Gathering Useful Resources

In my posts, I usually incorporate another source to give more context and hopefully promote further reading about a particular subject.  Gradually, more people have asked me about resources for specific topics and how I manage to identify them.  With so much information about ethnicity, culture, early childhood, technology, media and diverse abilities, it can be stressful just deciding the websites that…

Opportunities for Cultural Learning Using Tech

For children, global citizenship entails a combination of understanding who they are in the context of the globe as well as the backgrounds and perspectives of others from around the world.  This means that early childhood professionals and parents need to provide a balance between cultural relevant materials and those that expose children to different cultures and…

Being Connected Professionals and Parents

Last week Routledge and NAEYC co-released Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning edited by Chip Donohue.  This book includes 17 chapters from 23 experts and “provides strategies, theoretical frameworks, link to research evidence, descriptions of best practice, and resources to develop essential digital literacy knowledge, skills, and experience for early childhood…

Revisiting Our Role in Multicultural Education & Global Citizenship

In my last post, I shared thoughts on how multicultural education and global citizenship starts with us – the early childhood professional and parent.  I want to revisit this conversation to address two ideas that we should consider before introducing multicultural education, global citizenship, and new technologies to young children. One foundational piece of multicultural education and global…

Multicultural Education & Global Citizenship Starts With Us

When we think of multicultural education or building global citizenry with our students and children, a common practice implemented is celebrating holidays from different cultures.  As caring adults, we may believe that this is the best way to teach children about others in an appropriate and engaging way.  This strategy may be our first steps into building…