Over the last few weeks, I have begun to see many articles and listened to some podcasts that make me think, “the parents in my classroom would like to know that!” In an attempt to share ideas with you, here are a few resources and articles that have peaked my interest recently:
- The Mighty Mommy podcast is really informative and I enjoy listening to her. If you haven’t tried podcasts, they are a great resource for entertainment and learning. Here’s Mighty Mommy’s most recent post. It had some good reminders in there!
- Happier by Gretchen Rubin – I enjoy listening to Gretchen and her sister talk about happiness and self-care strategies. Always important for those of us working and living in stressful times. Check her website out here: http://gretchenrubin.com/podcast/
- My dad sent me this link – so important!!! It made me think about how I am looking at our students and how developmentally appropriate practice is so vital to early learning! Why Kindergarten is The New First Grade.
- This article popped up on my Facebook feed this week and it is also something I hear a lot in the classroom, do you hear it at home? “When Children Say I Can’t, but…” Thought provoking on how we interact with children and foster independence.
- Lastly, this article in the Washington Post also made the rounds on my social media (can you tell I have a lot of teacher friends)? I think it speaks to the way parents are feeling and teachers too in schools today. How can we change the way schools and home work together so that we create positive learning environments?
I am leaving the comment section open because I would like to hear your thoughts. I am passionate about keeping childhood sacred and kindergarten a place for developing a love for learning through children’s interests.