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Five-year-olds put to the test as kindergarten exams gain steam

Five-year-olds put to the test as kindergarten exams gain steam | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - With school in full swing across the United States, the littlest students are getting used to the blocks table and the dress-up corner - and that staple of American public education, the standardized ((Stolen from @mjeaton's FB account!
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Changing Education Paradigms

Sir Ken Robinson presented this video in 2010. It is at the heart of my decision to retire sooner rather than later. Have another listen.
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Moving Smart: THE KINETIC SCALE: Beyond Gross & Fine Motor

Moving Smart: THE KINETIC SCALE: Beyond Gross & Fine Motor | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Beyond Gross & Fine Motor... introducing a new way to look at early childhood movement & learning! http://t.co/zVAora1GMn #ece
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Retirement – Making the Decision

Retirement – Making the Decision | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Grab a cup of tea before starting this long and rambling post. No, really, it’s long and provided lots of nice reflection time for me.
Every educator has a long range goal of retirement. Our thinking and planning take us in many directions.
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Those Childhood Piano Lessons Are Good For Your Brain

Those Childhood Piano Lessons Are Good For Your Brain | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
If you enjoyed (or suffered through) music lessons as a child, listen up!

Being trained in music before age 7 could hold major brain benefits, according to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience.
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When Parents Invade Childhood

Trust is essential to raising capable, happy, self-confident children.  Full blog 
The post When Parents Invade Childhood appeared first on Play Scotland.
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A Love Letter for Early Childhood Teachers: You are SO Valuable | Not Just Cute

A Love Letter for Early Childhood Teachers: You are SO Valuable | Not Just Cute | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
"A Love Letter for ECTs" by @NotJustCute http://t.co/GFEof0Aphs. One of my fave blogs, a post I've returned to more than once. #edchat #ece
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Bring Back the Lost Art of Tinkering

Bring Back the Lost Art of Tinkering | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
By Peter Sims In March, a Manhattan mother, Nicole Imprescia, sued her 4-year old daughter’s private preschool for failing to “prepare her daug
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New NGSS Resources on the NGSS@NSTA site

Perhaps you are like me and for the past several months you’ve been checking the Next Generation Science Standards on the NSTA site.
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The Disturbing Transformation of Kindergarten

The Disturbing Transformation of Kindergarten | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
This article was written by Ms. Wendy Lecker Wendy Lecker, Education Columnist for Hearst Connecticut Media Group and for further information regarding this article she may be contacted at this lin...
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Authentic Children’s Work

Authentic Children’s Work | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
To me, one of many things that separates the pros from the joes is if they can distinguish authentic children’s work. Can you?
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Top 50 Blogs for Early Childhood Educators

Top 50 Blogs for Early Childhood Educators | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
This list of blogs will help expand your education as you head straight to the best information from others who share your passion for educating young minds
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50 Best Playgrounds in America | Early Childhood Education ZoneEarly Childhood Education Zone

50 Best Playgrounds in America | Early Childhood Education ZoneEarly Childhood Education Zone | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
50 Best Playgrounds in America | Early Childhood Education ZoneEarly Childhood Education Zone #play kids parenting http://t.co/Byoc5Qiuet
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Beyond Education Wars

Beyond Education Wars | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
K-12 education is an exhausted, bloodsoaked battlefield. Let’s shift some of the reformist passions to early childhood.
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Authentic Children’s Work

Authentic Children’s Work | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
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NGSS Videos on Teaching Channel

The Teaching Channel has just published a series of 4 videos to support our understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards.
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A possible link between early probiotic intervention and the risk of neuropsychiatric disorders later in childhood: a randomized trial. - PubMed - NCBI

A possible link between early probiotic intervention and the risk of neuropsychiatric disorders later in childhood: a randomized trial. - PubMed - NCBI | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Pediatr Res. 2015 Mar 11. doi: 10.1038/pr.2015.51. [Epub ahead of print]
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Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing

Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
"The assessment itself is completely artificial. It’s not ranking teachers in accordance with their ability to help develop children who will reach their potential, explore their creative interests...
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Children are deprived of mud, fun and sandcastles

Children are deprived of  mud, fun and sandcastles | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
A GENERATION of children are spending less than half the time playing outdoors than their parents did.
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How the Hundred Chart Helps Students Add & Subtract

How the Hundred Chart Helps Students Add & Subtract | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Build deep conceptual understanding with the hundred chart! Take your +/- instruction to the next level - ideas for classroom, online activities + FREE printables!
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NGSS Videos on Teaching Channel

NGSS Videos on Teaching Channel | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
The Teaching Channel has just published a series of 4 videos to support our understanding of the Next Generation Science Standards.
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How the Hundred Chart Helps Students Add & Subtract

How the Hundred Chart Helps Students Add & Subtract | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
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30 iPad Apps for Early Childhood Education

30 iPad Apps for Early Childhood Education | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
This list of 30 iPad Apps for Early Childhood Education was originally posted on Early Childhood Education Degrees. TWA has reviewed a number of the apps included.
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I Have to Wonder

Between teaching, mothering, housekeeping, illness, wonky weather, committee work, and a looming yearbook publication deadline, it's been difficult to regularly peruse my favorite education blogs, or check every interesting link on Twitter or...
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