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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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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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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: Communicable Diseases, Disease Control, School Closing, Elementary School Teachers
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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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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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Wolfe, Zora M. – Childhood Education, 2019
As educators seek to engage students in their learning, inquiry-based teaching can be an effective approach for transforming teaching. The result is a transformative shift in learning for students and teachers alike.
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Inquiry, Learner Engagement, Science Instruction
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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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Dominguez, Eva – Childhood Education, 2019
A 2018 study conducted by the independent, non-profit organization The Commission on Fake News and The Teaching of Critical Literacy Skills reported that only 2% of children have the literacy skills they need to determine if a news story is real or fake. Over 50% of the teachers in the study believe that current curriculum does not equip children…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Story Telling, Teaching Methods, Critical Literacy
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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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Martens, Sherry; Crawford, Kathryn – Childhood Education, 2019
An important aspect of bringing innovation to education is supporting children's own innovative thinking. Teachers are finding that escape room activities can provoke children's wonder and determination to pursue their curiosity, which builds a foundation for innovators of the future.
Descriptors: Creative Teaching, Learning Activities, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Ring, Emer; O'Sullivan, Lisha – Childhood Education, 2019
Transforming schools to ensure every student has the opportunity to learn requires innovation at the teacher education level. The goal of inclusion is complex, and so it is critically important to prepare teachers to lead organizational change that will increase engagement and achievement of children with diverse learning abilities.
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Teacher Competencies, Learner Engagement, Educational Opportunities
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Delisio, Lauren A.; Dieker, Lisa – Childhood Education, 2019
The number of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in elementary mathematics classrooms today is on the rise and educators around the world are seeking innovative methods for teaching them. The authors of this article describe using an avatar-based program called TeachLivE to help students with ASD develop a graphic organizer strategy to…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Mathematics
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Wang, Lindsey – Childhood Education, 2018
Play is a traditional activity of children. Yet in order to ensure we are giving children time to play and opportunities to gain from the physical, cognitive, and emotional benefits of play, we need to find innovative ways to use play to ensure that all children are learning and meeting their potential.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Lifelong Learning, Reentry Students
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Carton, Michelle – Childhood Education, 2018
Innovation should not be about simply doing something new and different. Focusing on what will truly benefit students and society as a whole is the best way to innovate with a purpose. What better purpose than to support our children in the role of citizens of the world?
Descriptors: Global Approach, Educational Innovation, Peace, Social Justice
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