The Archives

In spite of the Interwebz best attempts to thwart us, since  Jan 10th, 2011, #kinderchat chats have been archived using  a mish-mash of Evernote, Tweetdoc, Hootsuite Pro, and The Site Formerly Known as TwapperKeeper.  Clicking on the chat title will take you to a transcript of that day's conversation. 

Alas, chats before Jan 10, 2010, were not archived. Have no fear, most topics are sure to come up again.

The North America/Asia #kinderchat has concluded for the 2012-13 school year. We will resume on August 19, 2013. Follow the hashtag throughout the summer for blogging challenges and special events!

Kinderchat Topics 2013 - 14:

May 12, 2014: North America: Science Curriculum
May 5, 2014: Europe/Africa: Choosing what to document North America: Year End documentation
April 28, 2014: Kinderchat Pot-O-Gold Cocktail Chatter! Sharing our own memories of ECE
April 21, 2014: North America: Tech, Toys, and Tools
April 14, 2014: North America: Has tech changed reading?
April 7, 2014: North America: Collaboration with Colleagues


March 24, 2014: Europe/Africa: Springtime in EY North America: Springtime in ECE
March 17, 2014: Europe/Africa: Writing skills by age group North America: Stress & Brain development in young children
March 10, 2014: Europe/Africa: Encouraging Young Writers North America: Math in ECE
March 3, 2014: Europe/Africa: Portfolios & Documentation. North America: Testing in Kindergarten

Feb 24, 2014: Kinderchat Pot-O-Gold Cocktail Chatter! PYJAMA PARTY!
Europe/Africa  North America

Feb 17, 2014: Europe/Africa:  Tech Must-Haves for ECE North America: Virtual Field Trips
Feb 10, 2014: Helping Children & Families in Need. Europe/Africa  North America
Feb 3, 2014: Europe/Africa: Compulsory Testing for Young Students? North America: Universal PreK
Jan 27, 2014: Europe/Africa: Outdoor learning on a shoestring North America: Olympic-style outdoor play
Jan 20, 2014: Europe/Africa: Supporting struggling students  North America: Developmental Causes for Unkind Behaviours
Jan 13 2014: Europe/Africa: EY Children & Cultural Diversity North America: Arts Education
Jan 6 2014: Europe/Africa: Documenting with photographs. North America: Report Card Formats

Dec 23 & 30: Winter break - HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM #KINDERCHAT!

Dec 16: Holiday Party: festive sweaters & wacky gift exchange! Europe/Africa North America
Dec 9: Kinderchat Pot-O-Gold Cocktail Chatter! Europe/Africa (No archive for North America - maybe I had too many cocktails?)
Dec 2: Europe/Africa: Tech & Child Development  North America: Tools & Tech for ABCs 
Nov 25: Standards in ECE: do we need them? Europe/Africa   North America
Nov 18: Europe/Africa: Kids & Gun Play  North America - Finding, understanding & applying research
Nov 11: The role of risk in outdoor play Europe/Africa  North America
Nov 4: Europe/Africa: Developmental traits, ages 3-7  North America: Developmental Screening tools
Oct 28: Europe/Africa: Themes vs Emergent Curriculum  North America: Language Arts Instruction
Oct 21: Europe/Africa: Documenting learning North America: Using blogs for student portfolios

Oct 14: Kinderchat Pot-O-Gold Cocktail Chatter! North American Scavenger Hunt

Oct 7: Being a Connected Educator. Europe/Africa  North America
Sept 30: Policy - Why Should We Care? Europe/Africa  North America
Sept 23: Europe/Africa: Teaching Cursive  North America: IQ Testing for Young Children
Sept 16: Outdoor time - How often & How? Europe/Africa  North America
Sept 9: North America: Developmental expectations at the start of K 
Europe/Africa: Child Development Intro
Sept 2: North America: Social Studies in ECE  
Europe/Africa: Introductions & A New Year
August 26: Intro to Documentation & Assessment
August 19: Welcome back meet & greet

Kinderchat Topics 2012-13:

June 17: Final #Kinderchat of the year! Moderator Appreciation and General Vacation Talk!


