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Quality Interactions (CLASS related articles) Files: 4

These articles relate to dimensions of the Classroom Based Assessment Scoring System (CLASS) that is used for Standard 2 in the Virginia Star Quality Initiative.  Articles describe ways teachers can provide high levels of instructional support to encourage higher levels of learning in young children.

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Managing Transitions to Prevent Challenging Behavior

This article provides strategies related to the dimensions of Productivity and Behavior Management. It explains what transitions are, why ineffective transitions can reduce learning time and cause challenging behavior, and provides practical ideas for effective transitions in preschool classrooms.

Date 11-20-2013 10:12:27 Filesize 750.19 KB Download 626

Alternatives to "Good Job"

This article provides suggestions for how to move beyond "praise" by focusing more on encouragement.  This article addresses the CLASS Dimesion of "Quality of Feedback".

Date 10-14-2013 10:10:26 Filesize 310 KB Download 739

Tools to Enhance Children's Thinking
Date 08-21-2012 11:06:25 Filesize 6.12 MB Download 1235

Powerful Interactions
Date 08-21-2012 11:06:00 Filesize 3.91 MB Download 1190

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