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Teaching Teachers To Teach: It's Not So Elementary

Deborah Ball realized years ago she had a problem.<p>It was around 1980. She'd been working as an elementary school teacher in East Lansing, Michigan for about five years. But she felt like she just wasn't getting any better at it.<p>"I felt like I was really thoughtful," she says. "I tried to make stuff …

This Is How Many More Primary School Teachers the World Will Need to Provide Primary Education for All by 2020

UNESCO is honoring one of the world’s hardest-working professions with World Teachers’ Day on Monday, placing a spotlight this year on those who …

'It's time to take a hard look at how we teach reading'

We need to encourage children to love and read books if we’re to improve literacy levels, says teacher Nancie Atwell<p>According to UNESCO, one in three children in developing countries are still unable to read after five years in school. But it’s not only the developing world that has a reading …

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What we talk about when we talk about rape

When I was a young social psychologist and feminist in the 1970s, I never imagined that I would be asked to testify for the defense in a rape case. Rape laws at the time still included the "marital rape exemption," with rape commonly defined as "an act of sexual intercourse with a female, not one's …

Finnish Kids Don't Learn To Read In Kindergarten. They Turn Out Great Anyway.

Schools in the Nordic country prioritize play in early education.<p><b>The Atlantic:</b> The Joyful, Illiterate Kindergarteners Of Finland<p>In America, kindergarteners are expected to have a firm grasp on literacy. This is not the case in Finland, where students focus on playtime early in their education and …

Does Common Core Ask Too Much of Kindergarten Students?

Sandwiched between preschool and first grade, kindergarteners often start school at very different stages of development depending on their exposure …

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Early Childhood Education in the Balance

Back in the day, a kindergarten was a garden for children, a place where children could play, sing, paint, and pretend. Letters, numbers, and anything that smacked of formal schooling was minimized. Instead, kindergarten was intended to facilitate the transition from home to school, in a home-like …

What Administrators Can Do to Promote a Reading Culture

Dear administrators,I have been pleading with teachers for a few years to please help students become passionate readers. I have given as many ideas …

Critical thinking: Another essential life skill

Critical thinking: Another essential life skill<p>Help children learn to think critically to achieve success in school and in life.<p>Posted on <b>September 3,</b> …

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First Days of Kindergarten Read Alouds

Thanks to Cathy Mere (@cathymere) and Mandy Robek (@mandyrobek), August 10th is a special day for teachers and book lovers everywhere. It’s 10 for 10 …

Testing in Kindergarten: Too Much, Too Soon

This post was written by Phyliss Doerr, an experienced kindergarten teacher in Néw Jersey.<p>As we wind down a year of tremendous controversy in the …