Early learning or early education — this topic follows programs and stories relating to learning experiences before K-12 education.
How the Primary Grades Can Save Us: Growing American Reading Comprehension
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
How to Generate Interest in STEM Fields in Early Elementary Students
By: Tracy Derrell. Getting children started with STEM education in the early grades may get them started on a path towards vital and potentially lucrative careers, all while generating enthusiasm for learning and exploration.
22 Simple Ideas for Harnessing Creativity in the Elementary Classroom
By: Trisha Riche. There is a common misconception that the word "creative" has to do mostly with the arts. But being artistic is only a small part of creativity, and there are other ways to harness the power of creativity in the classroom.