If you want to make sure that your classroom setting is conducive to learning, give due consideration to how you arrange the room. The physical layout of the classroom actually influences student behavior, interactions with the teacher and with other students, and can influence a student’s ability to remain…Continue
Added by Stacy Green on July 7, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
When I was little, I was one of those nerdy kids who really liked school. (Shocking, I know.) I loved my teachers, I liked to learn new things and I even played school on the weekends.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 17, 2015 at 6:27am — No Comments
I went to a college with a much higher ratio of women to men. This was by choice. All the schools that I considered had a higher percentage of women in attendance. Something about that made me feel safer, and since I was dating my eventual husband at the time, I was quite happy with the breakdown.…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on February 2, 2015 at 6:31am — No Comments
My son had a spelling test the other day (never mind that he is only four). He came home with a lollipop and a reward report saying that he spelled all his sight words correctly. Except: He didn't.…Continue
Within the span of his short life, my son has been to two schools. He attended the first school from the extremely tender age of six weeks old and only left it after we moved, right before his fourth birthday. In that first school, he made his first friends, and there was a core group of them that moved from room to room. It became natural for me to know them and for them to know me. I've painted their faces, talked to them upon pickup,…Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on October 24, 2014 at 6:32am — No Comments
There are several people in my office who stand while they work. I admire them. Because although I know I need to stand up more in my day, I'm not yet at the point where I am ready to raise my desk. (I'd have to stop wearing heels to the office, for one thing.)…
Added by Lauren Markman on October 21, 2014 at 6:25am — No Comments
A few years ago when my son was four years old I managed 'Forest Friends Kindergarten'. I was an ECD teacher there, in fact I was also the principal, the domestic, the nurse, the driver, the secretary.... you get the picture.
Situated on the edge of the Tsitsikamma forest the venue for this…Continue
Added by Helen Hansen on February 20, 2014 at 4:04am — No Comments
It's never ever easy to be a parent, but man, some days are just harder than others, aren't they? And when you're dealing with an overtired child, you're pretty much fighting an unbeatable battle, like a kitten trying to hold its own against a wolverine. Yep, this is exactly how my week began yesterday (as if Mondays weren't bad enough already!)
It had been…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on October 16, 2012 at 12:10pm — No Comments
** The next time my kids PROMISE me they'll stay in bed if I read just one more itty bitty chapter, I'll know they're totally full of shit.
** Screw Santa -- MOMS are the ones who need elves!!!!
** No matter how many times I return it to the basement, an Australian boomerang keeps reappearing on my kitchen…Continue
Added by Jennifer Marshall on December 16, 2011 at 10:22am — No Comments
Kids Konserve Has Parties in the Bag!
Added by Christy on March 6, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments
About a week ago, I created the group, the Healthy Lifestyle Teachers.
Why did I do this?
Looking at today’s obesity figures, eating out statistics, and a lack of physical activities, isn’t it time to take a good look at the amount of opportunities we offer children to learn about a healthy…Continue
Added by LisaN on August 9, 2008 at 7:11am — No Comments