Teaching & Learning

Teaching & Learning

Right From the Start: Scaling Up Early Childhood Coaching

By Lindsey Allard Agnamba, Ed.D.

Many school districts and professional development entities use coaches to “tighten the connection between the training they provide in external institutes and teachers’ application of the strategies in their classrooms” [4]. To...

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Developing Executive Function: An Investment Worth Making Early

By Courtney May, M.Ed.

These skills also support positive behaviors in the classroom and in social settings, and in fact, executive functions are now found to be more important for school readiness than a student’s intelligence quotient (IQ) (Diamond & Lee, 2011).    

The Center on the...

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Success in School and in Life: It Starts at Birth

By Holly King, M.Ed.

Return on Investment

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), early brain development is strongly affected by the child’s surroundings and experiences. Children who have positive, educational early childhood experiences are more likely to experience school...

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Harnessing Inquiry Power

By Shannon Ralph, 2015 Kansas State Teacher of the Year

“When will I use this anyway?” Sigh. 

How is it possible that a learner cannot see the value in content about which an educator is so passionate? Although some might hypothesize that this type of question comes from a student who wants to get out of doing a task, when asked...

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One Piece at a Time

By Tyler Bartlett, 2015 Wyoming State Teacher of the Year

After all these years, I can still recall an assignment from my fourth grade year. We were learning about what life was like for travelers of the Oregon Trail and the settlers who chose to put down roots on the Midwestern plains. One assignment was to build a log cabin that one of these settlers...

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