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by Atsushi Ukito in Auckland, New Zealand It’s been seven years working at Kids’ Domain Early Learning Centre in Auckland, New Zealand. I have spent three years to qualify in New Zealand as an early childhood educator. I’m originally from Japan. I have been living in Auckland for 10 years. I like the relaxed life […]

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John M. Holland, 38 Child Development Specialist, Richmond Public Schools As an art student at Virginia Commonwealth University, John Holland didn’t see it coming. Shortly after meeting his wife, Jonah, he took a job as a substitute teacher in Richmond to pay the bills. He’s been in the classroom ever since. “It basically came down […]

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by Roberto Reggio in Hawaii – USA Roberto Reggio, a veteran male early educator drowned under a full moon off Kahala Beach in Hawaii on May 7, 2009. He was creative, committed, and passionate about the impact he was able to have as a teacher of young children, as a musician, and as a presenter […]

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by Ahmad Hazman Bin Ali in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia I’m Ahmad, 25 years old and I’m from a big family. I’ve 8 brothers and 5 sisters and I’m the eldest in the family. Maybe this is the ‘1st major causes’ why I fell in love with Early Childhood Education. A lot of people ask me […]

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by Eric Knigsberg – NYTimes.com in New York City, NY – USA His former students will tell you that Frank McCourt, who died Sunday, was too attuned to the false note ever to declare, once he had become a huge success as an author, that he missed teaching high school. Even so, he spent three […]

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by Albert Breer and Barry Horn – The Dallas Morning News in Dallas, TX USA Politely but firmly, Mr. Clarke explains that he had spoken his piece in numerous telephone conversations starting in February. Now, six weeks later, there is nothing left to talk about. Besides, he has work to do inside. Behind the front […]

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by Tom Bedard in St. Paul, Minnesota I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1975. My major was child psychology. I thought I wanted to work with young children, so I took a job in a child care center. After six months, I knew that my place was in an early childhood classroom, so […]

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by Josh Gondelman in Boston, Massachusetts When I was a kid, I never dreamed of being a preschool teacher. I was sure I would grow up to be a firefighter/astronaut/dragon. But then I grew up. And went to college. And by the time I finished, I had lost interest in firefighting and astronauting. And I […]

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by Scott Bandle in St. Lousi, Missouri, USA For this school year, Duane West has carried a lot of expectations. It’s the price he pays for being the Riverview Gardens School District’s 2006-2007 Teacher of the Year. West hears comments and questions from parents, administrators and other teachers. Some ask about his teaching style, while […]

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by Chuck Carney in Indiana University School districts and teacher preparation programs should collaborate more and schools should promote gender equality and social justice to help alleviate the lack of male teachers in U.S. public schools, according to a new Education Policy Brief from the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy (CEEP) at Indiana University. […]

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