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Stacey, Susan – Redleaf Press, 2019
What does it mean to inquire? Grownups would say it means to question, to search for information, or to finding out about a topic of interest. For children in an early childhood classroom, the definition is no different. From the time of their birth, children want to know how the world works and actively seek out information. How educators respond…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Classroom Environment, Creativity
Curtis, Deb; Jaboneta, Nadia – Redleaf Press, 2019
Teachers often see repetitive behaviors in toddler and preschool classrooms, such as building and knocking down block towers or dumping out toys. When children do these actions over and over it can be frustrating to teachers and parents, but viewing these actions through the lens of schema theory helps us understand what's really going on in…
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Repetition, Schemata (Cognition), Learning Processes
Schmidt, Christine A. – Redleaf Press, 2019
Social competency is a set of skills that provide children with the tools and abilities to successfully navigate the world around them. "Developing Social Competency in Young Children" looks at each of the seven Cs of social competence--communication, community building, coping, confidence, conflict resolution, control, and curiosity.…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Social Development, Young Children, Skill Development
Hine, Constant – Redleaf Press, 2019
"Transformational Coaching for Early Childhood Educators" is a reflective guidebook designed to help early childhood professionals strengthen their coaching skills and their ability to facilitate transformational learning in others. The goal of this program is for individuals to attain sustainable habits of selfreflection, critical…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Coaching (Performance), Early Childhood Teachers, Facilitators (Individuals)
Koralek, Derry; Colker, Laura J. – Redleaf Press, 2019
The benefits of an optimistic thinking style have slowly been seeping into early childhood teaching practice through research on resiliency, leadership, health, and what has been termed "grit." Yet there remains a large vacuum in teacher education on both the importance and mechanics of teaching young children to become optimistic…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Thinking Skills, Psychological Patterns, Young Children
Colker, Laura J.; Koralek, Derry – Redleaf Press, 2018
Based on Laura Colker, Derry Koralek, and Diane Trister Dodge's classic book, originally published by NAEYC in 1993, High-Quality Early Childhood Programs offers detailed descriptions of what one should see in high-quality programs (and why) to provide a strong foundation of child development knowledge and principles translated into practice.…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Child Development
Puerling, Brian – Redleaf Press, 2018
Technology is moving faster than teachers and children can keep up with. "Teaching in the Digital Age" guides teachers of preschool and kindergarten aged children toward integrating technology across the curriculum so it can have an authentic, meaningful, and developmentally appropriate impact on children's exploration and learning. Full…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Young Children, Kindergarten
Drolette, Ellen M. – Redleaf Press, 2018
Caregiver fatigue and low morale is a problem in many early care settings. "Overcoming Teacher Burnout in Early Childhood" focuses on the many reasons why early childhood professionals can suffer from low staff morale that causes such a high industry turnover rate. Included are ways to motivate and inspire yourself and others to view…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Morale, Faculty Mobility
Texley, Juliana; Ruud, Ruth M. – Redleaf Press, 2018
"Teaching STEM Literacy" is comprised of ready-made, open-ended lessons reviewed and tested by teachers, which help educators integrate STEM learning into the early childhood classroom. Lessons are linked to the Next Generation Science Standards, and encourage creative ideas for three-dimensional STEM learning that are developmentally…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Early Childhood Education, Skill Development, Inquiry
Smart, Julie – Redleaf Press, 2017
Learn to use inquiry-based practice to inspire young minds through science. This book gives educators a solid guide for using research-based principles of inquiry to help children explore their world. With real-life examples and information on facilitating and guiding children, you will be able to engage and maximize STEM learning. Web content and…
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Active Learning, Inquiry, STEM Education
Selly, Patty Born – Redleaf Press, 2017
Nurture young children's innate tendencies toward exploration, sensory stimulation, and STEM learning when you connect outdoor learning with STEM curriculum. Discover the developmental benefits of outdoor learning and how the rich diversity of settings and materials in nature gives rise to questions and inquiry for deeper learning. Full of…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Teaching Methods, STEM Education, Young Children
Curenton, Stephanie M. – Redleaf Press, 2016
Classroom conversation plays an important role in the development of children's language and reasoning. However, studies show that classroom talk relies too much on directives and close-ended questions. "Conversation Compass" provides the tools to strengthen your language-learning environment: (1) The Compass: guide high-quality…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Classroom Communication, Language Acquisition
Sullivan, Debra Ren-Etta – Redleaf Press, 2016
There has been much attention given to the opportunity gap between white and minority students, especially African American children. Using research and years of experience "Cultivating the Genius of Black Children" is able to break down the cultural influences on learning style and provides a practical approach to helping Black children…
Descriptors: African American Students, Children, Academically Gifted, Early Childhood Education
Plank, Emily – Redleaf Press, 2016
We often filter our interactions with children through the lens of adulthood. View the culture of childhood through a whole new lens. Identify age-based bias and expand your outlook on and understanding of early childhood as a culture. Examine various elements of childhood culture: language, the power of believing, artistic expressions, and social…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Cultural Influences, Age Differences
Gronlund, Gaye – Redleaf Press, 2016
How do you focus on each individual child in a full classroom? Learn to integrate individualized curriculum into daily practice with this step-­by-­step guide. Even good observers and documenters do not always use these insights to inform their curriculum planning. Using Developmental Studies, a new tool created and successfully field­-tested by…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Individualized Instruction, Developmental Studies Programs
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