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Parks, Melissa – Science and Children, 2017
This article describes how one preschool teacher turned a luau celebrating moving on to elementary school as a springboard for a lesson on pollution. Over the course of one hour, this teacher introduced and provided a whole group lesson on pollution, and the responsibilities people share to protect the environment.
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Preschool Children, Play
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Bradley, Barbara A. – Science and Children, 2017
Children enjoy water play, and kindergarten children can learn about the water cycle. Teachers are already introducing elements of the water cycle when discussing weather and bodies of water. The water cycle also can be a springboard for teaching children about plants and animals and the importance of water for sustaining life and shaping our…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Water, Earth Science
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Majoko, Tawanda – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2017
The current study examined Early Childhood Education (ECE) teachers' understanding, attitudes and demographic influences regarding inclusion in ECE. Embedded within inclusive pedagogical philosophy, the present descriptive study draws on a sample of 21 ECE teachers purposively selected from ECE settings in Mashonaland West educational province of…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education, Preschool Teachers
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Wang, Cixin; Couch, Lauren; Rodriguez, Geovanna Rosas; Lee, Catherine – Contemporary School Psychology, 2015
The current study evaluated the effectiveness of the Bullying Literature Project on social-emotional and behavioral outcomes among elementary school students. The Bullying Literature Project is a five-session classroom-wide intervention that uses children's literature as a springboard to promote adaptive social-cognitive process, teach social…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Ackerman, Debra J.; Friedman-Krauss, Allison H. – ETS Research Report Series, 2017
The early education field increasingly is recognizing the key role played by young children's executive function (EF) skills, generally defined as the cognitive abilities that consciously support goal-directed behaviors. To provide the field with an overview of research conducted on this topic over the past 15 years, we review research on the…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Executive Function, Research Needs, Research Reports
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Koops, Lisa Huisman – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2017
The purpose of this phenomenological study was to describe children's lived experience of enjoyment during musical play. Data sources included class video from 15 weeks of a 24-week extracurricular music class for 4- to 7-year-olds taught by the researcher, parent-filmed video of child participant music-making in home settings during the same…
Descriptors: Music, Phenomenology, Play, Young Children
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Shorter, Angela; Segers, Marcia – Science and Children, 2016
How can an engineer design a bird feeder that attracts many birds? This question resulted from kindergarten students' observations of the bird feeders in their school's bird sanctuary. The challenging question is the heart of project-based learning (PBL), a teaching strategy in which students tackle real-world problems and design projects to solve…
Descriptors: Ornithology, Recreational Activities, Science Activities, Science Education
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Ransom, Marilee; Manning, Maryann – Childhood Education, 2013
Worksheets hold a special place among the many well-intentioned--yet ineffective--items in the early childhood and elementary toolkit. They are nearly ubiquitous in some elementary classrooms and are even popular in preschools. Parents are encouraged when they see worksheets in their children's backpacks; they see such papers as indicators that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Worksheets, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
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Bebell, Damian; Pedulla, Joseph – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2015
Many parents, educators, and policy makers see great potential for leveraging tools like laptop computers, tablets, and smartphones in the classrooms of the world. Although increasing students' technology access may be associated with increased student achievement, there is little research directly investigating objective measures of student…
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Mathematics Achievement
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Spearman, Mindy; Eckhoff, Angela – Childhood Education, 2012
Sustainability is a core 21st-century movement that stresses keeping interrelationships among the environment, human cultures, and economic systems healthy now--and for future generations--across local, regional, national, and global levels. The ideal sustainable community is able to maintain this balance among the social, environmental, and…
Descriptors: Ecology, Childrens Literature, Sustainability, Educational Resources
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Hernandez, Patricia; Jones, Sheila – Science and Children, 2014
By now, we are all aware of the effect of super-sized food portions. Very young children regulate their food intake by internal cues (when they feel full) rather than by portion size. As children age, external cues have more influence than internal cues. Hence, larger portion sizes promote more energy intake in older children, leading to caloric…
Descriptors: Grade 2, Mathematics Skills, Obesity, Nutrition
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BavaHarji, Madhubala; Letchumanan, Krishnaveni; Bhar, Sareen Kaur – English Language Teaching, 2014
This paper presents a feasible framework for building bridges between schools and homes to develop five year olds ESL literacy skills, using storybooks as a springboard. A reading program, i.e. Smart Partnership in Reading in English (SPIRE) was designed in response to the government's aspiration to raise literacy rates to 100% by 2020 and the…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Literacy Education
Stover, Katherine – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The need for twenty-first century learning skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and the use of technology are paramount to success in today's classroom. The purpose of this study was to explore what happened when children engaged in collaborative and critical discussions of themes related to social skills and social…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Critical Thinking, Collaborative Writing, Interpersonal Competence
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Soudee, Alicia Ranck – Current Issues in Comparative Education, 2009
Early Childhood Development (ECD) has emerged as a theme in international and African dialogue on education in recent years. UNESCO's Division of Basic Education Early Childhood promotes an integrated approach to Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) policy development and review. The study examines how this is implemented in three West…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Integrated Activities, Early Childhood Education, International Organizations
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Crawford, Patricia A.; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Childhood Education, 2009
At the height of the Vietnam War, Down by the Riverside was transformed from a traditional folk song to a popular anti-war anthem. The raucous and repetitive chorus, "I ain't gonna study war no more ...," became a rallying cry for those who wanted nothing to do with the war and the pain and controversy that surrounded it. Although it seems…
Descriptors: Picture Books, War, Foreign Countries, Social Responsibility
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