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Hope Gerde

How Teachers And Families Can Support Science Learning at Home

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Early Intervention, Coaching Model

For many children, a love for learning starts before their first day of kindergarten – and an interest in science is no exception. However, for many children, barriers…

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Should Preschool Writing be More Communication and Less ABCs?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
scribbles with crayons on paper

Writing instruction in early education should be about more than letter formation and penmanship, argue Michigan State University researchers who found preschool teachers don’t often encourage writing for…

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MSU Leads Effort to Boost Preschoolers’ Writing Skills

Thursday, January 4, 2018
Hope Gerde

Working with preschool classrooms in Flint, Michigan, and Atlanta, a Michigan State University scholar is leading a federally funded initiative to improve young students’ writing skills. The $1.5…

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Pre-School Teachers Need Better Training in Science

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Hope Gerde

Preschool instructors appear to lack the knowledge, skills and confidence to effectively teach their young students science – a problem that is likely contributing to America’s poor global…

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$2 Mil. Grant to Help Youngest Students Learn Science

Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Tanya Wright and Amelia Wenk Gotwals

It’s often thought that kindergarten is too early to learn science. But with the right approach to teaching, even the youngest students can learn to think and talk…

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