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Developing successful learners who are prepared for success in college or further study and for employment and citizenship in a global environment requires us to think outside the box—the cognitive box, that is.
Although traditional education is thought to exist in the cognitive domain, science tells us that children's academic progress cannot be separated from the emotional, social, and cognitive changes that occur simultaneously. The science of learning and child development is rarely used in classrooms, and research has demonstrated that we can maximize learning when educators apply developmental principles effectively.
Download this episode of the Whole Child Podcast to learn about key principles of developmental science that can affect the way teachers teach and the way students learn. You'll hear from
- Eric Schaps, founder and president of Whole Child Partner the Developmental Studies Center and member of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education's national expert panel on increasing the application of knowledge about child and adolescent development and learning in educator preparation programs;
- Chip Wood, author of Yardsticks, a resource for parents and teachers on child development, and director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development in the Gill-Montague Regional School District;
- John Lee, an exceptional educator with Prince George's County Public Schools in Maryland who has grounded his teaching in the Comer School Development Program to improve his teaching and student learning.
How can we prepare educators to apply developmental principles effectively to maximize student academic, social, and emotional development?