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Make Space for Spatial Reasoning

In my previous post about critical early math skills that help children thrive, I promised to delve deeper into each of the seven early math skills and how...

Teacher Student dialogue for introducing new vocabulary

I find myself thinking about vocabulary acquisition a lot. Word learning strategies, tier II vocabulary, high frequency words, ideas for vocabulary resources, and effective means of improving vocabulary...

The Value of Talking Math to Your Child

MATH! I know. The first thing that you felt when you saw that word may not have been warm and fuzzy emotions. Want to know what I think when...

The Power of Joint Attention! Talk and Play Your Way to...

Attention! Well that worked beautifully! Now please, if you will... IMAGINE THIS You are a kindergartner sitting in class, listening to a teacher give instructions on how to read. You look...

Teaching Vocabulary Effectively

THINK BACK Remember your first few months at a new job? It probably felt somewhat nerve-wrecking and overwhelming trying to remember all the new information, rules, and processes. There...