Teaching Tip Tuesdays

Blue’s Clues in School or the Library

December 3, 2019

I am so excited that Blue’s Clues is back on television. It has a new host and a new title, Blue’s Clues and You, but it is just as great as it has always been. I wrote this lesson plan for a program I plan to deliver at the public [Keep Reading]

Unspoken Maxims of Childhood

November 19, 2019

“There are unspoken maxims we embrace as children that even the most educated, experienced, advanced adults should never abandon if we want our days to still fascinate and fulfill us.” So writes erik wahl in his book Unthink: rediscover [Keep Reading]

Students Need to Feel Useful and Important

November 12, 2019

Giving students jobs and responsibilities in the classroom is a great idea. It’s something that many early years educators already do. “Asking preschoolers for help not only promotes kindness, empathy, and a sense of purpose, it also [Keep Reading]

Teachers Need to Lead By Example

November 5, 2019

Preshool Clues: Raising Smart, Inspired, and Engaged Kids in a Screen-Filled World by Angela C. Santomero For the past month, my Teaching Tip Tuesday posts have been directly inspired by the wisdom in this book. First, we looked at how we can use [Keep Reading]

Helping Kids Craft Positive Inner Monologues

October 29, 2019

Some people think optimism is an inherent trait. There are optimists in this world and there are pessimists. But what if you could teach optimism? Wouldn’t that be a great trait to instill in our students and young ones. Angela C. Santomero [Keep Reading]

Helping Kids Swing to New Heights

October 8, 2019

Scaffolding is a tool that great educators use instinctively. I don’t like the metaphor behind the term, however. We need a better visual image and story to help illustrate exactly what it means. Angela C. Santomero provides one for us in her [Keep Reading]
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