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Miller, Debbie – Reading Teacher, 2013
As teachers, we are always reflecting on and refining our craft. In this article, the author shares how her understanding and implementation of comprehension strategy instruction has evolved over the past ten years. These shifts include her current thinking about the gradual release of responsibility instructional model, how content and big ideas…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Reflective Teaching, Teaching Methods, Reading Comprehension
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Hughes, Jan N. – School Psychology Review, 2010
In this article, the author comments on Dominguez, Vitiello, Maier, and Greenfield's (2010) article on identifying quality in preschool education. Dominguez et al. have conducted a methodologically sophisticated study describing the growth of learning behavior among Head Start children. By doing so, they contribute to a growing body of evidence…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Instructional Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship
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Leafgren, Sheri – International Journal of Social Education, 2009
Over forty years ago, Howard Zinn identified the problem as not one of civil disobedience, but of civil "obedience". He confronted the problem of remaining obedient to laws and rules even "in the face of the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war and cruelty." Framed in an early childhood context, this article explores the value of…
Descriptors: Young Children, Kindergarten, Primary Education, Classroom Environment
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Bowden, Shelly Hudson – Language Arts, 2005
Kindergarten teachers could help educators and researchers by creating opportunities and experiences in classroom settings to offer literacy learning. Children, however, learn literacy when immersed in classroom environments that support natural literacy experiences throughout the day.
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Literacy, Classroom Environment, Learning Strategies
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Minikel-Lacocque, Julie – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
This article addresses the social-emotional aspect of early childhood learning, specifically within the context of the transition to kindergarten. The author writes from a mother's point of view, and through focusing on her son's transition to kindergarten, she critiques the ways in which teachers too often ignore the social-emotional…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Early Childhood Education, Kindergarten, Preschool Children
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Gersten, Russell – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2016
In this commentary, the author reflects on four studies that have greatly expanded the knowledge base on effective interventions in mathematics, and he provides four rigorous experimental studies of approaches for students likely to experience difficulties learning mathematics over a large grade-level span (pre-K to 4th grade). All of the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Elementary School Mathematics, Preschool Education, Intervention
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American Journal of Play, 2009
Vivian Gussin Paley is a teacher, writer, lecturer, and advocate for the importance of play for young children. Author of a dozen books about children learning through play, she has received numerous honors and awards including an Erickson Institute Award for Service to Children, a MacArthur Foundation Fellows award, and a John Dewey Society's…
Descriptors: Play, Child Development, Friendship, Fantasy
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Briggs, Marilyn; Mueller, Constance G.; Fleischhacker, Sheila – Journal of Child Nutrition & Management, 2010
It is the position of the American Dietetic Association (ADA), School Nutrition Association (SNA), and Society for Nutrition Education (SNE) that comprehensive, integrated nutrition services in schools, kindergarten through grade 12, are an essential component of coordinated school health programs and will improve the nutritional status, health,…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Health Programs, Nutrition, Wellness
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Cress, Susan W. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2004
The importance of using standards as key components in the curriculum is documented in both popular and professional literature. One aspect of integrating standards into the curriculum is the role of assessment. The focus of this paper is to prepare early childhood teachers to assess children's knowledge of the standards within the routines and…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Academic Standards, Student Evaluation
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Luke, Allan – American Educational Research Journal, 2017
Adam Wright, Michael A. Gottfried, and Vi-Nhuan Le demonstrate empirically that minority teachers have a positive impact on the "social-emotional development" of American minority kindergarten children. Their analyses of 2010-2011 data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study focus on measurable effects in four social and affective…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Social Development, Emotional Development, Minority Group Students
Rivkin, Mary – Early Childhood Today, 2005
This article discusses how children can build teamwork through science activities. Through science experiences, the excitement can generate a sense of shared community in class. Science experiments help develop children's learning. Science experiences are a prime source of powerful new words because they use a common language to describe the…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Science Experiments, Early Childhood Education, Science Education
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Schickedanz, Judith A.; Collins, Molly F. – Reading Teacher, 2012
This article focuses on young children's misinterpretations of storybook illustrations. Examples of misinterpretations drawn from preschool classrooms are presented and analyzed to explain four kinds of confusion that are typically involved. Based on these analyses, the authors argue that young children are capable of the reasoning required to…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Grade 1, Preschool Children, Kindergarten
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Glaser, Evelyne – Language and Intercultural Communication, 2005
While plurilingualism is not necessarily a novel concept, the author argues that the ability to speak several languages will help Europeans to develop a European identity and to deconstruct existing cultural and even genetic barriers. To this aim it would make sense to be introduced at a very early age to elements of language and culture from…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Immigrants
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Adams, Gary; Cathers, Steve; Swezey, James; Haskins, Tara – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2012
This article is a response to "Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS): A Tool for Evaluating Student Learning?" by Kamii and Manning (2005). The intent of their study was to evaluate how DIBELS and a writing test predict reading achievement, which was measured by scores on the Slosson Oral Reading Test (SORT) as well…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Writing Tests, Reading Tests, Emergent Literacy
Jenkins, Billy – Principal, 2009
The role of instructional leader is a relatively new concept that emerged in the early 1980s, influenced largely by research that found effective schools usually had principals who stressed the importance of leadership in this area. Instructional leadership reflects the actions a principal takes to promote growth in student learning. The…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, School Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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