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Cutrer-Párraga, Elizabeth A.; Heath, Melissa A.; Caldarella, Paul – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Literacy coaching, an effective professional development strategy for early childhood teachers, is a respected component in educational reform initiatives. This qualitative case study explored and described interactive processes between literacy coaches (n = 5) and Kindergarten teachers (n = 6). This study focused on how established kindergarten…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Resistance (Psychology), Emergent Literacy
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Anderson, Darlene H.; Trinh, Scott M.; Caldarella, Paul; Hansen, Blake D.; Richardson, Michael J. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Students who experience social withdrawal and anxiety (internalizing difficulties) are often overlooked in schools due to the covert nature of their symptoms. The literature lacks empirically supported preventive approaches for kindergarten students who are socially withdrawn and behind their peers in developing social skills. Furthermore,…
Descriptors: Playground Activities, Interaction, Kindergarten, At Risk Students
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Caldarella, Paul; Williams, Leslie; Hansen, Blake D.; Wills, Howard – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2015
Comprehensive evidence-based interventions are needed to help early childhood educators manage challenging student behaviors. One such intervention, class-wide function-related intervention teams (CW-FIT), is a multi-tiered behavioral intervention program based on positive behavior support principles, including four main elements: (a) teaching…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Elementary School Students, Intervention, Early Childhood Education