Peggy Ashbrook

I write the Early Years column in Science and Children and am interested in bringing the early childhood education world and the science educator world closer together through collaborations. Add your expertise or questions to the NSTA Early Years blog at www.nsta.org/earlyyears

Location

VA

Affiliation

early childhood programs

Recent Posts by Peggy

Sat Oct 24, 2020 12:16 PM in Virtual Emotional Support Animals
Caitlin,  your research sounds fascinating! Can you publish it somewhere so others can see your process?  It would also be interesting to see a comparison between virtual live “chats” with animals and recorded videos of animals.  I’d love to learn more about it.  Best wishes, Peggy 

Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:59 AM in Using the NSTA Early Years blog posts and columns
Sharing children's observations as they have experiences with phenomena helps all early childhood educators have new appreciation for what the children they teach may be revealing with their gestures, actions, and talk.  I love hearing how other ECEs approach science and STEM teaching. Best wishes, Peggy

Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:59 AM in Information Literacy During COVID-19
 Great question Luke!  As an educator who usually works with pre-K and kindergarten students, I often ask these questions: “what is your evidence?“ And “how do you/we know that?“  The National Association for Media Literacy Education is a wonderful organization for supporting children and adults in becoming media literate.  https://namle.net  See their “How to spot COVID-19 misinforma...





Recent Public Collections by Peggy




The Early Years: Where Did the Water Go?
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Safety First: Modeling Safety in Clay Use
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So, You Want to Host a Family Science Night?
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Methods and Strategies: Why Demonstrations Matter
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Plants

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Assessing Students’ Ideas About Plants
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Students' Ideas About Plants: Results from a National Study
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