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Ep. 44 A Teacher Tells How Project-Based Learning Has Impacted Her Teaching

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Active Learning: Surmounting the Challenges in a Large Class

“Enabling interaction in a large class seems an insurmountable task.” That’s the observation of a group of faculty members in the math and physics …

Transforming Teaching and Learning at an Early Age: EPISD Early Childhood Integration Model

By: Tim Holt. The El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) is working towards a districtwide dual language approach where students learn their …

Early childhood education: Importance of learning through play

Brought to you by<p>Leave a child alone or with a couple of others and almost inevitably, they will start to play. “Stop playing” must be one of the …

Yet another study confirms the huge benefits of investing in early childhood education

On Tuesday of this week, early education workers and thought leaders joined together at the North Carolina Child Care Coalition’s annual Early …

The transformative power of early childhood development

<i>Photo credit: GPE/Alexandra Humme</i><p>The evidence is vast: exposing children before the age of five to stimulating environments strengthens their language development, social and emotional health, problem solving abilities, memory function, use of logic, analytical skills and ability to cope with new …

Dad of Child on the Autism Spectrum Writes an Open Letter to the Public Exposing Insensitive and Damaging Behavior From Grown Adults Toward Young Children

<b>"Seek to understand, before being understood." -A basic principle in Empathic Listening</b><p>When people stare - or even criticize - you have to wonder if maybe they are simply unaware. Do they truly think these children are just "naughty" rather than distressed? Maybe. But each time we read about the …

6 Ways to Help Students Understand Math

1. Create an effective class opener.<p>The first five minutes of the class period set the tone for the entire lesson. Ideally, teachers would start by …

Why it's time to take children's books seriously

Both as an author and an academic I take children’s literature seriously – it’s my professional raison d’être. This doesn’t mean that I think it …

Books

The Evolution of Early Childhood Development

The study and insights into the ancient mystery of the development of a human brain remains one of our generation's greatest achievements. A baby's mind is where it all begins, we now know. A missed step in their early years can cause them to play catch up for the rest of their lives.<p>It is …

Parents 'pushed out of children's education', data suggests

Parents are being pushed out of their children’s education as new figures suggest the proportion of free schools led by mum and dad has dropped sharply in the last five years.<p>“All the evidence shows they are relegating parents’ voices.”Lucy Powell, shadow education secretary<p>New analysis revealed …