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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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Timmons, Kristy; Cooper, Amanda; Bozek, Emma; Braund, Heather – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across North America closed to in person learning in March 2020. Since then, it has becoming increasingly clear that physical distancing will need to be prolonged in the 2020/2021 school year and possibly resumed in the future. In response, education ministries shifted teaching and learning online. Research is…
Descriptors: Primary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
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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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Miller, Roxanne Greitz; Curwen, Margaret Sauceda; White-Smith, Kimberly A.; Calfee, Robert C. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
While the United States' National Research Council (NRC 2012) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS 2013) advocate children's engagement in active science learning, elementary school teachers in the US indicate lack of time to teach science regularly because of (1) school and district pressure to focus on English language arts and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Faculty Development, Science Instruction, Elementary School Teachers
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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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Blasi, Mary Jane – Childhood Education, 1996
Believes that educators often indoctrinate children into being passive receivers of learning, and that a communication-based approach to learning, in which teachers model how to be active listeners and also generators of information, is needed. Based on work with kindergartners and second graders, provides examples of valuing children's talking…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Instruction, Kindergarten