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RESOURCE BOOKS / Classroom Management

Understand how to properly structure each classroom lesson by focusing on activities, lesson plans, and an integrated curriculum. Kaplan's selection of classroom management books also include ways to deal with transitions between subjects, behavior management, and more for toddlers and young children.

  • Planning for Play - Paperback
    Planning for Play - Paperback
    $14.95
    • Item Number: 89711
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    Play is learning! But play in the early years is endangered by the emphasis on push-down academics, mounting parental expectations, and pressures on early childhood teachers to prepare young children for the rigors of kindergarten and beyond. With all of that, gains made by play experiences, including readiness skills and social-emotional development, have fallen away. Young children learn best through play. This book helps educators understand the different types of play and the rich opportunities… More »
  • Rethinking the Classroom Landscape - Paperback
    Rethinking the Classroom Landscape - Paperback
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 81334
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    An early childhood classroom should reinforce and enhance young children's sense of belonging and connection to their environment, each other, their families, and their community. This book invites educators and administrators to rethink the traditional classroom, with inspirational examples showing how to weave elements that reflect each center's community into the classroom design. Colorful photos show what teachers can do to encourage a sense of community unique to each classroom. Easy-to-implement… More »
  • Simple Transitions for Infants and Toddlers
    Simple Transitions for Infants and Toddlers
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 39410
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    An insightful resource which offers over 400 tips, ideas, and activities to help infants and toddlers move smoothly through the day. Includes book lists on different topics and great ideas to help parents and teachers deal with big transitions in the child's life, such as separation anxiety and more. Age focus: Birth - 24 months. 168 pages.
  • Responsive Caregiving Set (Set of 2)
    Responsive Caregiving Set (Set of 2)
    $59.95
    • Item Number: 63494
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    This set provides the "why" for early caregiving practices plus the specific experiences to enhance these practices and all aspects of early learning.
  • Inspiring Spaces for Young Children
    Inspiring Spaces for Young Children
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 18893
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    This book invites teachers to enhance children's educational environment in a beautiful way by emphasizing aesthetic environmental qualities such as nature, color, furnishings, textures, displays, lighting, and focal points. Step-by-step instructions and lush photographs take educators through the process of transforming ordinary classrooms into creative, beautiful learning spaces.
  • The Insightful Teacher - Paperback
    The Insightful Teacher - Paperback
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 27683
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    Emphasizing essential interpersonal skills that should be developed in early childhood, this guide offers a holistic approach to developing classroom communities in which each child feels recognized, appreciated, and able to contribute. Taking into account a teacher's goals, values, strengths, and weaknesses, guidance is offered for adjusting and planning for developmentally appropriate expectations, classroom organization, and communication with families. Filled with concrete examples and effective… More »
  • Budding Set (Set of 5 Books)
    Budding Set (Set of 5 Books)
    $44.95
    • Item Number: 29042
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    Perfect for children ages 3 to 6, these fun-filled introductions feature easy-to-follow instructions and easy-to-find materials that will help children develop many important life skills. Books included are: "The Budding Gardener", "The Budding Chef", "The Budding Artist", "The Budding Scientist", and "The Budding Builder". Books have 72 pages each. Paperback.
  • Leadership in Action (2nd Edition) - Paperback
    Leadership in Action (2nd Edition) - Paperback
    $24.00
    • Item Number: 71757
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    Leadership begins in the head and heart. It is a way of thinking about yourself and the vital role you play in your early childhood program. This book dispels the myth that there is one best leadership style that all directors should emulate. It will help you understand the subtle but important distinction between leadership as a role and leadership as a set of skills and competencies that can be supported and nurtured at all levels of the organization. Filled with practical suggestions and lively… More »
  • Infants, Toddlers, and Twos: Activities for Responsive Caregiving
    Infants, Toddlers, and Twos: Activities for Responsive Caregiving
    $26.95
    • Item Number: 26032
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    The first three years set the stage for a lifetime of learning. Activities for Responsive Caregiving is filled with more than 80 developmentally appropriate activities and experiences that help young children acquire skills, build positive relationships, and optimize their intellectual, social, emotional, and physical development. This resource also provides strategies that support your role as a responsive caregiver. Age focus: 0 - 3. Paperback.176 pages.
  • Infants, Toddlers and Twos: Foundations of Responsive Caregiving
    Infants, Toddlers and Twos: Foundations of Responsive Caregiving
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 26031
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    Understanding the development of infants, toddlers, and twos equips you with the tools and best practices needed to guide, teach, and care for them. Foundations of Responsive Caregiving addresses the unique needs and responsibilities you have as you influence the ways young children acquire skills, master developmental competencies, and build positive relationships. This foundational approach helps you understand young children's development and provide high-quality, responsive caregiving to support… More »
  • Kindergarten and the Common Core
    Kindergarten and the Common Core
    $29.95
    $10.00
    • Item Number: 52943
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    How do we implement standards that spell out quite clearly what students must know-but do not give us the methods nor materials that help our students achieve such skills? This professional resource proves practical routines and developmentally appropriate activities that foster an environment where our youngest learners can thrive in mastering core kindergarten content along with the Common Core standards.
  • Rating Observation Scale for Inspiring Environments
    Rating Observation Scale for Inspiring Environments
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 18973
