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Monsalvatge, Laura; Long, Kris; DiBello, Lilia – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2013
Early childhood professionals constantly reflect upon how to improve the quality of educational experiences for young children. They are often encouraged to create centers that support the development of language, literacy and mathematical concepts inside the classroom, but they often forget that there is an untapped world of learning just outside…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education
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Crawford, Patricia A.; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Hickmann, Rosemary – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2010
"Teacher leadership" is often described as a murky concept that refers not to a particular position, but rather to varied formal and informal leadership roles that teachers play within school communities. Teacher leadership may involve shaping curricula, choosing instructional materials, leading professional book clubs, planning staff…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Master Teachers, Professional Development, Teacher Leadership
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Glanville, Liana – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 1999
Describes the Environmental Buddies program designed to pair fourth-grade (mentors) and kindergarten (proteges) children to work on science investigations centered around ecological themes. Details program components, including the following: investigations that interest and challenge both ages, careful student pairing, emphasis on mutual benefits…
Descriptors: Ecology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Environmental Education