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Takriti, Rachel; Wright, Elaine; Alhosani, Najwa; Schofield, Lindsay – Childhood Education, 2020
The Forest School approach has become very popular in recent years, with many schools offering this educational experience as part of the regular school day. Forest School provides children with the opportunity to engage with the outdoor environment as part of learning, increasing the amount of time children spend outside in the natural world. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Natural Resources, Private Schools
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McMahon, Debbie – Childhood Education, 2020
For many educators, the inspiration to teach comes from a desire to make a positive difference in students' lives. As they seek to guide students toward their big goals through trying times, teachers need resources that strengthen social and emotional skills. Facing this very challenge, Allison Silverman, a teacher at Port Chester Middle School in…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Program Descriptions, Social Change, Competition
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Morrone, Michelle Henault; Matsuyama, Yumi – Childhood Education, 2020
Sweden which has been long considered a champion of human rights, immigration-based multiculturalism has received domestic criticism. The resulting strong consensus supports multiculturalism that is "understood as active efforts to make public institutions more inclusive and hospitable to ethnic and religious diversity." This article…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Caring, Inclusion, Preschool Education
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Hauge, Chelsey – Childhood Education, 2020
This article describes how one organization addresses social-emotional health during the pandemic. Positive Parenthood follows a relationship-based approach to bring calm and comfort to the adult-child relationship (be it between parents and children or teachers and children). They focus on children's sovereignty and the adult's capacity to…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Electronic Learning, Mental Health, Pandemics
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Reel, Debbie; Smith, Nicola – Childhood Education, 2020
An often repeated argument is that young children can not carry out meaningful research. The authors, who are lecturers involved in teacher training and childhood studies, are interested in the impact that children can have on their school lives and believe that it is often underestimated. The Young Researchers Project (YRP) was created in…
Descriptors: Teacher Researchers, Foreign Countries, Researchers, Children
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Morrone, Michelle Henault; Matsuyama, Yumi – Childhood Education, 2020
Sweden has undergone many educational shifts in recent decades, going from a highly centralized system with a focus on collective education to a more market-guided system that offers more choice for the individual. Throughout this period, "education for all" has remained the guiding principle of government education policies, though some…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Educational Change, Access to Education, Educational Policy
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Corveleyn, Helen; Ammentorp, Louise; Howley, Laura – Childhood Education, 2020
When it comes to winning the hearts of children, it is sometimes hard for plants to compete. How do teachers make plants exciting for children? The answer lies in the ancient practice of hydroponics. Hydroponics may seem like complicated, cutting-edge technology, but, in fact, it has been around for centuries. Using hydroponics in the classroom…
Descriptors: Gardening, Food, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction
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Williams, Amy – Childhood Education, 2020
In many parts of the world, multiple challenges affect children's ability to access and benefit from education. Innovations that provide multiple solutions can be truly transformative. This article describes the impact one company has had for good on rural villages in Ghana. Empower Playgrounds has developed electricity-generating playground…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Playgrounds, Playground Activities
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Spitzer, Tamar – Childhood Education, 2020
World language teachers are a special breed of teacher. In some cases, traveling and speaking other languages has profoundly changed their lives and they've channeled their passion into a career. In other cases, teachers are from another country, and are passionate about sharing their language and culture with students. World language teachers…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Computer Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Neumann, Michelle M. – Childhood Education, 2020
Young children's development of early literacy and language skills are strong predictors of future reading and writing ability. These skills in turn predict future health, well-being, and success. It is important that young children are provided with positive experiences that foster these skills. In the 21st century, such early learning can occur…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Technology Uses in Education, Language Acquisition, Young Children
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Dias, Maria J. A.; Almodóvar, Mayra; Atiles, Julia T.; Vargas, Aleida Chavarría; Zúñiga León, Irma M. – Childhood Education, 2020
Early childhood care and education provide the underpinning of high-quality basic education. While it is indisputable that the family and home environment are critical to children's development, education programs outside the home provide children with the basic cognitive and language skills they need to succeed in school. Early childhood…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Preschool Education, Child Care
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Childress, Traci – Childhood Education, 2020
As a culturally diverse urban school, St. Mary's Nursery School has a unique landscape for work with young children. This diversity brings with it a myriad of different perspectives about the world, about education, and about children. At the school, using some of the tenets from Reggio Emilia have helped staff identify and use practices that…
Descriptors: Reggio Emilia Approach, Preschool Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Family Involvement
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Park, Mi-Hwa; Clemson, Cindy – Childhood Education, 2020
Encouraging young children to follow the six-foot guideline for social and physical distancing to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus is a challenge for early childhood teachers. One effective way to do so is to provide visual reminders of how far away they should be from other people by placing stickers on the floor that are six feet…
Descriptors: Behavior Theories, Early Childhood Education, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Zager, Dianne – Childhood Education, 2019
Traditional schooling methods and environments are falling short in terms of providing the best access to education and preparing students for productive, engaging futures. Innovation becomes particularly important when working with atypical students, such as the children on the autism spectrum who are served by the Shrub Oak International School…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Educational Innovation, International Schools
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Coffino, Jesse Robert; Bailey, Chelsea – Childhood Education, 2019
While play seems a most natural activity for children, educators must innovate to incorporate "true play" that originates from the interests and direction of children themselves. The Anji Play approach is a model of innovative play-based education in China that is inspiring the world.
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Student Interests
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