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Dr. Tisha Shipley has been in education for over 19 years. She has taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, Gifted and Talented 3rd-6th Grades, Dr. Shipley was an elementary principal, a cheer coach, and was on faculty at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. She was the Director of Pre-School Programs at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith and is currently a full time online early childhood Professor at the University of Arizona Global Campus! She has a passion for early childhood curriculum, and want to help you gain MORE knowledge and engaging curriculum ideas!

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Every summer I tried to prioritize what I was going to do to get ready for the next school year.  I wanted my classroom to be engaging, fun, inviting and a place that I wanted to be each day.  This will give you ideas on things you can do this...
With the beginning of the new school year right around the corner, many new and veteran teachers alike are wondering about their new students.  I remember lying awake at night thinking about how I was going to set up my classroom, change my...
When I started teaching I knew I wanted more for my students than even I could imagine.  I wanted to expose them to all types of learning, activities, centers and curriculum. I decided when I was getting my degree that I would take sign language...
As proven in research, we know that the first 5 years of life are crucial times for a child’s learning and development.   All children deserve a quality education, but before education comes, there are certain things they need from the family and...
As an early childhood professional I think we all ask ourselves: what do children really need at school?  What do children really want at school?  Some would argue with need and want, saying they can’t be the same thing, but really they are the same...
A couple of years ago, I wrote an article about the extinction of play in terms of what everyone considers play and how play has changed over the years. As early childhood professionals we know and understand that play is a child’s vehicle to...
In this article we will reflect on popular interest areas and or centers in the early childhood classroom.  It is important to do this, because often times teachers are accused of only having children play.  We must ensure that parents understand...
What kind of teacher are you? Would you like to be better at what you do? Are you at a point where you want to change, or can change? Do you self-reflect and continually change? What qualities do you possess that make you the kind of teacher you...
When you walk into an early childhood classroom what do you expect to see?  Teachers, administrators, staff and educational expects probably expect to see something different than parents, children or community members.  Teachers are usually taught...
When I was in college I heard all about centers and how fun they were.  I observed in classrooms where centers were placed throughout the environment. Until I got my own classroom, I never really understood the effect that centers had a on a...

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