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    Looking through an aesthetic lens of nature, color, furnishings, textures, displays, lighting, and focal points, educators will learn to determine a classroom's level of aesthetic beauty. ROSIE then provides images and examples to assist in turning learning spaces into inspirational environments in which children can grow and learn.
  • Getting to the Heart of Learning - Paperback
    Getting to the Heart of Learning - Paperback
    $16.95
    • Item Number: 72299
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    Through the activities in this book, teachers and caregivers are shown how easy it is to foster children's sense of curiosity through group explorations that promote social connection and positive development. With step-by-step instructions, "Getting to the Heart of Learning' weaves social-emotional learning into activities that support math, science, literacy, and motor skills. Rather than adding in activities throughout the day, these explorations integrate social-emotional learning across… More »
  • Preschool Classroom Management
    Preschool Classroom Management
    $24.95
    • Item Number: 61268
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    An essential resource all teachers can use. Tips and techniques on dealing with daily routines and schedules, managing behavior issues, and building a caring community in the classroom. 224 pages.
  • Designs for Living and Learning, Second Edition - Paperback
    Designs for Living and Learning, Second Edition - Paperback
    $44.95
    • Item Number: 73232
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    You likely have dreams for your early childhood environment that are greater than rating scales, regulations, and room arrangements. This book has been a favorite resource among educators and caregivers for more than a decade, and this new edition is packed with even more ideas that can be used as you create captivating environments that nurture children, families, and staff while supporting children's learning. With hundreds of all-new colorful photographs of real early learning settings and a… More »
  • The GIANT Encyclopedia of Transition Activities for Children 3 to 6
    The GIANT Encyclopedia of Transition Activities for Children 3 to 6
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 60345
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    Over 600 attention-grabbing activities to help turn stressful moments into fun learning experiences. Teachers will be able to use the transition activites in this book to fill a spare minute, help children calm down, wait for another activity, and much more. Through play, children learn to comuniate, interact,and expand their cognitive thinking horizions. 576 pages.
  • The GIANT Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans for Children 3 to 6
    The GIANT Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans for Children 3 to 6
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 86673
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    The GIANT Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans has more than 250 complete lesson plans covering topics from colors and numbers to seasons and nursery rhymes. Each lesson plan is complete with learning objectives, a circle or group time activity, book suggestions, snack ideas, five learning center activities, assessment strategies, and related songs, poems, and fingerplays. With easy-to-use lesson plans for more than an entire school year, this book belongs on every teacher's bookshelf! 574 pages.
  • A Great Place to Work, Second Edition - Paperback
    A Great Place to Work, Second Edition - Paperback
    $24.00
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 71758
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    Early childhood program administrators often have a global impression that things are going well or not so well at their center, but they lack specific feedback on just what the different areas of the organization contribute to those impressions. This updated and expanded edition of an NAEYC bestseller helps directors define more precisely how ten dimensions of a center shape the quality of work life for staff. It will help you look at your program in terms of collegiality, opportunities for professional… More »
  • The GIANT Encyclopedia of Learning Center Activities for Children 3 to 6
    The GIANT Encyclopedia of Learning Center Activities for Children 3 to 6
    $34.95
    • Item Number: 60343
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    Over 600 learning center activities created by teachers for teachers. You'll find traditional learning centers with new twists as well as unique new learning centers to spice up your classroom. 576 pages.
  • Crisis Manual for Early Childhood Teachers
    Crisis Manual for Early Childhood Teachers
    $29.95
    • Item Number: 33673
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    Provides insight on identifying and responding to problems, working with parents, and seeking help with issues such as death, sexual abuse, divorce, natural disasters, and more. 382 pages.
  • Inquire, Investigate, Integrate!
    Inquire, Investigate, Integrate!
    $24.95
    $14.95
    • Item Number: 52942
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    Kaye Hagler presents thematic units that touch on core content in K-2 science standards and the CCSS with a common thread of literacy throughout. Integrated units not only engage students in content such as landforms, forces and motion, weather, life cycles, and food chains, but include reading and writing activities that engage students and connect content to literacy. Differentiation allows for all students to access important concepts across the content areas.
  • Inclusive Literacy Lessons for Early Childhood
    Inclusive Literacy Lessons for Early Childhood
    $24.95
    • Item Number: 15905
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    Best-selling, award-winning authors Pam Schiller and Clarissa Willis have teamed up to create this collection of 100 literacy lessons, designed to introduce children ages 3-6 to a variety of literacy concepts and build important literacy skills. Each of these simple, fun lessons offers adaptations for children with special needs, including: visual and hearing impairments, cognitive challenges, motor delays, speech/language delays, and emotional/behavior issues. The first page of each two-page lesson… More »
  • More than Counting: Standards Edition
    More than Counting: Standards Edition
    $34.95
    $19.95
    • Item Number: 29047
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    Teeming with 126 activities organized by NCTM standards! Modifications for children with special needs and material lists are also included. 304 pages.
  • Teaching STEM in the Early Years
    Teaching STEM in the Early Years
    $39.95
    • Item Number: 29046
    • In Stock
    The foundation for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education begins in the early years. Teaching STEM in Preschool and Kindergarten provides more than 90 activities and learning center ideas that seamlessly integrate STEM throughout your early childhood classroom. These hands-on STEM experiences enhance cooking, art, music activities, block play and sensory table exploration, and outdoor time. Information on assessments and early learning standards is also provided. Paperback. 320 pages.

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