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Want your child to do well at school? Make them play outside because ‘they will learn to set their own goals’

Playing outside and going on sightseeing trips can boost the chances of children suceeding in the classroom, a new report revealed yesterday.
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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! #Kinderchat Needs Leaders!!!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! #Kinderchat Needs Leaders!!! | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
... yup, that is right. The time has come once again for us to hang out the "help wanted" sign, because:
#KINDERCHAT IS HIRING! 
For the 2015-16 school year, we are recruiting chat leaders (note the name change from moderators).
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25 ways to use an iPad in an Early Elementary Classroom

Tips & Tricks to utilizing an iPad in your Early Childhood Education Classroom. Technology is becoming must-use tool for teachers & parents of children with a…
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The 13 Key Benefits of Early Childhood Education: A Teacher's Perspective

The 13 Key Benefits of Early Childhood Education: A Teacher's Perspective | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
When children are young, they are learning sponges. Every new experience, every word they learn, every behavior they adopt, is an investment in a more fruitful future.
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Igniting Student Engagement: A Roadmap for Learning

Igniting Student Engagement: A Roadmap for Learning | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Key strategies to ensure student engagement include being authentic, introducing units with meaningful launch events, and letting students know what outcomes to expect.
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20 Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment

20 Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Strategies for a safe, open, and community-centered classroom environment.
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Home

Home | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
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Might look strange to be talking about motivation in kindergarten but we are wise to keep it in the forefront at any level.

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Outdoor Maker Space: No Purchase Necessary, Assembly Required :)

Outdoor Maker Space: No Purchase Necessary, Assembly Required :) | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Note: I was double inspired to write this post after a plastic product marketed to students to help them attach sticks together crossed my path.
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The Play’s the Thing: How Fun Can Make Your Child a Better Student - Early Childhood Education Degrees

The Play’s the Thing: How Fun Can Make Your Child a Better Student - Early Childhood Education Degrees | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Share this infographic on your site! Source: Early-Childhood-Education-Degrees.com The Play’s the Thing: How Fun Can Make Your Child a Better Student Fun — it’s not just for, well, fun.
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Our Dream Hats

Our Dream Hats | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Jennie's Hat by Ezra Jack Keats, was a funny story about a girl named Jennie, who thought she would be receiving a beautiful and wonderful hat with big colorful flowers from her aunt. But when she opened the box, the hat inside was plain and white.
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Dressing Up in Early Childhood - How To For Teachers

Dressing Up in Early Childhood - How To For Teachers | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
“All children love dressing up in early childhood. Love of imitating adults, super heroes, book characters, comes from little watchful eyes and imaginations.”
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Outdoor Maker Space

Outdoor Maker Space | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
My colleagues and I were challenged to create a Project Based Learning experience for students K-4 the last week of school. Since we were low on materials (all the classrooms were already packed up...
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Preschool could improve military eligibility, report says | Mission: Readiness

Mission: Readiness is the nonprofit, non-partisan organization led by senior retired military leaders ensuring continued American security and prosperity into the 21st century by calling for smart investments in the upcoming generation of American children.
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The Benefits of Puzzles in Early Childhood Development | Teach.com

The Benefits of Puzzles in Early Childhood Development | Teach.com | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
People have long known that puzzles present many benefits for children as they develop. Learn more about the specific skills they help cultivate in students.
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Playtime ‘core’ of childhood learning

Playtime ‘core’ of childhood learning | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
CHILDREN aren’t getting the opportunity to reach their full potential because we haven’t got the “courage” to risk changing our teaching philosophies.
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Classroom Photo Tour for Students

Classroom Photo Tour for Students | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
I like to provide my Super Star families and their children with a "sneak peek" of our classroom before they bring their supplies to school on Meet-the-Teacher Day.
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Early childhood reading linked to positive brain activation

Early childhood reading linked to positive brain activation | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Children who were read to more frequently at home showed greater brain activity in areas responsible for narrative comprehension and visual imagery regardl
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Home-to-School Connections: Resource Roundup

Home-to-School Connections: Resource Roundup | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Getting parents engaged in their children's education can be beneficial for everyone. We've compiled some tips to help improve the connection from home to school and expand parent involvement.
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Play’s the thing

Play’s the thing | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Children’s play is under threat from increased urbanisation, perceptions of risk and educational pressures. The first research centre of its kind aims to understand the role played by play in how a child develops.
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At what age do we pull kids away from play as a source of learning?

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The first thing schools often get wrong for English language learners is their names

The first thing schools often get wrong for English language learners is their names | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
The seemingly simple step of recording and calling a student by the correct name can have consequences when mistakes happen.
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Why Bilingual Kids Have an Edge Over the Rest of Us

Why Bilingual Kids Have an Edge Over the Rest of Us | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
One in 10 students is classified as English Language Learners (ELLs). Encouraging them to "live in two languages" helps everyone.
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K & Preschool Teachers: Last Stand in War on Childhood?

K & Preschool Teachers:  Last Stand in War on Childhood? | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Kindergarten and preschool teachers everywhere are struggling to preserve play.
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InBrief: Early Childhood Mental Health

InBrief: Early Childhood Mental Health | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
This edition of the InBrief series explains how improving children’s environments of relationships and experiences early in life can prevent initial difficulties from destabilizing later development and mental health.
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Every Student Deserves Representation and Safety

Every Student Deserves Representation and Safety | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
I believe teachers' responses near and far to both yesterday's SCOTUS decision and recent increases in transgender awareness will be the ultimate litmus tests for many in the profession, stretching the patience and tolerance of those with whom they...
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State of the World's Fathers: how health providers can help fathers get more involved in early childhood

State of the World's Fathers: how health providers can help fathers get more involved in early childhood | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
This week marks the release of the first-ever State of the World’s Fathers report, an advocacy publication of the MenCare campaign. The report highlights research, policies, and programme examples ...
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