We all have those moments—you’re mid-sentence, standing in front of the class, when you hear it: students whispering in the back of the classroom. Whether it’s giggling, inappropriate noises, or simply glazed-over stares, knowing you don’t have the full attention of your classroom is frustrating.
It’s easy to focus on preparing kids academically for the upcoming school year, but it can be hard to remember that students also need to be socially prepared. Along with financial literacy, phonics, and science exploration, children need to understand the importance of resilience, self-control, and intentionality. To get kids […]
Careers are important, but so are the faces filling them. Remind children that they’ll never stop learning, no matter where life takes them. Don’t forget to enter our weekly book giveaway for Seven Skills for School Success, simple activities to ensure little ones are socially and emotionally prepared for the school year.
Guest Post by Laura Wilhelm A new school year brings fresh opportunities and challenges. Educated staff can help prevent supervisory neglect through food safety. About 2.5% of people in the United States have food allergies. The numbers have been rising over the past few decades, especially in children. The top eight […]
It’s that time again! Children are rearing to go with new shoes and backpacks to take on the school year. Though your child’s school readiness is a priority, it’s just as important to know how you will be involved in the classroom. Keeping open lines of communication and working with educators […]
Every child has a unique personality. Don’t forget to appreciate the small differences in your students or children and enjoy the learning process along the way. Inspire language learning in children with our latest release, Raising a Talker, by Renate Zangl. Enter our book giveaway here for your chance to win: http://buff.ly/1osxfsA
With schedules busier than ever, many parents and teachers can be reluctant to offer young children creative materials because they are concerned about the time these experiences take to prepare and the mess that will result. With these concerns in mind we asked early education art expert MaryAnn Kohl, “Why is […]
When children get to reflect on their own interests and strengths, they realize how special they really are. By assuring children that although they may not be able to do everything that their brothers or sisters or peers can do, they are unique individuals with special abilities they can share. […]
Guest Post: The Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline by William DeMeo, PhD In a recent interview with CNN, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discussed the phenomenon of the preschool to prison pipeline associated with the record number of young children being expelled from preschool programs across the country. Reason for a Call to […]
Love inspiring movement in the classroom? Then you don’t want to miss our most recent Gryphon House Author Q&A with Deborah Kayton Michals on her Up, Down, Move Around series! With her activities featured in the national Let’s Move campaign, Michal’s active learning exercises are a great resource for healthy exercise […]