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Preschoolers Prefer Books Rich in Whys

Want to increase a young child’s motivation to read? Tap into their natural curiosity, a new study finds.

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Lessons on Culturally Responsive Teaching From Black Churches

White teachers seeking to grow in their cultural competence and better engage black students can learn from a mainstay of many black communities.

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Inventive and Inspiring Ways to Learn from Home

If you are a parent leading ‘schools’ in your own home during COVID or a passionate educator looking for the opportunity in all this to break free of the mould and push education forward, this is for you.

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Calming End-of-Year Stress

The school year’s end can be stressful for students leaving a structured environment for uncertain situations. Offer connection and affirmation to help them feel valued and confident.

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4 Key Aspects of Teaching an Online Class

What an educator with experience teaching online has learned about structuring students’ online and offline experiences and how to provide feedback to keep the learning going.

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7 Tips for Managing Distance Learning in Preschool

A preschool education director shares what her school is doing to keep kids’ screen time to a minimum while fostering play-based learning at home.

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Why Are Some Kids Thriving During Remote Learning?

Though remote learning has brought many challenges, some students seem to be thriving in the new circumstances. What can we learn from them?

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22 YA Novels to Help Students Process the Pandemic (or Forget It for a Bit)

A former school librarian shares recent young adult novels to boost kids’ resilience or give them some laughs. A few dystopian picks may provide a new perspective on the current situation.

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‘The Show Must Go Online’: Arts Teachers Adapt to At-Home Instruction

From laundry art to 'name that tune,' arts enrichment teachers are finding creative ways to transition to remote teaching.

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10 tips for cultivating creativity in your kids.

Turns out, it’s less about “teaching” creativity to children — and more about creating a fertile environment in which their creativity will take root, grow and flourish.

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Apps for Students With Special Needs—As School Buildings Shutter.

The coronavirus creates a unique challenge for students with special needs—educators share recommendations for apps to support learning at home.

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During Coronavirus, a Teacher Describes the Scramble to Go Digital.

In Bergen County, New Jersey, just outside New York City, a school closure pushes teachers to confront the challenges of online learning.

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