A Tiny Preschool Tackling Big Issues

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Seeking Equity Through Language-Rich Classrooms

A great deal of evidence points to the critical importance of exposure to rich language during the first five years of life, yet, despite this knowledge, schools and classrooms still fails to provide rich language to children and as a result, the gap between rich and poor children in America hasn’t narrowed, as promised; it has widened. Which provokes the question…Why focus on Kindergarten readiness, when we could be seeking language equity for lifelong success?

Equity Through Language-Rich Classrooms Resources

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Making Learning Visible: Documentation and Pedagogical Narration Resources

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Understanding Children’s Identity Formation Resources

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Presents and Prejudice

Earlier this week, for the first time ever, one of my students asked me why I decided to be a teacher. Adults ask me all the time but never a child. It took me by surprise! To me, these moments are one of the biggest reasons I choose to spend my days with young children. They ask the best questions. […]