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Purposeful play based teaching strategies can lead your students towards building the confidence and competence they need for kindergarten success!

Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed. 

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Inspiring children to draw the world
I have always been a fan of inspiring children to draw by placing an object on the table along with[...]
Staying connected to your students is simple to do!
I never thought there would come a day when I would be encouraging young children to join me for a[...]
Should young children raise their hands?
To answer the question, "Should young children raise their hands?" the best place to start is by taking a look[...]
Worried about Coronavirus? Keep your students thinking smart and staying healthy
The coronavirus is on everyone's mind right now and with very good reason. If you are keeping up with the[...]
Let’s make a rainbow together!
Rainbows are all the buzz when it comes to my classroom during March. On any given day, I come across[...]
Why your students should be on the front page news
Every week, a small newspaper from my local area shows up in my mailbox. This week, the newspaper featured a[...]
Rainbow in a frame: Process Art
I want to dive right in and show you these amazing rainbows in a frame. You could also call them[...]
Where to get the BEST inspiration for your early childhood classroom
Do you ever find yourself stuck when it comes to coming up for new ideas or deciding which idea to[...]
I Heart Math: Graphing hearts for Valentine’s Day
Have you ever invited your students to make their own graphs? Young children are so capable of doing things but[...]
I Heart You: A sweet Valentine’s game to promote kindness in your classroom
As a kid, I used to love getting those little boxes of conversation heart candy and reading all of the[...]
Three important elements of building healthy relationships with young children
Being new in this setting, one of the first things I wanted to do was just get to know the[...]
Easy to set-up valentine water play for preschool
Water play is always a win in the preschool classroom and the perfect addition to add to your Valentine's Day[...]
A simple way to celebrate MLK Day!
Coming up soon is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and in case you are looking for a simple way to[...]
Play has the power to transform your children and their families too
A dear friend of my daughter called me super excited because she was going to finally leave her job teaching[...]
Let go of faulty expectations and dial into how your students learn best
When my daughter was nine years old, she started her first figure skating class. She took to the ice right[...]
Do you want more freedom to teach ‘outside of the box’?
I took my dog Benji to the vet the other day. As we sat and waited for the doctor to[...]
Inspiring children to draw the world
I have always been a fan of inspiring children to draw by placing an object on the table along with[...]
Staying connected to your students is simple to do!
I never thought there would come a day when I would be encouraging young children to join me for a[...]
Should young children raise their hands?
To answer the question, "Should young children raise their hands?" the best place to start is by taking a look[...]
Worried about Coronavirus? Keep your students thinking smart and staying healthy
The coronavirus is on everyone's mind right now and with very good reason. If you are keeping up with the[...]