Helping Parents Recognize that you are a PROFESSIONAL!
We often hear teachers of young children say "But the parents want....". We need to let parents know what is best for children in early education settings. Do the parents know about all of the training that you do? Do you try and tell parents how to do their jobs?? We want to work with families and educate them on best practices and how not to PUSH their child to do academic things that they may not be ready for... yet.
Policing Social Media inECE
Do you often see things on social media that drive you crazy because it isn't developmentally appropriate for young children? Are you seeing young children at desks and raising their hands in ice settings, teacher directed crap posted everywhere, academic push down being dumped on young children? We have a lively discussion about how this is not okay for the field and how to navigate the 'crap' that is out there!