The Short Giraffe Teacher

with Carianne Short

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The Short Giraffe name comes from my last name (Carianne Short) and from the fact that I am intrigued by giraffes as a species. They are tall and I am short (literally) and I also work with the shortest students in education. This pod cast will cover topics that come up in the early childhood world. We will talk about my passions which include those ah-ha moments in early childhood, working with families in poverty, and literacy.

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Kansas Early Learning Standards (The Short Giraffe Teacher #6)

April 8, 2014

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/tsgt_6.mp3   Kansas Early Learning Standards are aligned with the K-12 College and Career Ready Standards.  The purpose of the Kansas Early Learning Standards:   To create a continuum that links early development to school readiness and later learning in school and life;   To provide a clear statement of what young children should know and be able to do as a result of experiencing quality early learning opportunities .   To provide guidance for early learning professionals that enhance […]

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Social Emotional Development In Early Childhood With Kaylin Koehn (The Short Giraffe Teacher #5)

February 10, 2014

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/tsgt5.mp3 Teacher Tip Try giving kindness flowers on the behaviors you want to focus on and reinforce their good behavior.           Kalin Koehn’s past experience as a Speech-Language Therapist, and Head Start Director has enhanced her ability to successfully analyze programs and provide support in many early childhood areas including screenings, assessment, and curriculum implementation, as well as grant and budget development. Most recently, she has been working as an independent consultant for Head Start programs in Kansas, providing mentoring and trainings for […]

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Kalin Koehn, Parent Engagement (The Short Giraffe Teacher #4)

January 27, 2014

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/tsgt4.mp3   Kalin Koehn’s past experience as a Speech-Language Therapist, and Head Start Director has enhanced her ability to successfully analyze programs and provide support in many early childhood areas including screenings, assessment, and curriculum implementation, as well as grant and budget development. Most recently, she has been working as an independent consultant for Head Start programs in Kansas, providing mentoring and trainings for directors and management staff; she develops and conducts individualized trainings and workshops.  Trainings have focused on program implementation, data analysis, and enhancing classroom outcomes.   In […]

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Why Teach Science In Early Childhood? (The Short Giraffe Teacher #3)

December 30, 2013

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/TSGT_3.mp3   Young children are naturally curious and constantly exploring the world around them. Classroom science provides the opportunity for children to develop their natural curiosity and to start building theories.  Children can develop a greater appreciation and understanding of the natural world by the experiences they have in the classroom. Remember that early childhood science is– exploring materials/events, asking questions, investigating, recording/representing their work, reflecting on what they have done and what it means – allow them to create and develop new […]

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Get Acquainted With The Short Giraffe Teacher (The Short Giraffe Teacher #2)

December 17, 2013

http://traffic.libsyn.com/remarkablechatter/2_The_short_Giraffe_Teacher_Get_Aquainted.mp3   The Short Giraffe Teacher shares a teacher’s tip of how to  organize children’s gloves and hats. Have you ever thought of how complex a young child’s brain is and how much they grow and develop in their early years? We have all heard that children are like a sponge, they will pickup whatever we introduce them to.  In this episode, join Carianne as she shares the importance of enrolling children in preschool and how it is pivotal in a […]

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Early Childhood with Carianne Short (Short Giraffe Teacher #1)

October 7, 2013

  Carianne Short-Early Childhood Specialist Blog: http://www.carianneshort.org twitter: @shortgiraffe Email:  cariannes@essdack.org   Carianne came to ESSDACK as an early childhood specialist in July of 2013. Her passions include early childhood topics, working with families in poverty, coaching, and literacy. She is also a certified MTSS math facilitator. She began her career teaching reading in the primary grades. Later she began working with children with special needs in the preschool classroom. The majority of her career she has spent working at […]

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