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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lovenburg, Natalie – Childhood Education, 2018
The need for innovation to ensure children around the world have access to quality education is clear. That need goes beyond innovation to curriculum and teaching practices, however. Creative Associates are addressing the need to innovate in order to simply ensure that books are reaching their intended recipients.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Access to Education, Elementary School Students
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Engel, Alison; Lucido, Kathryn; Cook, Kyla – Childhood Education, 2018
We can support students' deep engagement with content through innovative delivery. The techniques developed at the Field Museum in Chicago to share science knowledge through storytelling can provide inspiration for both formal and informal educators.
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Story Telling
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McCarty, Jeanne; Ford, Vanessa; Ludes, Joe – Childhood Education, 2018
Sometimes taking innovative approach to learning means changing the venue. Traditional schooling takes place within walls, but an outdoor environment offers significant benefit in terms of learning through experience.
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Gardening, Outdoor Education, Educational Innovation
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Kreider, Carri S. – Childhood Education, 2018
Literacy is the foundation of education, and so modern education devotes significant school time to promoting and developing literacy. Yet we also need to ensure that young bodies and minds are ready to absorb their literacy lessons. Integrating physical exercise with reading activities in unique ways can be a great benefit to young learners.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Aloud to Others, Literacy, Elementary School Teachers
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Glass, Graham – Childhood Education, 2018
New classroom practices can be brought into the classroom that engage students through their enjoyment of games, while building their confidence and bolstering their understanding that mistakes are valuable stops along the journey to understanding.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Educational Games, Elementary School Students
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Hutchings, Judy; Williams, Margiad Elen – Childhood Education, 2017
Students who demonstrate conduct problems pose ongoing challenges for teachers. Therefore, prevention programs that all families and teachers of young children can use to promote social and emotional learning, emotion regulation, and problem solving are of great interest to researchers and practitioners alike. This article describes the Incredible…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems, Prevention, Social Development
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