​Thinking of Thoreau by William Crain

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This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Henry David Thoreau. In recognition of the occasion, celebrations have highlighted the better-known aspects of …

Kindergarten experts

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by James St. Clair ​Some years back I was asked to sit in on a meeting for a 3rd grader who had been a kindergarten …

Becoming an Early Childhood Advocate

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by Rae Pica​Note that this piece was originally posted on the NAEYC Hello website.  It is re-published with permission from the author. ​I’ve found that …

The Lesson of Kindergarten

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​by James St. Clair ​Recently a young teacher of 5 year olds came to me to ask my advice. This teacher runs a very developmentally …

Kindergarten is not what it was!

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by James St. Clair Something is missing in kindergarten. I know this because for the past year I’ve been substituting in the district where I …