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Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn: Building Essential Skills in Young Children

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From the very beginning of a child's life, effective listening includes becoming aware, focusing, selecting cues from the environment, and filtering out distractions. And in the preschool years, children are ready to learn a lot more about becoming good listeners. Yet very few teachers have had specific preparation for actually teaching children how to listen. Learning to Listen, Listening to Learn provides clear, research-based guidance to help teachers set young children's listening behaviors on the right path, as well as reassess their own listening skills. 

Nurturing Knowledge: Building a Foundation for School Success by Linking Early Literacy to Math, Science, Art, and Social Studies

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Reading is about more than letters and sounds. Successful readers must draw upon a great deal of knowledge and vocabulary to make sense of that they read. This text presents five essential early literacy practices—creating a supportive environment; shared book reading; songs, rhymes, and word play; developmental writing; and play—providing the tools to link literacy to content knowledge in math, science, social studies, and art. From Scholastic.

Windows on Learning: Documenting Young Children's Learning (2nd ed.)

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This updated classic shows teachers proven methods for documenting—including collecting, analyzing, and displaying—young children’s work in the classroom. Applicable to different curriculum models, it provides tips on how to develop children's portfolios to use for assessment and accountability, as well as for sharing with families.

 

Also useful for curriculum coordinators, principals, and other administrators, this edition has new features, including teacher materials, extra examples and photographs, information on teacher portfolios, and more. From Teachers College Press.

Learning from Young Children in the Classroom: The Art and Science of Teacher Research

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A comprehensive introduction to envisioning and carrying out high-quality teacher research in early childhood settings. The text features original research projects by teachers working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary age children. With special attention given to multicultural and multilingual classrooms, the authors examine forms of children's play, social interaction, and friendships; language and literacy learning; and work with parents and families.A comprehensive introduction to envisioning and carrying out high-quality teacher research in early childhood settings. The text features original research projects by teachers working with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary age children. With special attention given to multicultural and multilingual classrooms, the authors examine forms of children?s play, social interaction, and friendships; language and literacy learning; and work with parents and families. This ?how-to? guide provides the history, strategies, tools, and examples teachers will need to initiate and conduct effective research in their own classrooms. From Teachers College Press.

Play: A Beginnings Workshop Book

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Top play experts discuss topics such as how play reflects and promotes development, how adults can support make-believe and block play, and cultural dimensions of play, and much more. Also includes activities to do with children and personal anecdotes that will help caregivers better understand and support children’s play. From Child Care Exchange.

Finding Our Way: The Future of American Early Care and Education

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This comprehensive and far-reaching analysis of the principles and practices of early care and education in the United States and Europe informs policymakers and center directors about the vital role high-quality teachers play in a child's later educational achievements and future success. The author describes the very high costs of child care in the United States, most of which is paid for by parents, and shows how greater government support in other countries makes teachers' pay higher, the child care centers better, and the burden on the parents lighter. From Zero to Three.

The Early Care and Education Teaching Workforce at the Fulcrum: An Agenda for Reform

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With the most thorough synthesis of current research on the early care and education teaching workforce, this book offers recommendations to better prepare, recruit, and retain teachers; reviews current research; and places issues in a system-based context to examine the teaching workforce in many settings. With answers to frequently asked questions about effectiveness and professional development and an overview of dozens of initiatives and programs, the book concludes with a call for bold changes that would transform the early care and education workforce. For students, teachers, professors, administrators, and policy makers. From Teachers College Press.

Active Experiences for Active Children: Social Studies (2nd ed.)

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This guide is full of theory, activities, planning ideas, and assessments to help with planning and implementation of social studies curriculum for preschoolers and primary grade students. This text will be useful for anyone working with young children, from classroom teachers, to child care providers, to parents who home school their children. From Prentice Hall.

 

From the Inside Out: The Power of Reflection and Self-Awareness

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Better relationships with others begin with honest self-reflection—a quest to discover who we are by recognizing our passions, values, talents, personal resources, and even our weaknesses. Through thought-provoking questions and engaging exercises, this installment of the popular “Director’s Toolbox” series will help you assess your journey through adulthood, identify the gap between your current and ideal employment, and become your own mentor. From New Horizons.

A Guide to Discipline (Rev. ed.)

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So many teachers tell us that discipline is their biggest problem! You can help children discipline themselves through your words and manner, and by using strategies to avoid problems in advance. But what do you do when children hit, kick, or bite? This guide to discipline will explain how to prevent, handle, and calm aggressive behavior in the ways most likely to teach and affect children. Great for families, too.

 

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