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“This tool shows how classrooms can differentiate instruction, spend time on what really matters, and make sure that all children are making progress. I love the practical applications for each age level and what teachers can do to support optimal learning in their classrooms. Fantastic!”

—Stephanie Malin, Elementary Instructional Coach

Beaverton School District, OR

“The author has managed to untangle a very complex topic and make it applicable to everyday learning and teaching. The continuous application of research to learning is a strength of the book. A true gift to a broad band of educators.”

—Laura Linde, Literacy Coach

Hoover Elementary School, North Mankato, MN

Finally, a book for early childhood educators that combines child development and brain research!

How can early childhood teachers, administrators, and parents translate discoveries on early brain ...


Cal arrived at school each day on the bus. It took almost an hour for this kindergartner to get to school from his home in the housing projects on the south side of town. About 16 percent of the students at his school were bussed in.

There were few books in Cal's home, and he never saw anyone in his family read. When he first picked up a book at school, he held it upside down. Stephen was sitting next to Cal in the book corner. He called Cal “stupid” and took the book out of his hands. Stephen turned the book around and shoved it back at him. Cal was shocked but mostly angry. He pushed Stephen to the ground. This time Stephen was ...

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