Why I Became A Teacher

About Me, Development, Management

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 […]

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Child-Led Play

Activites, Child Led Play, Development

There are many ways for children to learn through play. My favorite way to see them learning through play is child-led play. Child-led play is just as is sounds: play that is child-led. That doesn’t mean that children run the show, but they do have an equal say in everything that goes on. Child-led play […]

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Why We Should Say Yes to Children – My Beliefs

About Me

I have many beliefs in children. I believe children are great. Children are undervalued in society right now. They hear “no” too often in their short lives. Granted, “no” can’t be 100% avoided, but saying “yes” is easier… and a lot more fun! Let’s say yes to children! I’ve seen so many parents shielding their […]

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Risky Play in Preschoolers

Child Led Play, Development

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.

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A Letter to My Future Students

About Me

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.

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Teaching Kindness Every Day

Development, Management

Our kindness matters. Children’s kindness matters. Let’s raise a generation (or more) of kindhearted people.

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5 Ways to Set Children Up For Success

Development, Management

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.

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What We Are Missing In Early Childhood

About Me

I am an advocate for children’s rights. Rights that are lacking in early childhood. There are some critical happenings we are missing during the early years of life. What we are missing in early childhood worries me about the future. What we are missing is putting us on a broken conveyor belt of education. It needs […]

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Baby Name Challenge – Names I Love

About Me

I recently stumbled onto a few Baby Name videos on YouTube. Then I began to get caught up watching one after the other. I watched this one and it inspired me to write about it! It is a little different than what I have been writing, but I thought the baby name challenge was a […]

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Inspirational Spaces


Management

This post is a bit different. I wanted to post some inspirational classroom designs. If I had an unlimited budget and resources, these are the rooms I would aspire to create. I have laid them out by “center” but in my ideal classroom one center would easily flow into the next. Materials can and should […]

June 10, 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

A Bit of a Change


About Me

I have been struggling what to write this week. I like to write about events, thoughts, or subjects that have been helpful or on my mind recently. Not that anything awesome hasn’t been going on with my kiddos- they do amazing things every day. But I haven’t been wanting to write about just them. I […]

May 12, 2018