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Young Children
May 1, 2020

“How Can I Help You?”: Reconsidering Behavior Management

Given that many teachers feel they are not well prepared to manage behaviors in a classroom (Pavri 2004), we have intentionally pursued this topic in our professional endeavors as teacher educators, observing hundreds of preservice and in-service teachers

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Authored by: Adam L. Holland, Kathryn A. Ohle
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2020

Ask Hello. How to Handle Hurtful Words

In a recent Hello discussion, a member asked for advice on how to react when children use words that are hurtful or unsuitable for early learning spaces.
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2020

Instead of Discipline, Use Guidance

It’s our job to teach children positive lessons from their mistakes—and to make sure we don’t hold their mistakes against them.

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Authored by: ​Dan Gartrell
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2020

6x: What You Can Do to Prevent Preschool Expulsion

. Nationwide, suspension and expulsion from early childhood education programs is prevalent and problematic, and it disproportionately impacts Black boys. Here are six things you can do to prevent preschool expulsion.

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Authored by: Alissa Mwenelupembe
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I'm Not Ready to Tidy Up

So what is a parent to do when they have a room full of playthings and a child who is not interested in picking any of it up? Here are five tips I’ve gathered from my career as an early childhood educator and my experience as a mom
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2019

Mensaje en la mochila: Ayude a su hijo a aprender a ser responsable

Para ser responsables, los niños deben darse cuenta de que es necesario hacer, pensar en opciones útiles y sentirse orgullosos de sus contribuciones. Aquí, le mostramos cómo fomentar la responsabilidad.

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Authored by: Marie L. Masterson
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Teaching Young Children
April 1, 2019

Message in a Backpack™ Helping Your Child Learn Responsibility

To be responsible, children must notice what needs to be done, think of useful options, and take pride in their contributions. Here’s how to encourage responsibility.

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Authored by: Marie L. Masterson
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2019

The Sunshine Call: Celebrating Children’s Successes

For some young children, the transition from home to school is tough. Sometimes a little celebration of progress is just what children, and their teachers, need.

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Authored by: Kim Bell
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Guiding Children by Using Questions

Asking a child about his behavior can stop the behavior as it is happening and get him to think about it. The best questions are ones that require more than a yes-or-no answer. Here are some examples.
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Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Look, Listen, Learn: The Kindness Movement

Read the following story and teacher reflections; use the Reflective Questions to deepen your thinking and shape your teaching practices.

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Authored by: Nadia Jaboneta, Deb Curtis
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