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Improving Your Parent-Outreach Strategy

In my teaching, I always found that it paid to be proactive; anytime I could streamline the parent-teacher-student communication chain, I spent less …

Teaching

A textbook dilemma: Digital or paper?

My friend Joanne was packing her youngest child off to college this month and wrestling with a modern dilemma: Is it better to buy textbooks in …

Learning

Children Learn Best From Storybooks When Characters Are Realistic

A few years ago, my daughter requested that her nightly lullaby be replaced with a bedtime story.I was happy to comply, and promptly invented stories …

Research

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How can art impact preschoolers’ health?

Proposing a SXSWedu panel to explore the integration of arts in early learning classrooms<p><i>By Courtney Christensen</i><p>In her article in <b>Psychology Today</b>, …

Normalize Setbacks By Asking Your Kids For Advice When You Struggle

A lot of parents are worried about helping their children get ahead in a world that feels increasingly competitive, demanding, and high-stakes. That …

Adam Grant

Literacy in the Sciences

PBS Kids science programs and activities<p>The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That (Ages 4-5)<br>In each program, the Cat in the Hat and his friends Sally …

How to Build a Better Digital Book

Interactive graphics, sound effects, and animations can all enhance a child’s reading experience—when used in the right places.<p>It was, she remembered, the first standing ovation she ever received as a librarian.<p>Laura Fleming was working at an elementary school in River Edge, New Jersey, a tiny, …

Books

Literacy in the Digital Age: A Resource Guide

<i>Editor’s Note: Teaching Channel has partnered with Student Achievement Partners on a blog series about digital literacy tools and their effective use</i> …

Education Technology

Storyline Online: An Exciting Read-Aloud Partnership

Do you love Bette Davis? Do Tia and Tamera Mowry bring back childhood memories? Perhaps Kevin Costner strikes your fancy? Would you like to see them …

Primary Education

Here's how screen time is changing the way kids tell stories

Recently, at a child’s birthday party, I overheard a conversation between parents discussing their concern about “screen time.”<p>Phones, computers, …

Kids

OPINION: We mustn’t make preschool less fun for the 4-year-olds who need more help

St. Rita’s Catholic School in New Orleans, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. Photo: Cheryl Gerber for The Hechinger ReportWhich kind of preschool is more …

Education

Why Play is the Work of Childhood

When my daughter was about a year old, she would pretend to talk on the phone. She held up a banana or a plastic toy to her ear and carried on an …

How 'Sesame Street' Is Tackling the Refugee Crisis

More than 65 million people displaced by violence, half of them children. Three million kids with no school to go to. An entire generation traumatized by war, their country destroyed in the fighting. The Syrian refugee crisis could be the worst humanitarian disaster of our time.<p>Time to send in Elmo.<p>…

Sesame Street

Why kids deserve a preschool that lets them play

Standing at the creek’s edge, my son carefully drops his wooden boat into the water. He follows his classmates along the banks, guiding their boats with the attached knitted string, a small parade of colorful sails and bright rubber boots.<p>The children occasionally look behind them and smile proudly …

Education

7 Must-Try Tips for Preschool Classroom Setup

Whether you’re the person who relishes a leisurely trip to the supermarket to fill your fridge each week or the one who makes a mad dash to the store …

PixlPlay Camera Review, Breathe New Life Into Your Old Smartphone

Remember that awesomely cool, state of the art smartphone you got 5 years ago? Probably not. You likely threw it in the drawer where smartphones go to die when you got this year's awesomely cool, start of the art smartphone.<p>Now Pixl Toys has come up with a way to bring those old smartphones back to …

Gear & Gadgets

The Tech Talk

Kids and tech are the 21st Century’s birds and bees—a topic parents don’t want to talk about, but need to start as soon as possible. While the “how soon is too soon to introduce your child to tech” debate varies from household to household, conversely, delaying any tech talk can create missed …

Education Technology

Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching

Creativity can seem like an abstract concept, but having a definition can give a learner the power to practice it on a regular basis.<br>[[ This is a …

Teaching

Design Thinking and the Deskless Classroom

Last September, the day before students returned, I looked around my classroom and panicked. Bulletin boards were bare, and there was no furniture. I …

Steps for Cultivating a Love of Reading in Young Children

Daniel Willingham's new book is full of advice for parents and teachers hoping to nurture a love of reading in kids.<br>[[ This is a content summary …

Kids

Why should the federal government support high-quality early education?

Every year the National Institute for Early Education Research at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, releases a report on state-funded prekindergarten programs in the United States. It is the only national report with detailed information on preschool enrollment, funding, teacher …

Education