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Classroom Management in Preschool Series -Day 1 classroom management

Welcome to the Classroom Management in Preschool 5 day series! 

I gotta ask...

 Does classroom management leave you feeling ?

Are student behaviors leaving you exhausted at the end of every day?

If so, this series is for you!

Before we jump right in, let's look at what is happening...

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Preschool Transition Songs classroom management

Oh transition time... it is never easy. Whether it is lining up to go outside, getting the kids to clean up or sitting on the carpet for learning time, transitions can be the most challenging time of the day!

But, I've got one secret weapon that works every time. The single most effective thing...

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Activities for Teaching Children to be Good Friends classroom management social emotional learning

One of the most important (if not THE more important) area in Early Education is Social Emotional Learning.

I am a firm believer that by helping teach children self awareness, social awareness and healthy relationship skills we are helping them become functioning members of society... and...

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Survey of the Day - Preschool Graphing classroom management graphing jobs math

Question of the Day, Daily Question, Preschool Graphing and Survey of the Day has long been a staple in early childhood classrooms... for good reason.

With children being quite ego-centric (a nice way of saying, they think it's all about them), students learn new things more easily when...

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The 'Back from Holiday Break' Struggles christmas classroom management holiday

The 'Back from Holiday Break' struggles are REAL - am I right?

To be honest I kinda dread it each year. Am I super excited to see those faces I've missed over break?  Yes.  Do I want to go back and have to re-teach procedures and expectations? No, not particularly.  

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Sing It, Don't Yell It classroom management teacher tips

There is one classroom management strategy that I can NOT live without.

When I was in college we had a lab school on site. I both trained and worked in the early childhood program there.  It was an amazing experience and I learned SO much.

It was such a serene place.  No one was yelling...

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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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