Edutopia, Turnaround for Children and others have released an extraordinary video series showcasing teaching practices, grounded in the science of learning and development, that educators can use in their classrooms right away.
As we span the globe for early learning trends and insights, today we visit sub-Saharan Africa, where countries have made a big push to improve early childhood education. Get Ready: This is a story about a program called Tayari – a Kiswahili word that means “readiness.”
Our latest roundup covers the relationship between emotion and learning, the business case for early education, a new poll showing voters want Congress to come together on early learning, and more.
Yesterday we highlighted the new report from the Aspen Institute: “From a Nation at Risk to a Nation at Hope: Recommendations from the National Commission on Social, Emotional, & Academic Development.” Today we offer the recommendations.
A key conclusion: “Children learn best when we treat them as human beings, with social and emotional as well as academic needs.”
According to the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, about 94 percent of New York City’s prekindergarten programs “met or exceeded a threshold that predicts positive student outcomes after pre-K.”
Beyond the science that explains the connection between child brain development and motivation, parents, caregivers and practitioners can take specific actions to help the process.