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Reflection/Hu 

Wonderplay reflection                                                                                                                                     Karen Hu Joan Almon’s keynote speech was one that I, as a prospective early childhood education teacher, found inspiring, motivating, and most importantly – relatable. Like many, if not all, educators, we have experienced those moments of helplessness and frustration when we learn about one of our students encountering a traumatic event. For …

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Reflection/Pelosi 

Emma Pelosi Wonderplay reflection I was most impressed by JoAnn Deak’s lecture on differences in brain development between boys and girls.  She stressed, from the very beginning, that so much change occurs in the brain over the first twenty years of life that early childhood teachers truly become “shapers” of the way our children think …

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Reflection/Snow 

Play: How it Shapes the Brain / Opens the Imagination and Invigorates the Soul         Meghann Snow A talk that I was drawn to was by Dr. Stuart Brown, in which he spoke about the importance of “play” that occurs in young children. I am most drawn to this subject because I have been hearing how …

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Reflection/DeGrandis 

Wonderplay Reflection Heather DeGrandis One of the very first tidbits of wisdom in the welcoming remarks that truly resonated with my early childhood education philosophy is that children are our best teachers.  After adoring all the readings I have done that were written by her over the years, I was thrilled to have the opportunity …

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Reflection/Benitez 

92nd Street Y Wonderplay Conference 2013 Reflection Yannique Benitez While attending the 2013 Wonderplay Conference: Balancing Core Early Childhood Principles With 21st Century Expectations I participated in Catherine Steiner-Adair's Mary Had a Little Ipad and JoAnn Deak’s From the Neck Up: Differences in Early Brain Development in Boys and Girls workshops. From these discussions I …

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Reflection/Maloy 

92Y Wonderplay Conference - Dr. JoAnn Deak’s presentation: “From the Neck up: Differences in Early Brain Development in Boys & Girls” Justine Maloy Teachers College At the 2013 Wonderplay conference, held at the 92nd street Y, I had the pleasure of attending Dr. JoAnn Deak’s presentation titled “From the Neck up: Differences in Early Brain …

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Reflection/Shan 

Shan, Xin Dr. Catherine Steiner-Adair’s “Mary Had a Little iPad” lecture at the 92Y presented a compelling case regarding the harm/disadvantage of screen technology (such as iPad and smartphone) for both children and adults and offers us with possible solutions/guidelines. Some of the most common examples with the lost of control over screen technology could …

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Reflection/Haskell 

I thoroughly enjoyed the 92y conference. After hearing the stories from speakers and attending the workshop, I understand that play is much deeper than questions and materials. While I did know how much play affects the development of children, I didn't realize the lasting effects it's could have on a child's imagination and future exploration. …

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Reflection/Kim 

Kim, Michelle I had the honor of being a part of the 92YWonderplay Conference in 2013. One of the keynote lectures I really enjoyed listening to was Ms. Joan Almon: Dynamic Education in an Area of Rigorous Curriculum, Accountability, and Standards. What was so touching about her speech was how it is possible for a …

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Reflection/Taylor 

92Y’s Wonderplay Conference Reflection by Lauren Taylor I really enjoyed attending the 92Y’s seventh annual early childhood conference. I had the opportunity to hear many great speakers talk about different aspects of early childhood education. One of the speakers said that play is the work of children. It is when their imagination comes alive. Children …

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Reflection/Phetbuasak 

92Y Wonderplay Conference Reflection Penpatch (Pew) Phetbuasak Teachers College, Columbia University I particularly enjoyed Dr. Stuart Brown’s presentation the most at the 92Y Wonderplay Conference on November 15, 2013. Dr. Brown explains that play is not just joyful and energizing, but it is deeply involved with human developmental and intelligence. Throughout his presentation, he showed …

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