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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2022

Using Observation to Guide Your Teaching

Help your teachers learn to use classroom observations to adjust teaching strategies and design new learning experiences.

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Authored by: Dawn Petitpas Teresa K. Buchanan
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2022

Foundations of Assessment for Preschool Settings

Follow this three-step process for conducting assessments in preschool settings.

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Authored by: Catherine Scott-Little Kathy L. Reschke
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2022

Formative Assessment: Doing It with a Purpose

Learn how to plan for formative assessment and incorporate it into your practice.

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Authored by: Starr Batts
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2022

Ask Hello. Transitions Within the Day

This edition of Ask Hello has suggestions about how to help a child who has difficulty with transitions.
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Young Children
December 1, 2021

Tearing Down Silos: A Model for Interagency Collaboration

This article shares a collaborative approach that two counties in Pennsylvania have taken to tear down the silos and instead promptly and effectively support early learning programs and staff and the children and families they serve.

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Authored by: Alison Mellott
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Teaching Young Children
September 1, 2021

Rethinking Field Trips: Venturing Out to Foster Meaningful Learning

Knowing that local field trips are a source of curriculum in early childhood education, two teachers venture to a theater with their class, then engage in a project about storytelling, performance, and stages.

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Authored by: Lynette Bagwell Betsy Cahill
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Teaching Young Children
September 1, 2021

Stepping Back to Nurture

Stepping back from children’s play, rather than always inserting ourselves into it, gives us time to intentionally observe, listen to, and record children as they play.

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Authored by: Krystina Tapia Emma Pickering Jesse Robert Coffino
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Teaching Young Children
September 1, 2021

Exploring Nature Indoors with Observational Drawing and Scientific Thinking

One valuable way we can support children’s exploration of nature is by teaching them how to observe carefully and create observational drawings, which encourage children to understand and question their world.

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Authored by: Kendra Nenia Melissa Clucas Walter
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