Multiple Intelligences

Reading to babies




Hart, B., & Risley, T. R. (2004, Spring). The Early Catastrophe: The 30 Million Word Gap by Age 3. American Educator, 4-9.

Sterling Honig, A. (2004, January/February). Sharing Books With Babies. Scholastic Early Childhood Today, 25-27.

Language and Technology

Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8. NAEYC Position Statement January 2012.

Watt, H.J. (2010, Fall). How Does the Use of Modern Communication technology Influence Language and Literacy Development? A Review. Contemporary Issues In Communication Science and Disorders, 37,  141-148.

Young, M.E. (2001). Technology and early child development. TechKnowLogia, Sep/Oct, p. 13-14.

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Math and Music

Cox, H., & Stephens, L. (2006, October 15). The effect of music participation on mathematical achievement and overall academic achievement of high school students. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 37(7), 757-763.

Cranmore, J., & Tunks, J. (2015). High School Students' Perceptions of the Relationship between Music and Math. Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 27(1), 51-69

Fletcher, J. (2014, October). THE EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS OF USING MUSIC IN THE CLASSROOM. Techniques: Connecting Education & Careers, 8-9.

Geist, K., & Geist, E. A. (2008, March). Do Re Mi, 1-2-3 That's How Easy Math Can Be. Young Children, 20-25.

Rogers, G. L. (2004, September). Interdisciplinary Lessons in Musical Acoustics: The Science-Math-Music Connection. Music Educators Journal, 91(1), 25-30.

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The history of mascots

Beginning of Year Procedures

Wong, H. K. & Wong, R. T. (2009). How to be an effective teacher: The first days of school.  Mountain View, CA: Harry K. Wong Publications, Inc.

30 Classroom Procedures to Head Off Behavior Problems by Bonnie P. Murray:

Tips for Beginning the School Year:

10 Things New Teachers Should Do for the First Day of School by Melissa Kelly:

Hennick, C. (2007). 11 “magic” tricks for new teachers. Instructor, (August) pp. 36-40.

Movement in the Classroom

Blatt-Gross, C. Why do we make students sit still in class? Retrieved May 30, 2016, from

Campbell, K. (2014, March). Get Your Students Moving. AMLE Magazine.

Margolis, A. Letting kids more in class isn’t a break from learning. It IS learning. Answer Sheet.

McCall, J. & Kuczala, M. Get your students moving! New Jersey Education Association.


Keys, A. (2014, April 22). Family Engagement in Rural and Urban Head Start Families: An Exploratory Study. Early Childhood Educ.

Sabol, T. J., & Chase-Lansdale, P. L. (2015). The Influence of Low-Income Children's Participation in Head Start on Their Parents' education and Employment. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 34, 136-161.

Zigler, E. F. (2014, August 6). Focus on Youngest, Neediest Endures. Education Week, 33(37), 1-17.

Introverts in the Classroom

Baldasaro, T. (2012). Embracing introversion: Ways to stimulate reserved students in the classroom, Edutopia, September 10.

Cain, S., & Klein, E. (2015). Engaging Quiet Kids. Independent School, 75(1), 64-71.

Isaacs, T. (2009). Introverted students in the classroom: How to bring out their best. Faculty Focus, July 27.  

Lahey, J. (2013). Introverted kids need to learn to speak up at school. The Atlantic, February 7.

May, K.T. (2014). We humans: How to teach a young introvert. September 2.

Nadworny, E. (2016, February 18). How Parents And Teachers Can Nurture The 'Quiet Power' of Introverts. NPR.

Sparks, S. D. (2012, May 23). Studies Highlight Classroom Plight Of Quiet Students. Education Week, 31(32), 1-16.

Spencer, J. (2015). Encouraging introverts to speak up in school. Huffington Post, September 29.

The Quiet Effect. Principal, May/June 2014.

Wilson, H. W. (2016, September 6). QUIET The Power of Introverts in a World That Cant Stop Talking. Chronicle of Higher Education, 40-41.

The Art of the Read Aloud

Cornett, C. E. (2006). Center stage: Arts-based read-alouds. International Reading Association, 60(3), 234-240.

Fox, M. (2013). What next in the read-aloud battle? The Reading Teacher, 67(1), pp. 4-8.

Fox, M. (2001). Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. Orlando, FL: Harcourt.

Mayberry, S. (2004). Gather' Round. Methods & Strategies, 63-67.

Toth, A. (2013). Not just for after lunch:  Accelerating vocabulary growth during read-aloud. The Reading Teacher, 67(3), pp. 203-207. 

Trelease, J. (2013). The read-aloud handbook.  Penguin, New York, New York.

Year Round School

Ballinger, C. (1995). Prisoners no more. Educational Leadership, 53 (3), 28-31.

French, R. (2013). Forgoing summer vacation, parents swamp year-round school. Bridge Magazine, August, p. 28-30.

Hamilton, J., Johnston, S., Marshall, J., & Shields, C. (2006). Schools that like challenge: Making the most of time. Educational Leadership, May, p. 72-73.

Haser, S.G. & Nasser, I. (2003). Teacher job satisfaction in a year-round school. Educational Leadership, May, p. 65-67.

Huebner, T.A. (2010). What the research says about…Year-round schooling.  Educational Leadership, April, p. 83-84.

Lewis, D.W., & McDonald, J.A. (2001). How one school went to a year-round calendar. Principal, 80(3), p. 22-25.

 McGlynn, A. (2002, March). Districts that school year-round. School Administrator, 59(3), 34-38. 

Speck, M. (2002). Balanced and year-round professional development: Time and learning. Catalyst for Change, 32(1), p. 17-19. 

Stenvall, M.J. (2002). A decade of change: Who says it’s the same old school? Catalyst for Change, 32(1), p. 6-7.

 Trimis, E. (1997). Year-round music: A pattern for success. Music Educators Journal, 83

 Will, M. (2014, October 8). Popularity Grows Anew For Year-Round Schools. Education Week, 34(7). 

The History of Backpacks

Digital Storytelling

Adams, C. (2009). Digital Storytelling. Instructor, 119(No3), n/d 2009, 35-37. 

Banaszewski, T. (2002). Digital Storytelling Finds Its Place. Multimedia Schools, 9(No), ja/f 2002, 32-35. 

Dreon, O., Kerper, R.M., & Landis, J. (2011). Digital storytelling: A tool for teaching and learning in the YouTube generation. Middle School Journal, May, pp. 4-10.

Educause Learning Initiative. (2007). 7 things you should know about digital storytelling.  

Jocius, R. (2013).  Exploring adolescents’ multimodal responses to The Kite Runner: Understanding how students use digital media for academic purposes.  Journal of Media Literacy Education, 5(1), 310-325.

Robin, B.R. The Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling.  Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Mar 19, 2006 in Orlando, Florida, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-58-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA.

Rossiter, M. & Garcia, P.A. (2010). Digital storytelling: A new player on the narrative field. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 126, pp. 37-48. 

Shelby-Caffey, C. Ubeda, E., & Jenkins, B. (2014). Digital storytelling revisited: An educator's use of an innovative literacy practice. The Reading Teacher, 68(3), pp. 191-199.

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