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Cognitive Development

Cognitive development. – Exactly what does “cognitive” mean?  It is the thinking, problem-solving, figuring out, analyzing, probing, and what is sometimes called the higher-order thinking or executive thinking. Why is this so important, you might ask!  We, teachers, are doing this all day long.  We are always asking children dozens of questions!  Ah, but it isContinue reading “Cognitive Development”

SAFETY

SAFETY – I initially decided that I would not do a blog about safety because it is drilled into us as caregivers of young children, and we know about safety, even in our sleep. But wait a minute, I thought.  Sometimes we take safety for granted.  We become lax and let things slip and slide,Continue reading “SAFETY”

HEALTHY

HEALTHY – Just as you probably thought the classroom is what you get and what you have, the menu of your classroom is set first by the owner and or director, then the caterer or cook, approved by the state and overseen by the USDA and you have little or no input. But keeping theContinue reading “HEALTHY”

PARTNERS

PARTNERS – This piece has taken me a very long time to write. I wanted to write something meaningful, impactful, important, but I kept getting stuck on what I really needed to say. Coming from a Head Start background and having been a Family Services Support worker in a very conscientious agency, I am veryContinue reading “PARTNERS”

Creativity

CREATIVITY – Teachers are incredibly creative people.  I knew so many creative teachers that I thought it was a prerequisite for becoming one.  In fact, as a child I took piano lessons for years because I knew I wanted to be a teacher and thought that would help me get in.  Even now however, IContinue reading “Creativity”

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