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ROW Collection

The Reimagining Our Work series by Ann Pelo and Margie Carter

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Cup
A Vibrant Vessel of Learning and Creativity

EDITED by Ann Pelo and Margie Carter Construct. Transform. Collaborate. Imagine. Who would have thought exchanges between four-year-olds and simple plastic cups would result in such intricate, creative building designs? Who would have thought that cups could be the catalyst of inquiry and theory making, naturally entangling the discrete disciplines of math, science, literacy, and digital technology? Who would have thought that cups could break down social barriers and act as agents for inclusion and relationship building? Cup is a beautiful demonstration of creative representation, and is the first of many books coming soon in the Reimagining Our Work (ROW) collection. Use the ROW collection to discover how early childhood educators in the field are reimagining their work and thinking alongside children in this innovative collection of stories. Bridgette and Angela, two masterful teacher researchers, tell the story of an unexpected co-created project of investigation. Children pursue ideas of meaning and substance with educators' companionship and mentorship. And educators strive to understand and strengthen children's thinking about their pursuits. It is the story of co-constructed learning at its best—inspiring you to look for, and engage in, transformations of your own. "The story of the children, the educators, the families, and the cups embodies the conviction that education both requires and nurtures imagination, determination, vision, humility, experimentation, relationship, and listening. Bridgette, Angela, the children, and their families demonstrate the generosity, playfulness, and intellectual vitality of a community anchored by these qualities—a community alive with small acts of magic." – Ann Pelo and Margie Carter

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From Teaching to Thinking
A pedagogy for reimagining our work

From Teaching to Thinking conceptualizes professional learning as on-going and embedded pedagogical practice rather than out of the classroom, one-shot trainings and disparate workshops. Professional learning for educators that strengthens their development as thinkers, researchers, innovators, and constructors of knowledge. Professional learning for educators Contextual thinking about pedagogical practice Theory grounded with a thinking protocol An active reading format that blends theory, story, and practice Includes written reflective responses from Margie Carter Each chapter includes questions for practice for the reader to engage with Includes a special section of Voices from the Front Lines: anecdotal testimonies from educators who have indeed reimagined their own work using this outstanding new resource

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Treasures in the Thicket
by Bethica Quinn with Rosalina Rodriguez, edited by Ann Pelo and Margie Carter

Explore children's creative process and the treasures revealed through their educator's insights as they develop their representational expression of values and culture. Written by an educator in a Spanish immersion preschool, this tender, visually engaging book includes Spanish and English text. This book is an excellent resource for your professional development. Make the most of your reading investment by revisiting sections of the book with study companions to help you reflect on the story of Treasures in the Thicket. Commit yourself to transforming your reading from a passive experience of listening to a good story to an active engagement with thinking and questioning. 148 pages. Treasures in the Thicket is part of the Reimagining Our Work (ROW) collection. Use the ROW collection to discover how early childhood educators in the field are reimagining their work and thinking alongside children. Authors, Bethica and Rosalina, offer potent questions that reverberate beyond the pages of this book: "How would my way of working change if I made a commitment to seeing children, and listening to them, more deeply?" "How would it change if I decided to trust them more fully as partners in the process of learning?" Carry these questions into the days and weeks ahead, use them as touchstones and signposts, as you embark on your own acts of collaboration with children. — Ann Pelo and Margie Carter Editors of the Reimagining Our Work (ROW) Collection Authors of From Teaching to Thinking: A Pedagogy for Reimagining Our Work "Through the narrative of Quinn and Rodriguez, we are invited into both the children's and the teachers' thinking, wondering, concerns, emotions and dreams during the unfolding of their learning journey. Read Treasures in the Thicket in either English or Spanish, for you are sure to be enchanted and inspired." - Louise Boyd Cadwell, Co-founder of Cadwell Collaborative and author of Bringing Reggio Emilia Home

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You Can't Celebrate That!
Navigating the Deep Waters of Social Justice Teaching

Find inspiration in this compelling story of an educator's social justice journey as she partners with families to explore racial identity, religious celebrations, and racism in response to a biased comment by one child to another in her diverse preschool class. 100 pages. You Can't Celebrate That! is part of the Reimagining Our Work (ROW) collection. Use the ROW collection to discover how early childhood educators in the field are reimagining their work and thinking alongside children. You Can't Celebrate That! goes beyond anti-bias activities and reveals the critical thinking and process that goes into social justice education. Jaboneta models the self-work we all need to do as anti-bias educators—­she is curious, reflective and takes risks as she engages the families and her colleagues into the dilemma. – Debbie LeeKeenan and John Nimmo, co-authors of Leading Anti-bias Early Childhood Programs: A Guide for Change A beautifully written teacher's story about what it takes to provide children with the tools to act with empathy, respect, and fairness in the face of diversity. – Louise Derman Sparks and Julie Olsen Edwards, co-authors, Anti-bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves You Can't Celebrate That! is an intriguing and gentle love story from a teacher to her community. – Shoshana A. Brown, LMSW, Educator, Organizer, and Healer This book is just what early childhood educators need right now to understand our own racial and cultural biases, and to move forward to transformative teaching and learning. – Daniel Meier, Professor of Elementary Education, San Francisco State University Nadia approaches her teaching with a set of values as her steady friend and guidepost and is a model to all of us, showing how true humility, honesty and openness can build bridges with families and co-workers and provide fertile soil for anti-bias education to blossom. – Julie Bisson, Early Childhood Director and author of Celebrate! An Anti-Bias Guide to Including Holidays in Early Childhood Programs This book makes a compelling case for how the Aotearoa (New Zealand) approach to Learning Stories can help early childhood educators in the United States amplify the voices of children and provide a compassionate and practical way to connect family and community to the life of the classroom. – Barbara Henderson, Professor of Education, San Francisco State University You Can't Celebrate That! reinforces how important it is that we begin talking with children about race and racism at a young age. If it is our mission to prepare our students to live and succeed in our diverse and globalized world, our work begins here with intentional teaching about inclusion, equity, and identity. – Gab Sussman, Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity (SEED) Facilitator and Elementary School Teacher

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