“Higher order thinking” are that new IT words we hear in education. But what do it really mean and how does ‘higher order thinking’ look in pre-k?read more
The best piece of teaching advice I have ever received is, “If you don’t make a plan, they will”. I think it rings true not just to an ECE classroom, but to all grades and classrooms. If we do not make a plan for every part of the day, our students will make their own plan (and then we’ll have to deal with it).read more
So you there you were, enjoying Summer break when you got that dreaded email. Subject line: Grade Change. Take a deep breath and don’t worry about it because you will rock this.
In this post I will share my list of “Need To Know Now” ideas as you get ready the school year as a new pre-k or kindergarten teacher. And I promise, I’ll help you get through the first month tear-free.read more
With the dog days of summer settling in, and school starting up soon for some districts across the country, it is time to get our students back into learning gear.read more
Many times I worked so hard with kindergarteners to get them to read and they could care less about letters and words. Now, they loved story time and reading a story is much more than just reading words. These students wanted to read the pictures, ask questions, tell me about something they noticed, etc. All of these observations are important pre-reading skills. However, the act of finding meaning in words was of no interest to them. And that is OK.read more