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About theearlychildhoodteacher

I am a 30-something public school teacher who has taught all grades from preschool through second. I hold my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and my Masters Degree in Special Education. Throughout my career (as a both a general education and special education teacher), I have taught in public, private, Montessori and charter schools, which have been set in urban, suburban, and rural communities. This blend of experiences has given me a unique philosophy of teaching. Every day is an adventure and my students are constantly teaching me things as well! I have been involved in the world of ECE for 12 years, being a full time teacher for 9 years. As I approach the 10 year mark as a full time teacher, I can honestly see how people get tired or burnt out, but I refuse to! Each year's group of students is just as important and exciting as the first group of students that I had almost 11 years ago. I think sometimes teachers need to remind themselves of that! :)

Helping students to learn about snow and its properties…

“Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.” ~Dr. Haim Ginott I live somewhere between the east coast and the midwest so snow is always in abundance during winter. One of the components of our state … Continue reading

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I love this article!

“There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” – Deepak Chopra If you haven’t read the New York Times’ article on the play movement, you should and can do it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/06/garden/06play.html?_r=2Continue reading

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My Purpose

“Wisdom begins in wonder.” – Socrates Hello! I have created this blog to share my thoughts on early childhood education, discuss the pressures everyone (including the students) in early childhood education face, share ideas of things I have found that work, … Continue reading

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