Teacher Spotlight: Kristl Wong

Kindergarten classroom

An Interview  with TK Teacher Kristl Wong

A couple of days ago, I had a chance to interview Kristl Wong, a transitional kindergarten teacher at Foster City Elementary School in Foster City, CA (Her sister is Jadelyn Chang, whose interview was published last week.) Kristl uses Kaymbu everyday in her classroom, and absolutely loves the video feature in particular.  She told me all about the awesome ways she is using Kaymbu and shared a great tip for fellow teachers! Continue reading Teacher Spotlight: Kristl Wong

How to become a Classroom Management All-Star

Classroom Management

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

Teacher Spotlight: Weston Fillman

If you visit Bay-Brook Elementary/Middle School, Room 104, you will find Weston Fillman teaching 16 four and five year-olds in his college-themed classroom. Mr. Fillman uses a variety of engaging teaching strategies – from college chants to finger plays – but he is adamant that the biggest driver of learning in his classroom is family relationships. Continue reading Teacher Spotlight: Weston Fillman

5 Tips to Become a Better School Administrator or Director

 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

A Guide to Developmentally Appropriate Practices

Developmentally Appropriate Practices

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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