How Children Resolve Conflict Without Saying “I’m Sorry”


Development, Management

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 […]

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June 3, 2018

DIY Place Mats


DIY, Management

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 […]

May 19, 2018

10 Teacher Books to Have


Management

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. You […]

May 5, 2018

Week of the Young Child 2018


Child Led Play

I’ve celebrated the Week of the Young Child for the past 6 years. Even though I don’t follow the daily themes, I do try to celebrate and appreciate children and their accomplishments more than I normally do. You can read my post about Week of the Young Child here. For Week of the Young Child […]

April 21, 2018

Child-Led Play: Flower Play


Activites, Child Led Play

I meant to write this post in March, but that didn’t happen. I love how colorful the pictures were, so this post might be more pictures than words, but I think pictures tell the story better. 🙂 We had our flower play about a week after Valentine’s Day. I compiled all of the dying roses […]

April 7, 2018

5 Classroom Rules to Teach Children


Management

Whether you are in a child-centered environment or not, children thrive on routines and rules. They love to know what they can and can’t get away with. It keeps everyone sane and helps minimize breakdowns. These rules are classroom rules or home rules that, I believe, help create good humans. 🙂 This post will focus […]

March 31, 2018