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Dr. Tisha Shipley has been in education for over 23 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 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....
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, we begin...
Dr. Shipley hears the school bell ring and knows that the children will be entering the classroom soon. Everything is set up, organized, and ready for the day. The room is spacious and quiet, but any minute it will be busy and inhabited by the...
Center time has just started in Miss Shipley’s Kindergarten classroom. The environment is bright, engaging, and buzzing with curiosity and “play”. Children are choosing what dress-up clothes to put on, building towers as high as they can, and...

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