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Building Classroom Expertise

Imagine the possibilities for changing student attitudes and perspectives if students were invited not only to share their fascinations but also to serve as classroom experts and teachers in those areas. This quick excerpt provides ideas for building classroom expertise via student interests and passions. Read More

How to build a rich early literacy environment in home-based settings

Before they start school, many young children spend a lot of time in home-based care settings. How can you be sure their environment is conducive to the development of skills that will help them be ready for school? With the CHELLO tool, you can rate the physical arrangements, materials, interactions, and activities that have been shown to lead to the development of critical language and early literacy skills in home-based care settings. Then, use the results to guide caregivers in making adjustments that will contribute to richer early literacy learning environments. Read More