierista » The Honor to Witness | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

This blog post is a collaboration between myself and Kindergaten Teacher Jere Lorenzen-Strait. In a whirlwind of adrenalin fueled by immediate happenings, we furiously and joyfully created this documentation. It is my hope you feel the energy of our shared dialogue.

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Tech For a Global Early Childhood Education | Globalizing Early Learning with Technology

Tech For a Global Early Childhood Education | Globalizing Early Learning with Technology | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

This website was created as a resource for early childhood educators who would like to learn more about using technology to create global learning experiences in their classrooms

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Kids Art: It Really Is About the Process

Kids Art: It Really Is About the Process | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
A good reminder to me that kids art really is about the process… and even then it often doesn’t work out how you might have planned!
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SAND AND WATER TABLES

SAND AND WATER TABLES | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

My last post brought to the fore a question I often ask myself: Is that allowed? To be honest, it is also a question my colleagues often ask me. When I look over pictures and videos taken over the last year, I see many instances where the question is front and center.

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E is for Explore!: Estimate!

E is for Explore!: Estimate! | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

Have each child in the class take turns bringing home the "class jar." Encourage the kids to be super creative. They can bring in something they're collecting, whatever they'd like!

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r is for reading corners

r is for reading corners | Early Years Education | Scoop.it
just when you think the couch is full enough, there is always room for one more… (and the reading never paused…so sweet) (and thank you, mr matt, for breaking the myth that boys can&#82...
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Our Reggio Emilia-Inspired Classroom Transition

Our Reggio Emilia-Inspired Classroom Transition | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

This blog recounts the learning adventure of a kindergarten teacher and designated early childhood educator, who have become intrigued by the early childhood educational approach known as Reggio Emilia. 

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Brick by Brick: The Power of Yes

Brick by Brick: The Power of Yes | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

I've been around the preschool block a few times. I've been in numerous classrooms and heard a variety of teachers interact with a myriad of kids. I've taught preschoolers that are now adults making their ways in the world. (Wait, that's an unnerving thought.) And, often in a classroom, the word I hear more often is a variation of "No."

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Precious Moments | Reflections on working with young children.

Precious Moments | Reflections on working with young children. | Early Years Education | Scoop.it

Our Kindergarten children have been engaging in an inquiry into where we are in place and time with a particular focus on personal histories and journeys. Before the unit started the adults

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