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Staffing Strategies: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Headed?

Last updated: 02/26/2019

What happened throughout one’s generational history influences current views and perspectives, and camp directors carry those perceptions with them in their thoughts and actions...

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Anxious parent? Sending the kids to camp can be great for you, too - The Boston Globe

Last updated: 02/26/2019

The instinct to keep your offspring safe is totally natural, but when that impulse crosses the line into overprotective parenting, nobody wins. If adults remove too many...

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Toddlers and Self-Control: A Survival Guide for Parents

Last updated: 02/25/2019

Toddlers and Self-Control: A Survival Guide for Parents By Claire Lerner, LCSWC and Rebecca Parlakian, Zero to Three Child Development , Social & Emotional Learning Pulling the...

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Increasing Early Childhood Teachers' Education, Compensation, and Diversity

Last updated: 02/24/2019

Earlier this year, I visited a magnet high school that offered a four-year course of study for students interested in early childhood education (ECE). In addition to classes,...

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New ways to identify struggling students

Last updated: 02/24/2019

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about...

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“It’s Okay to Get Mad”: Helping Kids Express Anger Without Hitting or Biting

Last updated: 02/23/2019

I remember the first bite. My kids had just entered a blissful stage where they could play together for stretches of time. I was quietly congratulating myself when I heard a...

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52 Faces of Community: Maria Ward

Last updated: 02/23/2019

It takes a special kind of person to work with children every day. Maria Ward, center manager at the Duffyfield Child Development Center, would be the first to admit...

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I’m a Neuroscientist. Here’s How Teachers Change Kids’ Brains. - EdSurge News

Last updated: 02/23/2019

I’m a Neuroscientist. Here’s How Teachers Change Kids’ Brains. Email Teachers change brains. While we often don’t think of ourselves as brain changers, when we teach we have an...

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How Schools Spark Excitement for Learning with Role Playing and Games

Last updated: 02/23/2019

The use of simulations and role-play in education is not a recent development. Model United Nations, historical re-enactments, mock trials and other types of dramatic...

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Peterborough author’s new book on parenting focuses on distracting digital devices

Last updated: 02/22/2019

Raising a family can be a daunting task, especially with distractions such as cellphones and tablets. A new book, Happy Parents, Happy Kids by Peterborough-based author Ann...

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