Remember last week's Give More To Teaching Idea? "Walk around, Talk around?" Well I am going to add Praise Around. This is super powerful in conjunction with movement through the classroom. And did you know that it is a researched based behavior modification tactic? Plus it takes no additional resources, tools, or training. You can … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Praise Their Students To Increase Positive Behaviors (GMTT – #8)
A lot of teachers have some type of activity for students to work on after they are finished with work, but most teachers don't maximize the benefits of this routine. Adding this routines will take 5% more effort, and will lead to HUGE gains throughout the year. I promise you will get a lot of … Continue reading Awesome Teachers Add A Routine For Students Who Finish Early (GMTT – #2)
...summer break that is. Summer means traveling for me. And after traveling around and leaving home for several weeks, it can be so depressing to start working again. Not only does just being in your "same old" routine sometimes gets sad, but also getting back into work is difficult. Here are some tried and true … Continue reading How To Increase Motivation To Work Again After A Break
I have LOVED creating this list! I am currently working on an outdoor preschool curriculum and found/came up with all these cute ideas. Once my curriculum is completed, I will let you know! In the mean time, check out these 50 (plus a few) nature learning activities that you can do with your preschooler! Colors … Continue reading 50 Outdoor and Nature Inspired Learning Activities For Preschoolers
If you have been reading some of my educational research, you may have noticed a short pause in new material. A new addition to our family created a shortage of time! However, after a 6 week maternity break, I am ready to get back in the saddle... the writing and research saddle, that is. Moving … Continue reading Similarities Between Parenting And Teaching: The Reward Is Worth It
Recently there has been increased dissatisfaction of the education system in Europe and the United States. While the United States has had a long history of "public schools," Britain was slow to move towards schools that educated many students. This is not to say that the United State's early schools were all inclusive and comprehensive … Continue reading Opinion: Is Selective Education Harmful To A Nation? A Look At The History of British Education.
As an educator, I am frequently asked about how parents can tell if their student is receiving great instruction. These questions include, but are not limited to: How can I tell if a curriculum is right for my child? Is my child’s school providing a good education for my child? Is my child’s teacher any … Continue reading Research Based Top 6 Ways Working Conditions Affect Special Education Instruction – Which School Environment Is Right For My Child?
We learn by observing and practicing. When we want to teach a skill, behavior, or concept, we teach it by showing it, practicing it, and then trying it on our own. Educators have developed the catchy phrase, "I do, We do, You do," to explain this process. However, most of the time it's not that … Continue reading How to Teach Anything
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