Archive for May, 2010

SKiP Book Discussion

Our book choice this year is “Learning from Young Children in the Classroom: The Art and Science of Teacher Research” by Daniel Meier and Barbara Henderson.

Have you read it yet?

Debra Murphy and I will be sharing our work in Teacher Research with those of you going to PDI next month. The authors of the book will be our keynote.

This online discussion is a way for all of us in the ACCESS community to discuss various topics and teacher research is it!

I read this book a year or so ago and it has started something. I really feel that teacher research/action research is going to influence my work with associate degree students for a long time to come. This is a skill we can teach our students so that wherever they work, they will be able to implement a reflective practice and learn to make choices in the classroom based on their own objective observations. Isn’t that what we have been trying to teach them all along? It seems to me that this is the most practical way I can help my students to learn those skills.

What do you think?

Please reply and let’s start the discussion. If you join this blog you will get an e-mail whenever we add a new post. You can also join a particular discussion.

I think this will be a terrific forum for us to use to share knowledge and practices. Give it a try!

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ACCESS is an organization founded on the belief that learning is a lifelong process and that associate degree programs are an important link in early childhood professional preparation. The members of ACCESS support the vision that quality care and educational services should be available to all children and their families.

The mission is to:

  • Foster cooperation and coordination among professionals at all post-secondary institutions with a common interest in instruction and learning in early childhood.
  • Promote the acquisition of a core body of knowledge at the associate degree level.
  • Serve as active participants in an interrelated continuum of professional growth and education for children and families.
  • Work with practitioners to ensure the availability of quality early care and education for children and families.
  • Provide a professional network for sharing knowledge and support among early childhood educators at associate degree granting institutions.
  • Address issues and concerns of members and promote the professional growth and education of early childhood practitioners.
  • Collaborate with national organizations concerned with the study and education of young children.
  • Promote and advocate for quality in early childhood care and education

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