How Concentrated Disadvantage Harms Children

  Here is a little[or a lot] of "food for thought":   Americans, by and large, live next door to people of the same race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Residential segregation by race remains high despite declines over the past several decades, and segregation by income is on the rise. Segregation by race or ethnicity and … Continue reading How Concentrated Disadvantage Harms Children

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How Much Do You Know About American History and How Will You Teach About Slavery?

In the midst of Black History Month, let's hope that there is sufficient mindfulness and awareness of the plague of our national history, which is the institution of slavery. No one wants to hear about it, talk about it ,nor does anyone wish to teach about it in the classroom. Has anyone really sat and … Continue reading How Much Do You Know About American History and How Will You Teach About Slavery?

Promote Self-Regulation among Early Learners with a Kangaroo Named MAX

Here we have a story all about how a youngster entering the classroom for the very first time learns self-regulation and learns to identify his emotions, understand his body cues and control his behavior. He learns to control behavior as a result of first identifying his feelings and framing them properly through the acronyms FADS(frustration, … Continue reading Promote Self-Regulation among Early Learners with a Kangaroo Named MAX

What You Need to Know about Bilingual Children

There are language specialists everywhere who unanimously share the opinion that exposing a child to two languages is the best way to become bilingual. They also agree that language acquisition ability declines after the age of 6 or 7. Language exposure can begin during pregnancy, according to a report by the Institute of Medicine and … Continue reading What You Need to Know about Bilingual Children