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Week of the Young Child 2016

Week of the Young Child 2016

  April 10-16th, 2016 is Week of the Young Child! Celebrating young students, their parents, and caregivers, Week of the Young Child is the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s (NAEYC) annual week-long focus on the joys of early learning.  To help child care centers and providers, as well as the families of
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3 Easy and Inexpensive Spring Crafts for Kids

3 Easy and Inexpensive Spring Crafts for Kids

Looking for some fun, easy, and inexpensive craft ideas for your kids this spring?  The three activities below are sure to keep them engaged without having to spend a lot on craft supplies.  From stress release strategies to readers’ theater to a colorful flower that work well for Mother’s Day, these ideas can be easily
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Noodle Month Crafts and Activities

Noodle Month Crafts and Activities

Happy National Noodle Month! That’s right, March is the official month to celebrate the noodle. According to Wikipedia, “A noodle is a type of food made from unleavened dough that is cooked in a boiling liquid.” Although noodles are most often associated with the Asian variety of unleavened dough, the term has crossed over into
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April Bulletin Board Ideas

April Bulletin Board Ideas

Ah, April….Spring is in the air and students are focused on learning.  Okay, the smells of Spring are in the air, but as any teacher knows, the season can also bring the wiggles.  This month’s bulletin boards are designed to be help re-focus students with a little bit of whimsy.  Take a moment to step
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Teaching Coin Values

Teaching Coin Values

Are your students having a hard time learning coin values? This tip makes teaching coin values a breeze!


20 Student Teaching Tips

20 Student Teaching Tips

Student teaching can be a challenging time of your career. You are just getting your feet wet and your skills and knowledge are being tested on a daily, minute-by-minute basis. If you are feeling overwhelmed, take heart. There are those who have successfully completed student teaching and survived. In fact, when we asked our Really
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Astute Hoot Steals the Show

Astute Hoot Steals the Show

In between producing amazing products that help both struggling and non-struggling readers and young mathematicians, Jennifer Zoglman, Jessica Murphy, and Tina Rataj-Berard of Astute Hoot have also started to spread the word about their full line of products with the Arizona community where they’re based.  On a recent episode of Arizona Midday, Zoglman and Murphy
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5 February Bulletin Board Ideas

5 February Bulletin Board Ideas

  February is mostly known as the month for love, as Valentine’s Day is widespread popular holiday. However, there are other celebrations and traditions that take place during this second month of the year. Here is a list of five bulletin board ideas to display in the preschool classroom during the month of February.


20 Unusual Teaching Interview Questions

20 Unusual Teaching Interview Questions

Applying for a teaching position can be intimidating.  After spending a college career focusing on methodology and best practices, teaching applicants may think they are prepared for any question thrown at them during a job interview.  What may be surprising is that, according to teachers who have been through the interview process, there are always
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Middle School Math Game: Toss It Tuesday

Middle School Math Game: Toss It Tuesday

  Getting middle school students invested in math can be a challenging task. This great math idea was submitted to us by Maribeth, a 4th and 5th Grade Teacher, in Baltimore, MD. “To drill my students on multiplication facts, we play Toss it Tuesday!” she explained.  While it can be easily adapted for elementary grades,
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