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  • Item #: 1120
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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 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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    By Emily Vance

    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.  

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    By Carol Copple, Sue Bredekamp, Derry Koralek, & Kathy Charner, eds.

    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:

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    By Carol Copple, Sue Bredekamp, Derry Koralek, & Kathy Charner, eds.

    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:

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    By Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld

    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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  • Item #: 181
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    By Carol Anne Wien

    This remarkable collection of stories from early childhood settings illustrates what is possible when using an emergent curriculum approach. The stories tackle unusual topics, such as assessing the need for program rules, addressing the impact of a hurricane on classroom design, observing the empathy of toddlers, exploring children’s ideas about sculpture, and appreciating a long-term, multiage project in an after-school program. Overall, what readers witness is a rise in the quality of practice that results when responding to emerging topics. 

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    By Katharine C. Kersey & Marie L. Masterson

    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. 

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    By The Early Math Collaborative, Erikson Institute

    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. 

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