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About rgeiken

I am an assistant professor in Early Childhood education at East Tennessee State University. My main area of interest is physical science for young children. I work with local child care centers and K-3 teachers on Ramps and Pathways and other physical science curricula. This interest led to my current research on the development of problem solving in toddlers.

From the Field

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A Constructivist Educator in a Standards-Driven World: An Interview with Marita White L. Kathryn Sharp, Ed.D, East Tennessee State University  In a busy, highly-productive first grade classroom in a Title I Memphis Tennessee school, first grade teacher Marita White skillfully … Continue reading

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From the Field: Tech Yes!

The Gloversville Enlarged school District is a high poverty district on the edge of the Southern Adirondack Mountain Park in upstate New York.  The district is comprised of four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.  The average … Continue reading

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From the Field. Highland Plaza Preschool: A Place Where Kids Reach for the Sky

If a child never…..experiences the richness of nature, what happens to that child? ~ Richard Louv (author of No Child Left Inside and The Nature Principle). Highland Plaza United Methodist Preschool (HPUMP) is located in the Hixson area of Chattanooga, … Continue reading

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