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Steve Ransom

Newsroom | Alliance for Childhood - 1 views

  • In many kindergarten classrooms there is no playtime at all. Teachers say the curriculum does not incorporate play, there isn’t time for it, and many school administrators do not value it.
    • Steve Ransom
      Then you can't really blame teachers here. Policy/curriculum has to change.
  • “We have had a politically and commercially driven effort to make kindergarten a one-size-smaller first grade. Why in the world are we trying to teach the elementary curriculum at the early childhood level?”
  • Finnish children similarly have a lengthy and playful childhood, not beginning formal schooling until age 7. Yet Finland consistently gets the highest scores on international exams.
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  • Crisis in the Kindergarten describes the current state of public kindergartens in the U.S. as “a national disgrace.”
    New studies show play losing out to formal lessons and tests, even though multiple benefits of imaginative play are well documented
Marc Patton

Curriculum Associates - 0 views

    We offer research-based, classroom-proven programs that help educators effectively address the diverse needs of every student. Our award-winning products include reading, mathematics, intervention, language arts, test prep, special education, early childhood, and more.
Deb Minter

Rulemaking in Early Childhood - 50 views

    The rationale and guidelines for rulemaking with young children.
Andrew Williamson

DEECD Teachers Who Use Twitter - 23 views

    Starting up a directory for Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) teachers who use twitter.
Martin Burrett

Reading to therapy dogs improves literacy attitudes in second-grade students - 8 views

    "Second-grade students who read aloud to dogs in an after-school program demonstrated improved attitudes about reading, according to researchers at Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction at Tufts University. Their research appears online in advance of print in the Early Childhood Education Journal. Reading skills are often associated with improved academic performance and positive attitudes about school in children. Researchers wanted to learn if animal-assisted intervention in the form of reading aloud to dogs in a classroom setting could contribute to improved skills and attitudes."
michele nokleby

TechPlan: TechPlan: National Tech Plan - 70 views

    • michele nokleby
      I would like closer look at this study for tech at the preschool age.  How does this reconcile with the AMA's position on early childhood media use?
    When I try your link, I get to a login page for Missoula County Public Schools. Is there any way to make the material you reference visible to those without an account?
    I also got a login page for Missoula County Public Schools. Article sounds interesting. Would like to read it.
Ian Jenkinson

Learning and Teaching Support - Geography Domain - Department of Education and Early Ch... - 8 views

    Geography resource sites for teachers.
Kate Pok

FinAid | Loans | Public Service Loan Forgiveness - 67 views

  • Employment: The borrower must be employed full-time in a public service job for each of the 120 monthly payments. Public service jobs include, among other positions, emergency management, government (excluding time served as a member of Congress), military service, public safety and law enforcement (police and fire), public health (including nurses, nurse practitioners, nurses in a clinical setting, and full-time professionals engaged in health care practitioner occupations and health care support occupations), public education, early childhood education (including licensed or regulated childcare, Head Start, and State-funded prekindergarten), social work in a public child or family service agency, public services for individuals with disabilities or the elderly, public interest legal services (including prosecutors, public defenders and legal advocacy on behalf of low-income communities at a nonprofit organization), public librarians, school librarians and other school-based services, and employees of tax exempt 501(c)(3) organizations. Full-time faculty at tribal colleges and universities, as well as faculty teaching in high-need subject areas and shortage areas (including nurse faculty, foreign language faculty, and part-time faculty at community colleges), also qualify.
Marc Patton

Target : Company : Field Trip, Early Childhood, Arts - 0 views

    Learning opportunities extend far beyond the classroom. But schools are finding it more and more difficult to bring students to museums, historical sites and cultural organizations. Field Trip Grants help give children these unique, firsthand learning experiences.
Roland Gesthuizen

Innovative Learning Environments Expos - Leading Practice and Design - Department of Ed... - 41 views

    A series of four ILE Expos held across Victoria in 2010 focused on exemplary practice in new or modified spaces at different ages and stages of learning.
Deb Minter

When Children Make Rules - 37 views

    The article discusses the importance of rule making in the classroom and how constructivist teachers successfully implement child made rules.
Lesley Grant

iPhone Apps, iPad Apps, & Android Apps - 114 views

    tested ipad apps that are appropraite for ages 0-4; 5-8; 9-12. Includes tips for parents, books and stories, creative apps.
Joanna Seymour

Classroom Ideas for Learning with an iPad - iPads for Learning - Department of Educatio... - 217 views

    iPads for learning
Roland Gesthuizen

Student Acceptable Use Agreement - Consent Forms and Templates - Learning On Line - Dep... - 103 views

    "The Department has provided these templates to assist school communities to develop agreements as to what constitutes acceptable use of internet, Ultranet, netbooks and other online and digital technologies in their communities. These agreement are templates. Schools can add and/or delete information where necessary to make them relevant to their school environment."
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