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Larsen, Shannon M.; McCormick, Kelly; Coburn, Lisa; Henry, Colleen – Childhood Education, 2023
In 2014, over 30 classroom teachers and administrators from one district joined higher education faculty and researchers from an educational non-profit organization to begin a three-year collaborative project. They wanted to find ways to leverage the use of one-to-one mobile technology (tablets) in kindergarten-2nd-grade mathematics classrooms to…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Mathematics Education
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Trube, Barbara – Childhood Education, 2017
Mentoring, including peer mentoring, is a key element of teacher education programs and subsequent teaching practice. In order to share the benefits of mindfulness practices, a faculty member in a state university in the Midwestern United States promoted the practice of mindfulness by teacher candidates enrolled in her courses. As members of a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, Peer Relationship, Teacher Education Programs
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Spillman, Carolyn V.; Lutz, Jay P. – Childhood Education, 1986
Describes how three schools applied "Writing to Read," a computerized writing and reading program, in kindergarten and first grade. (HOD)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Educational Philosophy, Grade 1
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Maxim, George W. – Childhood Education, 1997
Describes a kindergarten/first-grade and a second-grade program for teaching map reading skills. Suggests that map- reading instruction is required to improve children's geography knowledge. Provides ideas on how to observe the environment, use photos, encourage block play, use books, share maps, construct a model of the classroom, read cardinal…
Descriptors: Cartography, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes
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Reutzel, D. Ray – Childhood Education, 1992
Most early childhood teachers support breaking away from the letter-a-week method of teaching the alphabet but question how to achieve that goal. Concepts related to how young children learn the alphabetic principle are reviewed and successful strategies for teaching the principle are presented. (LB)
Descriptors: Alphabets, Classroom Techniques, Grade 1, Kindergarten
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Wortham, Sue C.; Patton, Mary Martin – Childhood Education, 1992
Reports a study of a retention procedure in Texas in which children are placed in prefirst grade classrooms rather than promoted to regular first grade after kindergarten. Discusses the procedure's effectiveness and appropriateness, reasons for children's placement, children's behavioral problems, parental motivation and approval, and student…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Kindergarten