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Looking out, not in: a week at the European Academy for Medicine of Ageing

Dr. Thomas Jackson is a geriatrician and clinical research fellow, investigating delirium and dementia in general hospital settings. On January 26th – 30th he attended the  619 more words

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Assessment can happen anywhere, any time!

When I was a preschool teacher working with children ages 3 to 5, I was really focused on planning based on each, individual child. Not only is this best practice, but it was a requirement of the program. 489 more words

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Stop calling me “sweetie,” my name is Tracy.

In the past I have attended social functions where I was referred to as “sweetie.” Instead of finding this “pet name” as a term of endearment, I found it insulting. 343 more words

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Understanding frailty - a beginners' guide

Gill Turner is Vice President, Clinical Quality for the British Geriatrics Society and Project Lead on the Fit for Frailty campaign. This blog, outlining the concept of frailty and highlighting the recent release of… 664 more words


Kind vs. Nice

When I was a toddler teacher, during a supervision meeting with my director, it was brought to my attention that I was telling children to “be nice.” I was told that the program preferred to help children learn to “be kind.” I was confused. 476 more words

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"If they only spoke some English..."

In this guest post, Debra Chin, 4C Early Childhood Specialist, shares some thoughts about our work with young dual language learners.

As I was enjoying an end-of-year team gathering at our office, my supervisor decided to facilitate a couple of games to celebrate. 989 more words

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Winter playground fun!

Yes, it’s that time of year when it’s COLD, illness is going around, and it gets dark out very early. In fact it’s probably already dark by the time children are being picked up at your programs. 421 more words

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