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Voices of Practitioners
December 17, 2019

Becoming Victor Paley

Indeed, part of Vivian’s genius, something that made her a great teacher researcher, was her commitment to try to understand, empathize, and be kind.  

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Authored by: Ben Mardell
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Voices of Practitioners
December 17, 2019

Learning from One Another

Vivian Paley’s contribution to the field of early childhood education and teacher education is certainly her approach to creating the space and opportunities for children to share their stories through storytelling and story acting, but it is much more.

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Authored by: Mary Jane Moran
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Voices of Practitioners
December 17, 2019

Searching for the Meaning of Play

Vivian’s desire to create space for stories, her ability to listen fully and her longing to elevate, illuminate and understand children’s play all continue to push me to be a better teacher. 

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Authored by: Todd Erickson
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Voices of Practitioners
December 17, 2019

Needing to Know

Whenever I teach theories of child development, I always include Vivian Paley among the inductive theorists that early childhood teachers need to know.

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Authored by: Andrew Stremmel
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Voices of Practitioners
December 17, 2019

Learning to Listen: A Tribute to Vivian Paley

We want to honor Vivian’s memory and her contributions to the field with the inclusion of a few essays in our annual Voices compendium.

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Authored by: Ben Mardell
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Voices of Practitioners
December 17, 2019

Parallel Voices Commentary—Reframing Teachers’ Understandings of Conflicted Play

Christopher’s work can help us replace a deficit view of difficulty with a more trusting approach to children as they work through the challenges that serve their current developmental and relationship growth (Madrid, Fernie, & Kantor 2015).

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Authored by: Robyn Brookshire
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Voices of Practitioners
December 17, 2019

Promoting Equity through Teacher Research

This commentary by Megina Baker makes clear that teacher research has a new generation of scholars who are passionate about the methodology and ready to lead us into the future.

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Authored by: Megina Baker
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Voices of Practitioners
December 17, 2019

Introduction: Getting Things Right for Teachers

This issue of Voices of Practitioners demonstrates how teacher research can be a central and continuing part of all educators' daily practice.

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Authored by: Barbara Henderson, Isauro M. Escamilla, Andrew Stremmel
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¡Celebre el multilingüismo de su hijo!

Como padre o madre de un niño o niña que está aprendiendo dos o más idiomas, usted puede sustentar la habilidad y el interés de usar todos los idiomas que escuche su hijo al entusiasmarse y divertirse con el multilingüismo. 
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I'm Not Ready to Tidy Up

So what is a parent to do when they have a room full of playthings and a child who is not interested in picking any of it up? Here are five tips I’ve gathered from my career as an early childhood educator and my experience as a mom
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2019

Ask Hello. Supporting Culturally Rich Play

In a recent Hello discussion, a member sought input on culturally rich dramatic play and how to avoid materials that reinforce stereotypes.
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2019

Becoming Your Best: Building Professional Competencies

I’ve gathered the following be-your-best ideas for busy teachers regarding competencies, professionalism, and support from my time as a teacher, an advocate, and a trainer (and continuous learner!) working with programs from coast to coast.

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Authored by: Meghann Hickey
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2019

Valuing Diversity: Developing a Deeper Understanding of All Young Children's Behavior

Culture shapes not only our values and beliefs, but also our gender roles, family structures, languages, dress, food, etiquette, approaches to disabilities, child-rearing practices, and even our expectations for children’s behavior. In this way, culture c

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Authored by: Barbara Kaiser, Judy Sklar Rasminsky
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