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Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Children in First, Second, and Third Grades

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Edited and compiled just for teachers, this resource explains developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) so teachers can apply DAP in their work with children in first, second, and third grades. Chapters include:

  • What Is Developmentally Appropriate Practice?
    A brief introduction to the main ideas of DAP
  • Teaching Children in First, Second, and Third Grades
    Connecting DAP to excellent teaching
  • An Overview of Development in the Primary Grades
    Overview of learning and development in first, second, and third grades
  • Developmentally Appropriate Examples to Consider
    Examples of key DAP practices, as well as contrasting practices that are less likely to serve children well
  • Supporting Children’s Learning While Meeting Standards
    Connecting standards to DAP
  • Young Children Articles
    Ten articles from Young Children that provide examples of applying developmentally appropriate practice when working with children in first, second, and third grades

Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Focus on Kindergartners

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Bestseller! Edited and compiled just for kindergarten teachers, this resource explains developmentally appropriate practice (DAP) so teachers can apply DAP in their work with kindergartners. Chapters include:

  • What Is Developmentally Appropriate Practice?
    A brief introduction to the main ideas of DAP
  • Teaching in the Kindergarten Year
    Connecting DAP to excellent teaching
  • An Overview of Development in the Kindergarten Year
    Overview of kindergartners’ learning and development
  • Developmentally Appropriate Examples to Consider
    Examples of key DAP practices, as well as contrasting practices that are less likely to serve children well
  • The Common Core State Standards and Developmentally Appropriate Practices
    Connecting the standards to DAP
  • Young Children Articles
    Eight articles from Young Children that provide examples of applying developmentally appropriate practice when working with kindergartners

101 Principles of Positive Guidance With Young Children: Creating Responsive Teachers

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This innovative text provides 101 principles for teachers to learn and use as part of their repertoire in guiding young children’s behavior through positive, respectful and effective interactions.  It discusses how to create positive, respectful relationships through strength-based strategies to ensure relational, social, and academic success for all children. 

Versatile in depth and scope, the text can be utilized a myriad of ways from a traditional classroom textbook, a group professional development text, a group facilitator’s guide, or for individual study or enrichment. The text is reader-friendly for teachers, students, and practitioners of every level, and provides for personal reflection and immediate application. From Pearson.

Big Ideas Of Early Mathematics: What Teachers of Young Children Need to Know

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The Big Ideas that convey the core concepts of mathematics are at the heart of this new book that gives early childhood educators the skills they need to organize for mathematics teaching and learning during the early years. For teachers of children ages 3 through 6, the book provides foundations for further mathematics learning and helps facilitate long-term mathematical understanding. 

Developed by the Erikson Institute’s Early Math Collaborative team, the book groups the Big Ideas into nine chapter on topics that are familiar to early childhood teachers–sets, pattern and regularity, number, counting, operations, measurement, data analysis, shapes, and spatial thinking. The work is in keeping with the content strands identified by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and maps pathways to help teachers meet the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. From Pearson. 

Developing Mentoring and Coaching Relationships in Early Care and Education: A Reflective Approach

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Packed with helpful reflective questions, illustrative mentoring and coaching scenarios, and ready-to-implement planning tools, this book is the ideal resource for anyone responsible for guiding pre-service, emerging, or experienced teachers as they encounter real world challenges in today’s early childhood programs. Each chapter offers a variety of ways to put teachers on the path to achieving greater professional effectiveness using responsive, relationship-based approaches. The focus is on encouraging reflection on current practices in order to achieve quality programs, meet teaching standards, and promote positive outcomes for children in these times of rising standards and, in many cases, lower levels of support. From Pearson.

The Great Outdoors: Advocating for Natural Spaces for Young Children (Rev. ed.)

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New delights and opportunities for learning await each time children venture outdoors. This updated and expanded edition of The Great Outdoors will inspire teachers to make it possible for children to spend more time outdoors, have safe environments, and be free to learn through exploration.

Each chapter ends with action items to improve children’s access to safe, clean, and interesting places in your community and is packed with resource ideas for further exploration. The Great Outdoors will enable you take up the challenge to advocate for enticing outdoor spaces for children. This book was a Comprehensive Member Benefit.

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Class Meetings: Young Children Solving Problems Together (Rev. ed.)

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Written by a teacher for teachers, this practical book offers teachers everything they need to know about what class meetings are, how to get started, and how to adapt the approach to their changing classrooms.  

The focus in this book is on using this part of the classroom day for resolving conflicts, co-constructing problem-solving strategies, and making the classroom a safe, positive environment so that children in preschools, kindergartens, and the primary grades can channel their energy into constructive interactions and learning. The experiences children have in class meetings can help them use problem-solving strategies outside the meetings, enabling them to depend less on adult intervention and use positive language with each other—important stepping-stones on the path to healthy self-esteem and respect for others. 

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Still Teaching in the Key of Life: Joyful Stories From Early Childhood Settings

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Early childhood educators face many challenges and stresses today. This heartwarming collection of 20 stories by Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld will help you remember why you became a teacher and why what you do every day is so important in the lives of young children. Read about classrooms filled with joy, laughter, love, and a celebration of learning. Copublished with Redleaf Press.

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ABC and Beyond: Building Emergent Literacy in Early Childhood Settings

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This guidebook brings to life the most current research on promoting children’s emergent literacy in early childhood classrooms. With the goal of preparing preschool children to learn to read and write successfully, ABC and Beyond shows educators how they can build language and literacy learning naturally into everyday conversations and activities. By translating the most current research into user-friendly strategies for educators, ABC and Beyond addresses the various prerequisites of literacy, including vocabulary, story comprehension, decontextualized (abstract) language, print knowledge, and phonological awareness. More than 120 color photographs and many easy-to follow charts with detailed, practical examples beautifully illustrate how the strategies are applied in real-life contexts. From Hanen Centre. 

Theories of Childhood: An Introduction to Dewey, Montessori, Erikson, Piaget, & Vygotsky (2nd ed.)

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This resource provides clear, straightforward introductions to the foundational theories of John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky. Each chapter highlights a theorist's work and includes insight on how the theory impacts teaching young children today. Discussion questions and suggested readings are included to help you gain an understanding of what it means to apply each theory to your work with children.

  • Builds the bridge between theory and best practices in early childhood education
  • Supports your genuine enjoyment with children by helping you understand more about the ways they grow and learn
  • Includes new understandings of Vygotsky's work
  • Applies the five theories to the realities of the twenty-first century

From Redleaf Press. 

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