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October 16, 2020

The Distance Learning Toolbox Families Wish They Had

Throughout the pandemic, I have been reading articles and blogs about families and how they are coping. I decided to survey Black families (a group underrepresented in most of the accounts I read) and find out how they were doing and what they would find

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Authored by: Bweikia Steen
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Blog
September 4, 2020

Addressing Social and Emotional Needs of Teachers and Parents

Through our virtual programming for both teachers and parents, our relationship-based approach that is already key to our programming was ramped up to identify, acknowledge, and attend to children’s emotions. 

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Authored by: Stephen P.  Zwolak
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September 4, 2020

The Comfort of Familiar Routines

Young children find a goodbye ritual very comforting.  Families can make up a love ritual such as a secret handshake and a kiss. Reading books about separation such as The Kissing Hand can also provide comfort to children

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Authored by: Julia Luckenbill
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September 4, 2020

Meeting Families Where They Are

When schools abruptly transitioned to distance learning back in March, I found myself communicating with families more regularly than ever before. And it wasn’t long before I learned many parents and family members were struggling with fears, anxiety, los

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Authored by: Jenny Levinson
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September 4, 2020

Social Emotional Learning and Addressing Trauma

Social- emotional learning (SEL) is the foundation and heartbeat of the classroom. Students need to feel connected, safe, and secure, before we even begin to address academics. T

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Authored by: Monica Warren
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Blog
September 4, 2020

Our Commitment to Self, Team, and Families

Our bi-weekly all staff virtual meetings included personal check-ins. During these moments of truth-telling and tears, teachers expressed loneliness and fears.

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Authored by: Dee Dee Parker Wright
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Blog
September 4, 2020

Supporting Relationships with Puppets, Books, and Self-Care

Our commitment to partnering with families has not changed. We are providing remote services that prioritize relationships and we are connecting with families using social media, sending weekly text messages to all, and reaching out to each family.

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Authored by: Shannon C. M. Banks
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Issue
Young Children
Vol. 75, No. 4
September 1, 2020

September 2020

Fostering Content Knowledge: Meaningful Integration in the Primary Grades
The September 2020 issue of Young Children includes a cluster of articles that showcase the power of integrating science, math, technology, literacy, and social studies to make learning meaningful and content-rich across the primary grades.
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Young Children
September 1, 2020

Teaching Fractions to Young Children

In this article, we first review research on proportional reasoning, as this skill is closely related to understanding fraction magnitudes.

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Authored by: Jing Tian, Elizabeth Gunderson
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Young Children
September 1, 2020

Discovering the Brilliance and Beauty in Black (Voices)

Through inquiry, teachers and young children can create authentic, organic learning that informs their understanding of themselves, of others, and of the world they live in.

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Authored by: Patricia Sullivan
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Young Children
September 1, 2020

Screencasts Support Early Learning in Math

Our findings suggest that using screencasting apps can provide more equitable learning opportunities as teachers require all students to justify their mathematical ideas.

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Authored by: Shannon Larsen, Kelly K. McCormick
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