Number of unique resources found: 8
Description: The Promising Practices in Afterschool (or "PPAS") System is an effort to find and share things that are working in afterschool programs. The PPAS website is for afterschool program directors who want to improve the quality of their programs.
Description: This brief discusses five reasons for doing program evaluation. Additional resources are provided to design and implement an evaluation.
Description: When children relate what they learn to their own experience, they are interested and fully engaged, and what they learn becomes their own. Waldorf schools are designed to foster this kind of learning.
Description: this is the official website for Montessori. It contains information for parents and teachers, practical suggestions for using the conferences, teacher training courses, organizations, educational materials and other valuable sites.
Author: Barron, Brigid; Laura Bofferding, Gabrielle Cayton-Hodges, Carol Copple, Linda Darling-Hammond and Michael H. Levine
Description: The Digital Age Teacher Preparation Council composed of eighteen members from academia, industry, and policy assessed current practices in early education and elementary school teaching and have designed a professional development "blueprint" to advance the use of effective digital media in teaching and learning, with a special emphasis on instruction for underserved students. This report, Take a Giant Step, represents the Council's multi-sector action plan to enhance teacher education and a higher quality, 21st century approach to the learning and healthy development of children in preschool and the primary grades. The report sets forth several goals for the nation to meet by 2020, including advancing technology integration and infrastructure; a more robust professional training program for early education professionals; the expanded use of public media as cost-effective assets for teachers; and the establishment of a Digital Teacher Corps.
Description: This brief examines important elements of high-quality kindergarten transition strategies and profiles promising practices from six states that take an integrated and collaborative approach to helping kindergartners enter school ready for success.
Author: Dweck, Carol
Description: What is a fixed mindset, or a growth mindset? In this video, Carol Dweck shows how the fixed mindset robs students of their interest in learning, their desire to put forth effort, and their ability to handle challenges and setbacks. She shows how schools and families can teach a growth mindset to create greater resilience, higher achievement, and better social adjustment. Her research shows that this can be done, first through praising the student’s efforts and strategies rather than their abilities or intelligence, and second, through a program that teaches students about the brain and how it grows with effort and learning.
Author: Williams, Wendy (1 more by this author)
Description: High-risk youth tend not to pursue science education and careers. One reason is the way science is traditionally taught. "Thinking Like a Scientist" (TLAS) uses everyday examples - such as the effects of violent video games, and treatments for adolescent depression - to interest, energize, and involve low-income youth, youth of color, and girls, who often turn off to traditional science instruction. TLAS shows students that scientific thinking is a practical skill they can use to solve problems in their daily lives. It has been used successfully with African American, Latino, Native American, and disadvantaged White youth across the United States.