© Copyright 2018 by Dan Hodgins

Teacher Crap

November 30, 2018

Shakin Bones Time…I have been in the field of Early Childhood for over 36 years.  Each year I have attempted to get people in the field to stop doing “Teacher Crap” with children.  It still has not happened so therefore my annual “Teacher Crap” Holiday Rant.  If you believe that Process is more important than Product; that the child should drive the Curriculum; and that the Environment should be child led you cannot do the following and call yourself PLAY BASE!


Peppermint play dough

Red or green colored play dough

Evergreen trees at the easel

Red and green paint only

Holiday hand Prints

Holiday gifts

Card making

Precut/predrawn decorations


Marshmallow snowmen

Paper plate reindeer


Do I need to go on?   Yes, I am a “Play Purist”.  Avoid telling me that parents want it, that doing simple crafts once and awhile is okay, that children like it.   If you decide to do Teacher Crap then stop calling your program Play Base and I will stop nagging you….

Thanks for my annual Rant.


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