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Stacey, Susan – Redleaf Press, 2019
What does it mean to inquire? Grownups would say it means to question, to search for information, or to finding out about a topic of interest. For children in an early childhood classroom, the definition is no different. From the time of their birth, children want to know how the world works and actively seek out information. How educators respond…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Classroom Environment, Creativity
Kagan, Sharon Lynn, Ed. – Teachers College Press, 2019
Learn how exemplary countries are advancing the development of their youngest citizens. Drawing on a groundbreaking study by Sharon Lynn Kagan and her colleagues, "The Early Advantage 2" extracts the essential elements from six high-performing systems to determine what must be considered when creating and implementing programs and…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational Finance
Murawski, Wendy W., Ed.; Scott, Kathy Lynn, Ed. – Corwin, 2019
How do we remove learning barriers and provide all students with the opportunity to succeed? Written for both general and special educators from grades Pre-K through 12, "What Really Works with Universal Design for Learning" is the how-to guide for implementing aspects of Universal Design Learning (UDL) to help every student be…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Literacy
Costa, Arthur L.; Kallick, Bena O. – ASCD, 2019
In the first years of life, as children observe, imitate, and interact with people and their environment, the brain is structuring a foundation for vocabulary, values, cognitive processes, and social skills. Educators, you can help influence that development by teaching the skills and dispositions of intelligent, creative, effective decision…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Problem Solving, Child Development, Teacher Role
Saracho, Olivia, Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2019
Researchers from different disciplines (e.g., physiological, psychological, philosophical) have investigated motivation using multiple approaches. For example, in physiology (the scientific study of the normal function in living systems such as biology), researchers may use "electrical and chemical stimulation of the brain, the recording of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Motivation, Cognitive Processes, Young Children
Obiakor, Festus E., Ed.; Banks, Tachelle, Ed.; Graves, Jessica, Ed.; Rotatori, Anthony F., Ed. – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2019
Early childhood education (ECE) has always been intertwined with the use of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP). To support excellence in ECE, it is critical how the knowledge about individual children and child development principles combined with the knowledge of effective early learning practices. Effective early childhood education…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Disabilities, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Teaching Methods
Newton, Nicki – Eye on Education, 2019
In this book from bestselling author Dr. Nicki Newton, you'll learn how to level math workstations to engage K-2 students in meaningful, purposeful, rigorous practice. We know students don't learn at the same pace, so how do we take into account where they are and differentiate instruction? Dr. Nicki has the answers, showing how leveled…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Primary Education, Workstations, Individualized Instruction
Rokita-Jaskow, Joanna, Ed.; Ellis, Melanie, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
This book provides a holistic overview of what leads to success in foreign language learning at an early age and deepens our understanding of early foreign language learning. The studies use an array of methodological approaches to research learners aged between three and ten, as well as their parents and teachers, in instructional, minimal-input…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Young Children, Educational Policy, Teaching Methods
Zein, Subhan, Ed.; Garton, Sue, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2019
Language teacher education is widely identified as one of the most important areas that needs addressing in order to improve early language instruction, yet research into teacher education for early language teachers remains relatively sparse. This volume responds to this gap by compiling studies with diverse methodological tenets from a wide…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Second Language Learning, Teacher Education, Educational Research
Lange, Alissa A.; Brenneman, Kimberly; Mano, Hagit – Teachers College Press, 2019
This book is designed to build educators' confidence and competence so they can bring STEM to life with young children. The authors encourage pre-K teachers to discover the value of engaging preschoolers in scientific inquiry, technological explorations, engineering challenges, and math experiences based on learning trajectories. They explain the…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children, Early Childhood Education, STEM Education
Arreguín-Anderson, María Guadalupe; Alanís, Iliana – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2019
This book takes the reader through a journey into the practical and theoretical aspects of partner-based learning in bilingual early childhood environments. The authors begin by presenting compelling arguments for the significance of this approach noting the parallels between partner-based collaborative learning and developmentally appropriate…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Early Childhood Education, Cooperative Learning, Developmentally Appropriate Practices
Raines, James C., Ed. – Oxford University Press, 2019
Though schools have become the default mental health providers for children and adolescents, they are poorly equipped to meet the mental health needs of their students. "Evidence-Based Practice in School Mental Health" differs from other books that address child and adolescent psychopathology by focusing on how to help students with…
Descriptors: Mental Health, School Health Services, Student Needs, Mental Disorders
Bateman, David F., Ed.; Yell, Mitchell L., Ed. – Corwin, 2019
School leaders and special educators are expected to be experts on all levels and types of special education law and services, types of disability, and aspects of academic and functional programming. With the increasing demands of the job and the ever-changing legal and educational climate, many administrators and teachers are overwhelmed, and few…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Legal Problems, Special Education, Program Implementation
Macfarlane, Angus; Macfarlane, Sonja; Teirney, Sharlene; Kuntz, J. R.; Rarere-Briggs, Benita; Currie, Marika; Macfarlane, Roimata – NZCER Press, 2019
This adaptable guide invites kaiako to rethink approaches to engaging tamariki, re-envisage the teacher/learner dynamic, revise old habits, and reconfigure learning environments to acknowledge and embrace cultural differences. Kaiako can use the Hikairo Schema several times over, drawing on their previous experiences to inform and to develop new…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Culturally Relevant Education, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education
Follari, Lissanna – Pearson, 2019
A broad exploration of the roles and practices of working with, and for, children and families "Foundations and Best Practices in Early Childhood Education" helps teachers connect early childhood education beliefs and philosophies to professional practice. It provides insights into common program models or approaches, including Reggio…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Practices, Best Practices, Foundations of Education
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