Melissa Kinch

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K & Preschool Teachers: Last Stand in War on Childhood?

The war against childhood continues. Children are no longer generally free to roam, play, and explore on their own, as they were in the past and are …

Transforming Schools with Personalized Learning Experiences

Guest Post by Bob Lenz, co-founder and Chief of Innovation for Envision Education KQED interview about experiences at Envisions Over ten years ago, …

Pedagogy

To Teach Math, Study Reading Instruction

Commentary<p>From more than 50 years of teaching experience, I've learned that elementary school teachers are typically more comfortable teaching …

How to Practice Preschool Letter and Name Writing

“Ideally, the first materials used are not markers and pencils but materials that allow children to strengthen the muscles in their hands needed to …

Writing

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn

Students can better understand math and physics problems by acting them out. This type of embodied learning can help open up the mind to abstract …

Pedagogy

Moving and Music: Essential For Child Development

<b>By: Dr. Linda Carson</b><p>By age three, most children have acquired around 1,000 words. By the age of six, they have acquired nearly 10,000 words! This …

Welcome to the Global Family Research Project | Global Family Research Project

You have been redirected...<p><i>The Harvard Family Research Project separated from the Harvard Graduate School of Education to become the Global Family</i> …

Education

The Benefits of Playdough and Clay for Child Development

Kids love clay and playdough (affiliate links – brand name Play-Doh). You may have even played with these messy and versatile toys when you were a …