Peep and the Big Wide World teaching strategy videos

The Peep and the Big Wide World website now features a series of professional development videos for early childhood educators based in centers and home-based family childcare.  These videos look at each of the six Peep science themes – Color, Sound, Plants, Shadows, Balls/Ramps, and Water — and show educators modeling the following four sets of teaching strategies for each unit.

  1. Science Talk
  2. Individualized Instruction
  3. Learning Environment
  4. Documentation & Reflection

Since 2002 I have worked on the live action segments for the TV show, and had the privilege of working with WGBH on the production of this new professional development series.   Enjoy and please share!  Scroll down for sharing buttons on this post.

Bilingual Science Teaching Strategy Videos

Below are direct links to each of the 72 videos in this teaching strategy section. That’s 6 science units x 4 teaching strategies x 3 (Centers, Family Childcare English, and Family Childcare Spanish).Continue reading “Peep and the Big Wide World teaching strategy videos”

Dancing bugs. What’s not to love? Meet “The Jitterbugs”

I get to meet a lot of interesting people through my work.  I was just introduced to the “The Jitterbugs” by their managing director, Ellen.  They’re researching television production companies.   With their permission I thought I’d share…

I often meet people/acts that are wannabees.  The Jitterbugs are REAL bees.  Uh, and ladybugs and spiders….  They have been entertaining children through their live stage show for years and are now looking to move into television.

Take a look at their show reel.

Dancing bugs.. What’s not to love?  Ellen, thanks for sharing.  And good luck!

FOR THE BEST IN CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT,
LOOK NO FURTHER THAN “THE JITTERBUGS
THE JITTERBUGS IS A UNIQUE, HIGH ENERGY,
ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY LIVE SHOW

www.thejitterbugs.com.au

Sensational children’s show. Interactive, entertaining and educational. The children love the bug theme & all the friendly characters in the show. A non-stop, interactive musical extravaganza.

The Jitterbugs are in their 12th year of performing Australia wide and now seeking the international market. The show is filled with non-stop entertainment and educational segments which encourage interactive audience participation. With gentle messages The Jitterbugs characters through song and dance educate the children from an early age the importance of caring for our environment and the world we live in.