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Edelen, Jennifer – Childhood Education, 2020
This past spring, the education industry experienced a massive paradigm shift as a result of the pandemic. In a matter of weeks, curriculum plans that had been carefully prepared and executed over two-thirds of the school year were upended, and educators were asked to revise, reorganize, and realign to address the needs and capabilities of an…
Descriptors: Art Activities, Teaching Methods, Distance Education, Electronic Learning
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Tilhou, Rebecca; Rose, Brittney; Eckhoff, Angela; Glasgow, Jane – Childhood Education, 2018
Nonprofit organizations providing early childhood services that support the healthy growth, development, and education of young children and their families have a unique relationship with communities. In order to have significant impact on quality of life, these programs must be sustainable and committed to meeting local needs. This article…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Partnerships in Education, Institutional Role, Early Childhood Education
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Liebtag, Emily – Childhood Education, 2018
Personalized learning offers instruction that matches students' learning preferences and specific interests. Taking innovative approaches to engaging with students' individual contexts and interests through place-based education can be particularly meaningful. Place-based education (PBE) is anytime, anywhere learning that leverages the power of…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Place Based Education, Internship Programs, School Business Relationship
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Kielty, Michele L.; Gilligan, Tammy D.; Staton, A. Renee – Childhood Education, 2017
With any intervention program, involving all stakeholders in a joint effort toward implementation is most likely to lead to success. Whole-school approaches that involve school personnel, students, families, and local communities have been associated with positive, sustained outcomes. For mindfulness training programs to generate the most…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Perception, Attention Control, Well Being
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Talbot, Patricia A.; Gustafson, Glenna; Mistele, Jean – Childhood Education, 2017
World-ready learners require world-ready educators. One group of inspiring teacher educators share how they ignited a fire of awareness around the importance of global competency education at a small, rural teacher college.
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Global Approach, Global Education, Competency Based Education
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Morgan, Hani – Childhood Education, 2013
Many teachers are organizing interactive Skype sessions. By taking advantage of Skype to allow students to interact with guests outside the classroom, sometimes thousands of miles away, teachers from all over the world are creating new opportunities for students to make academic gains in a motivating way. In this article, the author discusses the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Technology Integration
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Baker, Marianne; Martin, Doris; Pence, Holly – Childhood Education, 2008
In examining their elementary teacher education program at James Madison University, from their mission to the curriculum and program delivery, the authors used the opportunity to focus explicitly on peace education. The mission and content of teacher education programs are determined largely by the faculty of the institutions of higher education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Childrens Literature, Higher Education, Required Courses
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Wheeler, Edyth – Childhood Education, 2005
Kindness is doing things for others, motivated by a true sense of concern and not merely a sense of duty or obligation. Kindness makes life a little better for us. We are all familiar with "random acts of kindness." The question that challenges educators for peace is "How can we make acts of kindness not 'random' but…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Altruism, Peace, Peer Relationship
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Wheeler, Edyth – Childhood Education, 2004
Peer support--or rejection--is a powerful social force. Socially accepted children have high self-esteem and self-confidence; enjoy the company of others; and have mutual loyalty, respect, trust, and support. Children who are rejected by peers are often disliked and ignored. Rejected children are perceived to be aggressive in peer interactions and…
Descriptors: Peer Acceptance, Social Isolation, Bullying, Classroom Techniques