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Great Expectations: Are We Expecting Too Much From Pre-Schoolers?

“Preschool classrooms have become increasingly fraught spaces, with teachers cajoling their charges to finish their ‘work’ before they can go play. And yet, even as preschoolers are learning more pre-academic skills at earlier ages, I’ve heard many teachers say that … Continue reading

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Building a Better Brain

A dwindling recess time is a reality for countless teachers around the country. In an effort to pack more academics into the day, districts are decreasing and, in some cases, eliminating time outside for students of all ages.  In other … Continue reading

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Compassion Deficit Disorder – Its Causes and What We Can Do About It

Diane E. Levin, professor of early childhood education at Wheelock College in Boston, has coined a new term called “Compassion Deficit Disorder” to describe children who act without empathy or regard for others.  She uses descriptions from teachers to detail … Continue reading

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The Five Habits of Creative Teachers…How Creative Are You?!

“Education Week” recently posted an article sharing “The Five Habits of Creative Teachers.” The five authors collaborated to create a Massively Open Online Course (MOOC) modeled after the University of Pennsylvania’s MOOC developed in the fall of 2013 on creativity, … Continue reading

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