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Håland, Anne; Hoem, Toril Frafjord; McTigue, Erin Margaret – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Read-alouds are a frequent practice in early childhood classrooms and provide great potential for developing literacy skills for young learners including vocabulary, comprehension, text structure awareness, visual literacy, and fluency. Yet, any potential benefit of read-alouds depends on how the teacher enacts a read-aloud, particularly in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Oral Reading, Reading Aloud to Others, Grade 1
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Macdonald, Kirstin; Milne, Nikki; Pope, Rodney; Orr, Robin – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2021
Evidence suggests that multiple factors affect implementation of school-based physical activity interventions. This survey study examined the factors that influence the provision of classroom-based physical activity to students in the early years of primary school in Australia. A social ecological approach guided questionnaire design and analysis.…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Elementary School Students, Teacher Attitudes, Program Implementation
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DiCarlo, Cynthia F.; Meaux, Ashley B.; LaBiche, Erin H. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2020
Teaching has been identified as the most stressful profession in the human service industry (Greenberg in Teacher stress and heal the effects on teachers, students, and schools, Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, 2016). Elevated teacher stress not only affects the teacher's well-being…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Stress Variables, Educational Environment, Classroom Environment
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Wiseman, Angela M.; Vehabovic, Nermin; Jones, Jill S. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
In classrooms, reading and responding to literature has been identified as a powerful method for dealing with critical social issues, including bullying and racism. The purpose of this article is to analyze children's literature published from 1997 to 2017 that highlights the intersection of bullying and racism. Our article begins with a…
Descriptors: Correlation, Race, Racial Bias, Content Analysis
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Lippard, Christine. N.; Lamm, Monica H.; Tank, Kristina M.; Choi, Ji Young – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2019
Young children engage in pre-engineering thinking and play in their day-to-day activities. However, early childhood teachers often miss opportunities to facilitate and extend this type of play. In order to support teachers in this undertaking, the current study aimed to answer the question: What does pre-engineering thinking look like in…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Problem Solving, Preschool Children, Engineering Education
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Fraivillig, Judith L. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Understanding place value is a critical and foundational competency for elementary mathematics. Classroom teachers who endeavor to promote place-value development adopt a variety of established practices to varying degrees of effectiveness. In parallel, researchers have validated models of how young children acquire place-value understanding.…
Descriptors: Number Concepts, Computation, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction
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La Paro, Karen M.; Van Schagen, Amy; King, Elizabeth; Lippard, Christine – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
High quality early childhood teachers have a wealth of knowledge and use a range of skills in their daily classroom practices, and research has consistently demonstrated the positive influence effective early childhood teachers have on children's development and long-term outcomes. Given the importance of practicum experiences in the development…
Descriptors: Interprofessional Relationship, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Child Development
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Kelley, Laura – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2018
Young children's self-regulation and problem-solving skills are significant predictors of school success. While early childhood educators shape the development of these skills, providing effective and timely assistance can be challenging. Drawing on complementary theories of Vygotsky, Pekrun, and Lerner, this article chronicles the instructional…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Children
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Johnson, Stacy R.; Finlon, Kristy J.; Kobak, Roger; Izard, Carroll E. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Peer coaching provides an attractive alternative to traditional professional development for promoting classroom quality in a sustainable, cost-effective manner by creating a collaborative teaching community. This exploratory study describes the development and evaluation of the Colleague Observation And CoacHing (COACH) program, a peer coaching…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Coaching (Performance), Models, Training Methods
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Ness, Molly – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
The purpose of this article is to explore the use of picture walks in narrative and informational text as a method to encourage question generation. This article overviews the instructional benefits of having students generate their own questions before, during, and after reading. Featured are two classrooms where students pose questions through…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Nonfiction, Narration, Teaching Methods
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Ramírez, Elena; Clemente, María; Recamán, Adriana; Martín-Domínguez, Jorge; Rodríguez, Inés – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Planning is one of the professional tasks teachers have to carry out before their direct action in the classrooms. This planning is closely interrelated to the way teachers teach. The question about how and why teachers reach their decisions in their pre-class planning is a classical one in the research into curricular design and development. The…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Video Equipment, Interviews
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Lopes, Celi Espasandin; Grando, Regina Célia; D'Ambrosio, Beatriz Silva – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
Our goal in this article is to discuss the importance of problems in early childhood education for the child's development and engagement with the mathematics existing in childhood culture. Our assumption is that an important task for young children's education is to create a democratic and critical environment, in which multiplicity of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Activities, Problem Solving, Child Development
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Storie, Sloan; Coogle, Christan Grygas; Rahn, Naomi; Ottley, Jennifer Riggie – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2017
This article reports the results of a post hoc analysis of child data from a single-case multiple-probe study of pre-service teachers' use of communication strategies before, while, and after receiving distance coaching. Data were analyzed for the number of functional communication utterances used by groups of preschool children with and without…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Coaching (Performance), Preservice Teachers, Inclusion
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Whorrall, Jennifer; Cabell, Sonia Q. – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2016
Supporting children's oral language development during the preschool years is critical for later reading success. Research shows that preschool teachers may be missing opportunities to engage children in the kinds of conversations that foster the development of rich oral language skills. Teachers hoping to support these skills can provide children…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Preschool Education, Preschool Children, Language Acquisition
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Cicconi, Megan – Early Childhood Education Journal, 2014
With the advent of Web 2.0, Vygotsky's traditional role of the more knowledgeable other (MKO) has been transformed. This transformation shifts the power of a facilitator of learning from an elite group of MKOs to all students. Such a transformation possesses significant value in the early childhood mathematics classroom where collaboration is…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Mathematics Education, Web 2.0 Technologies, Classroom Techniques
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