June 3: General tech talk (and spontaneous simulation of a reward-based classroom)
May 27: Year-end transitions for teachers AND kids (Alas, the archive refused to cooperate...)May 20: Intervening in children's play & conflicts
May 13: PLAY! When play gets too competitive
May 6: The Homestretch! Ending the year strong.
April 29: Kindergarten Readiness
April 22: The Low-Tech Classroom

April 15: POT-O-GOLD: Cocktail Chatter!
April 8: Tech Tools for Math, collaboration with @PBSKids


Mar 25: When personal and professional collide
Mar 18: Field trips - heaven or hell? (Only the first 40 minutes because Tweetchat flaked out on me.)
Mar 11: Free discussion on free play!
Mar 4: Helping kids use kind words
Feb 25: Special Education Resources
Feb 18: Student Engagement (the formatting is ugly, but it's all there!)

Feb 11: Pot-O-Gold Cocktail Chatter!

Feb 4: Favourite Tech Tools, Apps, and Websites
Jan 28: School security: Do teachers need guns?
Jan 21: Communicating and Co-existing with Co-workers
Jan 14: Engaging Introverted Children in PLAY!
Jan 7: January routines & post-holiday re-entry


Dec 17: Sing a Song - Using Songs To Enhance Curriculum POSTPONED. Cheer-up & Support Chat following the Sandy Hook Shooting

Dec 10: Coping with Crying

Dec 3:  POT OF GOLD! Kinderchat Holiday Party complete w/festive sweaters and wacky gift exchange!

Nov 26: Digital Portfolios for Student Progress

Nov 19: Relationships With Admin
Nov 12: Recess!
Nov 5: PLAY: When play becomes aggressive
Oct 29: Parent-Teacher conferences
Oct 22: Picture books to use for science lessons
Oct 15: What would YOU say to a brand new Kindergarten Teacher?

Oct 8: POT OF GOLD! Cocktail Chatter and general debauchery (good stuff here re: tweeting with your class!)

Oct 1: Technology goals and challenges for this year.

Sept 24: Comparing Funding Models for Kindergarten Programs
Sept 17 - Specific philosophies (Montessori, Reggio, Waldorf) in Public School Settings.
Sept 10: PLAY! Adults need play, too.
Sept 3: The Inclusive Classroom
August 27: Community before Curriculum (first 15 min are missing - check the Evernote link above if you need them!)
August 20: Welcome Back & Reflections on a New Year

Kinderchat Topics 2011-12:
Happy Summer All! Rest up for the 2012-2013 school year! We resume the chat schedule in August! You can suggest a topic here.

July 8-12 #edcampKinder: Dessert in the Desert in Vegas, Baby, Vegas

July 2: Pot o' Gold no chat: chase rainbows

June 25: Tech Topic (ISTE#12)

June 18: Professional Life: Reflections on Profesional Growth
June 4: PLAY!
May 28: The Outdoor Classroom 
May 21: Writing @bluskyz
May 14: Common Core and Curriculum Standards 

May 7  SPECIAL EVENT: Book Talk w Ellen Galinsky, Author of Mind in the Making #soexcited

April 30: Tech to Connect w/@Matt_Gomez
April 23: Work/Life Balance: Making Time for U to Play! w @MauiMickey
April 16: Supporting Self Regulation
April 9: Creating Environments that Encourage Imaginative Play
April 2: Homework Hassles
March 19: PhysEd and Fitness
March 12: "Recycling" Kids: Should K Students ever be held back?

