We're a creative bunch, but generally not too “wild and crazy.” We tend to work quietly as we develop trainings, produce videos, write about any and everything, and enhance the user experience. But with two theater majors, a filmmaker, and a former rugby chief of protocol, you can imagine that we have a lot of fun!
Last week, for instance, we celebrated our team and recent accomplishments at an "Everyday Heroes" luncheon inspired by The Dundies on “The Office” (at Chili’s, of course!). From our Assistant Editor—who was awarded the "Least Likely to Eat Grandpa" title because she knows to put a comma before “Grandpa” in the phrase “Let’s eat, Grandpa!”—to our amazing Tim Gunn "Make it Work" Project Manager, we enjoyed laughing with (and, of course, at) our unique and wonderful colleagues.
Yes, we have CLASS and instructional design expertise; yes, we can make anything look good; and, boy, can we code classrooms! But what other team has the Mary Cassatt of web design, the Benjamin Franklin of Diplomacy, or the Swiss Army Knife of video production?
And now that you’ve met us, we’d like to get to know you as well. Post a comment below about who you are, what you do, and what award you would win if "Forrest Gump" was your manager!
Teachers everywhere have yet another new challenge—supporting students and their families from home. We know that high-quality interactions, including interesting, hands-on experiences that are facilitated and supported with feedback, scaffolding, and higher-order thinking questions, best support young students' learning. So how do you help your students' caregivers offer the same high-quality interactions while at home? Well, Rachel Giannini has some super fun ideas to share! The following are ideas she shared during her session at our recent InterAct CLASS Summit.
When schools abruptly closed due to Covid-19, teachers everywhere were given a new challenge—supporting students from home. This Teacher Appreciation Week, we at Teachstone want to celebrate the teachers impacting families and say thank you to teachers everywhere.
Here are a few thoughts from some of our team on the impact teachers are having on their families' lives.
Before the 2019 InterAct Class Summit in Nashville was even over, we were already excitedly planning 2020! But before we get too ahead of ourselves, let's take a quick look back at the incredible presenters, attendees, and staff that made 2019 possible. We had nearly 400 participants from all backgrounds—teachers, caregivers, mentors, coaches, trainers, implementation leaders, administrators, assessors, researchers, and more. However, their common passion for improving classroom interactions and empowering life-changing teachers was evident.
Teachstone is celebrating Week of the Young Child hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). We'll be posting articles, videos, activities, and more all week on Facebook and Twitter.
For Tasty Tuesday, we've found a few healthy recipes for every mealtime, including dessert. These recipes are easy to assemble and make, and your early learners can help out as well. What are your favorite healthy recipes?