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Shore, Margaret – Childhood Education, 2021
Up to 250 children of different ages can be seen when entering Sekolahku-MySchool (SMS) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, integrated and happily engaged, indoors or outdoors, in sustainable activities as part of their everyday learning. With ages ranging from 16 months to 13 years, the children engage in learning typical academic skills and techniques…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Preschool Education, Elementary Education
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O'Brien, Jude – Childhood Education, 2021
Many social systems, especially education, have an opportunity to significantly improve individual performance and well-being outcomes by attending to and including brain fitness as part of their approach. Brain fitness, like physical fitness, requires exercise. Brain-based "workout" activities improve cognitive development, and their…
Descriptors: Neurosciences, Academic Achievement, Mental Health, Well Being
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Nunnery, Brandi; Kissel, Brian; Schrodt, Katie – Childhood Education, 2021
In March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic brought great changes to classrooms and students around the world. As the virus swept into cities and communities, students were swept out of their routines--experiencing many sudden and profound losses. In one urban school district in the United States, elementary students lost the writing communities they had…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Writing Instruction, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Hatch, Beth – Childhood Education, 2021
While the COVID-19 vaccines bring hope about the end of pandemic-related closures, leaders worldwide recognize that a fundamental shift has occurred in the way we work, live, and learn. Though we will always need brick-and-mortar schools, our "new normal" must include hybrid and virtual education options for students who do not have…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Okatch, Dorothy – Childhood Education, 2021
Young people in East and Southern Africa need greater access to reliable information about health and education in order to make informed decisions on health matters--focusing on HIV and teenage pregnancy--and to increase basic education outcomes. Young 1ove organization, established in March 2014 in Gaborone, Botswana, is a grassroots, youth-led,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Health Education, Health Promotion, Peer Teaching
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Miller, Stacia C.; McIntyre, Christina J.; Lindt, Suzanne F. – Childhood Education, 2020
As the latest advances in technology make their way into the classroom, teachers are often overwhelmed with decisions about which technologies are the easiest to implement, best for student learning, and most interesting to students. Among the latest technology sensations to emerge are video response tools, which are online social interfaces for…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Elementary School Students, Technology Integration, Video Technology
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Jones, Jennifer – Childhood Education, 2020
In this article, Jennifer Jones describes how at Pine Street School in New York City, they have dispensed with the traditional industrial model of schooling and are looking ahead to the future. The entire school was designed with optional learning environments. Jones describes innovative elements from varied seating (floor cushions, modular…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Futures (of Society)
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Savina, Elena – Childhood Education, 2020
Journey Around the World is an innovative elementary school curriculum that bridges global and prosocial education. The goal of the Journey is to teach children to be open to cultural diversity, have knowledge and understanding of other cultures, and accept others' views in a non-defensive and curious manner. It further focuses on educating young…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Diversity, Cultural Differences
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Watson, Elizabeth – Childhood Education, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting lives around the world in many ways. Governments have temporarily closed schools in an attempt to contain the spread of the virus. Here, an elementary school teacher shares her experiences making the shift to remote teaching.
Descriptors: Disease Control, School Closing, Elementary School Teachers, Distance Education
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Takriti, Rachel; Wright, Elaine; Alhosani, Najwa; Schofield, Lindsay – Childhood Education, 2020
The Forest School approach has become very popular in recent years, with many schools offering this educational experience as part of the regular school day. Forest School provides children with the opportunity to engage with the outdoor environment as part of learning, increasing the amount of time children spend outside in the natural world. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Natural Resources, Private Schools
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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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McLorg, Devon – Childhood Education, 2019
Around the world, dedicated professionals are implementing innovative programs to improve access to quality education for children living in poverty and otherwise marginalized communities. This article provides an overview of the work being conducted by BRAC, an international development organization based in Bangladesh that is working to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Poverty, At Risk Persons
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Kreider, Carri – Childhood Education, 2019
While we are seeking new ways to ensure students' academic success, we must ensure that we are not neglecting their need for physical activity. As we innovate to improve academic success, we can also seek ways to overcome the challenges of space, time, and behavior management to reap the benefits of movement, which include increased student…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Movement Education, Elementary School Teachers, Class Activities
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Warden, Claire – Childhood Education, 2019
Recognizing the valuable role nature plays in human development as well as humans' responsibility toward the earth is critically important when considering how to transform education for the betterment of the individual and society. In this article, the author views nature as a force or phenomenon of the metaphysical world. As such, she suggests…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Individual Development, Educational Change, Environment
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Solis, Jamie – Childhood Education, 2019
Exploring the potential of nontraditional content for educational activities can help engage students' interests, while leading to numerous academic and social-emotional benefits. Right now, there is the opportunity to amend children's perspective of music learning using new DJ technology. A disc jockey, more commonly abbreviated as DJ, is a…
Descriptors: Music Education, Popular Culture, Constructivism (Learning), Listening
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