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  • Vanderbilt Researchers Develop 'Magic 8' Practices to Create An Effective Preschool 10/20/2017
    A unique partnership between a group of researchers and early childhood educators in Tennessee has resulted in the creation of what's being called the "Magic 8" practices that lead to an effective preschool program: focus on eight key practices.The practices were laid out in a new study published this month in the journal Child Development. […]
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  • Kate DiCamillo turns a doodle into a story of hope 10/20/2017
    Kate DiCamillo has twice won children's literature's highest honor for novels she's written. But her new picture book is nearly wordless, with only variations on a short musical syllable. What connects "La La La" to "Flora & Ulysses," "The Tale of Despereaux" and other DiCamillo novels is a character with a longing to connect. In […]
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  • Not Just for Reading Class Anymore: 5 Tips for Teaching Literacy Across Multiple Subjects 10/20/2017
    The very first year I taught middle school science, I found myself teaching more reading lessons than I had ever expected—and that didn’t change when I switched to a middle school math classroom two years later. Add in the fact that I had several English language learners in my class, and my lessons on mitochondria […]
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