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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2019

Metamorphosis: Life Cycle in a Box

What if there were a sturdier option than butterflies for learning about metamorphosis—one that children could hold? Good news! This is possible when you study mealworms.

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Authored by: Sara Starbuck
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2019

9x: Creating a Culturally Responsive STEAM Curriculum

The following tips can support you in creating a culturally responsive STEAM curriculum.

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Authored by: ​Anthony Broughton, Michiko B. McClary
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

Quick and Easy Notes: Practical Strategies for Busy Teachers

With so many required assessments, it’s understandable why the word itself may bring up negative feelings for teachers. But understanding the different types of assessment and how you can use them to support your reflection and planning is important.

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Authored by: Celeste C. Bates, Stephanie Madison Schenck, Hayley J. Hoover
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2019

Feature Teacher: Jennifer Scott

Jennifer Scott is a pre-K classroom teacher at Egenolf Early Childhood Center, in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
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August 6, 2019

Connecting our Nature Walks to the Classroom

If the environment is the third teacher, there is no better classroom environment than the outdoors. I use our experiences and my notes and pictures as inspiration for our curriculum.

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Authored by: Daniela Silver
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2019

Ask Hello. Using the Term Friends

In a recent Hello discussion, a member sought input on friendship and addressing the whole class.
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2019

The Power of Because

One thing we can do to improve the likelihood that children will respond to our requests is give them a reason for doing so.

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Authored by: Adam Holland
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2019

Easing Transitions for Children and Families

As a public school teacher, I am aware that my young students face many transitions throughout their lives, and I think about how those transitions might impact their behavior and readiness to learn.

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Authored by: Francisca Jensen
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2019

Using Positive Words: Creating an Encouraging Classroom

This article offers activities and techniques centered on using positive words to make your classroom an encouraging place where children, families, and teachers feel the love.

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Authored by: Deb Jones
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2019

Supporting Emergent Bilingual Children: A Checklist for Early Childhood Educators

Research shows that learning multiple languages is very beneficial for children’s development. This checklist will help you support young children’s bilingual learning in a rich literacy and language classroom environment.

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Authored by: Shelley Pasnik, Naomi Hupert
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

Assessing Opportunities to Support Each Child: 12 Practices for Quality Inclusion

Over the past two decades, research on early childhood inclusion has enabled a greater understanding of how we can best support the learning needs of young children with identified disabilities in early childhood classrooms.

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Authored by: Camille Catlett, Elena P. Soukakou
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

Anecdotal Records: Practical Strategies for Taking Meaningful Notes

High-stakes, summative assessments are used to gauge student learning against a standard or a benchmark (Afflerbach 2016; Ferguson 2017) and are sometimes used to make significant educational decisions about children.

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Authored by: Celeste C. Bates, Stephanie Madison Schenck, Hayley J. Hoover
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