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Engel, Maria – Childhood Education, 2015
Teaching is hard. It's the most rewarding, fulfilling job in the world, but it's also frustrating, infuriating, and really, really hard. In this article, the author reflects on the importance of free play in early childhood classrooms. If teachers want to create happy children who love learning, forcing them to sit at desks or tables through early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Classroom Techniques, Play, Teaching Methods
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Ransom, Marilee; Manning, Maryann – Childhood Education, 2013
Worksheets hold a special place among the many well-intentioned--yet ineffective--items in the early childhood and elementary toolkit. They are nearly ubiquitous in some elementary classrooms and are even popular in preschools. Parents are encouraged when they see worksheets in their children's backpacks; they see such papers as indicators that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Worksheets, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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Frost, Joe L. – Childhood Education, 2007
In this article, the author observes how a combination of interrelated elements are currently changing the face of the civilizing traditions of the U.S. education and forming a new culture of childhood. These include: (1) the standardization of education; (2) the dissolution of traditional spontaneous play; and (3) the growing specter of poverty…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Academic Achievement, High Stakes Tests, Play
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Parry, Louka – Childhood Education, 2018
In order to bring the benefits of new education approaches, strategies, and tools to classrooms around the world, we need champions of innovation to blaze the path and serve as role models of creativity and exploration. Teachers are uniquely positioned to serve in this critical role.
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Teaching Methods, Creativity, Role Models
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Fischetti, John C. – Childhood Education, 2013
In this brief article, the author argues that if society defines schools as testing centers instead of learning centers where young people go to watch adults work, then teacher education programs are replaceable. Online technologies allow for the transmittal of information without the need for traditional classroom settings. However, if schools…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Information Technology, Problem Solving, Global Approach
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Witzel, Bradley S. – Childhood Education, 2008
President Bush appointed a 19-member National Mathematics Advisory Panel (NMP) in 2006 to create a blueprint for advancing mathematics education in the United States. After reviewing over 16,000 research publications and reports and receiving testimonials from 110 individuals, the panel made its report public in March 2008. The NMP report provides…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Learning Processes, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Sowa, Patience A.; De La Vega, Esperanza – Childhood Education, 2008
Education has been one of the highest priorities in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since it became a country in 1971 under the leadership of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. In 1962, when oil production started in Abu Dhabi, the country had just 20 schools for less than 4,000 students, most of them boys. The discovery of oil became the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Foreign Workers, Arabs, Graduates
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Lacina, Jan – Childhood Education, 2009
Across the United States, many school districts are investing large sums of money to install interactive whiteboards (IWBs) in classrooms. For example, the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD) aims to become a "digital district" by installing IWBs into 5,000 classrooms over the next two years. This particular implementation of…
Descriptors: Electronic Classrooms, Technology Planning, Technology Integration, Influence of Technology
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Bergen, Doris – Childhood Education, 2001
Maintains that computer software and Internet exploration introduce playful elements into learning. Discusses the implications of "edutainment," a technologically mediated learning/enjoyment combination of experiences. Suggests that school may no longer be the primary site for learning but that teachers may need to reevaluate their…
Descriptors: Children, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Practices
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Jobe, Victoria – Childhood Education, 2005
In this article, the author discusses the challenges of the English language learners (ELLs) to succeed in a society where they are expected to fail because teachers have been telling them over and over that they cannot make it or that they do not have what it takes. With time, these statements become part of the students' beliefs, and eventually…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Teacher Attitudes, Classroom Techniques
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Dick, Kelly A. – Childhood Education, 1991
Despite the benefits shown by cooperative learning research, schools foster environments in which students vie for attention and individual achievement. Cooperative learning empowers students and teachers. Cooperation enhances academic achievement and teaches social skills. (BC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cooperative Learning, Educational Improvement, Elementary Education
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Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Childhood Education, 2016
Why should educators and service professionals bother writing for professional publication? Experienced editor, Sherron Roberts says writing for professional publication allows educators to share their work and make their practice visible. Any educator is quite capable of writing for a professional publication. This article is intended to show…
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Educational Practices, Faculty Publishing, Etiology
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Burnett, Jeanie – Childhood Education, 2007
Exemplary teachers do work with happy children and youth in productive classrooms because the best teachers work to develop communities of learners where people cooperate with each other and have strong expectations for good work and high achievement. Teachers in these classrooms are lifelong learners who appear to have boundless energy and…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Role Models, Teaching Experience, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Grossman, Sue; Williston, Judy – Childhood Education, 2002
Describes a graduate early childhood program that emphasizes a constructivist curriculum and a feminist perspective, and reviews feedback from graduates. Presents a constructivist curriculum design, moving from practice to theoretical issues to integrated theory and practice. Discusses classroom strategies of dialogue, dialectic, reflection, and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Constructivism (Learning), Early Childhood Education, Educational Philosophy
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Allen, Amy E. – Childhood Education, 2013
As an early childhood professional, this author spent the first 17 years of her career as an advocate for children and their families. With an advanced degree in early childhood special education, she learned about the pitfalls and triumphs of special education. After leaving the classroom and entering the world of academia in teacher education,…
Descriptors: Special Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent School Relationship, Disabilities
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