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Atiles, Julia T.; Dunlap, Randa L.; Tester, Michelle – Childhood Education, 2021
This article describes the innovation and creativity employed in an early childhood program, motivated by the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic. The challenge the authors faced, as teacher educators, was to modify their final practicum experience requirements so that they could be completed online without forfeiting the opportunity for a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Teacher Education
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Winters, Stacy – Childhood Education, 2020
In this article, former high school teacher and K-12 math supervisor Stacy Winters questions if her approach to high school math instruction was what was best for student learning. After observing elementary classrooms and the way the teachers were able to engage the students in student centered, hands on, interactive, and fun math lessons, she…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Secondary School Mathematics, Student Centered Learning, Classroom Environment
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Tavangar, Homa Sabet – Childhood Education, 2017
Homa Sabet Tavangar is the author of "Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World" (Random House, 2009) and "The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners" (Sage/Corwin, 2014). She works with diverse schools, corporations, non-profits, and children's media on optimizing learning, empathy, inclusion,…
Descriptors: Global Education, Child Development, Guides, Elementary School Students
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Harris, Kathleen I.; Sholtis, Stephanie D. – Childhood Education, 2016
Love, affection, acceptance, and companionship to children, these are just some of the benefits of a service dog for children. Yet there is much that these remarkable animals can do. From opening doors for children with cerebral palsy to warning a child with diabetes of low blood sugar, the abilities of a properly trained service dog are wide and…
Descriptors: Animals, Autism, Classroom Environment, Educational Experience
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McGrail, Ewa; Rieger, Alicja – Childhood Education, 2016
Research supports the inclusion of children with disabilities in general education classrooms as a way to boost academic and social development, not only for children with disabilities, but also for typically developing children. A wide variety of perspectives and abilities in the classroom builds empathy, understanding, and creativity--all…
Descriptors: Children, Disabilities, Inclusion, Consciousness Raising
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Jung, Myoungwhon; Conderman, Gregory – Childhood Education, 2013
Studies and discussions around "good teaching practices" have often identified intentionality as the chief characteristic of outstanding teachers. Intentional teachers are identified as maintaining the habit of informed reflection as they plan, teach, reflect on, and revise the effectiveness of their practices. Intentional teaching strategies are…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Instruction, Intentional Learning, Mathematical Concepts
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Sylvester, Ruth; Kragler, Sherry – Childhood Education, 2013
Despite significant investments over the past decade in the expansion and improvement of preschool programs, too many children, particularly poor children, enter kindergarten behind their peers. Because it is critical that voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) classrooms offer educational programs that both address the needs and developmental levels of…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Concept Formation, Misconceptions, Preschool Education
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Binder, Marni – Childhood Education, 2012
Teacher inquiry can shape empirical inquiries by nonpracticing researchers, by allowing them to draw on the practical knowledge of those in the classroom. This recognition challenged the author to question what legitimized her role as a teacher-researcher and ask how she could have felt empowered as a researcher without higher education. In this…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Researchers, Teacher Researchers, Teaching Experience
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Lilja, Emily – Childhood Education, 2012
Initially, the author began her teacher inquiry project by focusing on the superhero play she had been observing in her classroom and on her concerns about how it might be impacting the classroom community. Through an ongoing process of self-reflection and reading research, she was able to open herself up to interacting and engaging with the…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Play, Reading Research, Transformative Learning
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Lynch, Sharon A.; Warner, Laverne – Childhood Education, 2012
Defining intelligence is a puzzle that has challenged educators and researchers for years. More recently, professionals are acknowledging that individuals possess many facets of intelligence and that learning is a complex combination of genetic factors, environmental influences, and life experiences that affect learning in unique ways (Salvia,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Multiple Intelligences, Educational Principles, Educational Practices
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Ransom, Marilee – Childhood Education, 2012
The Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) is the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history, yet the United States has failed to ratify it, despite the efforts of countless supporters. Opponents of ratification in the United States have been effective at preventing ratification by asserting that the CRC will damage family…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Parent Role, Childrens Rights, Family Relationship
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Self, Nancy S. – Childhood Education, 2009
Elementary teachers often instigate competition among their students through such common statements as: "Students who make 100 on the spelling test may have 10 minutes of extra center time" and "The most creatively written story this week will be placed on the bulletin board." While such pronouncements motivate some students into action, they…
Descriptors: Competition, Educational Change, Classroom Environment, Teacher Student Relationship
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McNulty, Carol P.; Brown, Mark S. – Childhood Education, 2009
The teaching force in the United States is facing an impending crisis, one that Scherff (2008) describes as a "perfect storm," due to massive retirements, increasing impractical mandates related to the No Child Left Behind Act, and an alarmingly high teacher attrition rate. This unprecedented crisis in both the supply and retention of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Teacher Persistence, Disproportionate Representation
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Ross, Dorene D.; Bondy, Elizabeth; Gallingane, Caitlin; Hambacher, Elyse – Childhood Education, 2008
If educators are to bridge the black/white achievement gap, they must find a way to engage low-income and minority youth in academic learning. While ample evidence indicates that some teachers are highly effective in engaging students, the persistence of the achievement gap suggests that most are far less effective at engaging African American…
Descriptors: African American Students, Student Motivation, Teaching Styles, Teacher Effectiveness
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Figueroa-Sanchez, Magali – Childhood Education, 2008
Part of social and emotional development is a child's emotional literacy. Numerous strategies exist for the development of children's emotional and social development, and for their emotional readiness for school. Teachers might arrange a classroom environment that is not overly structured or regimented. The environment should reflect who the…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Classroom Environment, Social Development, Emotional Development
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