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EDC432.01 Critical Issues and Effective Practices in the Early Primary Grades Prof. Kara Morton: Teaching Practices

Course Overview

EDC 432 course is taught by professor Kara Morton. This guide is created to help students to find library print and online resources to use for course assignments. 

Web resources

NAEYC Accreditation — The Child Care & Learning Center

Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC): Contains information on state of Massachusetts Initiatives, Programs & Services, Parent and Family Support, Provider and Program Administration, Workforce & Professional Development, Laws, and more.

Boston Public Schools Department of Early Childhood: This page serves as a valuable resource to provide families, principals, teachers, paraprofessionals and school support staff the knowledge and resources needed to create high-quality early education experiences that prepare children to read, write, communicate ideas and problem solve successfully by third grade.

Dept. of Education Early Learning Initiative: The U.S. Department of Education's program for the development of early education.

Head Start: Established in 1965, Head Start, promotes school readiness for children, ages three to five, in low-income families by offering educational, nutritional, health, social and other services. 

PBS Teachers Early Childhood: These pages contain fun activities and related books for over 100 common themes in Language Arts and Literature, Science and Transportation, Social Studies, Math, Health and Fitness, Visual and Performing Arts, Social Skills and Safety, and Disabilities.

Montessori Education: Information about the Montessori form of child education from the American Montessori Society.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Information about Child Development including developmental screening, mental health, and parenting tips.

International Journal of Early Childhood (Open Access) Journal

Aljabreen, H. Montessori, Waldorf, and Reggio Emilia: A Comparative Analysis of Alternative Models of Early Childhood Education. IJEC 52, 337–353 (2020).

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Effective Teaching Practices Books from the SSU Library

Title Author(s) Local Call Number
Teaching motivation for student engagement    
All change! : best practice for educational transitions Packer, Rhiannon.  
Student-centered research : blending constructivism with action research Pelech, James,  
Thriving as an online K-12 educator : essential practices from the field   Educ. Res. LB 1044.87 .T665 2021 (Salem State University)
Enhancing Professional Practice, Elementary School    
Pedagogy into practice : a handbook for new teachers Spielhagen, Frances R., 1946-  
Contemporary challenges in teaching young children : meeting the needs of all students   Educ. Res. LB 1139.23 .C6557 2020 (Salem State University)
Effective Supervision, Supporting the Art and Science of Teaching    
The Strategic Teacher    
Teaching mathematics to English language learners : preparing pre-service and in-service teachers    
Literacy instruction for students with emotional and behavioral disorders : research-based interventions for classroom practice    
What's hot in literacy : exemplar models of effective practice    
Exploring Self Toward Expanding Teaching, Teacher Education and Practitioner Research    
Designing effective teaching and significant learning Fashant, Zala,  
The beginning teacher's K-6 classroom : combining theory and practice to motivate students to learn Glenn, Cynthia Wheatley,  
Promoting intentional teaching : the LEARN professional development model for early childhood educators Kidd, Julie K.,  
Teaching our children to read : the components of an effective, comprehensive reading program Honig, Bill.  
Educating Teachers and Tomorrow's Students through Service-Learning Pedagogy    
Work smarter, not harder : a framework for math teaching and learning Lamberg, Teruni D., Educ. Res. QA 135.6 .L362 2019 (Salem State University)
Powerful teaching : unleash the science of learning Agarwal, Pooja K.,  
Designing a prosocial classroom : fostering collaboration in students from preK-12 with the curriculum you already use Bergin, Christi.  
The theory and practice of multicultural education : a focus on the K-12 educational setting DomNwachukwu, Chinaka Samuel, 1964-  
SKILL APPROACH IN EDUCATION : from theory to practice    
Critical conversations : the NLN guide for teaching thinking   Ref. RT 90 .C75 2018 (Salem State University)
Successful teaching : what every novice teacher needs to know    
A teacher's guide to 14-19 policy and practice Senior, Lynn,  
Instructional process and concepts in theory and practice : improving the teaching process    
Teaching interculturally : a framework for integrating disciplinary knowledge and intercultural development Lee, Amy, 1967-  
What's missing : best practices for teaching students with disabilities Lindstrom, Carolyn, 1966-  
Good questions : great ways to differentiate mathematics instruction in the standards-based classroom Small, Marian, CurLib Math General TeacherC 2017 (Gordon College)
Teaching that works : effective practice combined with theory and research Chase, Ann, 1962-  
Improving teaching effectiveness : implementation : the Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching through 2013-2014 Stecher, Brian M.,  


Books from the catalog

Childhood Education and Care Research and Instruction Librarian