Tag: Teaching Approach

Learn the when, why, and how of modeling inspiration in preschool
A well designed Invitation to Play (paint, cook, draw, etc…) will help the teacher capture a child’s attention. Whether the process...
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A lesson in color mixing
All through out the year, I give my students lots of opportunities for exploring concepts such as color mixing but along with the freedom to...
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Remarkable learning through ordinary play

Remarkable learning is happening through ordinary play but we can often miss it. See how to foster the remarkable through ordinary play.

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Helping young children develop self-control

Teaching children self-control doesn’t have to be complex but it does need to be a goal in any preschool classroom!

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Starting with the activity and ending with the book in preschool
I have almost always started our day with circle time in preschool. I choose a great children’s book along with other conversation sparkers...
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Hands off in preschool
In our zest to help children “create” sometimes it is easy to forget what it means to be creative… Creativity is inspired when...
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Leading preschoolers towards success
Last week, after our final rehearsal for the spring show the children wanted to speak on my real microphone. I happen to have come from my news...
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Who is really teaching preschool?
Today, I happened by this class to see what was up and while there, I discovered the real teacher hard at work play. This young teacher (a Pre-K...
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Should we teach boys versus girls differently in preschool?
Let’s face it – little boys and little girls have some basic differences. They look different, they smell and sound different...
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Is it possible to give too much positive praise to preschoolers?
Last week I was the guest commentator on the Bam Radio Show along with Rae Pica, Ellen Ava Sigler, Ed.D.,  and Margaret Berry Wilson. The topic...
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