This past Monday, two teachers from the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC) provided an exceptional learning session on fostering wonder in young children.  SEEC is an amazing center that is actually housed within the Smithsonian Institute.  Because of their unique location, they are able to provide their students with museum based learning through frequent visits to the exhibits.  The philosop...

Discussions surrounding process versus product have become more and more common in the past several years, but some may not really understand how the two are related. When speaking of product, the focus is on the final result of the children’s efforts.  In other words, what did they create? On the other hand, as the word suggests, process is concerned with the actions or steps the children take on the...

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1st-3rd grade educators worked together to learn engaging ways to develop number sense. Students will develop fact fluency while playing games that use their number sense strategies. By learning their facts in this way, students are not merely memorizing, but rather learning to work with numbers flexibly.  “Low achievers are often low achievers not because they know less but because they don’t use numbers flexibly – they have been set on the wrong path, often from an early age, of trying to memorize methods instead of interacting with numbers flexibly.” Jo Boaler,  Stanford University, 2009

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