Quick Hits for Preschool and Elementary Teachers

clock August 21, 2014 08:18 by author Kaplan Early Learning
The school year is here! As you get to know your students, prepare for Open House Night, and establish classroom standards, you’re going to want to know where to turn for helpful advice, trusted resources, and inspiration for daily lesson plans. These resource lists will not only make the year ahead easier, but also save you time for doing other important tasks—like making labels! Here are few resources we hope you will find helpful during the busy school year ahead: [More]

Cutting Down on Challenging Behaviors

clock August 20, 2014 09:25 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Every school year brings a new set of challenges—sometimes, those challenges come in the form of behaviors. Whether it’s hitting, biting, or bullying, trying to curb wayward behavior before it becomes a consistent problem is key to effectively managing your classroom. To minimize the time spent in parent conferences and the bruises (both physical and emotional) left on preschoolers, here are five strategies for cutting down on challenging behaviors: [More]

Communication Strategies that Keep Parents Engaged

clock August 20, 2014 08:08 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Parental engagement is one of the most important factors in the academic success of our students. Yet, teachers consistently cite it as one of their biggest challenges. Here are a few simple strategies to make it easy for you to communicate with parents throughout the year and build a relationship with them that will pay off for students in the long run. [More]

4 Teacher Tips for Sprucing up Your Classroom Library

clock August 19, 2014 09:24 by author Kaplan Early Learning
The beginning of the school year is the perfect time for starting fresh, cleaning things up, and recharging for a year of fun. Sprucing up the classroom library may require you to do a little heavy lifting, but what better motivation than knowing your efforts will have a direct impact on promoting engaged, proficient, joyful readers? The research is clear—reading more is directly linked to reading (and writing) better. So, let’s get started! [More]

5 Pacing Tips & Advice for Early Finishers

clock August 15, 2014 09:10 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Keeping the whole classroom engaged can be hard! Since students learn at different rates, many educators struggle with finding ways to keep early finishers learning while other students are still working. But there are a few planning tips you can implement to make sure every student is continually engaged. Here are five pacing tips to keep everyone challenged in the classroom: [More]