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How Can Children Aspire to Careers They Don’t Know Exist?

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By: Ed Hidalgo. By connecting exciting career options to learning, class work becomes more valuable, reinforcing the idea that school is a path to something that can be fun and rewarding. This district doesn't think career exploration is a "big kid only" topic.

Quality Early Learning Makes Tulsa a Great Place to Grow Up

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Tulsa, Oklahoma is providing quality early learning for all. Tom shares how the city is able to provide leading edge programs and what is making them successful.

How the Primary Grades Can Save Us: Growing American Reading Comprehension

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By: Cindy Jiban. When NAEP convened a panel of reading experts in early April, the primary grades got called out as one potential culprit of lagging results. What needs re-evaluating in K-3 literacy? Here, we look at a couple starting points.

Reggio Emilia: An Inspiring Approach to Early Learning

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In Reggio Emilia, an early childhood approach that has evolved over the past 50 years, schooling is based on the pedagogies of listening and relationships. A great deal of children’s work is done in small groups, grounded in meaningful projects. Learn more here.

Early Learning Strategies for Developing Computational Thinking Skills

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We live in a world with Smartphones and Smarthomes, and understanding how devices work allows us to approach technology as a partner to help us solve problems. Here's how we can start giving kids these skills sooner rather than later.

3 Future-Ready Strategies for Early Learning

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In order to help our young students excel in project-based environments, develop cultural competencies, and strengthen social-emotional skills, we must continue to encourage curiosities rather than compliance, questioning rather than silence, and play rather than excessive structure.

The Future of Work = Early Learning Today

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By: Isabelle Hau. The ability for children to succeed in learning, especially with the complex skills they will need in 2030 and beyond, is closely linked to their early learning experience. The only way to ensure our children will be prepared for success is to give them a strong start now.

Early Childhood: What We Know, and What’s Possible

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We know early learning matters… and it matters a lot. We also know that all early learning experiences and are not created equal, nor are they available to all students and families. This post is the first in a series looking at how we can do better.

At FETC, Early Learning is Central to the Future of EdTech

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FETC 2018 has made clear that the clarion call to ensure that today’s students are prepared for a global, digital future has been extended to include our youngest learners.

5 Ways for Teachers to Nurture the Creative Genius in Their Students

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By: Raj Shah. Creativity will continue increasing in importance as automation changes the workforce throughout the 21st century. Here are five ways teachers can help students maintain (and increase) their natural creativity.

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