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Give Yourself a Gift Of Encouragement

(This post contains affiliate links. Please see our disclosure statement.) The time between New Year’s Day and Easter is the longest of the school year. My student teaching advisor told us this before sending us out to classrooms. (She also told us not to smile until Thanksgiving. But that’s another tale.) Sure enough. No matter

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Let’s Get Dirty

Last night we were at a neighborhood bar-b-que and the children were running around enjoying being outdoors without adult intervention. As we were watching the joy of these children, maybe even wishing we could join in, a woman pointed and said, “Look at those boys. They’re are throwing dirt in the air. Why do boys

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Preschool Curriculum? Not!

(This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosures for more information.) It amazes me that preschool has come to dominate much of the education conversation. The media has become a PR outlet for those who advocate formal, away-from-home preschool experiences. Based on vague notions and buzzword, such as “ready to learn,” parents are clamoring for