Early learning or early education — this topic follows programs and stories relating to learning experiences before K-12 education.
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.
Did you know the single greatest indicator of children’s success is the literacy level of their parents? Did you know that parental involvement in their child’s reading has been found to be the most important determinant of language and emergent literacy?
By: Hannah DeRusha. Breaking down big ideas into bite-sized applications can help introduce young learners to a new way of thinking. My kindergarten and first-grade students are learning about human nature this year through experimental play using robots.
By: David Ross. As part of their advocacy for integrating 21st-century skills into early learning experiences for young children, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning and its partners released these two resources to support educator and parent efforts.
A blog I created sharing a taxonomy of views on personalized learning ranging from content-centric to student-centered resulted in this spirited email dialogue with education leaders about the role of content in developing language proficiency.
How can parents help introduce and get their young children interested in coding, while still limiting time on a device? Cubetto is a wooden robot designed to teach kids as young as three years old to code without a screen.
By: Joyce Sun. Why is there such disconnect between what individuals know they should eat and what they actually choose for their body? Here, we take a look at strategies for teaching students how to eat healthily.
By: Naja Ferjan Ramirez. Any adult who has attempted to learn a foreign language can attest to how difficult it can be. Here, we look at why babies are better able to learn two languages.
By: Philip dela Houssaye and Fernando Madrid. Starting kindergarten off on the right foot is one of the strongest indicators of a child’s success in school. Here are four key takeaways from our district’s Early Kindergarten Transition (EKT) program.