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Getting Smart Podcast | Why Language Learning Matters: Parent and Student Voices

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Parent and student perspectives are often left out of education conversations, so in this episode of the podcast, we capture ideas and insights around language learning from several members of these two important education stakeholders.

Building a Community of Readers: A Collective Impact Model

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By: Todd Brekhus. Seeing the positive effects of parental engagement, school districts across the country are taking the next step and asking, “Why not tap the entire community?” Here are five best practices for this collective impact approach.

5 Pro Tips for Supporting Beginning Readers

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By: Mitch Center. Most kids want to grow up fast—they want to run before they’re steady on their feet walking, and swim in the deep end. With these pro tips, your kids can get a head start on reading more challenging "big kid" material.

Why Early Childhood Education Matters Now More than Ever

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By: Tammy Kwan. As the world continues to change at an ever-faster rate, how can we best prepare the next generation to flourish in this new economy? Moreover, how can we do it equitably? Early education is key.

Early Learning as a Strategy for Achieving Equity

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By: Rafael Otto. Far too many children are receiving an outdated education that will leave them behind in a competitive world and reinforce achievement and opportunity gaps. A focus on early learning could change that.

Four Ways Adults Can Support Child Literacy

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By: Mitch Center. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, uncle, mentor or even an older sibling, you have the opportunity—and responsibility—to help the kids around you fall in love with books. Here's how.

Podcast | Outdoor Learning Leads to Curious Students

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By: Linda Buchner. In this guest post/podcast, Emma Huvos shares a bit about her philosophy for concentrating on nature in early ed, which led her to build a unique preschool on her family’s 80-acre farm.

Best of 2016 STEM Gifts for Kids: Preschool Through Elementary

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This holiday season is the perfect chance to treat the little ones you love to something that will encourage exploration, critical thinking & problem solving. Here, we've compiled a list of great STEM gifts for kids ranging in age from preschool to elementary school.

Four Classroom Strategies for Integrating Critical Thinking and Kinesthetic Learning

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By: Sandra L. Love. Learning is more effective when it is an active rather than a passive process, so engage students through movement. Here are four strategies for integrating critical thinking and kinesthetic learning in the classroom.

9 Children’s Books That Combine Storytelling with Math

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Math is all around us, and stories are one way we attempt to understand the world. So here is a list of good books for children compiled by our friends at MIND Research that use story-telling to explore math concepts.

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