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Teaching Kindergarten

Teaching Kindergarten Author Julie Diamond
ISBN-10 9780807757116
Release 2015-09-30
Pages 176
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Todays kindergarten teachers face enormous challenges to reach district-mandated academic standards. This book presents a model for 21st-century kindergartens that is rooted in child-centered learning and also shaped by the needs and goals of the present day. Classroom teachers working with diverse populations of students and focusing on issues of social justice provide vivid descriptions of classroom life across urban and rural communities. Teacher reflections and commentary from the editors link teacher decisions to principles of good practice. Teaching Kindergarten illustrates how a progressive, learning-centered approach can not only meet the equity and accountability goals of the Common Core State Standards but go well beyond that to educate the whole child.



Leading for Change in Early Care and Education

Leading for Change in Early Care and Education Author Anne L. Douglass
ISBN-10 9780807758359
Release 2017
Pages 144
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Featuring both research findings and practical recommendations, this book presents an innovative framework for nurturing leadership in the care and education of young children. Early educators are often seen as the objects of change, rather than the architects and co-creators of change. Douglass calls for a paradigm shift in thinking that challenges many long-held stereotypes about the early care and education workforce's capacity to lead change. Case studies show how educators use their expertise every day to make a difference in the lives of children and families. These accounts demonstrate concrete strategies for expanding current thinking about who can be leaders for change and for developing more inclusive pathways for leadership. This book has the potential to revolutionize the field with a new model for developing and nurturing innovative, entrepreneurial, and skilled early educator leaders capable of driving transformative change--from classrooms and home-based programs to communities and beyond. Includes a cross-disciplinary examination of leadership, improvement, and innovation, a framework for building ecosystems that supports professional growth and teacher retention, case studies that reveal immense untapped potential from within the early care and education workforce, and a critical look at the current state of leadership and quality improvement in early childhood education.



Guiding Principles for the New Early Childhood Professional

Guiding Principles for the New Early Childhood Professional Author Valora Washington
ISBN-10 9780807758694
Release 2017
Pages 144
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With growing evidence about the critical period of birth to age 5 for child development and learning, the imperative to professionalize the early childhood education workforce has never been greater. In this follow-up to The New Early Childhood Professional: A Step-By-Step Guide to Overcoming Goliath, the authors share lessons learned from their work with thousands of practitioners. They focus on four Guiding Principles to leading change: the need to Respect diverse opinions, to seek Equity, and to acknowledge the field's Strengths while doing the hard work to enhance Competence. With a strategic emphasis on building professional communities, strengthening professional capital, and working together to craft solutions, Guiding Principles for the New Early Childhood Professional presents a clearer vision of a unified future in early childhood care and education.



STEM Learning with Young Children

STEM Learning with Young Children Author Shelly Counsell
ISBN-10 9780807757499
Release 2015-12
Pages 201
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This teacher's guide provides the background information, STEM concepts, and strategies needed to successfully implement an early STEM curriculum (Ramps and Pathways) with young children, ages 3-8. R&P actively engages young children in designing and building ramp structures using wooden cove molding, releasing marbles on the structures, and observing what happens. Children use logical-mathematical thinking and problem-solving skills as they explore science concepts related to motion, force, and energy. This one-of-a-kind resource uses a newly created Inquiry Teaching Model (ITM) as the conceptual framework and devotes specific attention to the importance of an inclusive, social, STEM learning environment in which children are free to collaborate, take risks, and investigate within the context of exploratory and constructive play.



How People Learn

How People Learn Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309131971
Release 2000-08-11
Pages 384
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.



Classroom Routines that Really Work for PreK and Kindergarten

Classroom Routines that Really Work for PreK and Kindergarten Author Kathleen Hayes
ISBN-10 0590029282
Release 2001
Pages 116
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Help children learn classroom routines! Filled with ideas for introducing and managing essential early childhood routines and activities that foster independence and build community.



Kindergarten

Kindergarten Author Julie Diamond
ISBN-10 9781595583482
Release 2011
Pages 249
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Hailed by renowned educator Deborah Meier as ?a rare and special pleasure to read,” Kindergarten explores a year in the life of a kindergarten classroom through the eyes of the gifted veteran teacher and author Julie Diamond. In this lyrical, beautifully written first-person account, Diamond explains the logic behind the routines and rituals children need to thrive. As she guides us through all aspects of classroom life?the organization, curriculum, and relationships that create a unique class environment?we begin to understand what kindergarten can and should be: a culture that builds children's desire to understand the world and lays the foundation for lifelong learning. Kindergarten makes a compelling case for an expansive definition of teaching and learning, one that supports academic achievement without sacrificing students' curiosity, creativity, or development of social values. Diamond's celebration of the possibilities of classroom life is a welcome antidote to today's test-driven climate. Written for parents and teachers alike, Kindergarten offers a rare glimpse into what's really going on behind the apparent chaos of a busy kindergarten classroom, sharing much-needed insights into how our children can have the best possible early school experiences.



Kindergarten in Photographs

Kindergarten in Photographs Author Jasmine Greene
ISBN-10 0545231388
Release 2010
Pages 96
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Enhanced by dozens of photographs of learning environments, offers easy-to-use strategies for organizing and managing a kindergarten classroom, utilizing storage space, and establishing routines.



