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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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Damico, Susan – Childhood Education, 2020
Resilience has become a popular and important topic in classrooms around the world. Much of the existing research about resilience is focused on promoting this important life skill in young children. At the same time, more and more educators and researchers are emphasizing resilience as a tool to help teachers handle stress and avoid burnout.…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Teacher Effectiveness, Stress Management, Teacher Burnout
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McLorg, Devon – Childhood Education, 2019
Around the world, dedicated professionals are implementing innovative programs to improve access to quality education for children living in poverty and otherwise marginalized communities. This article provides an overview of the work being conducted by BRAC, an international development organization based in Bangladesh that is working to…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational Quality, Poverty, At Risk Persons
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Delafield, Julia – Childhood Education, 2018
Giving an immersive global experience to preservice early childhood educators lays the foundation for building their global competencies and thereby helping them provide their own students with 21st century skills.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Community Colleges, Preservice Teachers
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Pierce, Chester M. – Childhood Education, 2017
We hear much talk that today it is more difficult than in the past to be young-whether as a kindergartner or as a college student. It is also more difficult to be older, because the task of guiding young people to conduct a still unknown future is an awesome charge. Theoretically, a person living in the age of Charlemagne could grow up believing…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Objectives, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Thingvold, Kelsey – Childhood Education, 2017
Kelsey Thingvold reflects on her experiences helping her students to think critically and consider their role in the world, and how those experiences served her well in her own collaboration with a global group of education leaders.
Descriptors: Science Activities, Space Exploration, Astronomy, Space Sciences
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Weldemariam, Kassahun Tigistu – Childhood Education, 2014
Play is a natural and significant aspect of children's learning and development. Adults can be important to children's play, as they act as "play agents." Their involvement significantly influences the quality of the play activities in which children engage. The author briefly reviews the theoretical assumptions about adults' role in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Play, Child Development, Preschool Education
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Synodi, Evanthia – Childhood Education, 2014
This comparative study explores the verbal communication between museum educators and young children, based on principles of developmental psychology. In early developmental stages, when student learning is greatly dependent on verbal communications from the teacher, observation skills may be developed through purposeful instruction. Through the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Museums, Young Children, Verbal Communication
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Fite, Kathleen – Childhood Education, 2012
Childhood learning is full of easy-to-remember directions. Recall such advice as "Stop, look, and listen" before one crosses the street and "Stop, drop, and roll" if one's clothes catch on fire. These sayings are clear and concise with specific instruction about what to do in a critical situation. As a teacher educator who has been in the field…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Phenomenology
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Bentley, Dana Frantz – Childhood Education, 2012
The daily trips outside can be challenging, and living in Manhattan makes them even more complex. It seems there is no such thing as a simple stroll, or a quick trip outside; and the winter weather makes such excursions that much more complex. Yet, it is always worth it. In the author's nine years of teaching, she has discovered that a "quick…
Descriptors: Urban Areas, Municipalities, Teacher Student Relationship, Physical Activities
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Tiko, Anne – Childhood Education, 2012
This article is based on a larger study that examined the expectations and experiences of Estonian parents related to preparation for school, factors influencing the choice of the school, and school troubles and joys. This article focuses on the part of the study concerning the families' expectations for schools and teachers, and on the real…
Descriptors: Parents, Teacher Characteristics, Social Capital, Teacher Influence
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Meidl, Christopher; Meidl, Tynisha – Childhood Education, 2009
In trying to make sense of how to navigate the duality of approaches to how children learn respect toward others--the "takes a village" community-oriented approach (that includes teachers) or the "I know my child best/go it alone" family autonomy approach--teachers need to understand that families are trying to navigate "parenting" their children…
Descriptors: Parent Role, Parent Child Relationship, Family Structure, Social Environment
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Geiken, Rosemary; Van Meeteren, Beth Dykstra; Kato, Tsuguhiko – Childhood Education, 2009
Research lends support to inquiry-based curriculum demonstrating how social interaction, such as discussion and presentation, positively affects children's learning. As a result, teachers spend an inordinate amount of time and effort in planning investigations to develop skills in inquiry. However, many of them overlook the necessary foundation…
Descriptors: Curriculum Research, Interaction, Teacher Student Relationship, Interpersonal 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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