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Blog posts September 2013

“Ages and Stages” & “Yardsticks”: Two insightful and practical guides to children’s developmental stages

September 21, 2013

by Sarah Hruska-Olson Olson.Sarah@MacPhail.org

Most of us in ECM work with children of many different ages and developmental stages.  Our students may range in age from newborns to eight-year-olds.  Those of us who teach in other MacPhail departments like Community Partnerships may work with an eve…

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Get yourself back to school

September 16, 2013

by David Birrow Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

I often wish that the school year and calendar year coincided so I could plan all my resolutions at once. But alas, they don't and January and September inevitably become strange times of "let's try to do that thing I've been meaning to do."

Last school y…

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Friday Round Up

September 12, 2013

contributions by: Katie Condon, Jeremy Hanson, Kristin Shoemaker, Josh Osborne, and David Birrow

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    The First Day

    September 12, 2013

    by Sarah Hruska-Olson Olson.Sarah@MacPhail.org

    As the ECM department at MacPhail prepares for the start of Fall Semester, I remember how excited and nervous I was to teach my very first Early Childhood Music class at MacPhail in the fall of 1997. I was so preoccupied that I left my garage door up w…

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    What I Should Have Done on My Summer Vacation

    September 9, 2013

    by David Birrow Birrow.David@MacPhail.org

    BooksWhen I was a kid, I always dreaded the last few weeks and days of summer vacation before school started. That dread was most likely linked to the transition and change involved in switching from the autonomy of summer vacation to the school year, where you …

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