A Developmental Approach to Educating Young Children

Author: Denise H. Daniels
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452271682
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Launch young learners on positive pathways through school! The first in the Classroom Insights From Educational Psychology series, this book gives PreK–3 teachers valuable insight into how current research and theory from educational psychology can be applied to create a child-centered learning environment. Through vignettes, practice exercises, games, and reflection questions, readers gain a deeper understanding of: How children develop from the early years to middle childhood The importance of fostering positive teacher-child, child-child, and caregiver-child relationships Developmentally appropriate classroom practices that foster learning Children’s experiences with technology and outdoor environments

An Interpersonal Approach to Classroom Management

Author: Heather A. Davis
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452283451
Format: PDF
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Presenting the psychology behind the best-managed classrooms The authors engage you from the start by contrasting how differently teachers respond to common situations. They expertly bridge the gap between educational psychology and classroom management from the perspectives of student engagement, peer and student-teacher relationships, and teacher self regulation. Both current and prospective teachers will find helpful tools for engaging difficult students, managing challenging relationships, and handling conflict. Key topics include: Student behavioral, relational, and cognitive engagement in the learning process Classroom structures that contribute to student engagement The contribution of peer relationships to positive and negative behavior management Strategies that help children learn to manage their own behavior Connecting with students who are culturally and linguistically diverse

Engaging Young Children With Informational Books

Author: Helen Patrick
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452284865
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Because nonfiction and young readers are a natural fit! Common Core or not, providing our youngest readers with a thorough grounding in nonfiction is just good teaching. There’s no better way to ensure our students acquire the background knowledge and vocabulary so essential to their understanding of subjects like science and social studies. Helen Patrick and Panayota Mantzicopoulos have written this book to assist you with this all-important effort. Inside you’ll find: Criteria for choosing books Strategies for shared reading and reading aloud Informational writing activities Ways to guide parent involvement Real-life classroom success stories

Motivation to Learn

Author: Michael Middleton
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 148335914X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Harness the power of motivation to transform the learning experience! When properly channeled, motivation propels learning forward. Yet teachers across all grade levels and disciplines struggle to recognize and cultivate this dynamic, social force in the classroom. This essential resource proves that all students are motivated to learn, and provides authentic tools to create and sustain a classroom community that is highly engaged. You’ll discover: Reflection activities that promote student voice and self-efficacy as well as assess existing motivation levels Case studies and best practices based on current motivation theory and research Strategies to design meaningful learning tasks and build positive relationships with students and colleagues.

Handbook of Child Development and Early Education

Author: Oscar A. Barbarin
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1606233025
Format: PDF, Docs
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How and what should young children be taught? What emphasis should be given to emotional learning? How do we involve families? Addressing these and other critical questions, this authoritative volume brings together developmentalists and early educators to discuss what an integrated, developmentally appropriate curriculum might look like across the preschool and early elementary years. State-of-the-science work is presented on brain development and the emergence of cognitive, socioemotional, language, and literacy skills in 3- to 8-year-olds. Drawing on experience in real-world classrooms, contributors describe novel, practical approaches to promoting school readiness, tailoring instruction to children's learning needs, and improving the teaching of language arts, math, and science.

Innovations in Educational Psychology

Author: Robert J. Sternberg, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826121639
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"[This book] is solid in its topic coverage and deliveryÖ Readers will glean a multitude of new ideas from the theories and approaches presented in this book, ranging from cultural aspects of teaching to Sternberg's WICS model." --Doody's This book serves as a comprehensive review of the current state-of-the-art in educational psychology and applied cognitive science. The chapter authors, who are all leading researchers in this field, provide reviews of contemporary discoveries related to educational research that are both novel and forward-thinking. The book contains the cutting edge literature on genetics and neuroscience, cognitive science and its relation to critical thinking, reading-related phonological processes, cultural considerations in education, and much more. The research methods and perspectives discussed range from education and psychology, to artificial intelligence and economics, thus offering a breadth of knowledge and insight on the field of educational research. The authors provide numerous tools and models for both routine and non-routine decision-making in educational settings. Both psychologists and researchers in the fields of cognitive, developmental, educational, and cultural psychology will want this book on their bookshelf.

With the Whole Child in Mind

Author: Linda Darling-Hammond
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9781416626947
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An inside look at the challenges and successes of the School Development Program that eventually transformed underperforming schools into models of excellence.

Revisiting a Progressive Pedagogy

Author: Nancy Nager
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791444689
Format: PDF
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Reviews the history and philosophy of a classic approach to teaching, while emphasizing its continuing relevance for contemporary schooling.

Transitions to Early Care and Education

Author: DeAnna M. Laverick
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400705739
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Transitions to new educational experiences are a universal rite of passage encountered by children worldwide. This volume in the Educating the Young Child: Advances in Theory and Research, Implications for Practice series provides early childhood educators with a resource that focuses on the transitions that young children make to early care and education settings, along with the issues that surround this important time in their lives. New experiences, such as the start of formal schooling, mark important and exciting events that also evoke different reactions from children and their families. The diverse experiences, traits, and needs exhibited by young children provide early childhood educators with what may be a potentially challenging role. With an international focus, the purpose of Transitions to Early Care and Education: International Perspectives on Making Schools Ready for Young Children is to communicate an enlarged view of the transition process in order to appreciate and honor the promise and potential of all children worldwide. Contributing to this volume are a group of distinguished researchers, practitioners, and educators in the field of early childhood education. Their collective expertise is shared with those who are committed to educating and caring for young children and the families they serve.