teachtrainlove.com http://teachtrainlove.com Fri, 09 Oct 2020 00:42:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 At-Home Activities for Early Learners: Best Buys on Amazon http://teachtrainlove.com/at-home-activities-for-early-learners-best-buys-on-amazon/ http://teachtrainlove.com/at-home-activities-for-early-learners-best-buys-on-amazon/#respond Thu, 08 Oct 2020 19:20:09 +0000 http://teachtrainlove.com/?p=3730 Has 2020 unexpectedly appointed you to be your child’s teacher? Or, does this “unprecedented” (over this word) virtual, hybrid, or even face-to-face school year have you seeking ways to supplement your child’s learning? I can relate on a different couple levels. As a parent, I was planning to place my three-year-old son into a high-quality early learning program this fall, but COVID-19 thought […]

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Virtual Learning: It’s Time to Log Off, Friends http://teachtrainlove.com/virtual-learning-time-to-log-off/ http://teachtrainlove.com/virtual-learning-time-to-log-off/#respond Thu, 24 Sep 2020 02:52:50 +0000 http://teachtrainlove.com/?p=3659 It’s 11:17 p.m. on a Wednesday. My cursor is taunting me as it blink, blink, blinks in blank text box in the back end of WordPress. Write something, it seems to say. It knows I’ve neglected my blog for over a month. But, doesn’t it understand why? Doesn’t it know that this virtual start to the 2020-2021 school year has proven more […]

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Virtual Learning: 25 Social-Emotional Learning Activities http://teachtrainlove.com/virtual-learning-25-social-emotional-learning-activities/ http://teachtrainlove.com/virtual-learning-25-social-emotional-learning-activities/#respond Tue, 25 Aug 2020 20:58:05 +0000 http://teachtrainlove.com/?p=3603 The COVID-19 crisis has turned children’s worlds upside down. Our students are coping with a wide range of stressors, and as educators, we of course want to do our part to keep them physically and emotionally safe. To help them navigate these uncertain times, school divisions across the nation are placing a premium on social-emotional learning (SEL) for the 2020-2021 […]

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Virtual Learning: Maybe We ARE Prepared for This http://teachtrainlove.com/virtual-learning-maybe-we-are-prepared-for-this/ http://teachtrainlove.com/virtual-learning-maybe-we-are-prepared-for-this/#respond Wed, 12 Aug 2020 18:59:09 +0000 http://teachtrainlove.com/?p=3502 “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” ~Vivian Greene COVID-19 life is heavy, especially for educators. I can’t pretend like we don’t have an ENORMOUS challenge on our hands. I’ve been concerned about how we can support all students socially, emotionally, and academically from the moment our brick-and-mortar school buildings closed […]

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Virtual Learning: 13 Tips for Zoom Breakout Rooms http://teachtrainlove.com/virtual-learning-13-tips-for-zoom-breakout-rooms/ http://teachtrainlove.com/virtual-learning-13-tips-for-zoom-breakout-rooms/#respond Sun, 09 Aug 2020 05:55:19 +0000 http://teachtrainlove.com/?p=3434 Zoom has been booming, especially in the world of education. When coronavirus sent schools into emergency virtual learning last March, educators (like myself) hastily learned how to utilize this video conferencing platform to interact with students, colleagues, and sometimes parents. We dabbled, but most of us didn’t get the chance to employ all of its features with fidelity. As we prepare […]

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Virtual Learning: 33 Ways to Build Relationships http://teachtrainlove.com/virtual-learning-33-ways-to-build-relationships/ http://teachtrainlove.com/virtual-learning-33-ways-to-build-relationships/#respond Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:11:45 +0000 http://teachtrainlove.com/?p=3370 “No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.” ~Dr. James Comer Relationships matter. We know this. We’ve always known this. In fact, it’s the exact reason many of us chose education as a profession. We believe in the power of connection in learning and in life. And collectively, we’re very, very good at cultivating strong bonds with students. Since COVID-19 […]

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Virtual Learning: 10 Best Practices for Parents http://teachtrainlove.com/virtual-learning-10-best-practices-for-parents/ http://teachtrainlove.com/virtual-learning-10-best-practices-for-parents/#respond Fri, 24 Jul 2020 00:52:41 +0000 http://teachtrainlove.com/?p=3317 This past March, nearly every school across the United States closed down the doors of their brick-and-mortar buildings to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Overnight, teachers tackled online instruction while parents plunged into implementing virtual learning plans from home while juggling jobs. It wasn’t perfect. Far from it, in fact. But collectively, we did it during the most […]

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Combat COVID-19: Easy, At-Home Summer Learning http://teachtrainlove.com/combat-covid19-easy-at-home-summer-learning/ http://teachtrainlove.com/combat-covid19-easy-at-home-summer-learning/#respond Mon, 29 Jun 2020 02:54:48 +0000 http://teachtrainlove.com/?p=3240 Parenting tiny humans is exhausting. Parenting tiny humans during a pandemic is a whole ‘nother level. One thing that may be weighing heavily on your mind is the social, emotional, and academic toll this health and economic crisis may be having on your kid(s). As an educator/mom, I’m right there with you. Childcare closures and emergency remote learning this past […]

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Are Kids Failing Kindergarten Or Is It Failing Them? http://teachtrainlove.com/are-kids-failing-kindergarten-or-is-kindergarten-failing-them/ http://teachtrainlove.com/are-kids-failing-kindergarten-or-is-kindergarten-failing-them/#respond Sun, 28 Jun 2020 18:45:33 +0000 http://teachtrainlove.com/?p=2836 *Originally published on Becker’s Insights on Early Learning blog. What happened to kindergarten? Is kindergarten the new first grade? Are kids failing kindergarten or is kindergarten failing them? Over the past two decades, kindergarten classrooms nationwide have become increasingly academic as a result of the pressures of high-stakes testing set forth by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 […]

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Dismantling Racism: Equity in ECE http://teachtrainlove.com/dismantling-racism-equity-in-ece/ http://teachtrainlove.com/dismantling-racism-equity-in-ece/#respond Sun, 28 Jun 2020 18:13:58 +0000 http://teachtrainlove.com/?p=3144 “The time is always right to do what is right.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s a pivotal time in our country as more and more Americans join the #BlackLivesMatter movement. White Americans, like myself, are being called upon to stand up and fight against the racism which still sadly permeates today’s society and institutions. Part of this tremendous task requires […]

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