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Tsuda, Emi; Chang, Seung Ho – Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 2019
This article introduces a sequence of movement tasks to teach one-handed sidearm striking with a short implement to preK- to second-grade children. Although one-handed sidearm striking is a complex skill, learning this skill during early childhood would expand future opportunities for children to engage in various lifetime physical activities.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Psychomotor Skills, Grade 2, Grade 1
Wolf, Maryanne – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Because reading is not a natural process like language, young learners must be taught to read. Knowledge about how the reading brain develops has critical implications for understanding which teaching methods to use and helps reconceptualize previous debates. In this excerpt from "Reader Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World",…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Brain, Teaching Methods, Decoding (Reading)
Reynolds, Arthur J. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Arthur Reynolds describes the significance, development, and effects of preschool to 3rd grade approaches. This school reform strategy integrates services and supports transitions, thereby increasing achievement, sustaining gains, and realistically reducing achievement gaps. Evidence from the Child-Parent Center (CPC) program is reviewed to…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Early Childhood Education, Achievement Gap, Instructional Effectiveness
Maryland State Department of Education, 2019
Based on the 2018-2019 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) results, nearly half (47%) of all entering kindergarten children in Maryland displayed the foundational skills indicating they are fully ready for kindergarten. A third (33%) are approaching readiness. Twenty percent of children are assessed with emerging readiness skills. The school…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, School Readiness, Academic Standards, Gender Differences
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Giordano, Keri; LoCascio, Steven; Inoa, Rafael – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2019
This case is designed to help school leaders develop skills needed to work with interdisciplinary groups while demonstrating the complex issues faced while considering the special education needs of students. The case further examines a child study team meeting from the lens of different participants, including the principal, teacher, school…
Descriptors: Special Education, Student Placement, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teamwork
Robertson, Boyd, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2018
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise description of the European minority language, Gàidhlig, in education. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects such as the number of schools, teachers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages, Language Minorities, Preschool Education
Hugh, Maria Lemler; Conner, Carlin; Stewart, Jennifer – Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education, 2018
Students who are slow to respond to traditional instruction and intervention require intensified intervention. Visual Activity Schedules (VAS) are an evidence-based type of visual support that provide sequential organization of the steps for an activity or skill. VAS can be aligned with individual student needs, including behavioral support. VAS…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Intervention, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
Hao, Winona; Syed, Nadia – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2018
As the ethnic, racial, and cultural diversity of U.S. classrooms for young children continues to increase, it is more important than ever for early childhood educators to be prepared to meet the needs of the one in three U.S. children age 8 and under who are dual language learners (DLLs). High-quality early childhood education (ECE) programs can…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Ethnic Diversity, Early Childhood Education, Bilingual Students
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Poulou, Maria S. – International Journal of Emotional Education, 2018
This postscript describes studies which address teachers' personal and professional characteristics, teacher-student relationships and students' social and emotional skills, in an attempt to investigate potential predictors of students' emotional and behavioral difficulties. Based on preschool, primary and secondary teachers and students'…
Descriptors: Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Behavior Problems, Emotional Disturbances
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Kennedy, Aileen – European Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
Increasing global pressure to enhance teacher quality has led to increasing numbers of new ITE programmes, yet there is a dearth of policy studies interrogating exactly how both macro and micro-policy processes combine to shape the development of these programmes. This article examines one particular new programme--the MSc Transformative Learning…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Policy, Transformative Learning, Political Issues
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Peyraud, Germain – Childhood Education, 2018
While inclusive education has been part of the education system for a long time in the United States and elsewhere, it is an innovative approach just starting to be established in some countries around the world, including Burkina Faso.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Barriers, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Siffrinn, Nicole E.; Lew, Shim – Reading Teacher, 2018
Given increased attention to disciplinary literacy in K-5 contexts, there is a need to explore how elementary preservice teachers are trained to engage in disciplinary instruction. The authors present a curriculum for fostering disciplinary language and literacy awareness in elementary teacher preparation. First, they explain how and why they…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Teacher Education, Language Acquisition, Preservice Teachers
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Williams, Laura – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2018
In November 2017, Ofsted published Bold Beginnings, a report on its findings about teaching in the Reception year. Like very many practitioners in the early years, the author of this article believes this report to be of concern, as the recommendations it proposes would be so damaging for the early education of young children. She believes its…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Teaching Methods, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, Play
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Peña, Jesica; Cortina, José Luis; Višnovská, Jana – Teaching Children Mathematics, 2018
This article describes how a teacher in Mexico City worked with two researchers on an instructional design project to help kindergartners become proficient in participating in whole-class mathematical conversations.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Sarama, J.; Clements, D.; Nielsen, N.; Blanton, M.; Romance, N.; Hoover, M.; Staudt, C.; Baroody, A.; McWayne, C.; McCulloch, C. – Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE), 2018
Quality early STEM experiences provide a critical foundation for learning about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in ways that facilitate later learning. Early childhood educators have a unique opportunity to benefit all students by bringing the STEM disciplines into greater balance with literacy, reducing early inequities…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Preschool Children
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