Category Archives: Early Childhood

Teacher, I Have to Get a Wiggle On!

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There’s one (or more) in every classroom. The child who doesn’t pay attention, is disorganized, can’t stop fidgeting no many how times you tell her, is forgetful, has to touch or bump into other students, talks too much, and disrupts … Continue reading

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What to Do About the Student Who Asks a Zillion Questions

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Ever had a student who can’t seem to answer anything on their own and bombards you with question after question, at every turn? Sure you have. In fact, you can probably name hundreds! It’s so frustrating. You teach a lesson, … Continue reading

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Creating Successful Lessons that Meet the Common Core—No Need to Reinvent the Wheel!

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Need some fresh, new ideas for creating lessons to meet the rigor of the Common Core? Simple ideas that don’t require much time? We know you have none to spare! We’re all about using technology to extend your current lessons … Continue reading

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Play Time: It Does a Lot More than Just Get the “Wiggles” Out

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As teachers, we all know about stress. Oh, do we. In fact, teaching is considered to be one of the most stressful careers. On our feet all day, we’re juggling meetings, overwhelming paperwork, concerns about standards, high-stakes testing, and difficult … Continue reading

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Little Picassos, Every One of Them: Using Guided Drawing to Motivate

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Susie sits with her legs crossed, marker in hand, and eyes focused intently on her clipboard. It’s time for a Guided Drawing lesson. Today, her PreK class is drawing a bat. Susie carefully follows her teacher’s directions, drawing shapes and … Continue reading

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