March 5: Pot o' Gold

Feb 27 Technology Topic: The Great iPad Debate
Feb 20 Professional Life: Evaluating Teachers: The "Good" and "Bad" Teacher
Feb 13 SES: Effects of Poverty/Income in Education, Learning in Young Children
Feb 6 PLAY: The Insider's Guide to Indoor Recess
Jan 30 Classroom Life: Behavior: When is silly too silly?
Jan 23 Academic Subject: Calendar
Jan 16 Reflection/Assessment: Report Cards, Friend or Foe?

January 9 Pot o Gold!

January 2: Technology Topic: Symbaloo w @Matt_Gomez w Special Guest @SymbalooEDU
December 19: Professional Life: Working w/Aides, Assistants, Paraprofessionals
December 12: Special Topic: Coffee Mugs & T-Shirts: Teacher Gift Show & Tell
December 5: PLAY! "How to hide play in the academic day" Part 1  Part 2
November 28: Classroom Life: Finding the quiet in a room full of five-year-olds
November 21: "Doing Stories:" Drama, Theatre and Storytelling
November 14: Reflection: Teaching students w limited experience w first language: A joint chat w #ELLchat 

November 7: Pot o' Gold

October 31: Halloween Party!
October 24: Professional Life Topic: Bridging "Real Life" and Online Presence
October 17: PLAY: "The Hidden Structures Behind Free Play"
October  10: Nuts and Bolts of Classroom Procedures: Minding Our Pees and Queues
October 3: Curriculum: Reading, Core Curriculum, Daily 5 w @MMEGrinder26
September 26: Resolutions, Reflections, Revolutions, Realizations: Your year in review

Sept 19 Pot o' Gold

Sep 12: Documenting w Evernote w @tori1074
Sep 5: Parent-Teacher Communication, Back-to-School Night @Matt_Gomez FB Project
August 29: Reggio Emilia w @gaiaellyn @garystager (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)
August 22: The Play Project @hechternacht
August 15: Classroom Design
August 8: Head, Shoulders, Knees &Toes: Readiness & Self regulation @happycampergirl w  Special Guest Researcher @ShannonBWanless
August 1: Welcome Back! Summer reflections and new goals

Summer Break (Cocktailing/Tailgaiting/Conferences/Projects/Reflection/Rejuvinate)

Kinderchat Topics 2010-11

June 13th Pot o' Gold

June 6: Technology Topic: Teacher Organizational Tools
May 30: Parent-Teacher Boundaries
May 23: Special Topic: Redshirting
May 16: Math & Play w @kassiaowedekind
May 9: Classroom Life: Planning w Purpose
May 2: Life Science: Creature Feature 
April 25: Assessment: formal testing practices in Kindergarten (MAP, etc) Part 1 Part 2

April 18: Pot O' Gold

April 11: Technology Topic: Teacher Blogs
April 4: Professional Life: The Male Kindergarten #ECE Professional 
Mar 28: Developing Social Responsibility topic c/o @mathmurd
Mar 21: *Spring Break* Cocktail Hour
Mar 14: Play: The Great Outdoors
Mar 7: Field Trips
Feb 28: Gross Motor Skills
Feb 21: Reflection on Social Justice and Cultural Sensitivity in the Classroom

Feb 14: Integrating Social Tech Into Classroom Routines
Feb 7 :  Professional Life: Teacher Absences and Planning for Subs
Jan 31: *Special Topic*: Bullying 
Jan 3: Storytime w guest author @KatieDavisBurps
Dec 13: Reflection: Year in Review

Dec 6: Teacher Gifts
Nov 29: The Holidaze
Nov 22: Topic c/o @NAEYC @Matt_Gomez
Article The Constant Kindergartener:
Nov 15: The Value of a PLN
Nov 8: Parent Relationships
Nov 1: Open Forum on Play
Oct 25: Reflection: Assessment Practice

Oct 18: Technology and Young Children
Oct 11: >break for Canadian Thanksgiving<
Oct 4: Arts n Crafts 
Sept 27 Working Relationships
Sept 20: Curriculums Survey
Sept 13: Rules and Routines
Sept 6: Setting up the Classroom