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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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As teachers, we are lifelong learners that want to be the best we can be.  In my opinion, we are always changing, learning and want to do what is right for the students we teach. I always tell my students that I am a mentor, guide, cheerleader and...
What are Ways We Already Engage Families? There are multiple ways to reach families and build those long-lasting relationships. I am sure you have tried, “muffins with mom”, “donuts with dad,” “grandparent tea parties”, BBQ’s, picnics etc. These...
When I think back to my school days, I can remember many events that stood out.  My Second-grade teacher, Mrs.  Wiersig, brought food into the classroom for us to try when we were studying vowel sounds.  She did so many great things and we cooked...
Family Forums start the first month of school and run each month until the last day of school. Family Forums were something that I used to build reciprocal relationships with the families that I worked with. They were important in my classroom...
I had previously written an article on running a classroom community of learners, but I wanted to take a minute to dive deeper into each category. I truly believe that building a classroom community of learners is important. As we are at the close...
In this article, I would like to explain how to build relationships throughout the year. As teachers, we want families to be involved, and it is never too late, to start building relationships.  What can you do at the beginning of the year, the...
There are so many great things we can do with children's literature. As a teacher, I always wanted to know and understand the excitement children have for "one" book. I would share the same book for an entire week with different activities and...
When you think back to the best manager, boss or leader you have ever had what are the traits or characteristics you remember? As a principal, there were several things I liked to do to make sure that my teachers felt supported.  It is important...
As summer approaches and children will be out of school, what are fun things we can encourage our families to do?  Family time is vital and summer is an important time to engage with each other, do fun things and even take time to learn. Children...
As early childhood professionals, we each have a philosophy on teaching, classroom management, family engagement and curriculum to name only a few. Starting today, we must make sure, that if our philosophies don’t already include play, that we...

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