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Young Investigators

Author : Judy Harris Helm
ISBN : 9780807774809
Genre : Education
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“As an elementary school principal and former teacher educator, I highly recommend this book. It is an essential professional development tool for promoting effective teaching and learning. I bought the 2nd edition of this book for my entire staff. The content of the book centralizes authentic, student-driven project work that leads to positive outcomes for elementary and early childhood students.” —Tricia DeGraff, Principal, Academy for Integrated Arts Now in its Third Edition, Young Investigators provides an introduction to the project approach with step-by-step guidance for conducting meaningful investigations with young children. The authors have expanded their bestseller to include two new chapters—How Projects Can Connect Children with Nature and Project Investigations as STEM—and to provide more help to teachers of the youngest children (toddlers) and older children (2nd grade). The new edition also shows teachers how to use standards in the topic selection process and identifies activities and experiences that will help children grasp key concepts and skills. Throughout the text, readers listen to teachers’ concerns, witness how they find solutions to challenges, and experience how excited children become during project work. This book is appropriate for those new to using the Project Approach, as well as for teachers who already have experience with implementing the Project Approach. Praise for Previous Editions: “Everything you could possibly need to start a project is covered in this book, so start investigating!” —Association for Childhood Education International “A readable and extremely valuable book includes a planning journal with step-by-step guidance for doing a first project with young children.” —Child Care Plus “Along with tips on how to get started and successfully carry out this approach, readers will find methodologies for maintaining curricular standards and utilizing technology.” —ENC Focus

Engaging Children S Minds The Project Approach 3rd Edition

Author : Lilian G. Katz
ISBN : 9781440828447
Genre : Education
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Now in its third edition, this book shows teachers how to incorporate the Project Approach into early childhood and elementary curricula, engaging children intellectually and heightening their capacities for thinking, hypothesizing, reasoning, and expressing their natural curiosity. • Presents the philosophical, theoretical, and research bases of project work that serve to explain how the Project Approach enables children to make better, more in-depth and accurate sense of their experiences and phenomena in their everyday environment • Includes descriptions of numerous projects implemented with children in a wide variety of settings to guide teachers through developing their own successful projects with children • Provides a comprehensively updated new edition of the well-known standard book on the Project Approach

The Power Of Projects

Author : Judy Harris Helm
ISBN : 9780807742983
Genre : Education
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Building on her enormously popular book, Bringing Reggio Emilia Home, Louise Cadwell helps American educators understand what it means to use ideas from the Reggio Approach in their classrooms. In new and dynamic ways, Cadwell once again takes readers inside the day-to-day practice of a group of early childhood educators. This time she describes the growth and evolution of the work in the St. Louis Reggio Collaborative over the past 10 years.

Early Childhood Education For A New Era

Author : Stacie G. Goffin
ISBN : 9780807772607
Genre : Education
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In her provocative new book, Stacie Goffin presents a leadership manifesto to the field of early childhood education: It should step forward as an agent for change by assuming responsibility for the competent practice of its practitioners and for facilitating positive results for children and their learning. As a field of practice, ECE should formally organize as a profession to realize consistency in practice across sites and program types. Goffin challenges the field to develop fieldwide leadership and diminish its reliance on public policy for defining its purpose and structure. Offering a fresh viewpoint on national efforts to improve program quality and children’s learning and development, the book concludes with “Next Steps Commentaries” written by education luminaires Rolf Grafwallner, Jacqueline Jones, and Pamela J. Winton outlining concrete action steps to jump-start the essential discussion about moving forward. “Stacie Goffin, long-time leader in early childhood education, brings her expertise and wisdom to a call for action, urging early childhood educators to rethink the present trajectory of the field and create a professional field of practice. A ‘must-read’ for people who care about the future of our young children.” —Aletha Huston, Pricilla Pond Flawn Regents Professor Emerita of Child Development, The University of Texas at Austin “Like the historic town crier, Goffin calls us to create a public space for reflection, dialogue, and action regarding the future of our field. She challenges our loose federation of early childhood educators to formally organize as a professional field of practice. Once again, Goffin is serving as a much-needed provocateur, protagonist, and catalytic agent.” —Maurice Sykes, executive director, Early Childhood Leadership Institute, University of the District of Columbia “With her usual clarity, Stacie Goffin drives her stake in the ground and then gathers us around it, urging us along an intellectual journey, not so much toward the answers for our professionbut toward exacting questions needed to get us to the place that will define us as one.” —Jana Martella, co-director, Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes, Washington, DC “By shifting focus from program performance to individual/collective competence, the field of early childhood education will emerge stronger. ECE for a New Era provides a blueprint for the field’s transformation. It’s time we move beyond the field’s current narrative and create a new future scenario. Stacie is right; change starts with us—with me!” —Margot Chappel,director, Nevada Head Start Collaboration and Early Childhood Systems Office “Stacie presents a powerful challenge: all of us must step up to organize early childhood education as a professional field of practice. While parts of her analysis are sure to be debated, I hope her message gains traction among us. This issue matters enormously for children and for ourselves.” —Valora Washington, president and CEO, Council for Professional Recognition, Washington, DC