Best Practices for the Learner centered Classroom

Best Practices for the Learner centered Classroom Author Robin Fogarty
ISBN-10 UVA:X004093007
Release 1995-01
Pages 348
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Integrated curricula ... commonsense connections -- Thoughtful instruction ... teaching with rigor and vigor --- Active learning ... I teach, but you must learn -- Reflective transfer ... teach them to fish -- Authentic assessment ... the measure of man.



Resources in Education

Resources in Education Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32435056184625
Release 1998
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Resources in Education has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Resources in Education also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Resources in Education book for free.



K today

K today Author National Association for the Education of Young Children
ISBN-10 1928896391
Release 2006-01
Pages 173
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K today has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from K today also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full K today book for free.



Diverse Early Childhood Education Policies and Practices

Diverse Early Childhood Education Policies and Practices Author Amita Gupta
ISBN-10 9781135123086
Release 2014-04-29
Pages 202
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Diverse Early Childhood Education Policies and Practices explores issues in early childhood education and teacher preparation in five Asian countries: India, Singapore, China, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. Some observed classrooms in these countries reflect influences that are simultaneously indigenous and colonial, local and global. By highlighting the diverse and often hybrid classroom pedagogies at work in these 21st century Asian classrooms, the discussions in this book take into consideration the influence of globalization on local policies and practices, and the challenge educators face when they are expected to reconcile different and sometimes conflicting cultural and pedagogical world views. Through a research-driven analysis of key issues such as recent revisions to national early childhood education policies, perceptions on "play-based and child-centered" pedagogy, curriculum and learning materials, and an emphasis on the teaching of values, this book illuminates the diversity of the observed classrooms as well as current trends in early childhood education in parts of Asia. The cross-national perspective serves to expand and diversify the global discourse of early childhood education and teacher education.



Kodaly in the Kindergarten Classroom

Kodaly in the Kindergarten Classroom Author Micheal Houlahan
ISBN-10 9780199396498
Release 2015-03-17
Pages 576
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Since the mid-twentieth century, Zoltán Kodály's child-developmental philosophy for teaching music has had significant positive impact on music education around the world, and is now at the core of music teaching in the United States and other English speaking countries. Kodály in the Kindergarten Classroom is the first comprehensive handbook to update and apply the Kodály concepts to teaching music in early childhood classrooms. Kodály in the Kindergarten Classroom provides teachers with a step-by-step road map for developing children's performance, creative movement, and literacy skills in an organic and thoughtful manner. Through six years of field-testing with music kindergarten teachers in the United States, Great Britain, and Hungary (the home country of Zoltán Kodály), authors Micheál Houlahan and Philip Tacka have developed a methodology specifically for 21st century classrooms. Houlahan and Tacka use the latest research findings in cognition and perception to create a system not only appropriate for kindergarteners' particular developmental stages but also one which integrates vertically between kindergarten and elementary music classes. The methods outlined in this volume encourage greater musical ability and creativity in children by teaching kindergarteners to sing, move, play instruments, and develop music literacy skills. In addition, Kodály in the Kindergarten Classroom promotes critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration skills. Although the book uses the Kodály philosophy, its methodology has also been tested by teachers certified in Orff and Dalcroze, and has proven an essential guide for teachers no matter what their personal philosophy and specific training might be. Over 100 children's books are incorporated into Kodály in the Kindergarten Classroom, as well as 35 detailed lesson plans that demonstrate how music and literacy curriculum goals are transformed into tangible musical objectives. Scholarly yet practical and accessible, this volume is sure to be an essential guide for kindergarten and early childhood music teachers everywhere.



Active Learning and Engagement Strategies

Active Learning and Engagement Strategies Author Paula Rutherford
ISBN-10 0983075646
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 170
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Active Learning and Engagement Strategies presents over 60 ways to engage students through speaking, reading, writing, and movement. These strategies ensure that students are focused on and interacting with the concepts, processes, and information under study in ways that promote relevance and retention. The purposes, the processes, and the possibilities are explained with clarity and examples of classroom use with students of all ages are included. More than 50 tools and templates for this text are available online.



Teaching Young Children

Teaching Young Children Author Margaret B. Puckett
ISBN-10 1401825834
Release 2004
Pages 455
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Teaching Young Children: An Introduction to the Early Childhood Profession, 2E prepares early childhood educators to make a difference in the lives of children and families through early, high quality care and education programs that maintain a developmentally appropriate persepctive. By focusing on the dimensions of quality in early childhood programs and the principles that define developmentally appropriate practices, the text motivates early childhood professionals to rely on current knowledge of child growth, development, and learning when making decisions about their practices, to view families and communities as integral parts of early childhood programs, and to prepare environments especially suited to infants and young children.



21st Century Education A Reference Handbook

21st Century Education  A Reference Handbook Author
ISBN-10 9781412950114
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Teaching Digital Natives

Teaching Digital Natives Author Marc Prensky
ISBN-10 9781412975414
Release 2010-03-29
Pages 203
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A new paradigm for teaching and learning in the 21st century! Marc Prensky, who first coined the terms "digital natives" and "digital immigrants," presents an innovative model that promotes student learning through the use of technology. Discover how to implement partnership learning, in which: Digitally literate students specialize in content finding, analysis, and presentation via multiple media Teachers specialize in guiding student learning, providing questions and context, designing instruction, and assessing quality Administrators support, organize, and facilitate the process schoolwide Technology becomes a tool that students use for learning essential skills and "getting things done"