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Approaches to Learning


The At-A-Glance documents outline domain-specific skills and behaviors of children as well as ways that adults can support learning and development. The one-page documents were developed for use with parents, educators, or community partners.


An article for parents that emphasizes the important role of play in developing approaches to learning skills in toddlers and preschoolers. 

This Guide defines approaches to learning, describes why approaches to learning competencies are so important for K-3 children and provides grade-by-grade examples of how children demonstrate and adults can support these skills.

Harvard's Center on the Developing Child

The Mind in the Making (MITM) site identifies and provides resources to support seven essential life skills: focus and self-control, perspective taking, communicating, making connections, critical thinking, taking on challenges, and self-directed engaged learners.

This article offers information on the Visible Thinking approach to teaching and learning for preschool children.  Examples of classroom activities that utilize thinking routines are also offered.

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