Learning Together with Young Children

Author: Deb Curtis
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1929610971
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides early childhood teachers a framework for collaborating with children to create a dynamic, emergent curriculum.

Learning Together with Young Children

Author: Deb Curtis
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605541737
Format: PDF
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Provides early childhood teachers a framework for collaborating with children to create a dynamic, emergent curriculum.

Learning Together with Young Children

Author: Margie Carter
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605545236
Format: PDF, Docs
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Offering an alternative approach to standardization and data-driven mandates, this book puts children at the center of planning your curriculum. Rather than a prescriptive curriculum, by using The Thinking Lens® protocol, teachers can translate educational theories into concrete ideas for working with children and families. Learn to create a welcoming classroom culture, develop routines for self-regulation, and use Learning Stories to enhance experiences for the children in your care. This book has been updated to examine how to work with mandated curriculum, rating scales, and assessment tools, while practicing reflective teaching. Margie Carter holds a MA from Pacific Oaks College and has worked as a preschool, kindergarten, and primary school teacher, curriculum developer, High/Scope trainer, child care director, and college instructor. Deb Curtis holds a MA in human development from Pacific Oaks College and has worked as an infant/toddler caregiver, preschool and school age child care teacher, CDA trainer, Head Start education coordinator, college instructor, and assistant director of a child care program. Carter and Curtis have published six books together, including Designs for Living and Learning and The Art of Awareness.

The Art of Awareness Second Edition

Author: Deb Curtis
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605540862
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Become a keen observer to better learn about child development, find curriculum ideas, and meet requirements when assessing outcomes.

Reflecting Children s Lives

Author: Deb Curtis
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780131727915
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Core text for Curriculum in Early Childhood Education in College of Education, department of Early Childhood Education or in Child and Family Studies department. Discusses how to recognize children's interests through observation, and create themes and cu

Use Your Words

Author: Carol Garhart Mooney
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605543187
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Understanding how the ways that teachers talk to children helps them to develop language skills.

Designs for Living and Learning Second Edition

Author: Deb Curtis
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605543721
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The best-selling source of inspiration for early childhood professionals designing learning environments; updated with all new photographs and fresh content

Thinking Big Learning Big

Author: Marie Evitt
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 0876596561
Format: PDF, Kindle
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BIG activities engage little learners with this complete curriculum for science, math, literacy, and language. BIG is powerful. Children want to be BIG. They want to do BIG. They love enormous numbers like a hundred million billion and long words like "tyrannosaurus rex." They love to spread their arms wide and run as fast as they can. Thinking BIG, Learning BIG is filled with BIG activities to engage the imaginations of young children. Children learn best by seeing, feeling, and doing. Making things on a grand scale enhances their understanding. When children build a giant spider with eight legs and eight eyes, and a giant fly with six legs and two eyes and two wings, children can experience the difference between spiders and flies, that they are not just "bugs." BIG creations are more fun, more memorable, and therefore, more educational. The chapters are organized by topic, with activities that build science, math, literacy, and language skills, which form a solid foundation for future learning. The information and activities align with the standards set by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the International Reading Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English. The BIG Connections section presents ways to integrate the topic throughout the curriculum—in sensory experiences, art, music, dramatic play, and gross motor skills.

Observing and Recording the Behavior of Young Children

Author: Dorothy H. Cohen
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 9780807735756
Format: PDF
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This thoroughly revised and updated fourth edition outlines methods for keeping records that provide a realistic picture of a child's interactions and experiences in the classroom. Numerous records of teachers' observations of children from birth to age 8, some retained from previous editions, some newly added to reflect today's early childhood settings, enrich this work and make it concrete, accessible, and fun to read.