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It's Not You, It's Me

Hank and I have had a rough couple of months.  There has been a lot of yelling.  A lot of throwing.  A lot of refusal, hitting, and hurtful words.  406 more words

Storytelling With Children - Jennie Fitzkee

Reblogged from A Teacher’s Reflections:

The reason storytelling has been a mainstay of communication for centuries goes far beyond imparting words to tell a story.  Words come to life when spoken aloud.   198 more words


Demystifying Translanguaging: Multilingual Learner Agency

If our students’ intrapersonal voices are multilingual, how can we tell them to “think in ”?

If student’s identities and knowledge are formed by complex linguistic and cultural repertoires, why would we provide them with texts and academic experiences that present the world as monolingual? 882 more words

Paradigm Shift

After 6 months a baby will copy your gestures along with use their own to signify what they would like. I strongly encourage that gestures be labeled with words and items to eventually replace the gesture with words. 246 more words


6 month Development

My friend Britt, from Brittzinkpt.com, and I teamed up to pull together our knowledge on developmental norms. We are starting early at 6 months.  What should a little one be doing at 6 months?  318 more words

More Learning, Less IDK

More Learning, Less IDK

Do you get the nonchalant shrug of the shoulders and cocking of the head when you ask certain students questions?  Do they reply… 965 more words

Language Acquisition

Toddler Toy Take Down – What You Really Need For Your 1 Year Old’s Language Development

A friend of mine and I were talking the other day about the amount of toys that young children have at home. The discussion started because she had recently attended a birthday party for a little boy who was turning 1 year old and she was blown away to see that this toddler was given approximately 20 presents from his party attendees.  861 more words