ECE Solutionary Membership Resources for Month 17
This month, I've hand-picked solutions from the categories of inclusion, quality indicators, and self-regulation. Each solution is provided to help you go deeper into the "how" behind helping children thrive in school and in life.
Click here to download this month's at-a-glance handout
As always, each solution includes a brief description and hyperlink to a PDF, YouTube video, blog post, podcast, and/or website. For those who end up feeling like the solution was TL;DR (too long; didn't read), I provide an at-a-glance tip you can put into action immediately. Each tip is signified by a purple hashtag (#prektip).
Quality Indicator Solutions
This PDF outlines the 16 Big Ideas for what to teach young learners. The glossary defines the Big Ideas and offers examples of how a child might demonstrate each one. - created by Sarah Jackson, Susan Korey-Hirko, Teresa L. Brown, Michelle Smith, and me
Pssst. While this resource is free for you, I would greatly appreciate you sharing with friends and donating via my website shop to support causes close to my heart!
#prektip: Children communicate their knowledge in so many ways - do you know how to listen? (click here to tweet!)
Ever wondered how to use a Power Pack? This video demonstrates how you can use different Power Pack sequences to create hundreds of combinations for targeting curriculum through unique experiences. - created by me
#prektip: Get creative with your instruction using a Power Pack! Change what, when, where, how, and what you use to teach to create exciting new lessons that engage children. (click here to tweet!)
This blog builds the Danish idea of hygge into a classroom concept. Hygge is about creating an environment and experience that is filled with love and safety - exactly what a classroom should be! - written by Marisa Macy
#prektip: A child’s happy place can be many things, but most importantly it should be safe, accessible, functional, developmentally appropriate, and beautiful. (click here to tweet!)
Quality Indicator Solutions
Job Aids: Chapters Two & Three
These teaching job aids feature techniques outlined in Blended Practices book, 2nd edition. Chapter two outlines how to create a curriculum framework for program while chapter three explains the important of sorting outcomes and understanding why what we teach kids matters. - created by me
#prektip: Taking a look at your curriculum framework may help identify gaps or practices that no longer serve their intended purpose. (click here to tweet!)
This blog was created to be a place for teachers and parents to tell their stories about conversations and experiences they have had talking with their children about issues of (in)justice and (in)equity. - created by Andrew Goff
#prektip: Our children are listening and we cannot stay silent. (click here to tweet!)
This blog explains what might be going on behind those difficult behaviors and offers ways we can intervene to reduce stress, reduce difficult behaviors, and increase curiosity. - written by Barbara Avila
#prektip: We all have things that push us over the edge; the key is to identify those things and avoid them when possible and de-escalate them when not. (click here to tweet!)
Weathering The Storm
This audio clip tackles the issue of transitions - especially transitions from the classroom to home - in a conversation with Barbara Avila and me. We talk about prevention before intervention, what to do in a child’s moment of stress, and how to work with family and other adults on decreasing stressors. - created by me
Want even more? Check out the expanded learning handout to highlight the two key steps highlighted in this audio.
#prektip: As adults, the more we waver, the more a child feels insecure - it is crucial to have a well thought-out plan to help them overcome their stressors. (click here to tweet!)