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A Guide to Preschool Centers centers classroom management trainings

When you are running a play-based preschool classroom, centers are the core of the program.  Carefully planned centers create an environment for learning through play because play is not a break from hard work, play is a child's work!

But sometimes, as the teacher, wrapping your head...

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When Center Time Gets Overwhelming centers classroom management lesson planning

Do you want to keep your preschool center time fresh and engaging, but get overwhelmed at the thought of actually doing it?

I hear ya.... it's work!  But, what you need is a plan!

There are so many moving parts to center time that it can easily leave you feeling defeated before you even...

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4 Benefits of Free Choice Play centers classroom management play-based

Are you a free-choice centers classroom?

How might you know?  Here are a couple of questions to consider....Do you allow children to choose which center to go to, rather than tell them where to go?  Do you allow children to move freely from center to center without asking or waiting for...

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How to Make Preschool Clean Up Time Easier centers classroom management clean up

It's clean up time!!! Tell me...did your stress level just go up?!  Preschool clean up time is no fun at all.  Trying to get lots of littles to pick up the mess they made seems to be getting harder and harder, year after year. 

It seems like they will do anything to get out of...

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Simple Ways to Build Positive Student Connections classroom management relationships

Let’s talk student connections… shall we?

Tell me... when you think back to your time in school, what stands out to you? You may say a certain class or a certain subject, but many times it comes back to a teacher (or more than one!). A teacher who saw you, made you feel special or...

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Preschool Centers: Free Choice or Rotation? centers classroom management

One of the most common questions that I get in regards to preschool centers is "Do you do free-choice centers or a rotation?".  While I have my own opinions on the topic, I think it's important to look at the pros and cons to everything you do in your classroom, as to make an educated...

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3 Must-Dos for the Beginning of the Year back to school classroom management procedures relationships routines

The beginning of the school year is such an exciting and exhausting time!  Isn't it funny how we forget how little and new our students are when they start?! It's like we have to reset our brains back to beginning after sending on last year's students.

There is so much to teach our new...

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Classroom Management in Preschool Series -Day 5 classroom management social emotional social emotional learning teacher tips

Well, the end has come. It's Day 5, the final day, of the Classroom Management in Preschool Series! Thanks for sticking with me!

If you missed Day 1 of the Classroom Management in Preschool Series, catch it at the link!  On Day 1 we discussed why behavior charts don't work and why...

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