Category Archives: Curricula

Links Relating to Storybook Selection and Purchase

Caldecott Winners   (Hosted by Association for Library Service to Children)           http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal Parents’ Choice  http://www.parents-choice.org/allawards.cfm The Kindergarten Canon, by Fordham   https://edexcellence.net/commentary/education-gadfly-daily/flypaper/2012/the-kindergarten-canon.html Redeemed Reader https://redeemedreader.com/ Some Christian mothers review books:  https://ccbreview.blogspot.com/ Advance Publishing, owned by Author and Activist … Continue reading

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Character Development Arising

I got a report at a conference yesterday that more public schools are adopting character development into their curricula. As you know I have been a supporter of this move for a few years. When I started there were at … Continue reading

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Peter Yarrow's Anti-Bullying Campaign is Gentle, Playful, and Useful

Many of my clients are directors of preschools. They will immediately see the usefulness of this anti-Bullying campaign. Other managers or trainers might find the music of Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mayr) pleasant enough to add to their … Continue reading

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Great Find for Educators!

Most of my clients are managers of preschools. Most such have little business and managerial background, so to fill that need, and the usual interest of most managers, I have been posting current management topics. However, most preschool educators care … Continue reading

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Lower SES Students do Better in Private Schools

“Students in the lowest SES quartile who attended a private school in 8th grade were nearly four times more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree than students from the same quartile who attended a public school.” — Council for American … Continue reading

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Coming to NISOD to talk about interactive activities in college classroom.

Memorial Day, Monday May 26th, at 10:15. at the Convention Center, (in Room 13B probably), I will be hosting a discussion on using interactive activities in the college classroom to encourage student engagement. “Ways to Engage Students: Pros, Cons, and … Continue reading

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Government Moves on Early Childhood

Just now someone on Washington Week said, “There is now actual research that shows that minority children get fewer words [delivered to them] than white children.” Actually, I just read that research: Experience and the Development of Intelligence in Young … Continue reading

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NCLB coming to early childhood?

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2012/09/common_standards_will_it_chang.html Please let me know what you think of this. Did you hear President Obama say in his State of the  Union address that we should work on early childhood education?  Don’t you imagine Hillary Clinton will have early childhood … Continue reading

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It's Time to Try Something Different This Fall

Here are several activities suggestions. Montessorians will love them, and I think all early childhood educators will find something here. Enjoy autumn.

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Curricula for Christian Centers

In answer to questions regarding Christian curricula, I have begun gathering recommendations. Here is what I have so far: 1. Alpha Omega – available both in retail stores and online (see 2 posts below for a discount coupon), full scope … Continue reading

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