Howard Gardner, Clayton Lewis and Jim Reese respond to the findings of the TNTP study and offer some hope with their work at Project Zero.
A study by the non-profit TNTP of 10,000 teachers found that professional development is largely a waste. Read the full report here.
Top 5 in Early Childhood for 2015
The spotlight shone brighter on early childhood issues in 2015. U.S. News and World Report pulled together the top 5 issues than ran in the news about early childhood. Read about them here
The Case for Play
How a handful of researchers are trying to save play. Read more about it in the Chronicle of Higher Education here.
You missed the conference? Don't worry. Here's the rundown.
Making Learning Visible
Harvard University's Graduate School of Education offers an interesting online course on group learning and documentation. Who wants to do it?
Cultures of Creativity
Wellesley College Professor of Psychology Beth Hennessey offers a "toolbox for teachers" to help nurture creative mindsets across cultures. Read her essay here.
The Boston Public Schools Department of Early Childhood supports teachers as they explore and study children's interests - in this case how to distinguish and define different colors.
News from the world of early childhood education.