This New Virtual World….What Does It Mean for the Youngest Learner? By Holly Harris As Early Childhood Educators, we have spent our entire careers honing our skills to teach young children in person. We have learned how to guide a child with a simple look, a question, or a touch of a hand. And poof! Almost overnight our field has been turned … [Read more...] about This New Virtual World…. What Does It Mean for the Youngest Learner?
Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning™ Zoom Virtual Backgrounds By the Center for Development and Learning The Center for Development and Learning is actively moving forward with our plans for the 2021 Plain Talk About Literacy and Learning™ Institute. In the meantime, we have created four custom backgrounds so you can bring your favorite … [Read more...] about Plain Talk Zoom Virtual Backgrounds
Supporting Parents During School Closures By the Center for Development and Learning With childcare centers and schools closed, the Center for Development and Learning has turned its attention to supporting parents during this unusual time. We know how difficult it is to balance remote working while homeschooling children with minimal guidance … [Read more...] about Supporting Parents During School Closures
Response To Intervention (RTI) In Early Childhood By the National Professional Development Center on Inclusion Background and Purpose Response to Intervention (RTI) is an approach that is gaining acceptance in kindergarten-Grade 12 in many schools throughout the U.S. RTI has a dual focus - improving the quality of instructional practices for all … [Read more...] about Response To Intervention (RTI) In Early Childhood
Disciplinary Literacy Is NOT The Same As Content Area Reading By Tim Shanahan Recently, Cyndie Shanahan and I published a study on disciplinary literacy in the Journal of Literacy Research (Shanahan, C. Shanahan, T., & Misichia, 2011). In the study we report on our efforts to identify the special nature of literacy in three disciplines. We … [Read more...] about Disciplinary Literacy Is NOT The Same As Content Area Reading
Understanding The Learning Process To Effectively Differentiate Instruction By The Center for Development and Learning The underlying ability a teacher must have to orchestrate differentiated instruction day after day, hour after hour, by assessing his/her students and adjusting strategies and tactics moment by moment, requires sophisticated … [Read more...] about Understanding The Learning Process To Effectively Differentiate Instruction