TPS Teacher Publishes in Peer-Reviewed Early Childhood Journal
"How Do I See Myself? How Do Others See Me?" was recently published by TPS lead teacher, Doriet Berkowitz, in NAEYC'S Young Children November magazine. It is an article based on an investigation into self identity with a kindergarten class at The Project School in 2018. It documents, reflects on, and provides guidance around promoting students' examination of 1) what makes them unique and what groups they belong to, 2) where their ideas about gender and identity come from, and 3)how the way others in our community see us do or do not align with how we wish to be seen. This unit of study included kindergarten discussion about the names we call each other and their alignment with our various identities.
Young Children is a professional journal aimed to provide practical professional resources and guidance for early childhood educators and caregivers. It is published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, which aims to promote "high-quality early learning for all children, birth through age 8, by connecting practice, policy and research."