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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 »

Current Issues

Addressing Bullying In Schools
Recent social movements resulting from teen suicides and traumatic school shootings have brought… 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 »

Engineering

Engineering and Design Learning Opportunities
Whether it's a sandcastle or a miniature replica of a famous building, children love to build… More »

Faith-Based Programs

Creating a Faith-Based Learning Environment for Children
Creating a calm, safe learning environment is essential to children's overall growth and development.… 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 »

Furniture

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

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 »

Miscellaneous

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 »

Outdoor Spaces

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

School Readiness

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

Science

DIY Crafts for Kids: Burlap Butterflies
The Burlap Butterflies Craft is a creative and interactive activity that encourages artistic… 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

Balloon Rockets STEM Activity
The Balloon Rocket STEM Activity is an exciting hands-on learning experience that will have… More »

Teaching Tools

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 »

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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