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Back-to-School Icebreaker Activities

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Back-to-School Icebreaker Activities

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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some good ideas for introductions on new ideas, too.

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Andrew Aker's curator insight, September 5, 2013 5:56 AM

break the ice!

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No one can have too many icebreaker activity ideas. Enjoy!

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China Teachers, curated by Andrew Aker

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Collected articles about new findings affecting Early Learning and Literacy Connections.
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Warmer Parenting Makes Antisocial Toddlers More Empathetic

Warmer Parenting Makes Antisocial Toddlers More Empathetic | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Loving care may be the best antidote to callous behavior in young children.

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kindness matters - always

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The 5 Most Popular Educational Apps of 2014 -- THE Journal

These are the five top-rated apps from Common Sense Graphite's "Best Ed Tech of 2014" list.
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Here are a few that give an extra hand to learning basics.

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Celebrate!

Celebrate! | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Read * Share * Celebrate! What You Can Do to Celebrate Picture Book Month * Become a Picture Book Month Ambassador and place the Ambassador badge on your website, with a link to PictureBookMonth.co...
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A great reason to share picture books this month - look for the feature authors and links to curriculum ideas!

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How We Learn What We Learn

From the big thinkers of the previous century that have influenced our own understanding of learning, to the strategic implementation of those pricnciples in designing pedagogy, this text sheds light on the great heritage that we draw upon in our...

Via Ness Crouch
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A great reference of the educational theories and practices of our times.


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Guides for researchers

Guides for researchers | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it

Free guides for researchers written by leading academics - download the new edition publishing guide (PDF) and/or communicating guide (PDF). 

Guides on writing for journals, PhD thesis, a book, non-academic audiences, etc.


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A little something for everybody!

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New Literacy Campaign Gives Parents Tools to Help Children Read - PR Web (press release)

New Literacy Campaign Gives Parents Tools to Help Children Read - PR Web (press release) | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 -- Early reading failure can be a major child health problem and lead to disruption in child development in academic, cognitive, social, behavioral and emotional domains.
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Good news for advocacy information and good info to share  at the website.

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Stop, Drop, and Roll : Fire safety week in preschool

Stop, Drop, and Roll : Fire safety week in preschool | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
In celebration of Fire Safety Week, we spent time off and on all throughout the week exploring fire safety week from all different interesting and fun angles.
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Good week of activities.  The fire companies do appreciate invitations to come during other times, also.


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Expert talks about teaching empathy to children

Expert talks about teaching empathy to children | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it


Michelle Kinder of the Momentous Institute joined News 8 at 4 Thursday to talk about tips on teaching empathy to children and the benefits it provides.


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Connections are made to stronger problem solving, better reading scores with reminders to model and narrate empathetic behaviors.


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New program hits Gering Public Library - Kotatv

New program hits Gering Public Library - Kotatv | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
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Kids ages 2-8 now have an opportunity to try their hand at a new form of learning. The Gering Public Library has introduced their new Early Literacy Station.
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What's new at YOUR friendly neighborhood public library?


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10 research-based tips for reading with your child | Teacher's Notebook Blog

10 research-based tips for reading with your child | Teacher's Notebook Blog | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
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A blog and info to share with your parents and caregivers. 

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, September 20, 11:32 AM
Always good to see a reminder.
SLS Guernsey's curator insight, September 21, 4:03 AM

Reading is so important!

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Reaching Learners of All Abilities

Five-Minute Film Festival: Reaching Learners of All Abilities | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Looking for resources to help understand and address learning differences in the classroom? This collection of videos and resources offers strategies teachers can use to reach all students in an inclusive environment.
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This article represents a mixture of age ranges, but the variety has possible excerpts that could be used, as well to help in explaining unique talents.

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This article represents a mixture of age ranges, but the variety has possible excerpts that could be used, as well to help in explaining unique talents.

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Why We Need Caring Classrooms

Why We Need Caring Classrooms | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
More educators are recognizing that compassion can be taught. But I don't think it's enough to have children just learn about compassion, because we need to embody our ethical beliefs by acting on
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Insight for approaching empathy - and links for more info.

