Kari Ann Ramadorai
My passions are books, research, and sharing hands-on lessons. Using my abilities to their fullest and running all-out on my latest reading and writing passion fills my life. I bring the youngest learners a love for literature and science. I’m a science fiction and fantasy writer and an early childhood specialist who focuses on all aspects of media curriculum. Like so many in this decade, I wear a lot of hats. Some are fancy, some exotic-looking and covered in science paraphernalia for the classroom, others have barn dust from my home-life caring for horses and other critters.
Science and science fiction
Communicating science can change the world. We’re bringing the concept of possibilities and how to evaluate experiences and content to those who have not experienced something before that interaction. Teaching critical thinking and scientific process to children will bring a new generation of thinkers into our work force. Using science fiction and popular entertainment as medium to communicate philosophical arguments without bias and key scientific concepts will better inform our population. For generations science fiction has been a medium to communication real science and social issues with open minds.
Library Media Specilization
Looking at the available media in the Early Childhood library from a child-centric point of view changes your organization priorities. Dewey lite classification helps children and busy teachers. Teachers need curriculum-filling information and for their librarian to have a list of go-to, inclusive stories for life-lessons, too, not to mention a fact-based sicence section with hands-on lessons for the children.
Early Childhood Education Blog
Sharing my lessons, thoughts, and experiences with the Early Childhood Education world because we build leaders, scientists, and other free thinkers early with our guidance. I work part time as the school librarian and media specialist, so look forward to resources for curriculum and social and emotional development.
My blog about library lessons and books I’ve been reading for the pre-K through 12 crowd. in the library. When I suggest a book or feature it on my blog, that is a book that I’ve used and believe in. Keeping current keeps up my skills as a librarian and sharing is caring. Let’s explore literature, media, and learning strategies together.
Updates and musings on my fictional life and work. Learn with me as I explore writing and try new courses and programs to perfect my fiction writing skills. Exploring science fiction, editing, musing about effective methods, and mechanics, sometimes thoughts can be shared in print! Also the news on current projects and being a part-time indie author.
You might ask where's the writing? Honestly, it's in my head. I know what changes need to happen to things that I've written, and I'm doing a tremendous amount of reading. Everyone who writes needs to read...And the more I read, the more I wanted to share and write....
I mentioned in an early post that part of the fun of games is having that interactive experience with the medium. Sometime unexpected things happen, and sometimes you're running a familiar campaign or playing a game you've played a few times and discover a new path or...
All the world's a gamer, my friend. We have tiny computers in our pockets that we do our banking on, that give us directions, and so much more. They provide entertainment and a way to connect with people far away. We've all seen the very young child mimmic a parent on...
Poetry grabs minds.
Experience varies, but
The moon, a mysterious plot,
The helmet of revolutionaries
That is poetry.
Fiction allows universal truths to be felt personally. When we read fiction, we build empathy, according to Emanuele Castano and David Kidd, who conducted five studies that proved it. By fictionalizing the experience of refugees and immigrants, authors...
As an Early Childhood professional, I see many children. Sometimes they say things that I think I understand, only to learn that I was way off base. Recently a child came to the library and wanted to find a book about the president. I know that many people would walk...
My fortune overflows, and these days make me grateful for the health and happiness I've been fortunate enough to experience. So many friends have been healthy, so many babies born, so many around me have moved into good jobs and experienced fiscal and emotional...
A child's play is not simply a reproduction of what he has experienced, but a creative reworking of the impressions he has acquired. -Lev Vygotsky Fine motor control is one of those skills we support in so many ways. We offer tasks with pincer movement,...
Science is a way of thinking much more than it is a body of knowledge. -Carl Sagan Carl Sagan was an astronomer in the United States who was known for communicating science to people of in all walks of life. He may be best known today for his books and for...
This week was back to fiction time, a habit I’m trying to get into. Using the Pomodoro Technique, where you work for 20 minutes and then take 5 minutes off, I’m trying to make jumping back into fiction writing less scary. Well, scary speaking from an imposter...
Kari Ann Ramadorai
Kari Ann Ramadorai got her Masters of Science in Early Childhood education, and has been writing fiction since 2012. She’s looking to expand teacher content knowledge through sharing her own experiences and lesson plans and to wow you with some SFF writing.