10 MAY 2016 by ideonexus

 The Classroom Library Checklist

Classroom Library Environment The classroom has a clearly designated, accessible, and inviting library space. The classroom has several areas for students to read comfortably. Classroom rituals and routines are established to support student self-management of independent reading. The library area has room for 3 or 4 students to review and select texts. Classroom Library Content I have at least 15 to 20 texts for each student. There is a balance of fiction and informational texts. The selec...
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28 JUL 2011 by ideonexus

 Children With Self-Control Do Better in Life

A healthy, well-adjusted preschooler sits down at a table in front of two giant, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. It’s not a kitchen table—it’s Walter Mischel’s Stanford lab during the late 1960s. The smell is heavenly. “You see these cookies?” Mischel says. “You can eat just one of them right now if you want, but if you wait, you can eat both. I have to go away for five minutes. If I return and you have not eaten anything, I will let you have bothcookies. If you eat on...
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Children who can resist eating a cookie long enough to be rewarded with a second one have much higher SAT scores.