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Storytime Song Cube

Storytime Song Cube | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
I love storytime. I love storytime for babies. I love storytime for toddlers. I love storytime for preschoolers. I love storytime for school-agers. I will even do a storytime for adults--although I...
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Something a little different to change things up a bit! Thank you for sharing JuliaMary!

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Building early literacy in YOUR public libraries.

Building early literacy in YOUR public libraries. | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Storytimes matter! Building early literacy in YOUR public libraries. Tools for Library Directors to support the early learning of literacy skills.
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This is  great resource to review and share in the planning stages and in the sharing of positive results and informing your supporters, etc....

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30 Days of Colors – Preschool Lesson Plan

30 Days of Colors – Preschool Lesson Plan | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Are you teaching your little one at home or just want some fun, educational ideas for them? Here's a 30 day lesson plan on colors!
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Here are some creative ideas that are simple to reproduce for any setting.  I like to see projects like this for concept development - a little bit of ingenuity goes a long way.

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Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys

Why It’s Imperative to Teach Empathy to Boys | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
We need to cultivate empathy in all children, but gender stereotypes -- often reinforced in playrooms -- risk leaving boys, in particular, with a social deficit.
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food for thought.....new focus needed in additional areas.

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Intentional Storytime

Intentional Storytime | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Because planning a program doesn't just take 5 minutes
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I am so excited to share this website - so many ideas and extensions.  Enjoy!!!

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6 Tips for Teaching Children Compassion - Someday I'll Learn

6 Tips for Teaching Children Compassion - Someday I'll Learn | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
It's a difficult thing teaching children compassion. Most young people haven't been exposed to enough of the world to fully grasp things beyond themselves.
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easy to explain, share and post for everyone on your learning community....

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This Man Opens A Book With No Pictures. Watch The Little Kids’ Reaction After He Starts Reading.

This Man Opens A Book With No Pictures. Watch The Little Kids’ Reaction After He Starts Reading. | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it

This man slays a room full of kids with 'The Book With No Pictures...'


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making the connection to words in a BIG way!!!


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funny,funny, funny!!!!

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Comment on Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick by DAILY DISPATCHES 10/02/14 | Fayetteville Free Zone

Comment on Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick by DAILY DISPATCHES 10/02/14 | Fayetteville Free Zone | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
[…] & Education – Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick?  “My research shows that praise for intelligence or ability backfires,” said Dweck, who […]
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Some thoughtful ruminations regarding supportive messages.  Little changes can make a big differences.

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Perfect Little Library, by Kelsey Cole-Burns

Perfect Little Library, by Kelsey Cole-Burns | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
It is perhaps the hardest question to ask a children’s librarian, next to “Choose your favorite cat video.” Last week, our founder Cory Eckert asked the Storytime Underground group on Facebook to choose 5 picture books that every children’s...
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Nice selection - so hard to choose!






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2013 ReadyNation Summit Presentation | Heckman

2013 ReadyNation Summit Presentation | Heckman | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Professor Heckman's presentation from the ReadyNation National Business Leader Summit on Early Childhood Investment in Atlanta, GA on September 22, 2013.
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This summation of studies supports the positive effects of early education.  One particular slide, 21, gives evidence of the great disparity to overcome when teaching preschool children.


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5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes

5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Becky Morales, creator of Kid World Citizen, offers five ideas for using literature about children and families in other parts of the world to broaden the minds of U.S. elementary students.
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Adding tales from around the world can serve as a starting point for observing children and families from around the world.

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Raising a Trilingual Child: How to develop early phonemic awareness and reading readiness by using language play with kids from birth to preschool.

Raising a Trilingual Child: How to develop early phonemic awareness and reading readiness by using language play with kids from birth to preschool. | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Tips on raising bilingual multilingual children in a multilingual family (@RIFWEB before child learns to read he needs to learn how to separate sounds! link to great fingerplay from RIF!
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Many good ideas and links here! 

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10 Free Reading Programs for Kids on Mobile Devices | iGameMom

10 Free Reading Programs for Kids on Mobile Devices | iGameMom | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
10 free reading programs for kids on iPad offering free books for kids continuously - save travel time to the book store and library, and save money.
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Some websites to share so reading can go anywhere!

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