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Teachstone Blog

Getting to Know the Content & Design Team

27 Sep 2013

We're a creative bunch, but generally not too “wild and crazy.” We tend to work quietly as we develop trainings, produce videos, write about any and everything, and enhance the user experience. But with two theater majors, a filmmaker, and a former rugby chief of protocol, you can imagine that we have a lot of fun!

Topics: Just for Fun Read More

The Importance of Building Rapport with Teachers

25 Sep 2013

We are excited to have Sara Beach guest blog for us today. As a former Teachstone Staff Trainer, she frequently presented on topics such as Helping Teachers with the Instructional Supports, through active, adult-learning approaches. She has been an Infant-toddler teacher, center director, education specialist, coach-mentor, and early childhood college instructor, and her highest honor has been supporting teachers.

Topics: Coach Tips, Products and Trainings Read More

Language, Culture, and the CLASS Framework

23 Sep 2013

Since I joined Teachstone back in 2010, one of the most common questions I’ve been asked is, “Can the CLASS measure be used in classrooms that serve dual language learners?” I’ve had many conversations about this with CLASS users in the field as well as research colleagues at the University of Virginia.

Topics: Implementation, Research, Dual Language Learners (DLL), Observation Training Read More

What We're Reading: September

20 Sep 2013

As the Marketing and Communications Director for Teachstone, I read everything I can get my hands on. I always want to know what is going on in the field, what the market’s saying, and what the latest policy debates are. Since I scan pretty much all the early ed newsletters and blogs, I thought it might be helpful to share a bit about what I’m reading each month. I’m always looking for new material, so I hope you’ll share what you’re reading or your thoughts on what I’m reading by adding a comment below.

Topics: In the News Read More

Teachstone Volunteers for Day of Caring

19 Sep 2013

On September 18, the Teachstone team participated in United Way’s Day of Caring. A group of us braved the “cold” morning and headed over to Cale Elementary School to get to work on refurbishing the school’s courtyard garden. The cheers from the students and thanks from the teachers kept us going all morning long.

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Understanding the Highs and Lows of CLASS Scores

18 Sep 2013

New Money & New Challenges for Race to the Top (RTT)

16 Sep 2013

The Department of Education (DOE) has released another round of Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge (RTTELC) money. Applications are due October 16, 2013; there’s $280 million on the table, so the race is truly on.

Topics: Implementation, Leadership and Policy Read More

QRIS Is No Crystal Ball

16 Sep 2013

A new study, "Can Rating Pre-K Programs Predict Children's Learning?" published in the journal Science concludes that QRISs may not be looking at the criteria that are most meaningfully related to child outcomes.

Topics: Implementation, Research Read More

Welcome to the Teachstone Blog!

16 Sep 2013

Welcome to the Teachstone blog, Interactions Matter!

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