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:: 10 Ways To Live With Life Passion Before You Actually Find It ::

:: 10 Ways To Live With Life Passion Before You Actually Find It :: | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it
I know, the title of this article does seem confusing. How do you live with life passion if you haven't found it yet? If you no idea what your passion might be or how to find it, this post is specifically directed at you.

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Investigating Choice Time: Inquiry, Exploration, and Play | by: Renée Dinnerstein

Investigating Choice Time: Inquiry, Exploration, and Play | by: Renée Dinnerstein | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it
You can read Rethinking the Early Childhood Common Core Standards, on my blog http://t.co/9R3W39kvc9. #kinderchat

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Heavily Decorated Classrooms Distract Children from Learning - NeuroNet Learning

A new study, published in Psychological Science, found that children in highly decorated classrooms are more distracted and make smaller learning gains compared to a minimally decorated classroom.

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Self-Confidence Starts Early | Urban Child Institute

Self-Confidence Starts Early | Urban Child Institute | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it
Self-esteem contributes to well-being by improving coping skills and providing a buffer against negative events and influences.

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The early years MATTER

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Exploring Measurement in Nature | ICS Early Years Blog

Exploring Measurement in Nature | ICS Early Years Blog | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it

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Teaching Children to Calm Themselves

Teaching Children to Calm Themselves | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it

Experiencing neglect, severe stress or sudden separation at a young age can be traumatizing, and inhibit a child’s ability to make good decisions and work through problems.


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Barbara Hunter's curator insight, April 29, 3:07 AM

If we can catch children at this age and help them to develop self-regulation skills, they will have a chance to break the cycle plaguing many in society today.  This is a program to watch for long-term success.

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10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers

10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it

Knowing how to develop a bibliography and cite the resources you drew on  in your research papers are two elemental skills for any student researcher. 


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Jan Watts's curator insight, February 25, 2:13 PM

It is essential that students are able to cite the sources of their information. These tools are great support for this....

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 14, 1:22 AM
10 of The Best Bibliography and Citation Tools for Teachers and Student Researchers
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 29, 9:49 AM

Excellent collection of tools for teachers and students. I will include these in my campaign to get teachers to ask students to cite.

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Watch a Story Literally Unfold From the Creases of this Kids' Book

Watch a Story Literally Unfold From the Creases of this Kids' Book | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it

"The Adventures of a Village begins like many stories do—by setting the scene. In this case, a small cluster of snow-covered buildings are intersected by winding train tracks. That's it. What happens next is a clever play on the old Choose Your Own Adventure books—but, instead of turning pages to read ahead, their corners are folded over like narrative origami to reveal visual plot points featuring everything from UFOs to hot air balloons."


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Gregg Morris's curator insight, December 18, 2013 2:15 PM

Pretty cool!

Judith van Praag's curator insight, December 19, 2013 7:48 AM

Effects of the Industrial Revolution discovered in folded paper airplane. Kind of. An other kind of storyline. Be creative, fold and unfold the history of your community, and you may find stories in your own backyard.

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Emergent Curriculum fun

Emergent Curriculum fun | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it

“Documenting children's learning p Play based inquiry ≈≈ (Documenting children's learning p Play based inquiry ≈≈ http://t.co/DHuwPtgROY)...”


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The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it


Many people often think of play in the form of images of young children at recess engaging in games of tag, ball, using slides, swings, and physically exploring their environments. But physical play is not the only kind of play. We often use the terms pretend play or make-believe play (the acting out of stories which involve multiple perspectives and the playful manipulation of ideas and emotions), that reflect a critical feature of the child’s cognitive and social development.


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"Social media is all about marketing to the impatient generation"

"Social media is all about marketing to the impatient generation" | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it
Industry experts, talking about 'Building smart social media strategies' at CII Summit, explored both sides of the double-edged sword of social & debated how this medium can be best leveraged (#socialmedia "Social media is all about marketing to...

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Jim Doyle's curator insight, December 4, 2013 2:28 PM

A lot of debate on how Social Media can be best used.

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Moving Smart: THE KINETIC SCALE: Beyond Gross & Fine Motor

Moving Smart: THE KINETIC SCALE: Beyond Gross & Fine Motor | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it

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Deborah McNelis's curator insight, November 19, 2013 5:44 PM

Movement is at the very core of how children develop intellectually, emotionally, socially, and of course, physically. Here at Moving Smart we foster children's naturally move-to-learn style while helping parents and teachers understand the comprehensive benefits of all that wiggling!

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Harnessing Children’s Natural Ways of Learning

Harnessing Children’s Natural Ways of Learning | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it
Fed up with the restrictions at his conventional school, 10-year-old Scott Gray convinced his parents to transfer him to one where children control their own education.

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Audrey's curator insight, October 30, 2013 8:12 AM

“Children can educate themselves and are good at doing so if the conditions are right."


