More Help For Teachers Of Young Children

Author: Gwen Snyder Kaltman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483361837
Size: 12.25 MB
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Includes 99 ready-to-use tips to build early skills in literacy, math, science, social studies, creativity, music, and movement. For teachers of children ages 2-5.

Hands On Learning

Author: Gwen Snyder Kaltman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452273464
Size: 24.20 MB
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Plan lessons from a child-centered perspective! This innovative resource features more than 1,000 activities using inexpensive, readily available objects to engage young children’s senses and build their knowledge of the world through hands-on experiences. Organized into 16 themes and grouped under the areas of literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, physical development, and creativity, the book’s unique approach: Presents a new and simple way to design hands-on activities that complement any curriculum Offers suggestions on how to modify activities to respond to children’s developmental levels Includes a list of over 60 generic tactile activities suitable for use in any classroom

Help For Teachers Of Young Children

Author: Gwen Snyder Kaltman
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483361829
Size: 46.80 MB
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This entertaining and informative resource offers tips on teaching communication and cooperation skills, instilling a positive self-concept in children, and creating effective team relationships with families.

Intellectual Development

Author: Dave Riley
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1933653639
Size: 38.87 MB
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Shows how common early childhood practices that promote intellectual development have scientific research supporting them.

Teaching Young Children Preschool K

Author: Dianne Miller Nielsen
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412926737
Size: 36.54 MB
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Discusses the basics of teaching three- to six-year-olds, covering such topics as lesson planning, creating daily schedules, arranging furniture, managing classroom activities, and using technology.

Key Concepts In Teaching Primary Mathematics

Author: Derek Haylock
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849202451
Size: 68.29 MB
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Covering the key principles and concepts in the teaching and learning of mathematics in primary schools, this text provides trainee and practising teachers with a quick and easy reference to what they need to know for their course, and in the classroom. The entries are arranged alphabetically, and each contains a brief definition, followed by an explanation and discussion, practical examples and annotated suggestions for further reading. Examples of the wide-ranging material include: Anxiety about mathematics; Assessment for Learning; Cognitive conflict; Concept learning; Creativity in mathematics; Differentiation; Equivalence; Explanation; Investigation; Low attainment; Making connections; Meaningful context; Mental calculation; Numeracy; Play as a context for learning mathematics; Problem-solving; Questioning; Talk.

How Children Learn

Author: John Holt
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0786746904
Size: 21.62 MB
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This enduring classic of educational thought offers teachers and parents deep, original insight into the nature of early learning. John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, “learning is as natural as breathing.” In this delightful yet profound book, he looks at how we learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how we can nurture and encourage these natural abilities in our children.”

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Size: 43.88 MB
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Being Creative Inside And Outside The Classroom

Author: John Baer
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9460918409
Size: 42.78 MB
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This book has two primary goals - to show teachers how to teach their students to be more creative thinkers and to help them to develop their own creativity as teachers - and it shows teachers how to do these things in ways that don't conflict with skill development and knowledge acquisition. In fact, teachers will learn how to teach for creativity in ways that result in improved skills and greater content knowledge. Teaching for creativity and creative teaching together will result in much higher levels of both student engagement and student learning. The book focuses on three big, well-researched ideas related to creativity training - divergent thinking, intrinsic motivation, and the CPS model of creative problem solving - and shows how to apply these ideas in designing lessons that promote creativity as well as encourage the development of content-based skills and knowledge. The book is written in a way that makes it easy for teachers to make these ideas their own, with many examples for use in K-12 classrooms.

Transforming The Workforce For Children Birth Through Age 8

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309324882
Size: 52.67 MB
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Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and the education of young children bear a great responsibility for their health, development, and learning. Despite the fact that they share the same objective - to nurture young children and secure their future success - the various practitioners who contribute to the care and the education of children from birth through age 8 are not acknowledged as a workforce unified by the common knowledge and competencies needed to do their jobs well. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 explores the science of child development, particularly looking at implications for the professionals who work with children. This report examines the current capacities and practices of the workforce, the settings in which they work, the policies and infrastructure that set qualifications and provide professional learning, and the government agencies and other funders who support and oversee these systems. This book then makes recommendations to improve the quality of professional practice and the practice environment for care and education professionals. These detailed recommendations create a blueprint for action that builds on a unifying foundation of child development and early learning, shared knowledge and competencies for care and education professionals, and principles for effective professional learning. Young children thrive and learn best when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development and learning and are responsive to their individual progress. Transforming the Workforce for Children Birth Through Age 8 offers guidance on system changes to improve the quality of professional practice, specific actions to improve professional learning systems and workforce development, and research to continue to build the knowledge base in ways that will directly advance and inform future actions. The recommendations of this book provide an opportunity to improve the quality of the care and the education that children receive, and ultimately improve outcomes for children.