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.
Megina Baker Stephanie Cox Suárez Brenda Acero Peggy Martalock Denise Nelson Jenny Hanseul Park Annalisa Hawkinson Ritchie Natacha Shillingford
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.
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.
While inclusion is an important goal for many families and teachers and is a hallmark of a high-quality early learning program, effective implementation requires planning, intentionality, and collaboration.
This article introduces the Patty Smith Hill blocks and describes how they helped one teacher build a curriculum and intentionally plan and teach in ways that engaged children in deep study of topics they could learn through firsthand experiences.