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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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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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Executive Functioning: Creating Critical Thinkers and Creative Problem Solvers

By Michelle Salcedo, M.Ed., author of Uncover the Roots of Challenging Behavior: Create Responsive Environments Where Young Children Thrive “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” —Margaret Mead We don’t know the world for which we … Continue reading

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A Book Is More Than a Book: Interactive Reading for Parents

By Allison Wedell Schumacher When my daughter was just learning to talk, she thought a book was called a “to read.” She would toddle toward us, board book firmly clutched in one tiny hand, saying, “To weeed? To weeed?” Who … Continue reading

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The Plot Thickens: How to Improve Young Children’s Critical Thinking Skills During Storytime

By Allison Wedell Schumacher “That isn’t what it says. It says, ‘Scritch, scratch, scratch, scritch.’” This was the egregious error four-year-old Suzanne pointed out to her Head Start teacher, Wendie Bramwell, when Wendie tried to paraphrase Beatrix Potter’s original wording … Continue reading

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