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The Colors Of Learning

Author : Rosemary Althouse
ISBN : 9780807742747
Genre : Education
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Suggests methods of teaching young children about the visual arts.

The Colors Of Learning

Author : Rosemary Althouse
ISBN : 9780807774014
Genre : Education
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Unique in its creativity and depth of understanding, The Colors of Learning will change the way that teachers think about and react to children’s artwork. Promoting the integration of visual art into allearly childhood curriculum areas, this volume will help early childhood professionals present in-depth art experiences to children so that they become engrossed in expressing their ideas and newly learned concepts through art media. This user-friendly volume features actual classroom dialogue throughout the text and many illustrations of children’s art, including some in full color. Based on standards endorsed by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Art Education Association (NAEA), this important book focuses on: Lev Vygotsky’s theory of social interactions in learning, showing how teacher-child and child-child relations become an important part of the art experience. Helping teachers to use more effective language to build children’s conceptual knowledge and guide them in their art making. The use of many kinds of art media, providing examples of developmentally appropriate activities to improve children’s thinking and learning. Moving away from art that is solely created to be "cute" and pleasing to adults to art experiences that develop the child’s individual expression. “The authors have given the field of early education a valuable, usable gift—one that will have a great impact on young children’s lives and those who teach them.” —From the Foreword by Carol Seefeldt “The Colors of Learning provides a new awareness of why and how to integrate art into all subject areas in early childhood curriculum . . . should help all teachers of young children to enhance and enjoy their teaching and the children’s learning.” —Meg Barden Cline, Lecturer (retired), University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Young Children Continue To Reinvent Arithmetic 2nd Grade

Author : Constance Kamii
ISBN : 0807744034
Genre : Education
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Responding to their recent research on how children learn mathematics, the authors have revised this bestselling textbook to provide practical advice on what works and what should be avoided when teaching second graders. Features important revisions to their groundbreaking program, including the harmful effects of teaching "carrying' and "borrowing".

Everyday Artists

Author : Dana Frantz Bentley
ISBN : 9780807754405
Genre : Education
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EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten

How To Work With Standards In The Early Childhood Classroom

Author : Carol Seefeldt
ISBN : 0807745871
Genre : Education
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More and more teachers of young children are being asked to develop their curriculum according to standards. This essential resource will guide educators as they grapple with a plethora of issues, questions, and practices surrounding the use of standards in the early childhood classroom. Carol Seefeldt, well-known educator and bestselling author, offers teachers an overview of the standards movement; describes the status of standards in early education; presents the issues around the design and selection of standards; and provides practical strategies for effectively implementing standards with young children (preschool through the early primary grades). This book provides both the background knowledge and a working understanding of standards to help teachers: successfully judge and select standards; design appropriate ways of using and working with standards; and develop appropriate assessment strategies. Illustrated with children's work, this "how-to" guide: provides practical illustrations of how standards can be used to benefit early childhood classrooms, including many sample activities; demonstrates how to work with standards in the separate subject areas of the sciences, arts, language and literacy, mathematics, and social studies; offers ideas for including all children, such as those with special needs and those just learning English; and describes a project, Children Study Their Play Yard, illustrating how thematic, standards-based, problem-solving learning can be integrated into the total curriculum.

Defending Childhood

Author : Beverly Falk
ISBN : 9780807753101
Genre : Education
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This book brings together a group of educators and scholars who offer insights about what we can do to defend childhood from societal challenges. The authors explain new findings from neuroscience and psychology, as well as emerging knowledge about the impact on child development of cultural and linguistic diversity, poverty, families and communities, and the media. Each chapter presents experiences and suggestions, from the perspectives of different disciplines, about what can be done to ensure that allchildren gain access to the supports they need for optimal physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development. --from publisher description

Teaching And Learning In A Diverse World

Author : Patricia G. Ramsey
ISBN : 0807745049
Genre : Education
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This classic text continues to define what multicultural education means in all kinds of settings. The Third Edition includes activities to challenge children's assumptions on: Racial Bias, Social Class and Consumerism, Perspecctives on Cultures and the Natural World, Gender and Sexual Orientation, and Abilities and Disabilities.

Supporting Boys Learning

Author : Barbara Sprung
ISBN : UOM:39076002915804
Genre : Education
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"Supporting Boys' Learning is a wonderful addition to any teacher's library. It supplies a good balance of data, analysis, and plenty of practical tips to help get the best out of the boys in the classroom. I would encourage principals to buy a copy and leave it in the teachers' lounge. It is a great read for teachers who want to get the best out of all their children."---Peg Tyre, journalist and author of The Trouble with Boys Supporting Boys' Learning will help teachers develop knowledge and strategies for teaching boys in ways that build on their strengths, respect their individual development levels, and adhere to principles of child development. There is a growing body of research that has raised concerns about boys' vulnerability in terms of social-emotional development, referral to special education, and academic pressures in school, with African-American and Latino boys most at risk. Responding to these concerns, this user-friendly guide provides strategies for improving teaching practice. The text is based on the work of a group of teacher educators and includes examples from the field, reflections on practice, classroom strategies, and key resources. The strategies and recommendations for practice documented here have all been field tested by pre-service teachers under the supervision of the contributors to this book.

Bringing Reggio Emilia Home

Author : Louise Boyd Cadwell
ISBN : 9780807777251
Genre : Education
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Bringing Reggio Emilia Home is the first book to integrate the experiences of one American teacher on a year-long internship in the preschools of Reggio, with a four-year adaptation effort in one American school. The lively text includes many “mini-stories” of preschool and kindergarten-age children, teachers, and parents who embark on journeys of learning together. These journeys take shape in language, in drawings, in tempera paint and clay, in outdoor excursions, and in the imaginations of both the children and adults. This informative and accessible work features photographs of the children (both in Italy and the United States) and samples of the children’s work, including some in full color. During the past 10 years there has been a tremendous interest among early childhood educators and parents in the innovative approaches to teaching pioneered in the preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. This book is a must read for anyone interested in the Reggio Approach! Teachers, especially those in early childhood, teacher educators, policymakers, administrators, and parents will find it invaluable. Selected topics: The Fundamentals of the Reggio Approach • The Pleasure and Power of Playing with Materials • Plants in Relationships • Children and Spoken Language • Transforming Space, Time, and Relations • Turning the Preschool Classroom into a Greenhouse • Taking the Plant Project to Kindergarten “Between 1989 and 1993, just three educators from the United States were granted permission to spend a year as interns in the schools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. Louise Cadwell was one of them.” —From the Foreword by Lella Gandini

Connecting Emergent Curriculum And Standards In The Early Childhood Classroom

Author : Sydney Lisbeth Schwartz
ISBN : UOM:39076002889421
Genre : Education
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The most pressing challenge in early childhood education today is to find a way to meet the standards within a developmentally appropriate approach. In this book, two active early childhood educators provide teachers with resources to bring content alive in the daily, action-based pre-K and Kindergarten classrooms, and ways to document it. The book includes lists of key content ideas--coordinated with learning standards in science, mathematics, social studies, and the communication arts--to guide teacher observations of, and interactions with, young children. Chapters focus on ways to extend children's emerging use of content in the block, manipulative, sand and water, drama, expressive arts, and literacy centers, and link to the development of themes. Book features include: lists of key ideas in the content areas; examples of conversations that nurture children's emerging content understandings; vignettes from the field illustrating teachers' experiences of embedding content into center activities, along with photographs; and sample forms for documenting children's learning as they meet the standards in a variety of contexts.

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