St. Patrick's Day: Going Green in the Classroom

clock March 17, 2014 12:13 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! While everyone is talking about shamrocks, pots of gold and little green men, we thought we would take the opportunity to talk about an even more important opportunity the holiday presents: the opportunity to go green! [More]

Friday is Pi Day

clock March 12, 2014 02:00 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Did you know that this Friday is Pi Day?  Pi Day is an annual celebration commemorating the mathematical constant of pi.  Observed on March 14 – 3/14 – for obvious reasons, Pi Day has been officially recognized by the United States House of Representatives since 2009.  The Massachusetts Institute of Technology mails its application decision letters to prospective students for delivery on March 14, and they post those decisions online on Pi Day at exactly 6:28 pm to si... [More]

Engage Children in the Classroom with the New Engage-NG

clock March 10, 2014 04:30 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Technology is becoming increasingly important in the classroom, but deciding which devices and software programs would work best in your classroom or school isn’t always easy. One key thing to remember is that you should never purchase technology just for the sake of having technology in the classroom. The technology you choose for students and teachers to use should be relevant and should help children further their understanding of the subjects they are studying. The Engage-NG (Next Gene... [More]

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss: 7 Seussical Splendors

clock March 3, 2014 23:45 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Happy 110th Birthday to Dr. Seuss! There are so many life lessons that can be learned from delving into the world of Dr. Seuss. From magical worlds, to charismatic characters to lessons that will stick with young children for years to come, Seuss books are a great read for all ages. Here are a couple of our favorite Seuss quotes to share and celebrate Dr. Seuss Day with the children in your care! [More]

The Power of Experiential Learning

clock February 27, 2014 11:30 by author Kaplan Early Learning
We used to call it hands-on learning.  Even in those classrooms that didn’t have state-of-the-art technology, kids would build and create and make things using buttons, bottle caps, Popsicle sticks, and glue.  The focus was on exploration, discovery, creativity, and problem-solving.  There was no clear distinction between the arts, engineering, science, and math.  Kids were making things. Now with the shift to STEM-based instruction and the emphasis that Next Generatio... [More]