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Voices of Practitioners: Teacher Research in Early Childhood Education is an online peer-reviewed journal in which teachers provide a critical perspective on their roles in children's development and learning.


 

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Embracing Different Perspectives

This article explains how to cultivate trust in young children so their interactions with other children and their friendships function in healthier, stronger ways.

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Authored by: Teresa Draguicevich
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Leading Through Inquiry

A group of coaches, teacher educators, and program directors in Massachusetts spends a school year investigating the ways a cross-context inquiry group can support early childhood leaders in their work with early childhood educators.

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Authored by: Megina Baker Stephanie Cox Suárez Brenda Acero Peggy Martalock Denise Nelson Jenny Hanseul Park Annalisa Hawkinson Ritchie Natacha Shillingford
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What Happens If I Touch this Button? Giving the Silenced a Voice

When I explored the options Zoom provided during virtual meetings, I discovered that its Spotlight feature and the mute button were two ways to work toward learning goals and an approach focused on the whole child.

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Authored by: Garnett Booker
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Learning Joy and Resilience Through Kindergartners

We may not be able to control the spread of the virus, the changing mandates, or the inequities and social justice issues intensified by the pandemic, but we can control how much our children feel loved by us.

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Authored by: Larissa Hsia-Wong
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Walking to Joy: Using Our Values as Our Map

Over the course of this past year, there have been many inspiring lessons and joys. In this piece, I want to share my two main takeaways.

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Authored by: Kim Lee Ripley
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Young Children
December 1, 2021

But Can I Trust You? Embracing Different Perspectives (Voices)

This article explains how to cultivate trust in young children so their interactions with other children and their friendships function in healthier, stronger ways.

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Authored by: Teresa Draguicevich
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Introduction

This collection of Voices focuses on what we all have been learning about ourselves and our work over the past year and a half of overlapping crises in our nation and the world.

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Authored by: Barbara Henderson Ben Mardell
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Young Children
September 1, 2021

Leading Through Inquiry (Voices)

A group of coaches, teacher educators, and program directors in Massachusetts spends a school year investigating the ways a cross-context inquiry group can support early childhood leaders in their work with early childhood educators.

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Authored by: Megina Baker Stephanie Cox Suárez Brenda Acero Peggy Martalock Denise Nelson Jenny Hanseul Park Annalisa Hawkinson Ritchie Natacha Shillingford
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Young Children
July 1, 2017

مشروع مركز القيادة: التخلص من التوتر المرافق للمنهاج الدراسي المستجد The Command Center Project: Resolving My Tensions with Emergent Curriculum

مع توفر مجموعة واسعة من الخيارات المتزايدة في التعقيد فيما يخص تعليم الطفولة المبكرة نجد أن المعلمات والإداريات يقمن بصورة دائمة بعملية تقييم للنماذج والنُهج والمواد التي تدعم تعلم الأطفال وأكثرها نجاعة في ذلك

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Authored by: Luvy Vanegas-Grimaud
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Young Children
November 18, 2020

The Toads: Refocusing the Lens (Voices)

In this article, I describe the moment where I learned to hear and respect the voices of children and to hear and respect my own voice as well.

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Authored by: Amanda Jo Messer
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Young Children
September 1, 2020

Discovering the Brilliance and Beauty in Black (Voices)

Through inquiry, teachers and young children can create authentic, organic learning that informs their understanding of themselves, of others, and of the world they live in.

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Authored by: Patricia Sullivan
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Young Children
May 1, 2020

Promoting Equity through Teacher Research (Voices)

Teacher research has a new generation of scholars who are passionate about methodology and ready to lead us into the future.

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Authored by: Megina Baker
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