As an educator, you’re busy. Your time is being split by competing priorities, from managing students’ needs, meeting your program’s goals, and communicating with parents. While you’re juggling your work, it can be difficult to keep learning about important ways to improve your daily teaching practice. Teachstone is here to help!
Teachstone is proud to announce the return of Teaching with CLASS®, the podcast that explores topics that are important to you while giving tactical strategies you can implement right away in your classroom. And I’m your host, Mamie Morrow!
With over twenty years in the field of education — as a preschool to secondary teacher and as a coach — I will use my perspective to interview inspiring guests with real classroom experience and ask for their best tips and tricks.
Each episode probes topics selected to help you deepen your connections with children and enhance their social, emotional and cognitive development. We’re keeping conversations short and sweet because we know you’re strapped for time. Episodes won’t be more than 25 minutes. There are already two new episodes!
Guiding positive behavior is a learning process for young children as their brains are growing and developing the ability to regulate behavior, emotions and manage impulses. Creating safe, warm and supportive environments motivate children to learn and practice positive behaviors when adults are responsive and consistent. As a specialist in early education with six years of experience as a CLASS coach, Michelle Galindo has supported many educators in classrooms with infants, toddlers and preschool children with positive behavior strategies.
In this episode, Michelle shares her three tips to help you with behavior management in the classroom:
Many programs struggle with family engagement—particularly with engaging families in helping children with reading and homework at home. Educators may sometimes live in fear of complaints from caregivers and that can lead to a lack of trust between teachers and caregivers. In this episode, we speak with Heather Sason, an early childhood professional who's been supporting families since she was 15. Now, she has a child of her own and a community-based playroom where families and children are invited to play and interact with other families. Heather is passionate about the topic of family engagement and will share some tips that educators can use to keep families involved in their children’s learning.
Here are some tips that Heather shared on how teachers can develop relationships and build trust with families, both in remote learning and in-person settings:
Let us know what topics you’d like to hear on the podcast. Send us an email at email@example.com.
And, after each episode, you can continue the conversation in the CLASS Learning Community. Share your own strategies or learn from other teachers and coaches who are focused on what matters most: meaningful interactions.
I hope you’ll join me on this journey. Subscribe today on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.
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Teachstone recently hosted the What Is “Quality” Teaching Anyway? webinar with Laura Iannazzo, Professional Services Manager at Teachstone, and Gena Puckett, Education and Training Specialist from the University of Mississippi School of Education. Together, they talked about the significance of quality interactions between early childhood educators and infants or toddlers in their care.
I moved to the United States years ago when I was a teenager. I felt confused, scared, and out of place in my new school. As soon as I learned English, I decided to stop speaking my native language to hide who I was. I thought that by hiding my identity people would not notice I was different, and accept me.
Today starts the kick-off to another Week of the Young Child! While I, and I know others at Teachstone, feel strongly that young children, their educators, and their families deserve to be celebrated every day, we’re excited to have an opportunity to intentionally highlight the impact you have on young children, celebrate the rapidly developing brains of young children, and recognize that each day, even beyond this week, offers ample opportunities for meaningful interactions.
In recent years, mindfulness has gained popularity in our society including in the early childhood education field. In fact, resent research has shown that mindfulness has many benefits for young children including supporting their self-regulation skills.
In this blog, we explore the importance of supporting self-regulation during the early years. We discuss self-regulation and its impact on children; not only during their first years of life, but the benefits that stay with them in their adult life.
In addition, we define and explore mindfulness focusing on two developmentally appropriate mindful activities to support self-regulation in young children which are mindful breathing & mindful yoga.