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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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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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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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Wassermann, Selma – Childhood Education, 2017
In the recent past, during the 36 hours of required coursework necessary to become a certified teacher in the state of New York, not a single course deviated from the same model of teacher centered lectures and a long list of "to dos" that would presumably enable pre-service students to face 30 odd children in their own classrooms with…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Course Organization, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development
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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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Fenty, Nicole S.; Anderson, Elizabeth – Childhood Education, 2016
As the internet and internet-enabled devices have become more accessible, people around the world now have life-changing information at their fingertips, available at a speed and ease unfathomable just a generation ago. While the information age certainly has its pitfalls, the possibilities for economic and social progress are seemingly limitless.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Narration, Guidelines
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Shulsky, Debra; Kirkwood, Donna – Childhood Education, 2015
All children have the right to creative expression through the arts. The creation of art cultivates critical thinking, reflection, and problem-solving skills. It also encourages systems thinking; the color choices, individual brushstrokes, and materials all contribute to a greater whole. Infusing art-making and arts education throughout the…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Early Childhood Education, Creative Activities, Art Education
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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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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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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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Wegwert, Joseph C. – Childhood Education, 2014
There has been a growing interest in and research on the construction of teachers' professional identity and parameters of practice among researchers worldwide. This piece examines the nature of teachers' perceptions about their professionalism and practice. It also explores teacher isolation stemming from assumptions related to…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Isolation
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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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Helterbran, Valeri R.; Strahler, Brianna R. – Childhood Education, 2013
Educators around the world are being challenged to promote positive global citizenship skills in the face of daily news concerning widespread discord, dissonance, injustice, and corruption. This article describes a Socratic approach to developing global citizenship. Recognizing the central role of teachers in educating future generations of a…
Descriptors: Child Development, Values Education, Teaching Methods, Global Education
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Quick, Marilynn; Conrad, Amy L. – Childhood Education, 2013
This study focused on how successful Indiana charter schools implemented their planned goals and how their instructional strategies supported sound, research-based practices for improving student achievement. After identifying the three charter schools that consistently earned Indiana's academic designation of "exemplary progress" over a…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Teaching Methods, High Achievement, Academic Achievement
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