Professional Development

Pretty pink and blue car painting in preschool

Our car painting turned into a surprise lesson on color mixing!

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Literacy Beginnings | Chapter 20 | Names
The most powerful and effective way for children to begin learning the complex process of learning about letters is by writing their own...
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Literacy Beginnings: Chapter two: Building a Community of Learners
I am thrilled to be participating in the Book Study Blog Party being hosted by Pre-K Pages. Each participating blogger is taking a turn to read a...
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Literacy Beginnings: Come and read along with us!
Vanessa over at Pre-K Pages is hosting a Literacy Beginnings Book Study Blog Party! One terrific way to promote professional development is to...
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Really cute but not so fun in preschool
Last week, I visited a class that was making doves as part of their study of peace and MLK. As I observed this class, it was clear to both the...
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Reflecting on the parents of preschoolers
This is Wy, my nephew, and his mommy. They were over at my house on New Year’s Day and while they read a book together, I stepped back and...
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The child centered classroom: Adding things to do
I have been writing about setting up classrooms over the past few weeks and so far I talked a little bit about setting up furniture and selecting...
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Christmas bows and boxes in preschool
The other day, I shared with you how our curriculum coordinator puts together activity boxes for the classrooms. I thought I would now show you...
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Get informed about early childhood education degree programs
Early Childhood Education Degree Programs: What are Your Options? By Brian Jenkins What types of early childhood education programs are available?...
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Yelling is not an effective teaching practice in preschool
Whether you call it yelling, hollering, or raising your voice – the reality is, yelling, hollering, or raising your voice to get the...
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