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

Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:42 PM in New Teacher
I agree with Alma that there are many resources online to use or adapt for any one specific class. Thanks to Anne for recommending the NAEYC article, written by members of the NAEYC Early Childhood Science Interest Forum, about reflecting on the lessons, activities, and explorations we borrow from others to make sure we choose quality resources. Here's a link to the article (free to non-member...

Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:28 AM in questions for future elementary teachers
We can look at families from a strength-based perspective--what to they do as part of their daily lives that strengthens children's approaches to learning, curiosity, and problem-solving. This podcast featuring early childhood science education expert Cindy Hoisington from the Education Development Center, Inc, Growing an Early Interest in Science, has ideas on supporting family engagement wit...

Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:01 AM in New Teacher- Using science with other subjects
I agree with Anne (thanks for mentioning the Early Years column and blog !) that articles and columns in  Science and Children have wonderful examples of integrating science learning with other domains in on-going units. I attended an NSTA conference session by Missouri early educators Stephanie Airoldi and Julie Binning, and Steven Juhlin, Education Program State Coordinator, from the Mi...





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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Plants

7 Resources



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

7 Resources



HANDLING CHILDREN’S QUESTIONS by Wynne Harlen.pdf
Type: User uploaded resource



Working with Young Children--Questions and questioning.pdf
Type: User uploaded resource