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Big questions for young minds : extending children's thinking

Author: Janis Strasser; Lisa Mufson Bresson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Association for the Education of Young Children, [2017] ©2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Questions are powerful tools, especially in the classroom. Asking rich, thoughtful questions can spark young children's natural curiosity and illuminate a whole new world of possibility and insight. But what are "big" questions, and how do they encourage children to think deeply? With this intentional approach-rooted in Bloom's Taxonomy-teachers working with children ages 3 through 6 will discover how to meet  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janis Strasser; Lisa Mufson Bresson
ISBN: 9781938113307 1938113306
OCLC Number: 1004777266
Description: 153 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm.
Contents: Dramatic play area --
Block area / Rosanne Regan Hansel --
Mathematics/manipulatives area / Cindy Gennarelli and Mary DeBlasio --
A makerspace in the science area / Megan King --
Writing area / Kathleen Whalen --
Art Area / Triada Samaras --
Class meetings --
Read-alouds / Holly Seplocha --
Exploring and making music --
Large motor activities --
Outdoors / Sue Mankiw --
Mealtimes / Kristie Redner --
Supporting emotional development during the first months of school / Kristie Redner --
Kickstarting the school year : exploring change through long-term studies --
Using featured materials --
Multiday explorations --
Supporting children's understanding about diversity / Ranita Cheruvu --
Making the most of classroom displays --
Documenting children's learning / Cindy Gennarelli.
Responsibility: Janis Strasser and Lisa Mufson Bresson.

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Learn how to weave high-level questions into your day-to-day teaching practices. Packed with hands-on guidance for scaffolding children's learning and promoting a deeper understanding in a variety of  Read more...

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For anyone eager to become more adept at engaging children in meaningful conversations, Big Questions for Young Minds provides a clear and relevant guide to the craft of asking high-level questions Read more...

 
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