Juliana Texley has taught all levels for decades. She has been president of NSTA and has developed curricula for many nonprofit groups. She is a Presidential Award Winner. Her current work includes working with wonderful teachers in early childhood assessment through Lesley University.
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Equity Week 6
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Wed, Sep 22, 2021 7:10 AM in Life Science
That's why I always try to integrate authentic literature. Some children just do not have the out-of-school support to get the sorts of experiences we'd like. Parents work odd hours, or neighborhoods aren't safe. Embedding a story to which they can relate helps them connect ideas. If that can be combined with some outside or physical exploration, all the better. And sending pare...
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Mon, Sep 20, 2021 10:34 AM in Plant Cycle Kindergarten
JASON Learning has an entire 24 lesson unit on this topic. It is behind a
pay wall but I think you can get a free preview by providing information.
Early Childhood STEM and Bloom
Also we are running (free) pilots of a similar collection of physical
science lessons. If you want to participate in free evaluation pds contact
Sun, Sep 19, 2021 10:00 PM in Early Childhood
I like all these activities. But I resist isolated activities, since children don't learn with one-shot experiences. I love (and write) progressive sequences that repeat the same big idea again and again, embedding them in stories (literature) and long term goals (summative projects.) Too many early childhood activities just sit in isolation. It is also important to have formative assessments...
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