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Damico, Susan – Childhood Education, 2020
Resilience has become a popular and important topic in classrooms around the world. Much of the existing research about resilience is focused on promoting this important life skill in young children. At the same time, more and more educators and researchers are emphasizing resilience as a tool to help teachers handle stress and avoid burnout.…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Teacher Effectiveness, Stress Management, Teacher Burnout
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Corveleyn, Helen; Ammentorp, Louise; Howley, Laura – Childhood Education, 2020
When it comes to winning the hearts of children, it is sometimes hard for plants to compete. How do teachers make plants exciting for children? The answer lies in the ancient practice of hydroponics. Hydroponics may seem like complicated, cutting-edge technology, but, in fact, it has been around for centuries. Using hydroponics in the classroom…
Descriptors: Gardening, Food, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction
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Spitzer, Tamar – Childhood Education, 2020
World language teachers are a special breed of teacher. In some cases, traveling and speaking other languages has profoundly changed their lives and they've channeled their passion into a career. In other cases, teachers are from another country, and are passionate about sharing their language and culture with students. World language teachers…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Weisblat, Gina Z.; McClellan, Jeff – Childhood Education, 2017
Education is undergoing tremendous change. Technology and communication are central to this change, as speed and accessibility have increased exponentially. Learners' content knowledge is no longer as valuable as their "content navigation skills," and teachers' expertise is no longer beholden to didactic instruction. Education must…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Independent Study
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Nigaglioni, Irene – Childhood Education, 2017
Although mobile applications and games often seem isolating and somewhat stationary, last year's augmented reality (AR) gaming craze Pokémon Go demonstrated how technology has the potential to promote socialization, collaboration, and physical activity while still engaging users. Pokémon Go's use of AR technology, which superimposes…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Computer Games, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Games
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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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McDevitt, Seung Eun – Childhood Education, 2016
In the United States, one in four children under the age of 6 attending preschool has at least one immigrant parent and speaks a language other than English. Despite this increasing population of immigrant children in U.S. preschool settings, their stories have rarely been heard. The author shares three stories of her students and their families…
Descriptors: Migrant Children, Immigrants, Phenomenology, Preschool Children
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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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Bauermeister, Maxine L.; Diefenbacher, Lori H. – Childhood Education, 2015
Sustainability is a term with an evolving definition that applies to more than the physical environment. It speaks to the interconnectivity of every action we take (or fail to take) and to human beings' relationships with one another and their environment. A sustainable future is one in which global citizens engage in critical thinking,…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Preservice Teachers, Educational Principles, Definitions
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Bennett, Mark – Childhood Education, 2015
The key elements of learning in a classroom remain largely invisible. Teachers cannot expect every student to learn to their fullest capacity; yet they can augment learning within a classroom through inquiry-based learning. In this article, the author describes inquiry-based learning and how to begin this process in the classroom.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Inquiry, Classroom Techniques, Teaching Methods
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Kirkwood, Donna; Shulsky, Debra; Willis, Jana – Childhood Education, 2014
The advent of technology and access to the internet through the World Wide Web have stretched the traditional ways of teaching social studies beyond classroom boundaries. This article explores how teachers can create authentic and contextualized cultural studies experiences for young children by integrating social studies and technology. To…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Citizenship Education, Information Technology, Global Education
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Prior, Jennifer – Childhood Education, 2014
Classroom management is perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of an elementary teacher's job. Most focus on discipline when they think about managing a classroom, but much more is involved. Without an effectively managed classroom, teachers face a loss of instructional time, and experience stress and feelings of inadequacy (Sayeski &…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Stress Variables
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Pappamihiel, Eleni; Lynn, C. Allen – Childhood Education, 2014
With the increasing linguistic diversity of students in many classrooms around the world, teachers need to be well-equipped with strategies to address the learning needs of students with limited proficiency in the dominant language of the classroom. This article outlines various strategies that might help teachers reach that goal by taking…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Language Minorities, Inclusion, Teacher Attitudes
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Szilagyi, Janka; Giambo, Debra; Szecsi, Tunde – Childhood Education, 2013
Is it an asset or a burden to be bilingual? Although bilingualism is appreciated by many people worldwide, immigrant families often struggle with the maintenance of their heritage language (HL) and culture. In the United States. For example, the HL in most families is completely lost within three generations (Fishman, 1991). The loss of a child's…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Self Concept, Immigrants, Language Maintenance
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Bell, Hope; Limberg, Dodie; Robinson, Edward, III – Childhood Education, 2013
Certain at-risk behavior patterns are often associated with traumatic childhood experiences. With the role of schools evolving to shape children's developmental needs in today's world, educators across the globe bear an increasingly greater responsibility to identify and address these symptoms associated with childhood trauma. Given the…
Descriptors: Trauma, At Risk Students, Correlation, School Role
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