A collections of videos, articles, and links, all free teacher resources for early educators.
December 27, 2020
The Collaborative interviewed three Chicago-area early childhood teachers who spoke honestly about the challenges and rewards of teaching during the pandemic.
This article outlines the benefits to spatial reasoning and expanding the learning that children experience regarding spatial reasoning in the early years.
This article, which includes powerful words by our own Dr. Jie-Qi Chen, describes the importance of early math, how it is often shortchanged in classrooms, and explains techniques that are becoming increasingly common for bringing out the math in early education classrooms.
This article from Scientific American dissects one of many homework assignments that have outraged parents recently, often with blame falling to the Common Core State Standards.
Children with strong spatial reasoning skills are more likely to succeed in STEM fields later on in life.
Jane Waldfogel, one of the authors of Too Many Children Left Behind: The U.S. Achievement Gap in Comparative Perspective, discusses the problems that many children face growing up in the United States. Remarkably and troublingly,…
The over-politicization of math education is a major cause for United States students' ongoing struggles with math in school.
Collaborative director Jennifer McCray reflects on the field of early math education.
Dr. Linda Griffin, a former secondary math teacher who now works as a pre-service teacher educator, discusses some of her observations about the United States' consistently lukewarm feelings towards math. She argues that secondary math can have an enormous effect on students who are planning to go on to teach elementary school later on.
Mathematician Keith Devlin reflects on the use of video games in the classroom in his review of Greg Toppo's The Game Believes in You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter.