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Voices of Practitioners
December 1, 2018

Posing a Researchable Question

The focus of this article is how to pose a teacher research question. More precisely, the aim is to examine the components of a researchable question and offer suggestions for how to go about the question in a way that makes it researchable.

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Authored by: Andrew Stremmel
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Article
Voices of Practitioners
December 1, 2018

The Complexity of Preparing New Teachers

While teachers can, and should, enter their classrooms with a plan in hand, they should also be open to dialogue with the learners.

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Authored by: Jennifer A. Kampmann
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Three students holding their math mini-books
Article
Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2018

Advancing Equity: Playful Ways to Extend Math Learning at Home

Giving young children lots of meaningful and enriching math experiences, both in school and at home, can build a firm foundation for later math learning.

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Authored by: Jessica Mercer Young, Kristen E. Reed
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Two children playing with boxes
Article
Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2018

Preschool Play Plans: Creativity with Cardboard

These are ideas for open-ended indoor and outdoor activities that use inexpensive or free materials—bubbles, mud, chalk, playdough, and cardboard boxes. The activities are appropriate for preschoolers of all abilities.

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Authored by: Blakely Bundy, ​Diane E. Levin, members of TRUCE
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Voices of Practitioners
December 1, 2018

Parallel Voices Commentary—VOP Articles in the 2018 Compilation

Researching your own teaching practices is fascinating and rewarding. Who better than you to think about what and why you are doing something in your everyday practice?

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Authored by: Dawn Garbett
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Three teachers looking at student artwork
Article
Voices of Practitioners
December 1, 2018

Introduction

We are so pleased to be able to offer you the 2018 compilation of Voices of Practitioners articles. This volume marks VOP’s 14th year as an online journal.

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Authored by: Barbara Henderson
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Blog
November 5, 2018

What’s Play All About? Children’s Museums Weigh In

As members of the Children’s Museum Research Network, we helped conduct a study to examine how children’s museums position themselves around play.

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Authored by: Nicole R. Rivera, Alix Tonsgard
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Toddlers participating in activities to promote diverse learning
Article
Young Children
November 1, 2018

Building a Cohesive Multimodal Environment for Diverse Learners

Ms. Manfredini seeks to understand the children’s backgrounds and draw on their experiences; she also supports children in using several different communication modes to make and express meaning.

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Authored by: Joseph C. Rumenapp, P. Zitlali Morales, Aquila Manfredini Lykouretzos
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Article
Young Children
November 1, 2018

Inquiry Is Play: Playful Participatory Research (Voices)

This online version includes an additional reflection from the authors showing how the defining elements of PPR transform participatory research into a vehicle for shared learning for teachers and children alike.

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Authored by: Megina Baker, Gabriela Salas Davila
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