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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 ...

The Six-Year-Old Brain
The six-year-old brain

Noah is six (Figure 6.1.). Like most six-year-olds, Noah is competitive. He wants to be first in line for library at school, he wants to be first down to breakfast, and he wants to be picked first for group games. When Noah is not first, he can become a bad sport. For this reason, Noah's parents and teacher are working with Noah as personal/social/emotional coaches.

Figure 6.1 Noah

When Noah is not picked for a kick ball team at recess, he begins to yell at the other children and picks up the ball and throws it hard at his schoolmates.

Mrs. Washington checks to be sure the others aren't hurt and turns to have a conversation with Noah. It goes like this:

Mrs. ...

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