Category Archives: From the Field

FROM THE FIELD: Introducing ideas and activities from ACT Members in the field

Contributed by: Jennifer Strange, Pedagogista, Adjunct Professor at Webster University, NAREA Board Member, and Early Childhood Consultant, St. Louis, MO; Julie Albertson, Director and Pedagogical Coordinator for Community Day School and Christian School for the Young Years, Cape Girardeau, MO. … Continue reading

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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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Marine Science Investigations

“If a child is to keep his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement, and mystery of the world we live in.” Rachel Carson Spring … Continue reading

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STEM Education at the Maritime Explorium

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At a time when schools are becoming increasingly prescribed and test driven, children need places in which their imaginative intelligence can sail. I will use this forum to report on the successes and challenges we encounter at the  Maritime Explorium. the ME, … 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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