Reading “Media Literacy In Early Childhood: Inquiry-Based Technology Integration” by Faith Rogow sharpened my understanding of the different paradigms that govern thinking about technology in early childhood education. First, the fundamental difference between what Rogow calls the “medical model” based on the recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Media Literacy Educators model … Continue reading
Category Archives: Teachers
Monday- From the Archives: Interview with Lillian Firestone on The Forgotten Language of Children
Welcome to Monday from the Archives: each Monday, something from the archives of Mary Rothschild: interviews, articles, insights. Today, the audio and transcript of an interview with author Lillian Firestone about her book The Forgotten Language of Children: A Journey in Living Authentically, originally aired on Brattleboro Community Radio in Vermont on October 18, 2011. … Continue reading
Girls’ Lockers: Moms and Marketers Stay Out!
When I read the October 9, 2011 New York Times Article “Middle School Girls Unlock a World of Their Own, in Miniature” my first reaction was – well, to squelch my first reaction – repulsion. Taking offense at school locker decorations (and companies creating demand for certain kinds of “locker furnishings”) might mean I’m a … Continue reading
Alan Berger, Owner and Director, Peace Through Play Nursery School
Where do we begin as humans? Right here in early childhood – giving children the beauty that is their birthright. Continue reading
New Teachers: An opportunity lost – and found?
I facilitated screenings of Consuming Kids and Where Do the Children Play? at a conference In Defense of Childhood at City College of New York on March 13. Afterwards, mixed with notes to myself about how to follow up with participants, there was a sense of unease. Later, preparing for the trip to the subway … Continue reading