Reading aloud is more than just a powerful shared experience–it can also be an important tool for building essential life skills for young children. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is one area that can be developed through the power of reading.
Last year we introduced thirteen books to help children grow in their Social and Emotional Learning skills. Here are ten more books to share in your home or classroom community in 2022.
It is never too early to start teaching children about their feelings and what better way than through a shared relationship reading? Studies have shown that there is a link between literacy and emotional support, and that students who lacked supportive emotional connections also had lower language skills.
Did you know Teachstone offers classroom materials and comprehensive guidance to support engaging young children in ways that promote positive social-emotional learning and development? These CLASS® Support Kits make meaningful interactions easy and effective!
Promote positive social-emotional development and help children recognize and manage feelings with a research-based, bilingual support kit, CLASS Emotional Support Kit: Recognizing and Managing Feelings.
Promote the development of self-regulation skills in infants and toddlers using the research-based strategies in the Infant and Toddler CLASS® Social and Emotional Development Kit: Regulation. Bilingual kits coming in September 2022!
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One of the best things about teaching is having a fresh start every morning. Greeting your students plays an important part in setting the tone of your classroom. I like to think that, as teachers, we get a chance to make a good first impression each day. Let's take a moment to consider the impact greetings can have with students, not only at the beginning of the school day but throughout the day as well.
Setting up a classroom for a new school year can be exciting! It’s hard not to get excited at the prospect of a fresh start. But that doesn’t mean you always know what’s best to do. How do you set up the classroom to facilitate a successful year?
In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Alisha Saunders-Wilson, a Teachstone CLASS® Specialist who has experience coaching other teachers in many things, including setting up classrooms. Listen in as she and Kate discuss Classroom Organization, Behavior Management, what materials to put out and when to rotate them, and what to do when materials are sparse.
As you know, CLASS® is a tool that captures teacher-student interactions. When it comes to the dimension Concept Development, the focus is on the method the teacher uses to provide instruction in the classroom. While the interactions are what get measured with CLASS, as a teacher you can plan for Concept Development to be more intentionally woven throughout your lessons.
Let’s look closer at how to do this.
In this episode of Impacting the Classroom, our host Marnetta Larrimer talks to Dr. Daryl Greenfield of the University of Miami and Teachstone's own Veronica Fernandez. They discuss research on the importance of science in early education and how opportunities to explore the wonder of science with children are everywhere--even if you are not a scientist yourself.
Our guests had so much to share that we didn't have time to fit it all in one episode! You can read the extended version of the podcast in the transcript below.
Dr. Greenfield passed on a number of resources for educators, administrators, and parents interested in learning more about science education in the early years. You can check them out here: