Student Teacher Mentoring with Educa – a Learning Story

Learning Stories in Educa Teacher Portfolios provide value beyond the classroom, aiding in teacher professional development, mentoring, and raising center standards. Read on to see how Learning Stories can be used for student teacher mentoring.     Jennifer, You Are Ready! Jennifer, it has been such a great year for you and the other student

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Reflections on ECE Assessment and Why It Matters

Is Assessment Aligned to Your Goals? by Rachel Silva I have been working at Educa for over 3 years. In that time I have read countless articles and spoken to hundreds of educators about early childhood assessment practices. In none of these conversations have I heard, “I love my checklists” or “the data from my

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Authentic Assessment to Help Children Own Their Learning Journey

Choosing Assessment For, Not Of – Use Learning Stories Assessment that is FOR children and not OF children respects their growing minds and creates patterns of thinking that help them see themselves as owners of their own learning journey. By Judi Garcia-Stevenson For early childhood leaders, who must have a clear vision of what they

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Holiday Learning Tips

  Avoid learning gaps and challenges by keeping your child’s mind working through the break. Here are 4 ideas to help you get started:   Use the kitchen as a learning tool Reading recipes and measuring ingredients with your child is a great way to engage in their learning experience. Sharpen reading and math skills

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Why Child Care is NOT a Substitute for Motherhood

Or How Does Early Education Get Some Respect?! In her recent article for the New York Times, Why the U.S. Has Long Resisted Universal Child Care, Claire Cain Miller discusses motherhood and professional child care as if they are equivalent. They are not. Most child care services have trained professionals. They make daily contributions to

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A Writer’s Guide to Amazing Learning Stories That Will Engage Families

Are Your Families Reading Your Stories? The mechanics of writing Learning Stories is easy enough in platforms like Educa learning story software platform.  And you know families love them, including grandparents who often can’t get enough. Plus children will constantly revisit their stories, retelling them to other kids, their parents and their extended family. However,

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