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The Power of Play

By Michelle Salcedo, M.Ed., author of Uncover the Roots of Challenging Behavior: Create Responsive Environments Where Young Children Thrive Did you know that all mammals play? And scientists have identified play-like behaviors in other species as well, such as alligators … Continue reading

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Print and Share: 3 Reasons to Write About Yourself

By Garth Sundem, author of Real Kids, Real Stories, Real Challenges: Overcoming Adversity Around the World Think about your assignments. How many ask kids to look outward—to research another culture or another time, to describe another person’s life and achievements, … Continue reading

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Expanding Your Circles of Personal and Professional Support

By Sandra Heidemann, M.S., Beth Menninga, M.A.Ed., and Claire Chang, M.A., coauthors of Intentional Teaching in Early Childhood Ana had had a very long day. She sat down to write notes on a child’s behaviors that had troubled her. But … Continue reading

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Nurturing Everyday Creativity in Children

By Susan Daniels, Ph.D., author of Visual Learning and Teaching: An Essential Guide for Educators K–8 Nurturing creativity in children has been an interest of mine over my entire career—while working with gifted children in an enrichment setting, while teaching … Continue reading

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Teaching Students to Think Critically

By Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., author of Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Helping Students Learn How to Learn Part of our Cash in on Learning series by Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. Click to read other Cash in on Learning posts. It … Continue reading

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