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Classroom Environment

Classroom Environment

Change the Environment, Not the Kid When I first started teaching, I happened to do it in a year when the program was moving to a new school.  I walked into a cavernous room filled with boxes of materials I had never seen.  To say that I was overwhelmed is an...

Using Visuals in the Classroom

Visuals:  They are so much more than cute We all know that young children benefit from visual cues in addition to verbal directions.  The beauty of visuals is that often, when you have the right visuals in place, you don’t need to give verbal directions at all...
Advice For The First Year Teacher

Advice For The First Year Teacher

  Dear First Year Teacher, I know you’re excited!  I bet you have Pinterest boards filled with ideas for setting up your classroom, doing crafts with the kids, and super cute snacks you can make!  I was absolutely that teacher!  I was so enthusiastic about...

Make Your Own Storyboard

Make Your Own Storyboard What would preschool be without story time?  I for one, don’t want to find out.  For me, story time has always been one of my favorite parts of the day.  I was not a confident storyteller when I first started teaching. Part of it was a...
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