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Tim Siftar

Tim Siftar
Librarian for Information Sci & Tech, School of Education, and Goodwin College
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Elementary Education

  1. Finding Books
  2. Finding Articles
  3. Professional Organizations
  4. Selected Reference
  5. Online Collections
  6. Web Resources

Finding Books

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Education, Elementary

Finding Articles

Suggested Journals:

best resourceThe Elementary School Journal is designed to serve both the researcher and the practitioner in elementary and middle school education. While exploring central problems in education theory, the journal also explores the complex problems of the classroom. In addition, The Elementary School Journal presents articles that relate the latest research in child development, cognitive psychology, sociology, and anthropology to school learning and teaching.

Language Arts is a professional journal for elementary and middle school teachers and teacher educators. It provides a forum for discussions on all aspects of language arts learning and teaching, primarily as they relate to children in pre-kindergarten through the eighth grade.

Teaching Children Mathematics is an official journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and is intended as a resource for elementary school students, teachers, and teacher educators. The focus of the journal is on intuitive, exploratory investigations that use informal reasoning to help students develop a strong conceptual basis that leads to greater mathematical abstraction.

best resourceTeaching Exceptional Children features articles dealing with practical methods and materials for classroom use aimed at teachers of children with disabilities and children who are gifted; an official journal of the Council for Exceptional Children.

Science & Children is the National Science Teacher's Association journal for elementary teachers.

Professional Organizations

best resourceNAEYC National Association for the Education of Young Children

NEA National Educator's Association

PTA National Parent Teacher Association

Selected Reference

Encyclopedia of Education/ James W. Guthrie, editor -- PRINT & ELECTRONIC includes articles that cover policy and curriculum issues (Accreditation in the United States, Class size and student learning, Scheduling, Single-sex institutions); learning (Categorization and concept learning, Learning theory); assessment (General educational development test, Statewide testing); standards (School reform, Standards movement in American education); history and culture (G.I. Bill of Rights; Islam; Special education: History of); legislation (No Child Left Behind Act of 2001) ; and profiles of organizations, schools, and people (Gary schools; Harvard University; Military academies; Montessori, Maria).

Cambridge encyclopedia of child development / Brian Hopkins, editor -- ELECTRONIC is an authoritative, accessible and up-to-date account of all aspects of child development. Written by an international team of leading experts, it adopts an interdisciplinary approach and covers everything from prenatal development to education, pediatrics, neuroscience, theories and research methods to physical development, social development, cognitive development, psychopathology and parenting.

Handbook of special and remedial education : research and practice / edited by Margaret C. Wang, Maynard C. Reynolds, and Herbert J. Walberg -- PRINT This text includes information on individualized planning; elementary-school programs; secondary educational programs and transition perspectives; gifted and talented students; educational resilience; learners with visual impairment and blindness; learners who are deaf or hard of hearing; learners with emotional or behavioral difficulties; learners with severe intellectual disabilities; learners with language impairments; funding; parents and advocacy systems.

Teaching the young child : a handbook of classroom practice / Susan Rounds -- PRINT

Online Collections

best resourceFederal Resources for Educational Excellence --- WWW FREE is a collection of teaching and learning resources from Federal Agencies. Resources are grouped into the following subjects: Arts & Music, Health & Physical Education, History & Social Studies, Language Arts, Math and Science. A project of the United States. Department of Education

EDSITEment contains K-12 resources in Art & Culture, Literature & Language Arts, History & Social Studies, and Foreign Language from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

PBS Teachers PBS provides early childhood educators with curriculum tools and professional resources as part of its commitment to growing young minds.

best resourceElementary Teacher Resources A teacher-made collection of elementary resources including teacher materials, suggested books, a subscriber newsletter, and links to other resources.

Web Resources

best resourceDrexel Math Forum Elementary School Teachers' Place contains classroom and professional development mathematics resources for elementary educators.

Sciencebuddies includes science teaching resources, centered on science fair project resources.

National Geographic Xpeditions is home to the U.S. National Geography Standards—and to thousands of ideas, tools, and interactive adventures that bring them to life. Lesson plans are organized by grade level.

best resourceRead Write Think providing educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction.

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