Kids Do Better When They Play!

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TL;DR: Play fosters creativity, social development, physical growth, language skills, and independent thinking, crucial in early education. Play supports creative thinking, social interaction, and decision-making, offering opportunities to enhance skills that aid in academic and personal life. Educators play a vital role in promoting play-based learning, focusing on creativity, problem-solving, physical development, language skills, and independence in young children. Play … Read More

Kids Do Better When Teachers Relax and Rejuvenate

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TL;DR: Teachers deserve their summer break to rest and recharge, as their profession demands immense dedication and effort throughout the year. Using summer vacation to unwind, disconnect from work, engage in professional development, and reflect on teaching practices can improve teacher well-being and effectiveness. Prioritizing self-care and personal growth not only benefits teachers but also sets a positive example for … Read More

Kids Do Better When They Are Excited to Learn

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TL;DR: Creating a culture of excitement leads to a positive learning environment that encourages collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. Excitement is contagious. Learn 7 ways to create an enthusiastic environment and 7 ways to create an enthusiastic lesson. Spend time laughing with your students; it is essential to creating a warm and positive classroom culture where students feel comfortable and … Read More

Kids Do Better When We Talk to Them

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TL;DR: Talk to your students. Students need the opportunity to explain their thinking and express their thoughts and feelings. As an educator, ask students questions and listen to their responses. We all want students to rise to their full potential.  We want that as educators, parents, and even as a community. I could get up on my soapbox about how … Read More