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Teaching in the New Kindergarten

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ISBN-10: 140181753X

ISBN-13: 9781401817534

Edition: 2005

Authors: J. Amos Hatch

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Teaching in the New Kindergarten prepares EARLY EDUCATION STUDENTS, KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS AND SUPERVISORS to serve the educational needs of children while satisfying the academic expectations that have arisen from standards-based reform efforts. This resource encourages the student to rethink what constitutes good practice and gives guidance in organizing classrooms and programs in ways that apply what we know about learning and teaching in a balanced kindergarten curriculum. It offers a clear idea of what should be taught in each subject matter area based on the latest recommendations from scholarly organizations, state and district curriculum guides, widely adopted texts and published…    
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Book details

List price: $68.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 6/9/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Why do we need a new kindergarten?
Changing experiences--children and families in the postmodern age
Changing understandings--Vygotsky and beyond
Changing expectations--kindergarten teaching and the standards movement
Closing thoughts
What do I teach in the new kindergarten?
Language arts
Social studies
Health and physical education
Art and music
Closing thoughts
How do I teach in the new kindergarten?
Teacher as professional problem solver
A continuum of teaching strategies
Using the continuum--Examples of incidental, thematic, strategic, and direct teaching
Closing thoughts
How do I organize and manage a new kindergarten classroom?
Balancing rights and responsibilities--Everyone is responsible for accomplishing the purposes of the group
Balancing the arrangement of space--Every space has a purpose
Balancing the presentation of activities--Every task has a purpose
Balancing the organization of time--Every minute has a purpose
Balancing assessment--Learn a little every day and make a record of what was learned
Balancing differences in children's abilities--Including all children in the learning process
Balancing parent and community involvement--Reciprocal relations as a genuine goal
Keeping your balance--Dealing with threats to classroom equilibrium
Closing thoughts
What will a week look like in a new kindergarten classroom?
Closing thoughts