Building Intercultural Competence: Teaching in India

Please enjoy this “field report” from Hilltop toddler educator Nick Terrones, who is spending one month teaching in Mumbai, India, through the Expanding Minds Program. Not sure where to begin… except that its hot and humid out here – 98 degrees, with 98% humidity and feels like 105! Being in India has been quite eye-opening. One thing that I have […]

Building an Anti-Bias Library: Part Four – Family Structures and Holidays and History

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Building an Anti-Bias Library Part Three – Gender Identity, and Cross-Cultural Folktales

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Building an Anti-Bias Library: Part Two – Economic Class, and Different Abilities

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Equity Through Language-Rich Classrooms Resources

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Who am I? Identity Formation in Young Children Event Recap and Classroom Strategies

By Mike Browne, Chauntae Kukowsi and Chelsea Myers from Hilltop Children’s Center and Hilltop Educator Institute Did you know that children as young as 45 minutes old are able to detect patterns, notice things about their world and pick up social skills from the adults in their life?  Me neither!  On Thursday, February 8th Dr. Sarah Lytle, from the University of Washington […]

Making Learning Visible: Documentation and Pedagogical Narration Resources

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Dissecting a Superhero & Gender-Norms

One thing I am so jealous of with children is how open their minds can really be – their worlds really are so full of possibility. My favorite drawing that came out of our class recently was of a unicorn with dozens of arms, each hand holding a single meatball – could you come up with something like that?! They […]