We constantly hear about how our children are underperforming academically relative to the rest of the world. We want our children to be ahead of the academic curve, not behind it, and some have reasoned that if traditional academics are started sooner, children will be ahead of the curve. This too often involves reducing playtime […]
Angela Pyle is an Assistant Professor at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, University of Toronto and former elementary classroom teacher. Her research grants and publications address children’s literacy development and teachers’ assessment practices in play-based learning in kindergarten classrooms. In addition she is passionate about the inclusion of children’s voices in their own learning and thus explores methods that are developmentally appropriate for researching with kindergarten-aged children. Angela holds a PhD in Education from Queen’s University. However, her greatest learning has come while parenting her almost four-year-old daughter.