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Supporting Your Child’s Journey Toward Learning to Read: Part Two, The Kindergarten Child

Supporting Your Child's Journey Toward Learning to Read: Part Two, The Kindergarten ChildBy: Laura Berkowitz, M. Ed

‘Phonological Awareness’, ‘Phonemic Awareness’ If you haven’t heard these phrases before and you are the parent of a young child, you will! Although the latter refers to a slightly more advanced skill, in conversations, these are often used interchangeably. A ‘phoneme’ is the technical name for a sound, which is represented by a letter. An older child with good (more…)

School leadership training programme – skilling the teachers to create a better learning environment

School leadership training programme - skilling the teachers to create a better learning environmentAccording to Goldman Sachs, India is projected to become the second largest economy in the world by 2050. This is not all; the country is also likely to grow to 1.8 million-plus people by 2047, which means there will be an increase in the working population of the country as well.

To leverage this growing population, skill development has emerged as an important aspect that needs strategic (more…)

When You Want to Switch Teachers

When You Want to Switch TeachersYou gave it a good shot: You waited a few weeks, kept your tone positive in front of your child, and made sure you spoke with the teacher constructively about your concerns. But things still just don’t seem right, and the rest of the school year looms. Each night, as you try to fall asleep, your mind races with all the reasons your child’s teacher is a bad fit. Every bone in your (more…)

Creating Partnerships in Colombia

Creating Partnerships in ColombiaMany Colombian parents must choose between sending their children to school and keeping them home to help support the family coffee-growing business. Many decide that school is not worth the cost in time and money.

A recent EDC forum brought together corporate, public, and private representatives who identified a variety of innovative solutions. “Supporting (more…)

Connecting the Dots

Connecting the DotsElementary, middle, and high school together in a single room.

Sounds like the one-room schoolhouse of yesteryear, but it’s actually a professional development program whose unique approach brings together teachers of all grades, from kindergarten through grade 12.

“This is a novel approach,” says EDC’s Brian Lord, speaking about the Consortium for New Explorations (more…)

Strengthening Learning in Fragile States

Strengthening Learning in Fragile StatesBefore joining EDC, Cornelia Janke worked for the Redlands Christian Migrant Association in Florida managing child-care and education services for migrant families.

“There’s a whole subculture of people harvesting the fields year-round,” Janke says of the migrant workers who come here to eke out a living in the orange groves, apple orchards, and vegetable fields. “Watching (more…)

Classroom management and social environment of all students

Classroom management and social environment of all studentsIntroduction: Taking the proper measures to developing a plan for students with behavioral problems takes a lot of hard work and planning. The most important element is to figure out what kind of actions will trigger the behavior and then try to figure out ways to accomplish the positive reinforcement. Behavior Intervention Plans need to be very specific an detailed, in order for the teachers (more…)