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RIE® Foundations Course is coming to Chicago this Summer!

Many parents and early childhood educators have expressed an interest in deepening their understanding and practice of Magda Gerber’s philosophy, the Educaring® Approach, as taught by Resources for Infant Educarer through participating in formal RIE®’s training. Traditionally, there have been very few opportunities to do so without traveling tno the west coast, but this is… Continue reading RIE® Foundations Course is coming to Chicago this Summer!

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What is PLAY?

Originally posted on the CHILD centered:
Play is what the child does. It is an important part of the development of learning. “Real” play is the process by which a child interacts in his or her environment in such a way that it is SPONTANEOUS and FREE. Play is inner-directed and non-goal orientated. Play should…

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Watch A Teacher Make Her 3rd-Grade Kids Hate Each Other For The Best Reason Imaginable

This video is too important to miss.  It is a training tool for all us.  It is a reminder of how quickly the “seed of hate” can be planted.  Take a moment to watch this…even though it took place years ago…the lesson is as relevant today.

 

“I saw this video in college, and I immediately changed my major. The payoff at the end is brilliant and a perfect metaphor for what we deal with and face every day in our society. Like “Catcher in the Rye” is to high school students, this is part of your Upworthy required reading.” – Rafael Casal from http://www.upworthy.com/watch-a-teacher-make-her-3rd-grade-kids-hate-each-other-for-the-best-reason-imaginable-2

1:30: This teacher begins a study that will be talked about for 40 years.
3:00: She re-creates segregation and racism in her classroom.
7:45: Mrs. Elliott flips the entire class on their heads.
10:00 Jane Elliot makes the most profound discovery about us all
11:43: The students learn something that the world is still struggling to.
There are too many great moments to point out. Just watch.

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Therapists see no developmental benefits from seats

Therapists see no developmental benefits from seats Chairs inhibit movement, which is what babies need, experts say March 15, 2012|By Julie Deardorff, Chicago Tribune reporter Erin Papuga feeds her 7-month-old daughter, Caroline, in the Bumbo at their home in Chicago. (Heather Charles, Chicago Tribune) Like other gadgets that confine babies, including walkers, exercise saucers and… Continue reading Therapists see no developmental benefits from seats