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Early Childhood Educators

These books pertaining to Early Childhood Education will provide information about curriculum, behavior and navigating teaching our littlest learners.

Intentional teaching in early childhood : ignite your passion for learning and improve outcomes for young children by Sandra Heidemann

"Professional development resource providing advice for early childhood teachers navigating demands and changes in their careers, helping them see challenges as growth opportunities. Through self-assessment and reflection, educators reexamine their teaching philosophy, integrate new knowledge and strategies into their practice, and strengthen the impact of their teaching. Includes digital content"--

Strength in diversity : a positive approach to teaching dual-language learners in early childhood by Lea Ann Christenson

Endless opportunities for infant and toddler curriculum : a relationship-based approach by Sandra H Petersen

Keeping up with the times : diversity and inclusion in early childhood teacher education programs

"In this book the contributors reflect on the issues they have encountered in their programs related to diversity"--

The neurodiverse classroom : a teacher's guide to individual learning needs and how to meet them by Victoria (Language and communication teacher) Honeybourne

Emergent curriculum with toddlers : learning through play by Melissa Pinkham

Early literacy development in deaf children by Connie Christine Mayer

Success for our youngest learners : embracing the PLC at work process at the early childhood level by Barbara W Cirigliano

"In Success for Our Youngest Learners: Embracing the PLC Process at the Early Childhood Level, author Barbara W. Cirigliano provides an experience backed guide for the early childhood educator who seeks to improve their school through the usage of the PLCframework. Cirigliano notes that the PLC system is not widely used in Pre-K education and makes the claim that this is a grave mistake. According to Cirigliano, the PLC system provides Pre-K educators with numerous tools to increase their students' success. As such, this book will guide readers through the key ideas and concepts that are foundational to an effective PLC, all while educating readers on how to cater these concepts to early childhood students. Readers will learn how to face the challenges of implementation and be provided with all of the tools and strategies they need to achieve maximum success with their PLC. Through this book, readers will both discover the important role that early childhood education plays in students' success, and alsobe provided with all of the knowledge, tools, and guidance they need to develop a powerful collaborative culture and successful PLC system in their own schools"--

For white folks who teach in the hood-- and the rest of y'all too : reality pedagogy and urban education by Christopher Emdin

"Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education. Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in science classrooms as a young man of color, Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on and approach to teaching in urban schools. Putting forth his theory of Reality Pedagogy, Emdin provides practical tools to unleash the brilliance and eagerness of youth and educators alike--both of whom have been typecast and stymied by outdated modes of thinking about urban education. With this fresh and engaging new pedagogical vision, Emdin demonstrates the importance of creating a family structure and building communities within the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop music and call-and-response, and connecting the experiences of urban youth to indigenous populations globally"--

A little bit of dirt : 55+ science and art activities to reconnect children with nature by Asia Citro

Teaching STEM literacy : a constructivist approach for ages 3 to 8 by Juliana Texley

"Teaching STEM Literacy is comprised of ready-made, open-ended lessons reviewed and tested by teachers, which help educators integrate STEM learning into the early childhood classroom. Lessons are linked to the Next Generation Science Standards, and encourage creative ideas for three-dimensional STEM learning that are developmentally appropriate and exemplified through children's literature. Juliana Texley holds a master's in biology and chemistry, and a PhD in curriculum development/science education from Wayne State University, and has over thirty years of teaching experience. She is a graduate-level adjunct professor specializing in educational technology and assessment, science, and science teaching at Central Michigan University and Lesley Universityin Massachusetts. Texley has been a National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) member for thirty years, and served as president from 2014-2015. She is on the board for Young Voices for the Planet and led the development and evaluation of online learning programs for JASON Learning. Ruth M. Ruud has over thirty-five years of teaching experience ranging from early childhood to undergraduate studies. She has a master's degree in education with additional coursework in all areas of science. A former DeltaEducation FOSS (Full Option Science System) consultant, Ruth currently works as an adjunct professor teaching physical geography courses at Cleveland State University. She served as president of the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association and has chaired a number of committees of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), is a member of the NSTA Recommends committee, and is the head reviewer for the NSTA Shell Science Lab Challenge"--

Supporting children's mental health and wellbeing : a strength-based approach for early childhood educators by Jean Barbre

"The emotional lives of young children are growing increasingly more complex. This book incorporates strength-based child care strategies to foster positive reciprocal relationships between caregiver and young children and strengthen children's resiliencyand wellbeing"--

Wired to move : facts and strategies for nurturing boys in an early childhood setting by Ruth Hanford Morhard

Learning stories and teacher inquiry groups : reimagining teaching & assessment in early childhood education by Isauro M Escamilla

Enhance your professional development and partner with children and families to improve learning experiences in a range of early childhood settings and programs. Learn how to integrate the Learning Stories approach and teacher inquiry groups to promote authentic assessment to inform instruction, and foster collegial team building and collaboration. The writing of Learning Stories integrated within the professional development process of teacher inquiry, documentation, and reflection offers a new model of professional support and a method for reaching out to children and families. The Learning Stories approach is used primarily with children from birth through age 8, and educators in classrooms and programs, administrators, professional development specialists, instructional coaches, and teacher educators can benefit from this approach. Within this book, you'll find - Extensive examples linking Learning Stories and teacher inquiry groups - Key ideas, strategies, and reflection questions - Information on how Learning Stories can supplement assessment tools such as QRIS, DRDP, and CLASS - Resources and approaches for starting your own inquiry group An online study guide accompanies the book. (See inside for information.) Use this handy guide in a college or university course, your professional learning community, or your own book club with colleagues

The A in STEAM : lesson plans and activities for integrating art, ages 0-8 by Jerilou Moore

A little drama! : playful activities for young children by Lavinia Roberts

Addressing challenging behavior in young children : the leader's role by Barbara Kaiser

The authors of the bestselling Challenging Behavior in Young Children bring their wealth of practical experience, breadth of research base, and approachable tone to this new book for early childhood administrators guiding their staffs-and the children and families they serve-in preventing and responding effectively to challenging behavior. The stakes are high when children get kicked out of early childhood programs: they learn that no one believes in their ability to succeed. As states and school districts increasingly prohibit the suspension and expulsion of young children, directors and administrators of early childhood programs and principals of schools play a crucial role in making it possible for children with challenging behavior to remain in school and learn. Covering topics such as building an environment that promotes positive behavior, reflecting on the effects of bias and expectations on behavior, and empowering staff to use effective guidance strategies, this book offers ideas that leaders can actually implement while maintaining a high-quality learning environment
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