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Silva Mangiante, Elaine; Carpenter, Elizabeth; Robichaud, Hayley – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2020
Get an inside look at the discourse interactions of third- and fourth-grade students as they consider various design proposals to solve an engineering problem and negotiate a group decision. The authors present possible factors that impact student teamwork and provide recommendations for teachers to develop students' skills for group engineering…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Grade 4, Engineering
Noel, Andrea M.; Lord, Kathleen M.; Varga, László – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
As teachers worldwide struggle to serve an ever-increasing number of children and their families who do not speak the dominant language, the authors present a research-based scenario illustrating practices in Hungarian preschools.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Preschool Children, Preschool Education
We Will Never Have the Kind of Schools We Would Like to Have, nor the Test Scores We Want, Unless We Do Something about _______________[Part 2 of 2]
Berliner, David C. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
In this article, the second of a two-part presentation, the author advocates for early childhood education, summer school experiences, reduction of absenteeism, and better pay for qualified educators. Part One appeared in the July 2019 issue of the "Record." In this article, the discussion continues with a focus on some other key areas…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Early Childhood Education, Access to Education, Summer Programs
Berson, Ilene R.; Murcia, Karen; Berson, Michael J.; Damjanovic, Victoria; McSporran, Virginia – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
Drawing on data from preschools in Australia and the United States, the authors highlight strategies to help teachers demystify the process of engaging young learners with tangible technologies and showcase how robotic manipulatives serve as catalysts for peer collaboration, socio-emotional development, and creative problem solving.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Preschool Education, Robotics
Emerson, Andrea M.; Linder, Sandra M. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
With family involvement in early childhood education threatened by time constraints, the authors offer a dynamic solution for building relationships and fostering communication through take-home play bags.
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Early Childhood Education, Family School Relationship, Parent Role
McNelly, Tracy A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
The effective use of e-books--now common in school libraries and classrooms--begins when teachers understand how to choose e-books that help to support emergent and early literacy skills for students in their early childhood classrooms.
Descriptors: Reading Material Selection, Electronic Publishing, Emergent Literacy, Early Childhood Education
Miller, Gary J. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
In the technology-enhanced classroom, students' language acquisition is supported through opportunities for engagement, collaboration, concept development, and authentic work.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, English (Second Language), English Language Learners
Kramer Ertel, Pamela A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2018
By implementing strategies described here, educators can be prepared to create an adoption-friendly environment for students and their families.
Descriptors: Adoption, Educational Environment, Family Involvement, Faculty Development
Coombs Richardson, Rita; Vafa, Sherry; Litton, Freddie – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
By providing early access to education, early childhood and community-based programs are helping to close the achievement gap prevalent among children from impoverished homes.
Descriptors: Poverty, Access to Education, Achievement Gap, School Community Relationship
Jung, Myoungwhon; Conderman, Greg – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
The most recent Kindergarten Common Core Mathematics State Standards include an emphasis on teaching geometry skills, such as recognizing, describing, naming, and composing shapes. This article provides five effective ideas for teachers of young children as they introduce and teach shapes.
Descriptors: Elementary School Mathematics, Kindergarten, Mathematics Instruction, Geometry
Sherman, Judy; Torres-Crespo, Marisel N. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2015
Capitalizing on preschoolers' inherent enthusiasm and capacity for learning, the authors developed and implemented a dual-language program to enable young children to experience diversity and multiculturalism by learning two new languages: Spanish and American Sign Language. Details of the curriculum, findings, and strategies are shared.
Descriptors: American Sign Language, Spanish, Preschool Children, Bilingual Education
Chick, Kay A. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
Five literature selections with detailed instructional strategies offer practicing and preservice teachers lessons to help students think deeply about traditional male stereotypes, gender role development, and acceptance of individual differences. Incorporating gender variant books and techniques into early childhood and elementary teacher…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Males, Sex Stereotypes, Teacher Education Programs
Conderman, Greg; Jung, Myoungwhon; Hartman, Paula – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2014
In early childhood and primary (PreK-2) grades, subitizing is a critical skill that helps children meet early mathematics standards. Discover ways teachers can infuse this critical skill into their math curriculum.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Academic Standards, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills
Schwarzmueller, Gretchen; Rinaldo, Vincent – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2013
Although many cite the No Child Left Behind Act ([NCLB], 2002) as the first result of public outcry for accountability in American education, evidence of this change can be traced back more than three decades, to the Reagan administration and "A Nation at Risk" (National Commission on Excellence in Education [NCEE], 1983). This…
Descriptors: Play, Teaching Methods, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Change
Lally, J. Ronald – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2012
Much of what gets in the way of learning in elementary, middle, and high schools has to do with lessons missed, skills undeveloped, and experiences in the world that have shaped the early development of the brain. Neuroscience tells people that early experience, even experience in the womb, is the soil in which the young brain grows and that early…
Descriptors: Brain, Early Experience, Neurosciences, Neuropsychology