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Hindin, Alisa; Steiner, Lilly M.; Dougherty, Susan – Childhood Education, 2017
This article focuses on two programs that were created to enhance parent involvement practices in literacy. The goal of both programs was to create for parents enjoyable and rich experiences around literacy in the home, while demonstrating for parents how teachers approach reading instruction in the classroom. Programs to increase and support…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Emergent Literacy, Children
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Hutchings, Judy; Williams, Margiad Elen – Childhood Education, 2017
Students who demonstrate conduct problems pose ongoing challenges for teachers. Therefore, prevention programs that all families and teachers of young children can use to promote social and emotional learning, emotion regulation, and problem solving are of great interest to researchers and practitioners alike. This article describes the Incredible…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Problems, Prevention, Social Development
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Carter, Margaret-Anne; Dasson, Merilyn – Childhood Education, 2017
This article discusses an exploratory study, reporting the practices of five principals leading character development in early childhood centers in Singapore. Acknowledging variations in leadership style, the pooled focus group findings show the common denominator is the principals' paradigm of authentic leadership informing a service-oriented…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Leadership Styles
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Li, Shi – Childhood Education, 2017
The findings of a seven-year national investigation about filial piety in China released in November 2015 indicate that an adult daughter has a stronger affective bond with old parents than an adult son. One major construct to distinguish family roles of daughters and sons is participation with household chores. By employing some psychological and…
Descriptors: Housework, Asian Culture, Parent Child Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Blanch, Norine; Forsythe, Lenora C.; Van Allen, Jennifer H.; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth – Childhood Education, 2017
Given the importance of writing, especially in light of college and career readiness emphasis, and the observations that time spent writing in context diminishes over a student's years in school, this article proposes to reignite writing instruction in elementary classrooms through three practical approaches for supporting students in authentic…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Elementary School Students, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods
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Brown, Natalya; Ferguson, Kristen – Childhood Education, 2017
Teaching financial literacy is important at all stages of life, but is often neglected with elementary students. In this article, the authors describe a strategy for teaching financial literacy using the books about Max and Ruby by Rosemary Wells. These books can help introduce the five key concepts of financial literacy: scarcity, exchange,…
Descriptors: Money Management, Elementary School Students, Teaching Methods, Class Activities
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Felleman-Fattal, Laura Rachel – Childhood Education, 2017
Age-appropriate children's books can be an effective way to introduce and discuss issues of social justice with young students. These books can be the anchor for interdisciplinary lessons that integrate core content areas, such as language arts, science, and/or social studies with the visual and performing arts to enrich students' learning…
Descriptors: Action Research, Preservice Teachers, Art Teachers, Social Justice
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Baker, Fiona S. – Childhood Education, 2017
Play and learning in the outdoors have been long-standing features of early years care and education. Unfortunately, children around the world no longer have sufficient opportunities for outdoor play for a variety of reasons. In the United Arab Emirates, climatic constraints limit outdoor play for 6 months of the year. One group of preservice…
Descriptors: Recreational Activities, Play, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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Moreno, Amanda J. – Childhood Education, 2017
As mindfulness practices become more widely implemented in schools, they are attracting both keen interest and strong criticism. It is important that mindfulness-based programs adhere to sound child development principles, be aligned with the neuroscience of stress, be integrated in a holistic manner by teachers throughout the school day, and…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Ethics, Elementary School Students, Child Development
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Accardo, Amy L. – Childhood Education, 2017
A yoga-based school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) may provide a foundation for teaching mindfulness and self-regulation in K-12 schools. Here, the use of yoga as a SWPBS was examined through a review of existing literature and interviews of yoga program facilitators. Yoga was reported to be effective as a pedagogical approach, and found…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Physical Activities, Mental Health, Positive Behavior Supports
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Bliss, S. A. – Childhood Education, 2017
Drawing from the conceptual framework of "shunyata" (emptiness), this article elucidates mindfulness practices and detachment from identity labels, offering a turn toward educators' and students' well-being. With a call for educators to consider a personal mindfulness practice prior to implementing techniques with children, the author…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Perception, Attention Control, Well Being
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Hartigan, Barbara F. – Childhood Education, 2017
Mindfulness in teacher education, and especially early childhood special education, offers new teachers self-help methodologies that can relieve their personal stress while passing along these same strategies to the special education students in their classrooms. This study explores a constructivist approach to learning mindfulness in teacher…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Perception, Attention Control, Preservice Teachers
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Trube, Barbara – Childhood Education, 2017
Mentoring, including peer mentoring, is a key element of teacher education programs and subsequent teaching practice. In order to share the benefits of mindfulness practices, a faculty member in a state university in the Midwestern United States promoted the practice of mindfulness by teacher candidates enrolled in her courses. As members of a…
Descriptors: Mentors, Peer Teaching, Peer Relationship, Teacher Education Programs
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Routhier-Martin, Kayli; Roberts, Sherron Killingsworth; Blanch, Norine – Childhood Education, 2017
Mindfulness and meditation programs, and their associated benefits for education, can be examined within three related disciplines: psychology, elementary education, and exceptional education. A review of psychology research provides evidence that meditation and mindfulness work to balance the often negative effects of students' social-emotional…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Elementary Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Relaxation Training
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Kielty, Michele L.; Gilligan, Tammy D.; Staton, A. Renee – Childhood Education, 2017
With any intervention program, involving all stakeholders in a joint effort toward implementation is most likely to lead to success. Whole-school approaches that involve school personnel, students, families, and local communities have been associated with positive, sustained outcomes. For mindfulness training programs to generate the most…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Perception, Attention Control, Well Being
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