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New research finds “Magic 8” preschool classroom practices

Hechinger Report - October 01, 2017 2426

A new study published this month in the journal Child Development, found that eight key teacher actions can make the difference between a mediocre preschool classroom and an excellent one. A team of Vanderbilt University researchers spent two years gathering the data used to prove that these actions worked. Dale Farran, the head researcher, says […]


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Preschool’s hidden value may be in combating poverty

Hechinger Report - October 02, 2017 2426

It’s been hard to prove that attending preschool makes a difference for kids, academically. Many research studies have found that children who didn’t go to preschool catch up to those who did in just a few years. By third grade, there’s often no difference in math and reading scores between the preschooled and the non-preschooled […]


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Shifting Your Assessments To Grow Higher-Level Thinking - TeachThought PD

Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - November 14, 2017 2313

Select Page Shifting Your Assessments To Grow Higher-Level Thinking Feb 20, 2017 | Shifting Your Assessments To Grow Higher-Level Thinking by Beckie Stobaugh, to bring Beckie to your school! As a new principal, I sat at my desk reviewing classroom assessments, I dropped my head in dismay. It was no wonder our students were receiving high marks on classroom assessments—almost all the questions required students to recall memorized information. However, our state assessment and content standards demanded higher levels of thinking.