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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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Elementary and Middle School NGSS Evidence Statements Released

Elementary and Middle School NGSS Evidence Statements Released | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Well it feels like it’s been a long time coming, but the elementary and middle school NGSS evidence statements are finally available (after months of Coming Soon! listed on the site.).
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Green spaces improve schoolchildren's mental development, study finds

Green spaces improve schoolchildren's mental development, study finds | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Research on primary school children in Barcelona suggests boost in short-term memory from nearby vegetation, due in part to reduction in traffic pollution
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In early childhood programs, when is a papaya better than an apple?

In early childhood programs, when is a papaya better than an apple? | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
More photos in a slideshow about early childhood development in Malawi  here.  Today, on the Day of the African Child, we interview our World Bank colleague, Christin McConnell, about early childhood programs and her work in Malawi.
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Is Your Early Childhood Program Ready for Inclusion? (Part 1) | Inclusion Lab

Is Your Early Childhood Program Ready for Inclusion? (Part 1) | Inclusion Lab | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
TOMORROW: Part 2 of this #inclusion post inspired by @SarikaSGupta's excellent book! --> http://t.co/MOcye5hoYT http://t.co/5rF1ygCMF5
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Paying lip-service to diversity

Paying lip-service to diversity | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Bilingual education presents a major conundrum in contemporary diverse societies: on the one hand, bilingualism and diversity more generally are applauded in many educational discourses and widely ...
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Children thrive on risky play: Climbing trees improves creativity

Children thrive on risky play: Climbing trees improves creativity | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
A study carried out by the University of British Columbia in Canada found children became more resilient and enjoyed increased creativity after playing in more dangerous activities (file image).
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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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Should I let my child take more risks?

Should I let my child take more risks? | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Play such as jumping from a height or letting a child get lost contributes to self-esteem and can reduce the risks they take as adolescents – and avoids a sedentary lifestyle, which can lead to obesity and chronic disease
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Growing up surrounded by green spaces helps boost a child's memory

Growing up surrounded by green spaces helps boost a child's memory | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Researchers in Barcelona found children who live near parks, gardens or woodland were a year ahead in their mental development than those who had no green spaces close to their homes.
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How educating children early and well creates a ripple effect for us all

How educating children early and well creates a ripple effect for us all | Kindergarten | Scoop.it
High-quality child care and early-learning programs offer economic, as well as social, benefits for families.
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