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Resources for Early Childhood Instruction From the What Works Clearinghouse

Looking to boost your teaching skills over the summer? The federal What Works Clearinghouse recently compiled a list of resources for educators of young children. 

The Gateway to Math Success: The five recommendations here, which include techniques to teach children to describe their world mathematically and methods for incorporating math organically throughout the day, come from a 2013 practice guide, Teaching Math to Young Children

Explore Instruction for Children with Special Needs: For young children, focusing on the sounds that make up language and incorporating behavioral therapy in the school day have research-backed effectiveness. 

Steer Your Way To Evidence-Based Interventions: Looking for resources to help a struggling learner? How about tips to improve your whole-class instruction? This page offers further links to interventions that improve print knowledge, early reading and writing, and socio-emotional development, among other important skills. 

Discover the What Works Clearinghouse's Research and Resources: If the links above don't address your needs, there is much more where that came from. This page offers resources that district leaders can use to determine if a program actually has positive effects. 

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