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Conversations Behind Early Childhood Pedagogical Documentation

Author(s): Alma Fleet, Catherine Patterson, Janet Robertson (click on the author's name for more titles)

‘The ideas and concepts surrounding pedagogical documentation have been, for many, vague, slippery and hard to pin-down … This book teaches us to listen, speak, interpret, think, reflect as well as record the interactions between us, materials, representations and environments and space.'

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Defending Childhood
Keeping the Promise of Early Education

Author(s): Beverly Falk (click on the author's name for more titles)

“These pages make clear that the way to foster effective teaching is not with curriculum mandates and pacing guides but with professional learning opportunities that prepare expert educators to take advantage of and create teachable moments.” —From the Foreword by Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University This book brings together a group of extraordinary educators and scholars who offer important insights about what we can do to defend childhood from societal challenges. The authors explain new findings from neuroscience and psychology, as well as emerging knowledge about the impact on child development of cultural and linguistic diversity, poverty, families and communities, and the media. Each chapter presents experiences and suggestions, from the perspectives of different disciplines, about what can be done to ensure that all children gain access to the supports they need for optimal physical, social, intellectual, and emotional development.

Defending Childhood features:
New knowledge about how children learn from the neurobiological, behavioral, and social sciences.
Effective teaching strategies that support learning and provide for the needs of the whole child.
Examination of a broad range of issues that affect childhood, including violence, media and technology saturation, and a school culture of endless testing.
Suggestions for policies and practices for an equitable educational system.

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Doing the Right Thing for Children: Eight Qualities of Leadership

Author(s): Maurice Sykes (click on the author's name for more titles)

This book provides a clear framework and a systematic approach to help you become a more capable, competent, and effective leader as you serve young children and work with your colleagues. In Doing the Right Thing for Children, author Maurice Sykes presents eight core leadership values—human potential, knowledge, social justice, competence, fun and enjoyment, personal renewal, perseverance, and courage—and shares stories to inspire and challenge you to be more intentional in your work. Reading this book serves as a reminder of the critical need to develop the skills, knowledge, and habits of mind of leadership at the organisational, individual, and classroom levels.

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Early Child Development in the 21st Century
Profiles of Current Research Initiatives

Author(s): Jeanne Brooks-Gunn (click on the author's name for more titles)

This single-volume resource provides detailed information on current large-scale and longitudinal research studies focusing on early childhood development—the situations and experiences of young American children. Twenty-eight studies are profiled, addressing such issues as early childhood interventions for children in poverty, neighborhood characteristics and residence patterns of children and their families, the role of fathers in families, school readiness and the transition to school, and maternal employment issues, including child care and welfare reform.

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Early Childhood Education and Care
A Sociocultural Approach

Author(s): Susan Edwards (click on the author's name for more titles)

Early Childhood Education and Care: A Sociocultural Approach celebrates the ideas of children, families and teachers. Drawn from research conducted with preschool teachers from the City of Casey, Victoria, this book highlights how sociocultural theory can be used in practice.

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Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale Revised Edition

Author(s): Thelma Harms, Richard Clifford, Debby Cryer (click on the author's name for more titles)

This widely used program quality assessment instrument is designed for preschool, kindergarten, and child care classrooms serving children 2 1/2 through 5 years of age. It can be used by program directors for supervision and program improvement, by teaching staff for self-assessment, by agency staff for monitoring, and in teacher training programs. The established reliability and validity of the ECERS-R make it particularly useful for research and program evaluation.

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Engaging Adult Learners Using Multiple Intelligences CD

Author(s): Constant Hine (click on the author's name for more titles)

This resource is delivered in CD format for use on your Macintosh and Windows computer. An internet connection is NOT required.

The more ways you teach, the more people you reach. - Colin Rose

The application of Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences to teach children also applies to how you teach adults. Whether you're presenting in a lunchroom, boardroom, classroom or ballroom, you need to address the eight ways of learning to get your message to stick.

Just because content is offered doesn't mean it is learned. "Engaging Adult Learners Using Multiple Intelligences" will help you adapt your existing content to increase learner motivation through a systematic instructional approach to address the individual strengths and diverse intelligences of ALL the adults in your audience.

