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Background reading relevant to learning and teaching goals at Newington College
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The Overprotected Kid

The Overprotected Kid | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.
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An interesting read of parents and teachers.

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Good Talk: Raising Smart Learners Through Rich Conversations

Good Talk: Raising Smart Learners Through Rich Conversations | Newington Professional Reading | Scoop.it
Many studies show that engaging in reciprocal back-and-forth conversations gives children a chance to try out language for themselves, and also gives them the sense that their thoughts and opinions matter.
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The importance of conversing with our kids.

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