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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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10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
"Why did I want to be a teacher?" We all face burnout, sometimes on a daily basis, and in my case, especially after fourth period. Most of the time, we can pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off, an
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Accountable Talk Sourcebook

Accountable Talk Sourcebook | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
The Accountable Talk Sourcebook: For Classroom Conversation that Works is a FREE resource from the Institute for Learning at the University of Pittsburgh.
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Promoting Health and Wellness in the Gifted/2E Child

Promoting Health and Wellness in the Gifted/2E Child | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
 


What is a Blog Hop? A Blog Hop is a way to discover and follow blogs, as well as promote your own. Every month or two, we pose a topic, our blogging members discuss it, and we link to thei
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This post connects to loads of other great posts featuring Gifted/2E kids and homeschooling them.

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Maury Think Tank: EARLY CHILDHOOD GOES TO SPACE!

Maury Think Tank: EARLY CHILDHOOD GOES TO SPACE! | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
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It's Time for Social and Emotional Learning for All

It's Time for Social and Emotional Learning for All | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Over the last decade, increased attention has been paid to the social and emotional learning (SEL) needs of children. This area of learning is necessary and essential to address -- for children and ad
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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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Policing or Relating: how we talk to children

Policing or Relating: how we talk to children | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
I was recently invited to give two cents to the strategic planning committee at my school. In exchange for my .02, I got to hear $100.00 worth of information and data on what children say about their school experiences.
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NGSS Cheat Sheet and Placemat

NGSS Cheat Sheet and Placemat | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
As we begin to design and deliver professional development on the Next Generation Science Standards I’m hoping that we will be able to share tools and resources.
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I have difficulty opening the placemat doc. You may have better luck.

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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
My first year teaching a literacy coach came to observe my classroom. After the students left, she commented on how I asked the whole class a question, would wait just a few seconds, and then answer i
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Successful Teaching: Honesty – To Be or Not to Be

Successful Teaching: Honesty – To Be or Not to Be | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
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Seem to be in a SEL frame of mind today.

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Common Core, Critical Thinking and Aesop's Fables

Common Core, Critical Thinking and Aesop's Fables | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is the means by which we objectively analyze the pros and cons of a situation in order to make informed decisions. It is a fundamental skill that is of such importance that many col
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Social emotional learning and critical thinking

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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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