“Only equal fit creates equal opportunity”. This is the conclusive statement that Todd makes in his book. It takes the concept of equal opportunity for all, to a place of understanding the benefits of how we recognize a person’s potential. Then changing the environments we learn, work and play in, to maximize that potential to everyone’s benefit.
“If the environment is a bad match for our individuality…our performance will always be artificially impaired. If we do get a good fit with our environment – whether that environment is a cockpit, a classroom, or a corner office – we will have the opportunity to show what we are truly capable of.” Continue reading
Little Monkey Calms Down is a colourful picture book that easily describes the actions that young children express when feeling frustrated or angry. In short simple phrases, the Monkey explores concrete strategies to help himself in calming both his mind and body. The phrases are short and easily relatable for preschool aged children. This book is the perfect tool to support teaching of emotions; children often enjoy sharing this book with a friend who may be feeling this way. Little Monkey Calms Down is the perfect addition to any calm down area. Continue reading
Target Audience: This article is for professionals in child care, health, education looking for information about overuse of technology in young children (aged 0-6).
Dave’s Story, Part 1
Dave is a 5-yo at your childcare centre. He can be very gentle and kind at times, but lately he’s been aggressive and wanting to fight with the other kids. You suspect he watches a lot of superhero movies, and he often comes in dressed like a superhero.
You can see that he has a lot of technology in his life. When his dad picks him up, you see his dad on his cellphone in the car prior to coming in. When dad comes in, Dave wants his dad’s cellphone, which dad gives to him on the way out. In the parking lot, you see that Dave is going to be watching videos on his way home…
How would you help Dave’s dad, in order to help little Dave?
Many parents and child care providers have struggled during meal times. Unfortunately, some of us dread meal times on a daily basis. This may be due to a child’s aversion to specific foods; sensory and/or motor based eating challenges, behavioural implications and many more factors. Parents and child care providers can feel overwhelmed, pressured and at a loss on what to do. Our cultural roadblocks, expectations and lack of awareness on various potential reasons for such eating difficulties can create negative meal time environments which further strengthen its history. Continue reading
One Without the Other: Stories of unity through diversity and inclusion is a truly inspiring book authored by Shelley Moore (foreword by Leyton Schnellert). In this book, Shelley Moore takes readers on her journey in discovering the meaning of inclusion and diversity. She shares her own personal experiences in the classroom (as a student herself and as a professional today), helping and inspiring readers to understand and embrace diversity and inclusion. Continue reading
Inspired by a little bowling video…Five Moore Minutes is a website with videos dedicated to empowering schools and classrooms to support ALL Learners! Created by Shelley Moore, this website is designed with teachers in mind. As educators, we don’t always have a lot of time, so this website and video series offers resources, research, professional development activities and inspiration in 5 minute chunks!
Click here to watch the project’s video introduction!
Did you miss the training “Build Communication Through Play” in June?
Here is a recap of some of the strategies presented by Kathy Torunski from First Words.