ECE Solutionary Membership Resources for Month 19
This month, I've hand-picked solutions from the categories of the inclusion, the real common core, and professional development. 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, which is a sharable resource regarding how we can strive to work from a "yes" brain. [click for the original pdf]
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).
This video breaks down what focused interventions look like in a blended practices approach. It compares and contrasts universal, focused, and systematic instruction and the intention behind each type of instruction. - created by me
#prektip: No matter which instructional strategy you use, tie it back to a targeted outcome. (click to tweet!)
These videos (part 1 & part 2) give an introduction to systematic instruction and the ARC (Antecedent-Response-Consequence) model. Learn how to apply systematic instruction and the ARC model to achieve a targeted outcome. - created by me
#prektip: Systematic Instruction aims to remove learning barriers and address foundational skills. (click to tweet!)
Two part series on Systematic Interventions
- Part 1 https://youtu.be/PNMI2bbylVE
- Part 2 https://youtu.be/JlM4YT48iDk
This website holds resources to highlight best practices in early intervention. The information can be shared with other professionals or parents to help support state and local EI training initiatives. Click on HOME from the right hand navigation once you are to the site.
#prektip: Early intervention assists caregivers to enhance children’s everyday learning and development. (click to tweet!)
Real Common Core Solutions
Need new ideas for inspiring learning centers? This blog lets you peek inside the classroom of a fun-loving, hands-on teacher with centers ranging from quiet play to dramatic play. - written by Vanessa Levin
#prektip: Children’s interests should guide them through the centers they want to explore. (click to tweet!)
This blog addresses the need for increased knowledge of learning progressions - how learners progress through the sequence of learning - to improve 21st Century learning. - Written by Helyn Kim and Esther Care
#prektip: 21st Century learners are expected to communicate, collaborate, and problem solve, but where does that fit into our curriculum? (click here to tweet!)
This excerpt from The Yes Brain reveals the power behind learning and teaching empathy. Through having conversations or simply modeling empathetic behaviors, we can help our kids develop a care for others. - written by Daniel Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson
#prektip: Empathy and caring are not natural skills for young children but rather skills to be learned. (click to tweet!)
Use these free modules to support the use of the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) Recommended Practices in early learning. - created by the RPM Project
#prektip: To best support our learners, we must be confident and competent in implementing DEC Recommended Practices. (click to tweet!)
This blog introduces a fun and meaningful way to teach children how to count using the stable order rule and books kids already love! - written by Cody Meirick and Mary Hynes-Berry
#prektip: Children need exposure to math in a variety of fun and flexible activities that are applicable to their lives. (click to tweet!)
Professional Development Solutions
This blog encourages educators and policy makers to break away from “normal” and start asking hard questions in order to better understand and serve our kids and families. - written by Dr. Andrew Goff
#prektip: Interrupt the flow of “normal” by building stronger relationships with families and colleagues who have different group, cultural, and/or self identities than you. (click to tweet!)
Use these Job Aids along with the Blended Practices text to help apply the concepts to your practice. Form your vision, find your CF, deliver systematic instruction, and more!
#prektip: Without relationship, all the other things we do in early childhood education lack impact. (click to tweet!)