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]

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]

How to Use Photography in Early Childhood Classrooms

clock August 15, 2014 08:47 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Did you know World Photography Day is tomorrow? Photographs provide a great opportunity for visual learning in the classroom and can bring excitement to any content area! Here are a few ways to not only provide supplemental learning material, but also allow kids to take a more personal approach to lessons. [More]

4 Ways to Get to Know Your Students

clock August 13, 2014 08:33 by author Kaplan Early Learning
The first few days of a new school year can be a mixed bag of emotions – from excitement to anxiety. Set the stage for a healthy classroom community by making sure your students know from day one that everyone is a special part of your class. Here are four ice-breakers to put your classroom at ease: [More]