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Rebeca Itzkowich, MA—our senior instructor, an expert in bilingual and ESL (English as a second language) education, and one of our Early Math Collaborative's founding members— has been dedicated to supporting children who historically have struggled in school, including recent immigrants and those whose first language is not English since becoming a teacher in the 1980s. “Being an immigrant to this country myself and English not being my first language, I have a keen solidarity with the immigrant experience,” she says. “When working with these families, you understand how language development, family dynamics, and culture are all related.” http://bit.ly/2ErqaYT #FacultyFriday
Then-student Toby Herr, M.Ed. ’82, (from left), faculty member Jay Freedman, and Herr's husband Jeff pose for a photo at a 1981 reception honoring then-Erikson dean Bonnie Litowitz, PhD. Toby Herr went on to become an Erikson trustee in 1991 (she is now a life trustee) and was an honorary degree recipient for her dedication to the complex issues of poverty and disadvantage at our commencement ceremony in May 2018. #TBT#ThrowbackThursday
Explore more of our history at https://www.erikson.edu/about/history/
Co-founder of Erikson, Barabara Bowman, addresses the 2017 Barbara Bowman Leadership Fellows. Her legacy as an education activist, policy adviser, and early childhood practitioner inspired the creation of the Barbara Bowman Leadership Fellows program. For a list of the leaders participating in this year’s program, visit: https://bit.ly/2MsQm5o
The Institute for Education Sciences (IES) recently awarded Erikson’s Early Math Collaborative a four-year, $1.4 million dollar federal grant to develop and validate a new research tool called Evaluating Quality Interaction in Preschool Classrooms Math (EQUIP-M). At this time, there is no widely used measure of preschool mathematics instruction. Most math-related observation tools are for use by elementary and high schools, so Erikson is leading the effort to evaluate the quality of math instruction in early childhood settings. https://bit.ly/2ydapk1
The people you surround yourself with are like elevators... they either bring you UP or they bring you down ❤️
I can look at these ladies and know we are just going up 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
A team built on friendship & family is how you create something BIGGER then just the sum of us alone 💗
On Wednesday, hundreds of Provo City School District students entered the Provo Library dressed in matching t-shirts that read “Mission Kindness”. Students selected from each school’s kindness club gathered for an entire day to focus on their mission to find ways to inspire and spread kindness. To read more, follow the link in our bio! ❤️
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Revamped our wall thanks to the inspiration from my teacher-mentor @thedelishow3077 ! Hopefully these inspirational quotes and reminders about fixed / growth mindset can help us stay motivated in math!
Recently, the Family Child Care Learning Collaborative held its first in-person learning session at Erikson. Teams of staff and family child care providers from organizations that support home-based child care in eight different states participated in this multi-day program.
The participants received intensive, hands-on learning from improvement science consultants and child development experts on how their programs can enhance the support they give to family child care providers, with a focus on better care for toddlers within mixed-age settings. Everyone left the session empowered with a new set of quality improvement tools to enhance their work with child care providers.
This ground-breaking event was organized by Erikson Research Scientist Juliet Bromer, project manager Patricia Molloy, project staff Cristina Gonzalez del Riego and Maggie Reardon, and Erikson faculty member Jon Korfmacher. The learning session was a great example of how Erikson’s applied research has far-reaching effects on the lives of young children and those who care for them.
Recently, kindergartners in Mrs. Bigelow’s class settled in for spooky story time at Rock Canyon Elementary. As the students gather together in the school’s library, the library assistant opens the first frightening tale and begins to read. To read more, follow the link in our bio! 🎃 👻
Hey Friends! Thanks to so many of you that are following us. We are excited to share that we will be chatting it up tomorrow! Join us at 5pt/8et for @newteacherchat on Twitter. Our topic is Communicating and Working with Parents. If you know a #newteacher or support one please help us spread the word! Are you an experienced teacher? Please join us! See you tomorrow, Wednesday 10/10 on Twitter!
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When it • DOESN’T • WORK • I was SO ready for the mock trial on Friday. I just knew my kids were going to be amazing. I was so confident in fact that I invited other teachers to be unbiased jurors AND I let the assistant principal observe me. Aaaaaand the mock trial FLOPPED. I was beyond embarrassed for myself and for my kids. I didn’t know what to do - we had spent days planning this mock trial and it had gone terribly. I was angry - but then I got to thinking about how I could have structured the trial SO much better. I could have guided them through a different (better) way. I could have modified it so that there was no question as to what they were trying to prove. Instead of being angry, I decided to let them redo it - and I changed my instruction. When kids aren’t getting something, it doesn’t always mean that it’s their fault. The retrial went SO much better than the first trial because I was more focused in what I wanted them to do. Sometimes direction is all students need, and if you have to loop back and re-teach something, it’s okay. It doesn’t mean you’re/they’re a failure, you just have to try again. #mocktrial
“My time at Erikson was the most enjoyable academic experience of my life, but it was also the hardest." Fabiola Perez, MS in Child Development and Master of Social Work, knew she wanted to work with young children and explore the social justice component of social work. At Erikson, she discovered that a school setting was right for her and her skills.
When she left Erikson, Perez's job took her to 60 preschools working in partnership with the Chicago Public Schools system. http://bit.ly/2tRErHL
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My inner nerd came out today & just LOVE learning from the best of the best!!
Nutrition🍊🍌🍉 fitness💪🏻 and leadership 💗is my THANG!!
Can’t wait to take all of this home and share it with my team so we can BLOW this up even bigger, help even MORE people live their BEST lives possible 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻
Using their set of Chromebooks, the students in Ashley Haug’s biology class start their day by scrolling through a plethora of pelican pictures. These wildlife photos are part of a research project called “Great Salt Lake Institute". Follow the link in our bio to read more!
How do YOU help students become adaptable learners? 🤔🤔🤔
This quote comes from High School Principal Colleen Pegram, who shared this thought with us as part of her entry into our “What Matters to You” contest earlier this year.
FALL BREAK is here!!! Just taking home a bit of light (really heavy) reading for the week. When we return I'll be teaching 2 Biology classes and I'm thrilled! This is my dream subject, it was my absolute favorite to learn and I hope I'll love teaching it as well! Where all my Bio teachers at?!