They also need guidance, in the ways put forward by both Piaget and Vygotsky.  


Materials in the form of educational toys, games, books, where they can make their own selections are crucial.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:01 AM

Children, with appropriate guidance, can provide insight and direction for their learning. They usually know what they like and what they do not like. The key is to elicit information which helps to bring what they want to fruition. I think educators are afraid of these conversations.

Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, December 14, 2013 1:10 PM

Mind opening article on the effective ways children teach themselves and others..

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Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic

Do Your Students Know How To Search? - Edudemic | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it
There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.

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Christine Bushong's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:12 AM

These are information literacy skills: how to find, access and use information.

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, October 21, 2013 9:09 AM

The Big Six taught me a lot on how we assume kids can skim and scan.  We need to take more time to show them how to search.

josé krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:07 AM

do your students know how to search, find and curate information?

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Immigrant Parents and Early Childhood Programs: Addressing Barriers of Literacy, Culture and Systems Knowledge | New York Immigration Coalition

Immigrant Parents and Early Childhood Programs: Addressing Barriers of Literacy, Culture and Systems Knowledge | New York Immigration Coalition | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it
Immigrant Parents and Early Childhood Programs: Addressing Barriers of Literacy, Culture and Systems Knowledge... http://t.co/GccFWTJ5GE

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April ADVOCACY! Children's Authentic Art Work - www ...

April ADVOCACY! Children's Authentic Art Work - www ... | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it
As a two decades plus veteran teacher of early childhood, a champion for children, having spent her recently-abruptly-ended career of over a quarter of a century in both PreK + Kindergarten classrooms, Susan has much to ....

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5 Benefits of Flipping the Classroom

5 Benefits of Flipping the Classroom | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it

The question that arises why a teacher should use this ‘flipping the classroom’ technique? One way to answer this question is looking at the advantages of this technique.


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April ADVOCACY! Children's Authentic Art Work - www ...

April ADVOCACY! Children's Authentic Art Work - www ... | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it
As a two decades plus veteran teacher of early childhood, a champion for children, having spent her recently-abruptly-ended career of over a quarter of a century in both PreK + Kindergarten classrooms, Susan has much to ....

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A Simple, Open-Ended Assignment: Explain When You're Creative

A Simple, Open-Ended Assignment: Explain When You're Creative | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it
A Simple, Open-Ended Assignment: Explain When You're Creative

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, March 31, 6:25 AM

"Society tells us there is only one answer to a question and that the answer is in the back of the book--and if you look, you're cheating! We are more focused on grades than learning.  This is a great student project to reflect on their own creativity!  Make good art...

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Play-based curriculum helps young students learn - CBC.ca

Play-based curriculum helps young students learn - CBC.ca | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it
Play-based curriculum helps young students learn
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Final steps are being taken to introduce a new play-based curriculum for kindergarten in schools across the province.

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The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it


Many people often think of play in the form of images of young children at recess engaging in games of tag, ball, using slides, swings, and physically exploring their environments. But physical play is not the only kind of play. We often use the terms pretend play or make-believe play (the acting out of stories which involve multiple perspectives and the playful manipulation of ideas and emotions), that reflect a critical feature of the child’s cognitive and social development.


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Instead of buying your child a boring old iPad for Christmas, get them a stick

Instead of buying your child a boring old iPad for Christmas, get them a stick | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it
Wild Network is urging parents to encourage children to play with nature and the outdoors rather than technology

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balance is the key

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Ramsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning

It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of "pseudo-teaching" to understand the true role of the educa...

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, December 2, 2013 12:40 PM

Be inspired by this Ted Talk by Ramsey who shares the 3 Rules to Spark Learning:

 

1. Curiosity comes first

2. Embrace the mess

3. Practice reflection

 

Sounds like learner--centered to me!l

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3 Simple and Fun Ways to Get Kids to Think Deeper and Inquire More! | Scholastic.com

3 Simple and Fun Ways to Get Kids to Think Deeper and Inquire More! | Scholastic.com | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it
My favorite ideas are those that are free, fun, and simple to implement.  For me, these are the ideas that tend to work best in our classroom.  

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Asking good questions… | Inquire Within

Asking good questions… | Inquire Within | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it

Learning takes place through inquiry: questioning, exploring, experimenting and problem solving. Learning occurs by acquiring ... Learning needs to be challenging, meaningful, purposeful and engaging.


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The Real Reasons Toddlers Push Limits

The Real Reasons Toddlers Push Limits | early childhood education and more | Scoop.it
Limit-pushing behavior can confound even the most attuned parent or caregiver. Why would our sweet darling throw her toy at us when we’ve just asked her not t

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Deborah McNelis's curator insight, October 23, 2013 8:19 AM

It is essential for young children to have adults realize this critical understanding.