... when children feel like they don’t belong, that internalized shame and confusion can (and often will) lead to challenging behaviors in the classroom. Cultivating an environment of belonging not only honors and values each child, it will make your classroom a more joyful and peaceful place.
What Candy Crush Taught Me about Privilege
Advocacy Anti-Bias Education Challenging Behavior Classroom Environments Classroom Management Classroom Management Developmentally Appropriate Expectations Early Childhood Education Guidance Peace Education Quality Care and Education Teaching
I am not going to lie to you – I am pretty good at Candy Crush. Like, “finished all available levels” good. Because I have gone so far in the game, I get boosts that help me along the way. In case you are unfamiliar with the game, these boosts come from completing challenges, from […]
Teaching that Matters
Because, while differences do matter – they are not what defines us, unless we let it.
The Tyranny of “Criss-Cross Applesauce”
I noticed something interesting as I walked around my office the other day. Apparently, none of the adults with whom I work would define “comfortable” in the same way; as indicated by the postures they adopt while working. Some are on their feet with their computers elevated to accommodate their need to stand and move […]
I came to a pretty startling realization this past weekend – but, more on that later. I am enamored with the world of genetics and physics. I voraciously devour articles and podcasts that discuss these topics. I have often said that if I had my life to live over again, I would probably dedicate myself […]
There are two reason this quote by Frederick Douglass speaks to me so strongly. 1. It blows me away the insight that Frederick Douglass had about human development. He knew this even before we had machines that looked into the brains of young children and myriad studies into the importance of the first five years […]