Meghan Cornwell is Teachstone's Content Marketing Manager. She has worked as a marketer in the early education industry since 2015. She is passionate about improving access to high-quality education. Meghan graduated from Virginia Wesleyan University in 2007 with a BA in Communications and Theatre. She lives in Richmond, VA and spends her free time exploring parks and museums with her husband and son. Her cats prefer to stay home.
Social emotional learning (SEL) is a critical component of school readiness and later academic and social success. Did you know that high-quality interactions play an essential role in supporting children’s SEL learning? Our new brief breaks down the research behind the connections between teacher-child interactions and important social emotional skills.
We often talk about the stressors educators face within the classroom - from tantrums to a lack of time for planning. But, what external factors are impacting educators, and what can we do to change them to create more meaningful learning experiences? We are excited to introduce our new podcast, Impacting the Classroom, to talk about these big topics in education.
Join our hosts, Darlene Estes-Del Re and Marnetta Larrimer as they bring together the researchers, policymakers, and educators who are making an impact in the field. Our first episode lays the groundwork for some of the larger themes that we'll dive into further over the next few weeks. Episodes are released biweekly and can be found on most major podcast platforms. Listen and subscribe today!
After reading Colleen Schmit’s blog post How to Regain Some Joy in the Midst of Teacher Burnout, I started to reflect on the ways in which my work supports teachers. As Teachstone’s content marketing manager, I’m committed to creating content that is helpful for our larger audience of teachers, mentors, education leaders, and anyone else supporting young learners. I wanted to share the latest resources that Teachstone is building out that will help you maintain your momentum this school year.
Through the month of October, Teachstone recognized Head Start Awareness Month by celebrating Head Start educators and asking for your stories of how the program changed your life - either as a graduate or an educator. Your submissions did not disappoint. We were blown away by your testaments. To share your powerful stories, we compiled a short book full of your experiences and fun facts about the power of Head Start.
Beja joined Darlene Estes, Teachstone’s senior director of strategic partnerships, and Nicole Allen, Child Care Contract Manager, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County, Texas to talk about the latest changes improving the quality of education across Texas.
By the end of every summer, the education world erupts with talk about back-to-school. This year was no different. The air was full of optimism. Vaccines had rolled out, many of us took our first vacation in a year and a half, and my inbox was full of the “best back to school” sales. Sadly, as quickly as many schools welcomed children back into the classroom with open arms, they were forced to close again due to increases in COVID-19 infections.
Admins, teachers, students, and families alike may be feeling concerned, cautiously optimistic, pessimistic, or confused. If you’re like me, you might feel all of the above all at once. But, I am taking comfort in knowing that this year, we are armed with more data.
I recently heard a great analogy about the CLASS tool and I had to share it. I can’t take credit for the idea. Affiliate Trainer, Teresa Bockes, originated the concept, and I loved it the minute I heard it:CLASS is like a house. Let’s build a house step-by-step to learn more about this metaphor.
Of course every CLASS Observation Training covers the same material, but every trainer puts their unique spin on it. Find out what your strength is as a CLASS trainer. Take our fun quiz to find out what yours is!
If you've been training or coaching on CLASS recently, you've probably started to notice that CLASS domains and dimensions are applicable to life even outside the classroom. Perhaps you've started wondering why your partner doesn't have more regard, you've started asking your mother more open-ended questions, or you've caught yourself attending to your dog's positive behaviors.
Concept Development and Quality of Feedback. These dimensions fall under the Instructional Support domain in the Pre-K CLASS measure. They have some similarities, of course—but they are truly distinctive in the ways they play out in the classroom.