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INSIGHTS & INSPIRATIONS

In the first of this month's featured Insights and Inspirations articles, we look at the importance of lighting for classroom spaces. The right lighting has the ability to completely change the environment of the classroom. Children will react positively to the proper lighting and be more interactive. Read More...
In the second of this month's featured Insights and Inspirations articles, we discuss the role of family engagement in the classroom. Creating effective partnerships with families can be a challenge for teachers. Check out this list of ways you can fully engage families in the classroom. Read More...

Activity Ideas

Three Delightful Dr. Seuss Activities for Preschoolers
Every year on March 2, children, parents, and teachers across the nation celebrate Read Across… More »

Challenging Behaviors

Addressing Challenging Behaviors
Prevention Techniques to Address Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom Whether a child… More »

Classroom Setup

Football-Themed Back-to-School Bulletin Board
Engage with your students on the first day of school with an interactive bulletin board and… More »

Curriculum & Assessment

Top 5 Assessment Myths – Busted!
Article by Laura Bailet, PhD, Kaplan's Chief Academic Officer Over the course of my more… More »

Family Engagement

Dealing with Challenging Family Members
As an educator, you are undoubtedly going to feel frustrated with the parents and family members… More »

For Teachers

The Biggest Divider in the Achievement Gap Isn't What You Think
Article by Laura Bailet, PhD, Kaplan's Chief Academic Officer The "achievement gap" is… More »

Furniture

Choosing an Educational Carpet or Rug
Educational carpets and area rugs can help brighten your classroom or child care center and… More »

General

Criteria for Choosing Items for Children's Use
As a teacher, picking out new items for your classroom is always exciting (and a little nerve… More »

Health & Safety

Responding to Child Abuse and Neglect
A recent study found that 1 in 8 U.S. children will experience abuse or neglect that is… More »

Inclusive Classroom

The Biggest Divider in the Achievement Gap Isn't What You Think
Article by Laura Bailet, PhD, Kaplan's Chief Academic Officer The "achievement gap" is… More »

Instructional Strategies

Adding Rigor to Gardening Projects
Gardening provides a variety of hands-on, project-based learning experiences for elementary… More »

Kaplan News

VP Anna Wilmoth Receives 2018 Winston Under 40 Leadership Award
Lewisville, NC, October 8, 2018 — Anna Wilmoth, VP of Marketing and Merchandising at… More »

Learning Centers

Encouraging Creativity in Music and Movement Learning Centers
Music and movement are essential parts of early learning. From singing songs with children… More »

Literacy

Three Delightful Dr. Seuss Activities for Preschoolers
Every year on March 2, children, parents, and teachers across the nation celebrate Read Across… More »

Math

Five Little Monkeys DIY Busy Binder
Looking for a way to entertain children when on a trip or running errands? This DIY Busy Binder… More »

Outdoor Learning

Adding Rigor to Gardening Projects
Gardening provides a variety of hands-on, project-based learning experiences for elementary… More »

Playground

How to Keep Children Cool and Safe on Hot Playgrounds
Article by Mark Zimmerman, Kaplan's Playground Sales Manager During the hot summer months,… More »

Product Spotlight

Eight Ways to Use Magna-Tiles in the Classroom
A classroom favorite of both students and teachers, Magna-Tiles® serve as a great learning… More »

Professional Development

4 Steps to Earning Your CDA
We all know professional development is important—it can get you a job faster, excel… More »

School Readiness

Helping Kids Avoid Summer Learning Loss
The word "summer" invokes images of vacations, spending time with family and friends,… More »

Science

Astronaut Glove Box
Bring space exploration to the classroom with the Astronaut Glove Box! Using recycled materials,… More »

Seasonal

Apple Boats Fall STEM Activity
Celebrate the fall season while exploring STEM concepts with this fun apple activity! With… More »

Sensory

Farm Animal Washing Activity
The Farm Washing Animal Activity is a simple, fun, and engaging sensory play activity for… More »

Social & Emotional Development

Addressing Challenging Behaviors
Prevention Techniques to Address Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom Whether a child… More »

STEM

Apple Boats Fall STEM Activity
Celebrate the fall season while exploring STEM concepts with this fun apple activity! With… More »

Technology

Using Cameras and Video Cameras as Learning Tools
Do you use cameras and video cameras to facilitate learning and support family engagement… More »

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