How to Make Classroom Management Simple & Easy
Every early childhood educator knows how essential classroom management is to the success of every classroom. Experienced teachers know that classroom management is more than just implementing your center’s guidance and discipline policy. Instead, it involves everything from the classroom setup to implemented rules, routines and schedules, and even includes the teacher’s attitude and consistency. I have written some helpful tips to help you become a classroom management all-star! Continue reading “How to become a Classroom Management All-Star”
The Holidays are Quickly Approaching … Don’t Wait for the Holidays… Celebrate Diversity in Your Early Childhood Classroom Every Day!
With the increasing amount of diversity in early childhood programs, it is important to consider the needs of each child and respect both their background and the diversity of the family they come from. Continue reading “How to Avoid the Tourist Approach to Celebrating Diversity In Preschool”
Use these 5 Tips to Become a Better Administrator
Throughout my years of teaching, I have encountered more than six directors and administrators. They were each so different and inspired me in so many ways. There were rules, expectations “buy-ins,” situations and opportunities for me to learn. I had always aspired to be an administrator so my first principal position was one of my favorites. I want to share some of the things that I learned from my supportive administrators. Continue reading “5 Tips to Become a Better School Administrator or Director”
Kaymbu Connects Parents with Their Young Children’s Learning
Recently, we had a chance to chat with Hillary White, parent to Isaac and Calvin, both of whom either attend or attended Sacred Heart Preschool in Sedalia, Missouri. Hillary described Isaac, age 5, as a “self-proclaimed Master Builder of Legos”, and Calvin, age 3, as an enthusiastic admirer of all baby creatures, particularly his little sister. Hillary told us her thoughts about the Kaymbu system from a parent’s perspective!
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Using Developmentally Appropriate Practices in the Classroom
When you walk into an early childhood classroom what do you expect to see? Teachers, administrators, staff and educational expects probably expect to see something different than parents, children or community members. Teachers are usually taught in school what is appropriate and needed, to have a warm, welcoming and appropriate environment for each age level. Therefore, hours of thought are put into how their classroom will be set up and ran.
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Looking for some tips or resources for your preschool or elementary classroom? Or are you a parent looking to engage further with your young children’s education? Every week we will feature some great blog posts and stories across the web for teachers & parents!
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