Thank You, Dear Reader
You have made this space a valuable forum for connecting and sharing what is important in pre-k education. I have very much enjoyed writing for you, to you, and about you on this blog, which has been a part of the Pew Center on the States’ Pre-K Now campaign
My term as blogger for Inside Pre-K and the blog itself will be ending on August 1. The content will remain up as a resource and reminder of the importance of pre-k, and I will continue to blog at the early learning website, Emergent Learner.
Inside Pre-K began with Sophia Pappas, a Teach for America pre-k teacher in New Jersey. She wrote each week about the marvelous and intricate world of a public pre-k classroom. After Sophia came Vanessa Levin, an inspiring, seasoned pre-k professional. She wrote with great passion about how awesome it is to be a pre-k teacher. We still get more referrals from her website, Pre-K Pages, than any other site. Simultaneously a young teacher who, much like Sophia, Karissa Oren, shared her on-the-job learning, discoveries, personal and professional growth within her Minnesota pre-k classroom.
Jennifer Rosenbaum and I joined Inside Pre-K at the same time. Also from the Teach for America fleet, Jennifer had a knack for bringing her students’ voices into her writing.
I think it’s safe to say writing for you has helped us to better understand early childhood education, teaching within the profession, and how to further the pre-k agenda in the classroom, at our schools, in our districts -- and even at the state and federal levels. Not to mention, it has helped us to learn more about ourselves.
Before my last blog entry, I’d like to publish a list of the top posts in Inside Pre-K history, and I need your help. If you have a moment and remember a post from the past four years please leave a comment referencing it below.
I look forward to your responses.
Image: See - Saw or Childhood Revised by J.M. Holland