Play based learning takes a child’s natural curiosity around playing and turns it into a learning experience that is either teacher/parent led (guided play) or student-driven (free play). Here are some ways you can engage your child in play based learning at home. Play Based Learning at … [Read more...] about Creative Ideas for Play Based Learning
Summer Fun Calendar
As a teacher and a mom, summer is my favorite time of the year! I love spending summer with my kiddos exploring and enjoying the time together. But if you’re anything like me there are days when you have no idea what to do. There is also the pressure to make sure you get in all the summer fun before … [Read more...] about Summer Fun Calendar
Getting Teens Ready for a Summer Job
Many of us, teachers and students especially, are in countdown mode for summer! For our little ones, that can mean a summer of fun will soon be upon us. And for our older kids, it is the exciting time of looking for their first summer jobs. While this can be a thrilling time, it can also be a … [Read more...] about Getting Teens Ready for a Summer Job
What is a Growth Mindset and Why is it Important?
Growth mindset is a topic that I have attended professional development sessions on and researched when I am wearing my teacher hat. But I realized, if I was a parent would I know how to engage in a growth mindset for my kids at home? Honestly, probably not. But I think it’s so important to share so … [Read more...] about What is a Growth Mindset and Why is it Important?
It’s nearly spring and the buzz of the new year has faded. But what about all those goals you set for yourself at the beginning of January? Last November, I realized I was having trouble keeping track of the habits I was trying to build and change. I wanted to eat healthier, exercise … [Read more...] about Keystone Habits
We have heard it eoched in all parts of the educational system this year, there are shortages. People are leaving. Filling positions is hard and near impossible in some areas. This leads to additional pressures put on those who remain in the field. But what are some ways to avoid teacher burnout? … [Read more...] about Teacher Burnout