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What If Everybody Understood Child Development? : Straight Talk About Bettering Education and Children's

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Pica, an educational consultant, author, and radio host specializing in education of the whole child, children's physical activity, and developmentally appropriate practice, provides 29 essays on what is developmentally appropriate for children in early childhood and elementary classrooms, considering what would change in education if everyone understood child development. The essays draw on research, anecdotal evidence, stories of teachers and parents, and the views of education, child development, play research, neuroscience, and other experts. They address topics like how all children are not the same, the need for hugging, the problematic sexualization of girls, fostering cooperation and not competition, the brain/body dichotomy, active learning, play, physical fitness, the need for recess, authentic learning, self-led learning, the problems with testing, valuing mistakes, teaching handwriting, the problems with homework, the arts, use of false praise, and time-outs. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

Understand the connection between how kids grow and how they learn

After 35 years as an education consultant, Rae Pica knows the importance of understanding the natural course of child development. In this collection, she keeps kids front and center as she provides thought-provoking commentary and actionable insights on topics such as the Common Core, the self-esteem movement, and standardized testing. Sure to inspire discussion, this pocket-size powerhouse of educational philosophy includes

  • 29 short essays on topics critical to best practice in child development and education
  • Opinions of experts supported by research and anecdotal evidence
  • Real-life stories shared by teachers and parents
  • References to related articles and interviews with experts
Number of Pages: 137
Genre: Education
Sub-Genre: Preschool + Kindergarten
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Corwin Pr
Author: Rae Pica
Language: English
Street Date: May 6, 2015
TCIN: 17394215
UPC: 9781483381848
Item Number (DPCI): 247-46-3689
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