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Inspiring outdoor playscapes | Teach Preschool

Inspiring outdoor playscapes | Teach Preschool | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | Scoop.it
“ We are sharing a few of our favorite backyard playscapes!”
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Zaziceva's curator insight, May 25, 2014 5:24 PM

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

I've always loved their work!

TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6)
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13 Common Sayings to Avoid @Edutopia

13 Common Sayings to Avoid @Edutopia | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | Scoop.it
Teachers should avoid the reflexive language of anger or frustration. Here's a list of these sayings, framed as opportunities to constructively address difficult student behavior.

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6 Benefits of BYOD In The Classroom

6 Benefits of BYOD In The Classroom | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | Scoop.it
In this eLearning Industry article Tiziana Saponaro shares her support for BYOD in the classroom and explains why they are a beneficial part of modern learning.
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12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom @Edudemic

12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom @Edudemic | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | Scoop.it
Lessons taught using LEGO Bricks don’t feel like dull schoolwork. On the contrary, students might feel like they’re getting away with something.

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10 Emerging Education Technologies @pameladel via @Edudemic

10 Emerging Education Technologies @pameladel via @Edudemic | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | Scoop.it
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7 Things Leaders Do to Help People Change

7 Things Leaders Do to Help People Change | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | Scoop.it

A study of 2,852 direct reports of 559 leaders found that some behaviors were more helpful in changing others.


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Gianluca Pezzi's curator insight, August 11, 4:33 AM

Here are the behaviors, in order from most to least important:


1. Inspiring others

2. Noticing problems

3. Providing a clear goal

4. Challenging standard approaches

5. Building trust in your judgment

6. Having courage


Mary Schmalshof Calcagno's curator insight, August 13, 1:12 PM

Be inspiring!

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The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources @Edudemic @NicoleComforto

The Teacher’s Guide To Open Educational Resources @Edudemic @NicoleComforto | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | Scoop.it
You’ve probably heard about Open Educational Resources & may have used some. The world of OERs is growing constantly, with more resources available daily.

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Outdoor Maker Space

Outdoor Maker Space | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | 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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Elementary school homework: How young is too young? - The Desert Sun

Elementary school homework: How young is too young? - The Desert Sun | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | Scoop.it
“A Canadian elementary school banned take-home worksheets for a year, sparking debate about how young is too young for homework.”
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Play isn't just for primary school kids – it's got an image problem

Play isn't just for primary school kids – it's got an image problem | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | Scoop.it
“Playfulness is frowned upon in secondary school. It shouldn't be.”
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The Benefits of Puzzles in Early Childhood Development | Teach.com

The Benefits of Puzzles in Early Childhood Development | Teach.com | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | 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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All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed

All Work and No Play: Why Your Kids Are More Anxious, Depressed | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | Scoop.it
For more than fifty years, children's free play time has been continually declining, and it's keeping them from turning into confident adults
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Schemas in Children’s Play

Schemas in Children’s Play | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | Scoop.it

Written by Clare Caro Schemas in Children’s Play are such an important concept when it comes to the development of our children that it’s worth taking the time to understand them so you can...


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Canadian children in dire need of outdoor play: report

Canadian children in dire need of outdoor play: report | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | Scoop.it
Engaging kids in active outdoor play is a key focus of the new ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth.
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How I learned to communicate my inner life with Asperger's

How I learned to communicate my inner life with Asperger's | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | Scoop.it
Alix Generous is a young woman with a million and one ideas -- she's done award-winning science, helped develop new technology and tells a darn good joke (you'll see). She has Asperger's, a form of autistic spectrum disorder that can impair the basic social skills required for communication, and she's worked hard for years to learn how to share her thoughts with the world. In this funny, personal talk, she shares her story -- and her vision for tools to help more people communicate their big ide
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8 Steps To Ensure Great Communication With Parents

8 Steps To Ensure Great Communication With Parents | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | Scoop.it
Jeff Dunn from Edudemic presents a solid strategy for teacher communication with parents, with the help of an infographic from Daily Genius.
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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 | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | 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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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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Schemas in Children’s Play

Schemas in Children’s Play | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | Scoop.it
Written by Clare Caro Schemas in Children’s Play are such an important concept when it comes to the development of our children that it’s worth taking the time to understand them so you can...
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InBrief: Early Childhood Mental Health

InBrief: Early Childhood Mental Health | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | 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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Elementary school homework: How young is too young? - The Desert Sun

Elementary school homework: How young is too young? - The Desert Sun | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | Scoop.it
“A Canadian elementary school banned take-home worksheets for a year, sparking debate about how young is too young for homework.”
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12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom @Edudemic

12 Unexpected Ways to Use LEGO in the Classroom @Edudemic | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | Scoop.it
Lessons taught using LEGO Bricks don’t feel like dull schoolwork. On the contrary, students might feel like they’re getting away with something.

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Children thrive on risky play: Climbing trees improves creativity

Children thrive on risky play: Climbing trees improves creativity | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | 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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Kindergartens Ringing the Bell for Play Inside the Classroom

Kindergartens Ringing the Bell for Play Inside the Classroom | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | Scoop.it
After focusing on raising test scores in math and reading, more school districts are embracing play as a bedrock of early education.
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5 More Reasons Your Child Should be Learning a Musical Instrument - K12 - Learning Liftoff - Free Parenting, Education, and Homeschooling Resources

5 More Reasons Your Child Should be Learning a Musical Instrument - K12 - Learning Liftoff - Free Parenting, Education, and Homeschooling Resources | TCDSB Early Years (ages 0 to 6) | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists say benefits of learning a musical instrument at a young age include improved memory, discipline, self-confidence, and verbal skills.
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