It is through play that our students practice and master new skills; put into action their own ideas; figure out how to solve problems; work in cooperation and collaboration with [...]
A well designed Invitation to Play (paint, cook, draw, etc...) will help the teacher capture a child's attention. Whether the process involves cutting, building, writing, sorting, or painting - we can [...]
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 explore, I will often take the time to sit down with my students and walk through a concept. This lesson in color mixing is an example of such a time...
Remarkable learning is happening through ordinary play but we can often miss it. See how to foster the remarkable through ordinary play.
Teaching children self-control doesn't have to be complex but it does need to be a goal in any preschool classroom!
I have almost always started our day with circle time in preschool. I choose a great children's book along with other conversation sparkers that ultimately branch out into a variety [...]
In our zest to help children "create" sometimes it is easy to forget what it means to be creative... Creativity is inspired when we give children the opportunity to explore [...]
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 segment at Fox [...]
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 student) was [...]
Let's face it - little boys and little girls have some basic differences. They look different, they smell and sound different (sometimes), they have different body parts, and sometimes they [...]