Diane E. Levin » Blog https://dianeelevin.com Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:48:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.1 Defending the Early Years Project https://dianeelevin.com/2012/defending-early-years-project/ https://dianeelevin.com/2012/defending-early-years-project/#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:44:24 +0000 Diane E. Levin <![CDATA[Education & Teaching]]> <![CDATA[Policy & Politics]]> <![CDATA[Take Action!]]> <![CDATA[Defending the Early Years Project]]> <![CDATA[DEY]]> https://dianeelevin.com/?p=685 <![CDATA[The blog post below summarizes my newest project, DEFENDING THE EARLY YEARS. DEY grows out of my deep concern about some of the directions National and state policies are taking early childhood education. I see how they undermine many of the principles and practices that have been at the heart my decades-long work to promote [Click for more...]]]> https://dianeelevin.com/2012/defending-early-years-project/feed/ 0 The Parent Blame Game: What to Do When Screens Win Out https://dianeelevin.com/2012/the-parent-blame-game-what-to-do-when-screens-win-out/ https://dianeelevin.com/2012/the-parent-blame-game-what-to-do-when-screens-win-out/#comments Wed, 21 Mar 2012 00:53:21 +0000 Diane E. Levin <![CDATA[Media]]> <![CDATA[Parenting]]> <![CDATA[Aspire Wire]]> https://sosexysosoon.com/blog/?p=93 <![CDATA[Originally posted on Wheelock College’s Aspire Wire March 20, 2012 The Boston Globe article, “In Reversal, Kids Nag Parents to Step Away from Their Phones, Laptops” by Beth Yeitell (March 8, 2012, available here) once again blames parents for doing it wrong.  They are spending too much time with technology and screens instead of spending time with their [Click for more...]]]> https://dianeelevin.com/2012/the-parent-blame-game-what-to-do-when-screens-win-out/feed/ 0 2 Powerful Films to Help Us Understand and Counteract the Impact of Poverty on Young Children https://dianeelevin.com/2012/2-powerful-films-to-help-us-understand-and-counteract-the-impact-of-poverty-on-young-children/ https://dianeelevin.com/2012/2-powerful-films-to-help-us-understand-and-counteract-the-impact-of-poverty-on-young-children/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2012 02:53:36 +0000 Diane E. Levin <![CDATA[Uncategorized]]> https://sosexysosoon.com/blog/?p=90 <![CDATA[From Bullfrog Films:  Early Life 2 1.  In the Mayor’s Footsteps: Peru 2. In the Mayor’s Footsteps: Brazil I was asked to preview the 2 films.  Here is the endorsement I gladly wrote.  See them if you can. “These powerful films focus on the all too often ignored fact that growing up in poverty, with [Click for more...]]]> https://dianeelevin.com/2012/2-powerful-films-to-help-us-understand-and-counteract-the-impact-of-poverty-on-young-children/feed/ 0 A Step in the Right Direction for Early Childhood Evaluation https://dianeelevin.com/2012/a-step-in-the-right-direction/ https://dianeelevin.com/2012/a-step-in-the-right-direction/#comments Fri, 27 Jan 2012 02:05:20 +0000 Diane E. Levin <![CDATA[Education & Teaching]]> <![CDATA[Policy & Politics]]> <![CDATA[Aspire Wire]]> https://sosexysosoon.com/blog/?p=80 <![CDATA[Originally posted on Wheelock College’s Aspire Wire Jan 24, 2012 Bravo to California Governor Jerry Brown for his decision to reduce the number of standardized tests students take in school, and to develop a more child-centered, rather that test-centered, approach to evaluating education.  I could not be more heartened by this news and hope it is [Click for more...]]]> https://dianeelevin.com/2012/a-step-in-the-right-direction/feed/ 0 TRUCE 2011-12 Toy Selection Guide now available https://dianeelevin.com/2011/truce-2011-12-toy-selection-guide-now-available/ https://dianeelevin.com/2011/truce-2011-12-toy-selection-guide-now-available/#comments Sat, 24 Dec 2011 02:05:04 +0000 Diane E. Levin <![CDATA[Play and Toys]]> <![CDATA[TRUCE]]> https://sosexysosoon.com/blog/?p=71 <![CDATA[More than 15 years ago, I was a founder of TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment) with other early childhood educations in the Boston Area.  Since the beginning, we worked to prepare materials to help parents and others who care about the wellbeing of young children promote healthy play and media use.  We felt that [Click for more...]]]> https://dianeelevin.com/2011/truce-2011-12-toy-selection-guide-now-available/feed/ 0