Risky play is not reckless. I realize the dangers that could happen during risky play. Risky play is beneficial for children’s development and play that they do naturally.
A Letter to My Future Students
Today is the day I meet a new set of kiddos, I meet you. The day that I am able to start impacting, teaching, and growing with you. My future students.
Teaching Kindness Every Day
Our kindness matters. Children’s kindness matters. Let’s raise a generation (or more) of kindhearted people.
5 Ways to Set Children Up For Success
To me, success in early childhood promotes development, independence, and problem solving skills. With these three goals in mind I have come up with 5 generalized ideas that help set children up for success.
How Children Resolve Conflict Without Saying “I’m Sorry”
We’ve all done it. We see a child push someone else and tell them to say “sorry”. Once they say sorry we tell them to go play or in some cases, put them in time out. What if I told you we are teaching children that “sorry” is a get out jail free card? Time out doesn’t…
Why I Became A Teacher
Why do you want to be a teacher? That was my most dreaded question during school. Professors wanted a genuine answer, but I never knew how to put it into words. My main answer was being a person children can rely on, to help make the world a better place. But that was also what…
DIY Place Mats
Picture yourself sitting at a table with children. How many times do you push their cup up or tell them to push their cup up because it is too close to the edge? We can’t have cups falling off the table! What would you say if I told you I have an easy fix! Place…
10 Teacher Books to Have
Even though I haven’t been teaching long enough to have an abundance of education books I love to share, I still have some that are my go-to books when I need a bit of inspiration! Here are my top 10 Teacher Books, not in any specific order or sequence. *This post contains affiliate links* 10…
What Is Play?
Play. If you have been reading my blog for a while you’ll know that I cherish play in early childhood. If you are new, hi! I love to encourage play in early childhood! I think it is a great way for children to improve social skills, motor skills, and creativity. Play looks different at all…
Why I Don’t Like Weekly Themes
In this post I am going to be pretty honest. If you teach with themes, that doesn’t make you a crappy teacher. It is one way to teach. I however, teach differently. Now, I will get right to the chase; I don’t like weekly themes. Reasons I Don’t Teach with Weekly Themes: My center isn’t…