It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process I recently heard a TED talk from Brian Goldman, a doctor who admits to having made mistakes. In very emotional language, he describes some costly emergency room mistakes, and then makes a strong case for changing the way that the medical profession addresses such things. He believes that medicine will improve if doctors are free to discuss their mistakes, without judgment, allowing them to learn from each other. But, he continued, because doctors are judged by mistakes, they are too afraid to discuss them. Instead, they are often covered up, blamed on others, or ignored. Hearing this talk created in me a great need to examine the many mistakes I have made in my life. Those I hid Those I learned nothing from Those I learned from Those I learned from and shared my new knowledge with others. It’s the last two categories that I think have great potential to increase learning and teaching. Finding Value in Error Teachers, like doctors, are expected to be mistake free.
Best Online Resources for Early Childhood Teachers I taught preschool for five years. I think I may have learned more in those five years than I did during any of my other 15 years of teaching. Teaching in early childhood is different. 1.Teach Preschool by Deborah Stewart Teach Preschool by Deborah Stewart is phenomenal, and that’s not an overstatement. 2. If you need a fun craft or activity for your class, Happy Hooligans is your source. 3. Debbie Clement is an online resource that’s hard to sum up in a single link or image. 4. This blog has tons of teaching advice for the pre-k crowd. 5. If you’re looking for hands on learning activities to do with your class, Preschool Inspirations is the place to be. 6. More reflective in style, Teacher Tom is a goldmine. 7.Childhood 101 If you go back and look closely you’ll probably realize that much of what you’ve pinned on Pinterest comes from Childhood 101. 8. Hands on : As We Grow is another resource-rich website. 9. 10. What are your favorite early childhood resources?
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Educators - Teaching Children Philosophy Have you ever thought of using children's literature to teach philosophy to elementary school children? It may surprise you to know that children's books often raise deep philosophical issues and that children love to think about them. This website contains all the materials that you need to lead philosophy discussions with your students. We've chosen a set of books that we think are remarkable for their philosophical content, and we have assembled questions to use to initiate a philosophical discussion. Leon Lionni's book, Let's Make Rabbits, for example, raises questions about how we know that something is real. Doing philosophy with children is a great way to improve their verbal skills. Take a look at our Book Modules for a wide range of children's books you might be interested in teaching. On the course part of the site, you will also find our Elementary School Introduction to Philosophy curriculum. NEW ADDITION TO THE SITE FOR EDUCATORS! Let us know how it goes!
A warm embrace that saves lives - Jane Chen In 2000, the United Nations adopted a set of Millennium Development Goals (MDG), one of which is reducing child mortality. MDG4 targets a two-thirds reduction in child mortality between 1990 and 2015. What are the leading factors in child mortality, and how likely is it that MDG4 will be met? Anti-Slavery Day - 18 October Circle Frog Paper Craft This frog craft can be used to teach a variety of skills including practicing shapes, scissors, colors, fractions and counting. You don't have to use all the thoughts for lessons... just choose the ones you're working on with your child. Materials you'll need: scissors, glue, printer, paper, Optional: CD ROM - the large circle will fit on a CD rom if you'd like to make this a CD Rom craft Thoughts for Lessons: This craft has lots of nice large circles to cut out -- good scissor practice! The mouth is a half circle. verbally instruct the children on how to assemble the shapes using the colors of the shapes. arrange the circles into piles of very large, large, medium and small show the children two circles and ask -- is this one bigger, smaller or the same size as that one. Count the circles Assembly Directions: Assemble the eyes (stack a large green, medium white and small black circle). Templates: Close the template window after printing to return to this screen. Template (color) or (B&W)
untitled 80 Easy Creative Projects for Kids 9 years of parenting, 4 years of co-op preschool and 5 years of blogging means that my family and I have tried just about a gazillion projects for kids…. okay maybe not a gazillion but certainly in the hundreds! Some projects have made the blog, others are favorites from other bloggers, and some are just simple creative prompts and activities you can set-up in a matter of minutes. Here is a collection of 80+ EASY CREATIVE PROJECTS FOR KIDS we have tried over the years. This post contains affiliate links to products I love and recommend to my readers. Pictured Projects are shown in ITALICS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 3D Heart Print our template here and make a colorful 3D heart! 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Place the clear beads in a bowl of water. 8. 9. 10. 11. Materials: A variety of dried flowers, bowl or cup, Ziploc baggies, paper towels, stapler 12. 13. 14. 15. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
untitled Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making Of You Copyrighted image Copyright: BDH for The BBC 100 Trillion cells. 280 days. One human life. The person you are was decided before you were even born. The way you smile, the environments you thrive in, the colour of your children’s eyes – everything about you depends on an elaborate dance of biology, timed to precision. From the makers of Human Universe and Inside The Human Body, this blockbuster series tells the thrilling story of how you were made, by combining emotionally charged human stories with ground-breaking computer generated imagery (CGI). The clock is ticking… Order your FREE poster - Nine Months That Made YouPlay our interactive games on genes and inheritanceDelve deeper into the subject areaTry out some FREE courses on genes, the mind, inheritance and early developmentTake it further with an OU degree or moduleView the episode guides for the series. The first episode of Countdown To Life: The Extraordinary Making of You airs on BBC TWO on Monday 14th September 2015 at 9pm.
8 Ways to Spot Emotional Manipulation.. and Free Ourselves From It By Paul Lenda Guest Writer for Wake Up World We as human beings have a very strong self-centered aspect (even if it may not be truly ‘real’) of our beings called the ego, and many problems arise when this aspect of the human experience goes uncontrolled. This manipulation can come in either a physical form or it can be seen to work on the emotional level in order to break the psyche into meeting the manipulator’s desires. By protecting ourselves from being manipulated on the emotional level, we are able to free ourselves once and for all from the violation of our universal right of free will. Identifying Emotional Manipulation You make a statement that is turned around to be used against you in a negative way. Your intuition may sense that this elaborate apology is not genuine. The person presents his or herself as a willing helper. You will notice this and tell them that it does not seem as if they actually want to help, and this is when he or she begin their main manipulation efforts.
Early Childhood Education Have you explored our Early Childhood resources? Early Childhood Activity Bank Find 400+ activities perfect for young learners. These activities have been culled from previous issues of our Early Childhood Newsletter. Search by month for timely activities, or search the Activity Bank by subject. Early Childhood Teaching Themes Our early childhood editor, Sue LaBella, offers hundreds of activities on dozens of classroom teaching themes. Castaldo's Corner: Early Childhood Activities Educator Nancy Castaldo shares timely activities throughout the school year for engaging young children in discovery and learning. Poems for Early Childhood Sue LaBella, Education World's early childhood editor, has written fun rhymes to fit many themes. Early Childhood Newsletter Visit our archive of past issues of the Education World Early Childhood Newsletter. From Our Article Archive Jumpstart Charges Kids Up for Learning!