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    By Maurice Sykes

    Maurice Sykes has made advocating for and advancing high-quality early childhood education his life’s work. In this book, he shares stories of the hills and valleys of his personal and professional journeys as he outlines eight core leadership values: human potential, knowledge, social justice, competence, fun and enjoyment, personal renewal, perseverance, and courage. Use this book to develop the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind to be a successful leader—and do the right thing for children, whether you serve at the individual, organizational, or classroom level.

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    By Karen N. Nemeth, ed.

    Young Dual Language Learners provides clear and concise expert responses to questions that early childhood and elementary education administrators and preschool directors ask about educating young children who are learning in two languages. This practitioner-friendly guide helps all constituents navigate the landscape of early childhood education in linguistically and culturally responsive ways.

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  • Item #: 358
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    By Gera Jacobs & Kathy Crowley

    This resource for first, second, and third grade teachers describes best practices for promoting learning and development while helping students meet standards. You will find information, ideas, experiences, and activities that

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    By Amy Shillady, ed.

    Discover innovative ways to support the many aspects of children’s language and literacy development from birth through age 8—oral language, reading, and writing. The articles in this collection emphasize meeting children’s unique needs, supporting dual language learners, and partnering with families to support children’s development. Also included is a professional development guide with questions and activities. 

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    By Mary S. Rivkin, With Deborah Schein

    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.

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    By Ann S. Epstein

    Bestseller! How do preschoolers learn and develop? What are the best ways to support learning in the early years? This revised edition of The Intentional Teacher guides teachers to balance both child-guided and adult-guided learning experiences that respond to children’s interests and focus on what they need to learn to be successful in school and life.

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    By Marcia Talhelm Edson

    Young children arrive at school with unrestrained curiosity and wonder about the world. In Starting With Science: Strategies for Introducing Young Children to Inquiry, the author explores the big ideas surrounding inquiry-based science. It provides practical suggestions and models for beginning teachers as well as those who are fine-tuning their practice. Four key questions underlie the book:

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    By Marilou Hyson & Heather Biggar Tomlinson

    This accessible and engaging work introduces current and future teachers, child care providers, and others interested in early childhood education to the importance of the early years in children’s well-being and success. It summarizes the research on the value of high-quality services for young children, families, and society, showing why early education matters both today and into the future.

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    By Sharon Ritchie & Laura Gutmann, eds.

    FirstSchool is a groundbreaking framework for teaching minority and low-income children. This work discusses the research and practice to date that defines FirstSchool as a critical approach to closing the achievement and opportunity gaps. Changing the conversation from improving test scores to improving school experiences, it features lessons learned from eight elementary schools whose leadership and staff implemented sustainable changes in their classrooms and schools.

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    By Paula Jorde Bloom, Ann Hentschel, & Jill Bella

    Imagine what your program would look like if it were a true professional learning community—a place where teachers saw each new day as an opportunity to expand their competence and confidence and support one another in moving toward a shared vision of program excellence. Written in an engaging and lively style, this book provides the power tools you need to help you build teacher competence, strengthen staff commitment, and expand opportunities for collaboration to make that vision come alive.

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