The Gift of Imperfection

The Gift of Imperfection
Do you have children in your classroom or your own child who feels like they must do everything right? Whatever they do needs to come out perfectly or they're unhappy and distressed? The best gift that you can give them is to teach them that imperfection is OK! That nothing...

Learning Centers in Primary Classrooms

Learning Centers in Primary Classrooms
In many primary classrooms, learning centers have been sacrificed for the focus on standards and testing.   If it is in your power, please reconsider.   Appropriate learning centers offer a multitude of excellent opportunities for learning and growth, and greatly increase student engagement and investment in the learning process. Learning centers...

Teaching the Whole Child

Teaching the Whole Child
Early childhood educators have long recognized the importance of teaching to the whole child – understanding that all learning domains are integrated for children:  cognitive, social, emotional, physical, language and creativity.  Sometimes K-12 education becomes so focused on academic learning that the “rest” of the child takes a backseat to...