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Early Childhood Educators: The Heart and Soul of Education

Originally posted on Technology Rich Inquiry Based Research:
By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. I will begin this blog post with a pledge to always be first and foremost a proud early childhood educator and member of both my professional association, the Association for Early Childhood Educators of Ontario (AECEO) and the regulatory body, the College of Early…

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Standardizing Education – Common Core’s Hidden Agenda

Originally posted on Creative by Nature:
Anthony Cody’s article from last year Classrooms of the Future: Student Centered or Device Centered offers a very important analysis, looking at the hidden agenda of Common Core and the technology industry. Anthony believes that the goal of “aligning” tests and curriculum with Common Core is to “standardize” education the way computers and other…

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Playfulness and Playlessness: The Politics and Pedagogy of Play

Originally posted on Technology Rich Inquiry Based Research:
By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. My good friend Debi Keyte Hartland who inspires me with her insight on pedagogical documentation recently wrote a blog post that spoke to the challenging times and the potential of documentation to make visible the values of a humane society. Perhaps it is…