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Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

  • 1.  Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 12-07-2020 07:17 PM
    Blogs that I find through pinterest or through internet searches, are, for the majority, written by people who don't use developmentally appropriate practices. I'm a visual learner so I love to be able to see an activity rather than just read about it. I'd really love to be able to follow people who create a curriculum/environment based on the development of the children they teach. I'm looking for bloggers who work with ages 3-5.

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    Monica
    Pre-K Teacher
    Bay Area, CA
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  • 2.  RE: Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 12-09-2020 12:55 AM
    I like to follow erikson math institute. They share short videos and ideas that are dap in the classroom for 3-5.

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    Lori Gutierrez
    Teacher
    Clark County School District
    Las Vegas NV
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  • 3.  RE: Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 12-09-2020 04:43 PM
    I'm happy that you shared this with me, Lori, because I feel like I haven't spent enough time looking at math specific resources. They have Pre-K tag too, so that will be extra helpful to me.

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    Monica
    Pre-K Teacher
    Bay Area, CA
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  • 4.  RE: Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 12-09-2020 05:34 PM
    Thank you so much for sharing this site.  It looks awesome!  I can't wait to spend some time exploring it - wonderful resource

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    Stephanie Calabrese
    Mrs.
    Falls Church VA
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  • 5.  RE: Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 12-09-2020 09:31 AM
    Hi Monica - I can totally relate as a visual learner myself! Through my work I produce hands-on science videos for young children. They are short 5-10 minute explorations and outline all the materials needed, set-up, how to do the activity, encourage science skill building and explain the science connections. You can access them here: hands-on science videos Hope they're helpful to you!

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    Janna Doherty
    Director of Learning Experience & Design
    STEMSpark
    https://www.stem-spark.com/professional-development
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  • 6.  RE: Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 12-09-2020 04:46 PM
    Janna, STEMSpark is right up alley! I look forward to doing some pipette painting with my students. I'm going to enjoy looking through your content. Thanks.

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    Monica
    Pre-K Teacher
    Bay Area, CA
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  • 7.  RE: Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 12-11-2020 02:21 PM
    This is an awesome site for science!  I am going to try it with my preschoolers.  Thank you!

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    Emily Carpenter
    Arlington Hts IL
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  • 8.  RE: Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 12-09-2020 09:36 AM
    Teacher Tom - http://teachertomsblog.blogspot.com/



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    Mira Berkley
    Quality Improvement Specialist
    QUALITYstarsNY
    Fredonia NY
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  • 9.  RE: Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 12-09-2020 04:51 PM
    Thanks for the suggestion, Mira. The subject of his most recent blog post has actually been on my mind so the blog spoke to me pretty much immediately. The post is about first creating a connection with students to create a strong foundation in the teacher/student relationship. This is something that I believe in as well but I feel that my co-workers don't agree. The post gave me validation.

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    Monica
    Pre-K Teacher
    Bay Area, CA
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  • 10.  RE: Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 12-09-2020 09:49 AM
    Not Just Cute is awesome!

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    Jennifer Monson
    ECE Teacher
    Denver Public Schools
    Denver, Co
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  • 11.  RE: Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 12-09-2020 04:56 PM
    Jennifer, thanks for sharing. I'm reading through the recent posts. I really appreciate how she gives a suggestion and follows it with an example that illustrates the suggestion. Some people just give the suggestion and leave out the practical application which I don't find as helpful.

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    Monica
    Pre-K Teacher
    Bay Area, CA
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  • 12.  RE: Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 12-10-2020 12:59 PM
    DREME is a great resource for learning and applying early math. Developed by Stanford University, it also has ideas you can share with your families to encourage them to do math at home in simple and fun ways.
    https://dreme.stanford.edu/

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    Kathleen Fong
    Curriculum Specialist
    Partners in Development Foundation: Ka Pa'alana
    Kapolei HI
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  • 13.  RE: Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 12-11-2020 05:35 PM
    Thank you. I'm looking through it right now.

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    Monica
    Pre-K Teacher
    Bay Area, CA
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  • 14.  RE: Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 12-11-2020 07:24 AM
    Check out dirt and bricks on Facebook. She's a Reggio teacher with an outdoor classroom, here in Delaware. She's a colleague of mine & has amazing posts

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    Toni Dickerson

    "Children are not things to be molded, but people to be unfolded." - Jess Lair
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  • 15.  RE: Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 12-11-2020 05:39 PM
    I think I found her blog https://dirtandbricks.weebly.com/ This must be her too, right?

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    Monica
    Pre-K Teacher
    Bay Area, CA
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  • 16.  RE: Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 12-11-2020 06:19 PM
    Yes ma'am

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    Toni Dickerson

    "Children are not things to be molded, but people to be unfolded." - Jess Lair
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  • 17.  RE: Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 12-14-2020 02:08 PM
    Play to Learn Preschool
    Lisa Murphy AKA The ooeey gooey lady

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    Jessica Glover
    Ottawa Opportunity School
    Ottawa IL
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  • 18.  RE: Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 12-14-2020 09:19 AM
    Good morning everyone!

    My teachers are aware that I follow a number of blogs and websites.  
     
    We don't need to reinvent the wheel each time we plan curriculum or encounter a challenge. We can collaborate with and learn from educators who do the same job as we do everyday.
     
    In case you are wondering who I read/follow, here are links to just a few favorites!
     
     
    Erikson Math Institute 
    https://earlymath.erikson.edu/grade-level/1-pre-k/
    STEMSpark  
    Learn more about our inquiry-based, hands-on STEM tools for early childhood educators


    Not Just Cute 
     https://notjustcute.com/


    Teach Preschool
    Fairy Dust Teaching
    Enjoy! And don't forget to share your comments with me!
     
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    Susan Waldman
    Communities United
    Lexington MA
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  • 19.  RE: Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 12-14-2020 09:31 AM
    Great STEM resources here. https://stemazing.org/early-childhood/

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    Sheri Marlin
    Chief Learning Officer
    Waters Center
    Tucson AZ
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  • 20.  RE: Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 11 days ago
    I LOVE the Explorations Early Learning website with Jeff Johnson and Lisa Murphy. They are my favorite play advocates I love all of their work and they also introduce me to a ton of other play advocates and early childhood people who are all about being truly DAP! Ps Lisa Murphy does her own stuff her blog and social media is The Ooey Gooey Inc or the Ooey Gooey Lady

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    Shelby Leary
    Director
    University Kids
    Wdm IA
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  • 21.  RE: Who are your favorite preschool teacher bloggers who follow DAP?

    Posted 10 days ago
    Thanks, Shelby. I'm going to look into them.

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    Monica
    Pre-K Teacher
    SF Bay Area
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