This is not your typical "speaker guide" that looked good in the bookstore but is now gathering dust on your bookshelf because it is so cumbersome to use. Rather, this is an interactive toolkit presented in digital format on CD, complete with hyperlinks that let you search and skip to exactly what you are looking for.

This resource "walks the talk," presenting strategies for teaching adults in the same way content should be thoughtfully presented to teach for understanding. It includes:

• 18 videos demonstrating teaching strategies in a live setting

• 49 active engagement activities sorted by intelligence

• 32 downloadable Word and PowerPoint templates you can modify to your specific content These down-to-earth practical strategies will help you address the learning principle that an audience's interaction with content is actually more important than the presentation of the content. This dynamic resource will transform your presentations, creating lasting change through authentic engagement, empowered learning, and intentional practice.

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Enthusiastic and Engaged Learners
Approaches to Learning in the Early Childhood Classroom

Author(s): Marilou Hyson (click on the author's name for more titles)

Research shows that positive approaches to learning improve both social,emotional and academic outcomes. Enthusiastic and Engaged Learners will help early childhood professionals implement strategies to support young children's positive approaches to learning, their enthusiasm (interest, joy, and motivation to learn) and their engagement (attention, persistence, flexibility, self-regulation, and other essential learning behaviours). Along with extensive research, the text includes images of practice in early education programs in culturally, economically, and linguistically diverse settings.

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Faiths and Their Festivals

Author(s): Kay Margetts (click on the author's name for more titles)

A key aim of education is to recognise, value and promote a positive attitude to differences, foster tolerance and develop cultural competence.

This book is designed to help by giving background information to the faiths and celebrations in our multicultural society. It looks at the beliefs and core practices of the main faiths and describes the festivals associated with them. It explains the origins of the festivals and how they are celebrated within the faith communities, and includes suggestions on how to explore them in a way that is meaningful to young children.

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Growing Minds
Building Strong Cognitive Foundations in Early Childhood

Author(s): Carol Copple (click on the author's name for more titles)

To cope with the environment they live in, children need to learn about their physical and social worlds; acquire language; regulate their bodies, emotions, and thoughts; and gain competence in literacy, mathematics, science, and other knowledge domains. This collection of readings from books and Young Children articles outlines important dimensions of their early cognitive development and describes approaches for promoting it.

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Insights — eBook
Behind early childhood pedagogical documentation

This eBook is in a PDF format.

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Learning From The Children
Reflecting on Teaching

Author(s): Cindylee Villareale (click on the author's name for more titles)

This collection of heartening classroom stories, gathered over many years, reflects the change, growth, and learning that preschool teachers experience as a result of working with children. Each story is followed by a brief summary of relevant theories and challenges that will promote your professional growth. An inspiring reminder that you learn from each child you teach.

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Living Like a Child
Learn, Live, and Teach Creatively

Author(s): Enrique Feldman (click on the author's name for more titles)

Living Like a Child provides inspiration to make stronger connections with children. This handbook addresses the development of self, the many components of growth, and guides the journey to help children reach their full potential.

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Nurturing Young Children's Disposition To Learn

Author(s): Sara Wilford (click on the author's name for more titles)

Nurturing Young Children's Disposition to Learn explains how to engage children in early education by supporting and fostering their unique talents, strengths, and learning styles. With staff development suggestions, classroom vignettes, and innovative approaches throughout, this book is a source of guidance and inspiration. It demonstrates how to effectively observe children, identify learning styles, and create a truly appealing and positive environment for children's growth and development.

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Our Inquiry, Our Practice
Undertaking, Supporting, and Learning from Early Childhood Teacher Research(ers)

Author(s): Daniel Meier, Gail Perry, Barbara Henderson (click on the author's name for more titles)

Through teacher research, teachers engage in the systematic study of their own practice to answer questions they have about teaching and learning, and their own effectiveness. This book explores what teacher research in the early childhood setting looks like, why it is important to the field of early childhood education, and how teacher educators can support it. Our Inquiry, Our Practice offers a theoretical framework as well as lively accounts of teacher research in action.

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