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Questions that Teachers as Parents Ask Ourselves

Questions that Teachers as Parents Ask Ourselves | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Six years ago, I was accused of being an "alarmist outsider" who wouldn't last (even though I had already taught for over a decade), a teacher who "over-communicated with parents," telling them "our secrets," letting them know things they "didn't...
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New Study Finds That Early Childhood Care and Education Has Lasting Effects

New Study Finds That Early Childhood Care and Education Has Lasting Effects | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
This article reports on a long-term study of the lasting effects of early childhood education.   The article is misleadingly titled "Project to Improve Poor Children’s Intellect Led to Better ...
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Using technology to enrich kindergarten conversations

Using technology to enrich kindergarten conversations | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
One of the most wonderful things about working with 5- and 6-year-olds is their ability to talk and communicate how they feel, their opinion, their ideas a
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Collins for Education, Revision, ELT, Dictionaries & Atlases - Apps

Teaching and learning resources from Early Years to A Level. Now with Letts and Lonsdale!
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2014-2015 Teacher Planning Calendar Template from KindergartenWorks on TeachersNotebook.com (22 pages) - Free year long teacher planning calendar. Better than the desk tablet ones!

2014-2015 Teacher Planning Calendar Template from KindergartenWorks on TeachersNotebook.com (22 pages)  - Free year long teacher planning calendar. Better than the desk tablet ones! | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
2014-2015 Teacher Planning Calendar Template from KindergartenWorks on TeachersNotebook.com (22 pages) - Free year long teacher planning calendar. Better than the desk tablet ones!
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Dear Friend Whom My Autistic Child Just Rebuffed

Dear Friend Whom My Autistic Child Just Rebuffed | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
You put yourself out there and sent a message to our family, to him, and everyone in the immediate area -- that he is worth knowing. Not everyone knows that. But you do....
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April ADVOCACY! Children's Authentic Art Work - www ...

April ADVOCACY! Children's Authentic Art Work - www ... | Kindergarten | 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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Limited childhood activity may be responsible for 1 in 5 early deaths

Limited childhood activity may be responsible for 1 in 5 early deaths | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
A report is calling for a government-backed programme to encourage children to play sport and move away from the television after figures reveal that only half of seven-year-old's regularly exercise.
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Using Early Childhood Education to Bridge the Digital Divide | RAND

Using Early Childhood Education to Bridge the Digital Divide | RAND | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Many low-income children lack the same access to technology as their more-advantaged peers. This Perspective explores the role of early childhood education in ensuring that low-income children can access technology and learn how to use it.
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Teachers: The Newbie/Oldie Generational Divide

Teachers: The Newbie/Oldie Generational Divide | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
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I don't like snake oil salesmen, or baby/bath water tossers.
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When you're a first year teacher, you listen, nod, and soak up as much as you can from your colleagues.
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5 dangerous things you should let your kids do

5 dangerous things you should let your kids do | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
At TED U, Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School, spells out 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do -- and why a little danger is good for both kids and grownups.
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Health benefits from free play confirmed by research

Health benefits from free play confirmed by research | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Cheap items like crates and buckets encourage children to be more active and creative than expensive play equipment, researchers have found. The findings are the result of a long-term study into the play differences of primary school children with access to different playgrounds. Introducing simple, everyday objects during recess and lunchtime can cut sedentary behavior by half, improve creativity and boost social and problem-solving skills, the research shows.
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You Can’t Bounce Off the Walls If There Are No Walls: Outdoor Schools Make Kids Happier—and Smarter

You Can’t Bounce Off the Walls If There Are No Walls: Outdoor Schools Make Kids Happier—and Smarter | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
New approaches to kindergarten offer us a glimpse of what childhood used to be, and still could be—the modern re-creation of the children’s garden. If we looked to these examples, we might be able to rescue childhood.
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Brown Eggs

Brown Eggs | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Coloring eggs is a favorite activity of kindergartners.
Have you ever dyed ~brown~ eggs?
The deep burgundy and forest green eggs below started as brown eggs.  They were dipped into regular red and green Easter egg dye.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Two Browser-based Noise Meters That Show Students How Loudly They Speak

Free Technology for Teachers: Two Browser-based Noise Meters That Show Students How Loudly They Speak | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
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11 Ways to use Symbaloo in the Classroom

11 Ways to use Symbaloo in the Classroom | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
NOTE: This is a guest post by Mimi Chau from the Symbaloo team. Edublogs just rolled out a free Symbaloo plugin available to all users that we think you'll enjoy! What is Symbaloo? Symbaloo is a fr...
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Edcamp Early Childhood

Edcamp Early Childhood | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Saturday, April 12, 2014 *** 9am-12pm*** The Agnes Irwin School
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Telomeres Show Signs of Early-Life Stress | The Scientist Magazine®

Telomeres Show Signs of Early-Life Stress | The Scientist Magazine® | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Reduction in telomere length is associated with stress early on in life and may have a genetic component, researchers find. (RT @CTV_AvisFavaro: Stress in childhood shortens #telomeres - what are the implications?
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The Forgotten Childhood: Why Early Memories Fade

The Forgotten Childhood: Why Early Memories Fade | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Why most early childhood memories fade, and only a few survive: http://t.co/VIOT2PCHKv
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NSTA Position Statement: Early Childhood Science Education

NSTA Position Statement: Early Childhood Science Education | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Resources for science teachers (Early Childhood Science Education - NSTA Position Statement http://t.co/TCZqcs1wEp #STEM #earlyed)
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Home-to-School Connections: Resource Roundup

Home-to-School Connections: Resource Roundup | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Resources by Topic:

Ideas for Getting Started
Teacher-Tested Strategies and Tips
Effective Communication Is Key
How Parents Can Get Involved
Additional Resources on the Web






Ideas for Getti
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The 9 Most Annoying Playground Parents

The 9 Most Annoying Playground Parents | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
I am constantly amazed to meet these nine worst playground offenders -- the parents who would rather do anything but play with their kids....
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Jump Rope for Heart

Jump Rope for Heart | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Everyone in the school had lots of exercise for their hearts by jumping rope and going on the obstacle course on our new Greenspace. We wish we could do it more often.
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The Four Words Parents Need to Say to Their Kids

The Four Words Parents Need to Say to Their Kids | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
As a child, I built a wonderful bond with Mother Nature. Nowadays, when I look at the empty playgrounds and parks near my house, I can tell a lot has changed since my childhood. My parents encouraged my friendship with Mother Nature by telling me to "go outside and play" on a daily basis. Where have all the children gone?
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Give childhood back to children: if we want our offspring to have happy, productive and moral lives, we must allow more time for play, not less

Give childhood back to children: if we want our offspring to have happy, productive and moral lives, we must allow more time for play, not less | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
I’m a research bio-psychologist with a PhD, so I’ve done lots of school. I’m a pretty good problem-solver, in my work and in the rest of my life, but that has little to do with the schooling I’ve had. I studied algebra, trig, calculus and various other maths in school, but I can’t recall ever facing a problem – even in my scientific research – that required those skills. What maths I’ve used was highly specialised and, as with most scientists, I learnt it on the job.
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