What has been the impact in kindergarten classrooms of good implementation of the following new initiatives and tools in Massachusetts?
- Elements of High Quality Kindergarten document
- Observational formative assessment
- Social Emotional Learning and Play and Learning Standards
- Massachusetts Science, Technology/Engineering Frameworks
According to Kathleen Bailer, John Ashley School and Cowing School Principal, West Springfield, these initiatives have had a major, positive impact on kindergarten teaching in her district.
Here is the link to her recent post on the MESPA blog, Principals Supporting Principals:
Play Ball! A Home Run for Kindergarten
What are your thoughts about this approach to 21st century learning?