Virtual Learning: 13 Tips for Zoom Breakout Rooms

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...

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Virtual Learning: 33 Ways to Build Relationships

“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...

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Virtual Learning: 10 Best Practices for Parents

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...

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Are Kids Failing Kindergarten Or Is It Failing Them?

*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...

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15 Ways to Inspire Movement in Class

*Originially published on Becker’s Insight’s on Early Learning Blog. “The development of the mind comes through movement.” ~Maria Montessori Movement is essential in the early years. Students learn by doing and need ample opportunities throughout the day to engage their minds and bodies. Active learning environments allow students to...

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