Author: Robert A. Williams
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
Release Date: 2010-08-01
Children learn best through hands-on exploration, observation, and discovery. With more than 100 activities, The Preschool Scientist gives children the opportunity to actively engage, experiment, create, and discover the exciting world of science. Using a unique inquiry-based approach, these activities explore science through learning centers, integrating this important subject into the entire classroom. Each of the activities has “Keep it Simple” and “Add a Challenge” sections so teachers can adjust the difficulty to their unique classrooms. Organized by theme, chapters include: &8226; Alike and Different &8226; Exploring Motion &8226; Exploring Change &8226; Exploring Tools &8226; Working with Water &8226; Light and Shadows &8226; Getting to Know Our World With this hands-on approach, children will have fun developing problem-solving skills while becoming comfortable with exploring their world.
The authors of Preschool Math--a scientist, a Montessori teacher, and an Emergent Curriculum advocate--come from different backgrounds and all offer unique expertise to the book. This combination gives the book a particularly interesting and stimulating approach, and makes the book usable for any teacher. Preschool Math encourages teachers to listen to and observe young children to better understand how they think about their world. The book uses these prompts to expand into useful and appropriate math experiences. Teachers will encourage children to use their senses and bodies to explore ideas, record and talk about the concepts, and to learn how math feels, tastes, and looks. Activities in Preschool Math use the scientific ideals of testing, evaluating, exploring, experimenting, problem solving, making guesses, and forming a hypothesis, while utilizing interesting materials and environments in mathematical ways. Special features of this book Each activity includes assessment following standards set by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Activities are geared for a range of ages and abilities, and many types of learning environments. Experiences included in the book originate in children's own explorations of math concepts in day-to-day play. Preschool Math encourages hands-on playful and child-focused experiences that guide children towards a sound understanding of the basic math concepts. Preschool Math encourages teachers, caregivers, students and parents to create math experiences from everyday events and materials. Preschool Math encourages children's thoughtful considerations, theory development, and logical exploration. It discourages interrogation or forcing a yes or no answer. Teachers are encouraged to observe children's play when introducing math concepts, or environment in ways that are appropriate at that time and for those children. This approach helps children learn math concepts as they are ready for them. Preschool Math is written so that teachers can easily access and use the activities. The authors suggest materials and activities as well as describe ways to talk with the children or to encourage further exploration over future days or weeks. Teachers can find activities that best suit children's needs, or use the ideas to set up environments that will encourage children to explore math. Preschool Math will enrich the lives of children, introduce concepts that build foundations for a lifetime of learning, encourage wondering and exploration, and provide encouragement for adults to make early childhood a real math playground!
Author: Laura L Mays Hoopes
Release Date: 2013-12
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
In Breaking Through the Spiral Ceiling, Hoopes traces her development as a woman biologist, how she fell in love with DNA but encountered discouraging signals from men in science, how she married and balanced both family and career, and why she's glad not to be a Harvard professor. In the 2nd Edition, errors found in the first edition are corrected and a Meet the Author page is added.
Author: David W. Barnett
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Incorporated Pub
Release Date: 1992
A book in the Psychoeducational Intervention Series For specialists in early childhood education, this book offers practical strategies for stopping behavior and learning problems before it's too late, and provides specific, research-based home and school interventions.
Author: Christine Chaillé
Publisher: Good Year Books
Release Date: 1997-01
Genre: Constructivism (Education)
Young children - how they experience the world, interact with each other, pose questions and problems, and construct knowledge - form the basis for this insightful examination of early childhood science education. Authors Chaille and Britain explore the teacher's role in understanding and facilitating preschool and primary-school children's scientific explorations. Using three traditional content areas of science - chemistry, physics, and biology - and translating them into developmentally appropriate practices, The Young Child as Scientist leaves behind rigid views of science education. Both teachers and students of early childhood education are led to reconceptualize science in ways that have implications for their whole classroom. Without being a cookbook approach to curriculum planning or a purely theoretical approach, the text weaves practical examples and theory together to present constructivism as it can be implemented in real preschool and elementary classrooms.
Author: Mabel Rice
Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
A well-designed language-focused curriculum creates natural and teacher-directed opportunities for preschoolers to develop the language and communication skills that are essential to later academic success. And all children benefit -- those with language impairments, those learning English as a second language, and those developing typically. Volume II offers a semester's worth of activities and ideas for more than 50 dramatic play, art, and group exercises that emphasize social, cognitive, and motor skills.
The WISC-III is the most frequently used IQ assessment technique in the United States. This book discusses the clinical use of the WISC-III with respect to specific clinical populations, and covers research findings on the validity and reliability of the test. It also includes standardization data from the Psychological Corporation. Many of the contributors participated in the development of the WISC-III and are in a unique position to discuss the clinical uses of this measure. The book describes the WISC-III from scientist-practitioner perspectives. It provides methods to aid in understanding and interpreting the WISC-III results for various groups of exceptional children. The book also presents detailed descriptions of behavior and achievement as well as recommendations for test interpreting standards. WISC-III Clinical Use and Interpretation has immediate and practical relevance to professionals who administer, interpret, or use the results of the WISC-III. The solid writing by leading experts makes the contents of this book an essential reference for WISC-III users. Leading experts discuss the clinical use of the WISC-III Thorough coverage of the literature with many new findings Covers wide range of exceptionalities from AD/HD to learning disabilities Direct relevance to practitioners, researchers, and trainers
Field-tested across the country, this comprehensive curriculum expands and extends the role science has traditionally played in the early childhood classroom. The first in a new series, Discovering Nature with Young Children explores the wide-ranging elements that make up the natural world around us. The curriculum replaces simple fact-feeding practices with the development of long-term scientific reasoning, including literacy skills and numeracy skills, such as hypothesis, inference, prediction, and estimation.