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  • Where Are You on the Teacher Language Scale?

    Where Are You on the Teacher Language Scale?

    Today I watched a science lesson in which the teacher had the children engaged, paying attention, and working hard. It was a pleasure to watch them learn and engage with the ideas that the teacher was sharing. How did she do it?
    The main tool she used was a positive attitude. She was enjoying the subject, enjoying the children, and enjoying teaching. Read More

  • Great Ideas for When Children are Done Early

    Great Ideas for When Children are Done Early

    Children need time to do independent work, but they won’t all need to same amount of time to complete it. Experienced teachers know that it’s important to have planned activities for when children are finished with their work AND to teach them the procedures to use when they are done.
    Here is an example of procedures:

    Double-check your work. Read More

  • Are you teaching children how to focus and calm down?

    Are you teaching children how to focus and calm down?

    Young children are notorious for being distracted and emotionally intense. Our work as teachers (or parents) of young children is very challenging – especially working with so many children together in the classroom. Read More

  • 10 Wonderful Multicultural Children’s Books

    10 Wonderful Multicultural Children’s Books

    On Martin Luther King Day, it’s a great time to think about peace, harmony, and community. Our classrooms can be a haven for children to learn how to get along with others, even when people are different from us. Here are some guidelines from the original edition of the Anti-Bias Handbook:1. Help each child nurture his or her self-concept and identity2. Read More

  • Caring and Community in the Classroom: An Uplifting Story for the Holidays!

    Caring and Community in the Classroom: An Uplifting Story for the Holidays!

    Today, I am sharing a wonderful post by Ann-Bailey, one of the bloggers at the Council for Exceptional Children’s Reality 101. This brought tears of joy to my eyes and I hope you enjoy this wonderful story during the holidays! 
     
    Ann-Bailey: What students teach us about community & differences

    The other day one of my kindergarten friends had a birthday. Read More