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Center Signs that Work Harder centers play-based

When it comes to play-based learning, sometimes it's hard to see what children are actually learning.

Think about it, in a center where children are sitting and doing worksheets or workbooks, we can see the learning outcome.

More importantly, parents can easily see what their child...

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How to Teach Social Emotional Skills in Whole Group classroom management social emotional

For the last couple of years, I have been teaching social emotional skills in a very intentional way.  In whole group.

Now, that is not to say that I don't teach social skills all day long when the opportunities arise. Because I totally do.

But, now I have just added in a whole group...

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Which Social Emotional Skills to Teach classroom management social emotional learning

Storytime!

Last summer we were at the dealership buying my husband a truck. We were talking to the salesman (whom we knew and was a previous neighbor) and he was talking about his dad.  His dad had been struggling with dementia and memory problems. His brother, who is also helping care for...

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Why We Should be Teaching Social Emotional Skills classroom management social emotional

It's true confession time....

I have tried every behavior management system known to man.

^ Okay, that might be an exaggeration.  But, I've tried a ton: clip charts, treasure box, marbles in a jar, compliment parties, walking laps at recess, safe seats, individual reward systems, sticker...

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Creating a Preschool Schedule in Just 5 Steps classroom management teacher tips
Creating a class schedule can be one of the most important plans you create for you preschool classroom.  Setting up your day to run smoothly takes some thought and consideration.  Because the truth is... your schedule can make or break the classroom behaviors you see.

Just think...

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Tips for Teaching Classroom Procedures classroom management

Teaching young children the procedures and routines of the classroom is important for a safe and (less) chaotic environment.  The benefits of implementing visual procedure cards are huge.

To get the most out of visual procedure cards, first...

 * Learn why they are important,...

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How to Teach Classroom Procedures classroom management

Our young learners aren't yet readers. Therefore, posters of written rules, schedules and procedures are null and void.  To young children, these posters are just visual noise.

But, pictures are a different story.  Young children can 'read' pictures.

So when it comes to helping young...

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Why You Should Be Using Visual Procedure Cards classroom management

Procedure cards are a visual, for the routines and procedures that you teach in a preschool, pre-k or kindergarten classroom.

Let's take a moment to stop and think about all the routines you have to teach little ones when they are coming to school for the first time...


Coming to the...

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