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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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When I started teaching I knew centers were an important part of an early childhood classroom.  I knew we learned about them in college and I had seen them set up in different environments that I had observed in. I didn’t fully understand centers...
All teachers use different strategies and learning opportunities for their students.  We all know that we need to change our ideas and teaching each year too, depending on who our students are, what they know and what they need.   We are usually...
Before school starts it is important that you, as the early childhood professional, teacher/leader, begin building relationships.  There are many things you are probably already doing, but this new year, start thinking outside the box on new ways...
When we looked at the last article, What Children Need and Want from a classroom it started getting me to think about what families of the children need and want from their classroom and the teacher.  If you are teaching young children, this could...
We know that today is different than last year at this time.  I am going to share with you ideas to partner with families right now during the pandemic but also, when things get back to “normal”, as we know they will, ideas for cultivating that...
I think that all teachers have amazing and engaging teaching strategies that we use with the students in our classroom.  It’s almost like we are born with creativity and ways to help children and reach families.  Creativity is a large part of...
Think about a classroom, any classroom.  When you think of this room, what do you see, what do you hear?  If it is your own classroom you know these sights and sounds by heart, but if you are visiting a new classroom you may have a lot to learn. As...
As families and teachers, we are all concerned on how our children are dealing with what is happening in the world right now. Staying positive during this unknown time is such an important part of how your children will learn to deal with times of...
With many schools being postponed and even cancelled for the rest of the school year we have been given the gift of time. Even though we are scared, anxious, worried and impatiently waiting for this to be over we can go out and do things, that...
Online teaching encourages us to think outside the box. It is different than that of a brick and mortar where you have your office and your students stop by to just “visit”.  Your colleagues are not next door to run to lunch and there is no band...

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