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Positive environments: Early childhood education conferences

Two early childhood conferences I attended this month, a national conference and a local regional conference, were awash with sessions on science, STEM, and STEAM education. Although science education is my main focus, I enjoy attending conferences because in addition … Continue reading

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Early Childhood at the NSTA 2016 national conference: Elementary Extravaganza and more!

When I search any conference schedule to choose sessions to attend I am always suspicious of those that are listed as for PreK-12. I am delighted that the NSTA 2016 national conference coming up next week in Nashville has many … Continue reading

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Tailoring professional development to the needs of a small group

I sometimes wish I could have another hour or more with a presenter of a session at a conference or other professional development program. I want to more-fully explore the ideas presented or a question the discussion raised in my … Continue reading

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What will happen if I…. Preparing an effective learning environment with help from Peep

I see it all the time, children wondering what will happen if I….push on this ball, let go of this ball, put this ball in water, or throw this ball? What will happen if I…touch the paper gently with the … Continue reading

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Spatial thinking

The children whom I see once-a-week in an hour-long afternoon science enrichment class show growth in their exploration of building using ramps and blocks to create pathways for balls. These materials have been available each session for about four months. … Continue reading

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