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The Benefits of Inquiry-Based Learning

“ This video highlights the Benefits of Inquiry-Based Learning. It was created for the Inspiring Science Education Project as part of a series of videos to pro...”


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Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They're 100% Qualified

Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They're 100% Qualified | Early Childhood and Leadership Inspiration | Scoop.it
It's not because they lack confidence.
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Staples: Key to better education is more expert teachers: researcher - Edmonton Journal

Staples: Key to better education is more expert teachers: researcher - Edmonton Journal | Early Childhood and Leadership Inspiration | Scoop.it
Edmonton Journal Staples: Key to better education is more expert teachers: researcher Edmonton Journal Hattie says there's far too much focus on things that will do little to improve student success — such as reducing class size, focusing on...
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5 Things I Don't Want My Daughter to Learn in Kindergarten - Huffington Post

5 Things I Don't Want My Daughter to Learn in Kindergarten - Huffington Post | Early Childhood and Leadership Inspiration | Scoop.it
5 Things I Don't Want My Daughter to Learn in Kindergarten
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My daughter, my "baby" girl, is heading off to kindergarten.
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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | Early Childhood and Leadership Inspiration | Scoop.it
Asking a question can be a scary step into the void. How do you create a culture of using questioning in the classroom?
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Teacher home visits ease kindergarteners' fears of first day of school

Teacher home visits ease kindergarteners' fears of first day of school | Early Childhood and Leadership Inspiration | Scoop.it
All five kindergarten teachers at Union’s Rosa Parks Elementary set out early Tuesday to visit their students’ homes. School starts Aug. 20.
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Can Music Offset The Rich Kid/Poor Kid Academic Achievement Gap?

Can Music Offset The Rich Kid/Poor Kid Academic Achievement Gap? | Early Childhood and Leadership Inspiration | Scoop.it
Disadvantaged children who learn to sing or to play a musical instrument show gains in their mental function and in turn they are able to better develop their reading and language skills.
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Qualities of Visionary Leaders - Creative Leader

Qualities of Visionary Leaders - Creative Leader | Early Childhood and Leadership Inspiration | Scoop.it
Qualities of visionary leaders include imagination, persistence, conviction. Visionary leaders have mastered the art of visionary thinking.
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100 Homemade Play Dough Recipes - Kids Activities Blog

100 Homemade Play Dough Recipes - Kids Activities Blog | Early Childhood and Leadership Inspiration | Scoop.it
We love this collection of play dough recipes!  It’s so much fun to take things from the kitchen cabinets and turn it into something the kids can play with.  It’s also great to not have to make a run to the store every time your kids run out of play dough (or mush all the …
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Do Timeouts Really Work?

Do Timeouts Really Work? | Early Childhood and Leadership Inspiration | Scoop.it
Written by Melinda Wenner Moyer for Slate So there I was last week, perusing a preschool parent handbook, when I stumbled across a curious anti-timeout policy.
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Ten ways to fix the mess that is kindergarten - Washington Post (blog)

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I've posted a number of pieces recently about how kindergarten has been changing over the last decade or so.
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communityplaythings.com - When to Start Kindergarten

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Study: Too Many Structured Activities May Hinder Children's Executive Functioning

Study: Too Many Structured Activities May Hinder Children's Executive Functioning | Early Childhood and Leadership Inspiration | Scoop.it
Children who decide for themselves how to spend their time have more highly-developed executive function, according to a new study. And those children will go on to be healthier, wealthier, and more socially stable throughout their lives.
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As Prekindergarten Expands in New York City, Guiding Guided Play

As Prekindergarten Expands in New York City, Guiding Guided Play | Early Childhood and Leadership Inspiration | Scoop.it
The overarching theory is that children will acquire knowledge and social skills through interactive guided play.
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Little Folks Music - Research Tells Us...

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Little Folks Music - Little Folksters - Early childhood music activities for young children, infants, todders, and preschool, video and audio curriculum for teachers and parents.
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This blog post shares a great number of links to blog posts and research articles related to music and child development.  Worth a look! 

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Kindergarten 'sweat shop' testing frenzy comes under fire - Washington Times

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Washington Times Kindergarten 'sweat shop' testing frenzy comes under fire Washington Times Kindergarten classes around the nation have been facing fire from parents and teachers who say the mandated test-taking trend is pushing out playtime,...
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9 Investigates: Senator says kindergarten testing law misinterpreted - WFTV Orlando

9 Investigates: Senator says kindergarten testing law misinterpreted - WFTV Orlando | Early Childhood and Leadership Inspiration | Scoop.it
9 Investigates: Senator says kindergarten testing law misinterpreted WFTV Orlando Orange County Public Schools said supervisors with the Florida Department of Education required them to prepare assessments for every subject in kindergarten, which...
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Harvard University psychologists seek to unlock secrets of children's complex ... - National Science Foundation (press release)

Harvard University psychologists seek to unlock secrets of children's complex ... - National Science Foundation (press release) | Early Childhood and Leadership Inspiration | Scoop.it
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Cultivation of Curiosity in Children Linked to Later Aptitude in Science - Education Week News (blog)

Cultivation of Curiosity in Children Linked to Later Aptitude in Science - Education Week News (blog) | Early Childhood and Leadership Inspiration | Scoop.it
Cultivation of Curiosity in Children Linked to Later Aptitude in Science Education Week News (blog) My colleague Sarah Sparks and I also heard about studies that show how a supportive parental relationship gives young children's brains the...
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Getting schooled on kindergarten - Greensboro News & Record

Getting schooled on kindergarten - Greensboro News & Record | Early Childhood and Leadership Inspiration | Scoop.it
Getting schooled on kindergarten Greensboro News & Record GREENSBORO — The tantrum at the door of the classroom was so yesterday for Shane Owens, who by day two was racing his mother from the parking lot into Bessemer Elementary School's...
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4 Ways Kids Use Organization Skills to Learn | Executive Functioning | Types of LD

4 Ways Kids Use Organization Skills to Learn | Executive Functioning | Types of LD | Early Childhood and Leadership Inspiration | Scoop.it
Organization skills are crucial for kids when learning reading, writing, math and more. Here's how organization might affect your child at school.
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New brain science findings for education

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New brain science findings for education (New brain science findings for education
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Neuroscience provides windows into new thinking about teaching and learning.

 

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9 Terms to Know About Executive Function | What Is Working Memory?

9 Terms to Know About Executive Function | What Is Working Memory? | Early Childhood and Leadership Inspiration | Scoop.it
What terms do teachers and doctors use to talk about executive functioning issues? Here are clear definitions of nine of them, including working memory.
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What New Technologies Could Mean for Home Visiting and Early Literacy - EdCentral

What New Technologies Could Mean for Home Visiting and Early Literacy - EdCentral | Early Childhood and Leadership Inspiration | Scoop.it
It may sound strange to use “technology” in the same sentence as home-visiting programs for mothers, infants, and toddlers, but that could soon change.
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How to prep your kids for kindergarten - Sentinel and Enterprise

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How to prep your kids for kindergarten
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They should also have phonological awareness of letters and rhyming words.
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