Awakening Children S Minds

Author : Laura E. Berk
ISBN : 9780199728626
Genre : Psychology
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Parents and teachers today face a swirl of conflicting theories about child rearing and educational practice. Indeed, current guides are contradictory, oversimplified, and at odds with current scientific knowledge. Now, in Awakening Children's Minds, Laura Berk cuts through the confusion of competing theories, offering a new way of thinking about the roles of parents and teachers and how they can make a difference in children's lives. This is the first book to bring to a general audience, in lucid prose richly laced with examples, truly state-of-the-art thinking about child rearing and early education. Berk's central message is that parents and teachers contribute profoundly to the development of competent, caring, well-adjusted children. In particular, she argues that adult-child communication in shared activities is the wellspring of psychological development. These dialogues enhance language skills, reasoning ability, problem-solving strategies, the capacity to bring action under the control of thought, and the child's cultural and moral values. Berk explains how children weave the voices of more expert cultural members into dialogues with themselves. When puzzling, difficult, or stressful circumstances arise, children call on this private speech to guide and control their thinking and behavior. In addition to providing clear roles for parents and teachers, Berk also offers concrete suggestions for creating and evaluating quality educational environments--at home, in child care, in preschool, and in primary school--and addresses the unique challenges of helping children with special needs. Parents, Berk writes, need a consistent way of thinking about their role in children's lives, one that can guide them in making effective child-rearing decisions. Awakening Children's Minds gives us the basic guidance we need to raise caring, thoughtful, intelligent children.

Early Childhood Curriculum

Author : Sue C. Wortham
ISBN : 0131704400
Genre : Education
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With its chronological approach from infancy through Grade 3, this text directly ties curriculum to the understanding of child development. Key changes to this edition include o the addition of instructional strategies for meeting standards o information on how teachers can address increased demands for accountability and maintain a quality program o expanded content on integrating the curriculum o a focus on balanced literacy o new discussions on factors that put children at risk

Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Author : Carol Gestwicki
ISBN : 1401898165
Genre : Education
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Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Curriculum and Development in Early Education, 3e is a thoughtful and comprehensive reference that is now even more effective with the addition of several new features and enhanced content. The book takes a topical approach and assumes some basic child development knowledge/experience, and is intended as a guide for thoughtful consideration of classroom and caregiver practices. In the first section, developmentally appropriate practice is discussed and explored, including an in-depth, extended section on the theory and research of play. Subsequent sections address environments such as physical, social/emotional, and cognitive/language. The coverage of these important environments is comprehensive and individually addresses appropriate practice for all early childhood age groups. The fifth section moves into a discussion of making changes for the teachers and caregivers and how to gain support for those changes. Well-known curriculum approaches are also explored in-depth, allowing the reader to understand how these approaches fit into the principles of developmentally appropriate practice. Some new features include ?What Would You Do?? and ?Think About It? sections that encourage further thought and discussion, as well as current reference and reading suggestions to allow the reader to continue the learning process on their own.

Early Childhood Curriculum

Author : Sue Clark Wortham
ISBN : 013091424X
Genre : Child development.
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This book uses the most current interpretations and applications of classic theories as a basis for understanding how to develop early childhood curriculum and instruction for children ages 0-8. The author stresses the need for readers to understand the foundations of their programs prior to developing and using quality curriculum and teaching. Known for its solid theoretical focus and child-centered approach, it serves as a specific guide to implement a quality program in early childhood classrooms. The Changing Role of the Teacher in Developing Curriculum for Diverse Populations; Historical and Theoretical Bases for Appropriate Programs in Early Childhood Settings; The Need for Quality Programs in Early Childhood Education; Developmental Characteristics of Young Children from Birth to Eight Years: Implications for Learning; Organizing Infant-Toddler Programs; Infant-Toddler Curriculum: Birth to Age Two; A Developmental Model for Preschool Programs; Preschool Curriculum: Ages Three to Five: Language and Cognitive Development; Preschool Curriculum: Ages Three to Five: Social and Physical Development; A Model for Programs for Children Ages Five to Eight; The Transitional Curriculum: Ages Five to Eight: Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science; The Transitional Curriculum: Ages Five to Eight: Social Studies and Physical Education; Teaching in the Real World.

Creativity And The Arts With Young Children

Author : Rebecca T. Isbell
ISBN : 1418030724
Genre : Education
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Creativity and the Arts for Young Children, 2e is written specifically for early childhood educators as well as professionals who work with children birth through age eight. The focus of this book, now in it?s second edition, is on making the vital connection to music, movement, drama, and the visual arts in all areas of the classroom, as well as, developing creative teachers and professionals who will be able to foster an artistic environment. The book includes observations and pictures of teachers and children that demonstrate practical ways the arts can be used to help children reach their potential. There are expanded sections on multi-intelligences, Reggio Emilia, divergent questioning, and art recipes, and the book also includes literacy connections, and activities for adults at the end of each chapter. There are many ideas in the book for open-ended activities that are important for the development of young children and will encourage them to think in new ways. The standards and recommendations from professional organizations are addressed so that the reader can recognize what goals these organizations believe are important in the early years. Thorough in its coverage, the text speaks to children with special needs and cultural diversity, leaving the reader with the most complete information regarding arts in the young child?s learning environment.

The School Community Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X006177117
Genre : Community and school
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