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Great Math Activities to Teach Kindergarten and First Grade Students

By Rebecca / August 23, 2017

Everyone wants their children to succeed in life. In order to ensure your child’s success in the future, it is vital to boost their academic interests and abilities early on. Subjects like math can be difficult to gain and then keep an interest in. Many parents struggle to come up with a fun kindergarten math […]

The 10 Best Teachers to Follow on Social Media

By sara / August 23, 2017

Social media is a great resource for you to find and share inspiration for your classroom on a daily basis. You will be able to find neat activities, fun games and creative crafts to include in your teaching plans. Social media will help you interact with other teachers and also keep up with what they […]

Graphing Games: 5 Fun Data Handling Games for Kids

By Rebecca / August 10, 2017

At their most basic definition, graphs are visual representations of important data. Included within the major discipline of math known as data analysis and probability, graphing can be taught to children as a basic and linear method of organizing specific information in a clear, easy-to-understand, and interpretable way.Graphs are an integral part of everyday life […]

The 15 Best Accounts to Follow on Teachers Pay Teachers

By sara / August 7, 2017

Teachers Pay Teachers is a community of educators that can come together and share their experience and wisdom with millions of their fellow educators. This is a very unique place where teachers can buy and sell teaching resources that they found to be successful in their classroom. The founder of Teachers pay Teachers discovered that […]

The 8 Best Earth Day Activities for Kids

By sara / April 21, 2017

Earth Day is an awesome day to get into your craft closet. You know all those egg cartons and paper towel rolls you have been saving? This is the perfect time to explain recycling to your children and help them create crafts that represent the theme of the day.If you haven’t been stashing away recyclables […]

The 20 Best Brain Break Songs

By sara / February 22, 2017

Everyone remembers sitting in class as a child and getting a case of ants in your pants. Teachers have now recognized that this is an awesome point in the day for a Brain Break! When you are dealing with little learners, you start to sense when they need to take a break and get the […]

The Best Online Math Games for Kids

By sara / January 26, 2017

Learning math involves many hours of practice and repetition to establish a good foundation on which to build more difficult concepts. Using games for math learning offers a way to add entertainment and variety into learning the basic principles that many children find challenging and sometimes frustrating. Math games are also an excellent resource for […]

The 20 Best Poetry Books for Kids

By sara / January 22, 2017

The importance of reading to our children is a truth that we are all deeply aware of. The benefits are researched, proven and documented in abundance. Integrating books of poetry books for children into the lineup can be not just beneficial, but greatly enjoyable.There is no shortage of research boasting claims of the power of […]

The 20 Best Phonetic Alphabet Programs for Kids

By sara / January 16, 2017

Learning to read by phonics helps children learn to read better and faster. Since there are only 43 English letter combinations, most children can sound out words quickly and easily. Students who learn to read phonetically are better spellers. There is no need to memorize hundreds of words because most words can simply be sounded […]

The 10 Best Online Reading Programs

By sara / December 21, 2016

The availability of online study materials has transformed not only how students learn in the classroom, but also the ways in which their parents can help them learn at home. Whether it’s teaching or reviewing the basics in the evening, or seeking out the best resources for homeschooling, online resources are a game changer in […]

The 20 Best Phonics Songs

By sara / December 21, 2016

Music is a powerful methodology for everyday life. Certain songs incite memories, emotions, and spiritual balance. It can also be one of the most beneficial models for teaching phonics during early childhood. Songs, rhymes, and other mnemonic devices are the most memorable for the human brain and allow children to naturally internalize sounds and concepts […]

The 15 Best Apps for Learning to Read

By sara / December 16, 2016

One rite of passage of being a kid is learning how to read. It can be exciting for the child as they discover new words and stories and it can also be thrilling for parents to see their child learn. In the modern world of the 21st century, there are endless aides to teach reading, […]

The 20 Best Special Education Apps

By sara / December 12, 2016

When you are told your child has special educational needs, you might feel scared, confused, or like you do not know how to help or what to do for them. Hopefully the teacher, specialist, or doctor who provided the diagnosis gave you information; but if not, or if you desire more, there are resources out […]

Best Apps for Kindergarteners

By sara / September 20, 2016

Introducing technology to young children may give them an advantage later in life. While the image of a child playing on a tablet computer all day long can rub people the wrong way, it doesn’t have to be only about frivolous fun and games.When used correctly, learning apps can give preschoolers and kindergarteners a great […]

Understanding the Importance of Language Development

By sara / September 20, 2016

Long before children learn how to read words on a page, they develop and hone the skills needed to understand how language works. Rapid growth occurs in the language centers of the brain during the early childhood years. Before the age of 8, children form the foundation for language and literacy development by discovering that […]

How to Become a Substitute Teacher

By sara / September 19, 2016

Entering into the educational field is a decision that many people make. However, you aren’t relegated to only one option if you want to venture into this niche. Some people decide to pursue full-time jobs at a university, but others may opt to act as substitutes. When the latter field intrigues you, learning the answers […]

The Best Software for Early Childhood Education Classrooms

By sara / July 30, 2015

Early childhood education (ECE) today is seeing an increase in technology as a part of the classroom integration. With innovations in technology and software today, it’s only sensible that it gets introduced to classrooms for young children starting at a very early age. In order to prepare them for the devices they must handle in […]

Our Guide to Making a Great Classroom Website

By sara / July 22, 2015

As a teacher, you want to engage students and inspire learning. Since teaching has existed, teachers have looked for ways to inspire children to want to learn. Teachers want to take advantage of all resources to equip students to reach their learning potential. Developing a website classroom is a step in the right direction in […]

Summer Jobs for Teachers

By sara / June 17, 2015

There’s a common misconception that teachers spend their entire summer vacation lounging by a pool. The reality is plenty of teachers pick up a summer job to keep their income flowing. Your best bet is to play to your strengths. As someone who specializes in early childhood education, you are well-positioned for several types of […]

What is Troops to Teachers?

By sara / June 17, 2015

With nearly two hundred thousand military service people leaving the armed forces every year, there is a great need to provide these deserving men and women with rewarding and high-quality jobs. At the same time, many of our nation’s schools are challenged to meet the needs of children living in poverty, subjected to life in […]

Student Loan Forgiveness for Teachers

By sara / May 28, 2015

College and graduate school tuition in the US is very expensive. US citizens who can’t afford to go to college can take out a loan. Paying off these loans could potentially take a lifetime, especially if you don’t have a high paying job or career. Student loans must be paid off whether you complete your […]

Teacher Interview Questions

By sara / May 28, 2015

There is nothing more daunting than an interview session, but what makes it even more daunting is the challenging questions you might be faced with. The key to succeeding in an interview is knowing how to handle yourself well under pressure. When you’re faced with challenging questions in an already anxiety-ridden situation, you should be […]

Why Teachers Should Join an EDU-Based Credit Union

By sara / May 22, 2015

Let’s face it – you work hard for your money. You aren’t paid for simply educating but for coaching, inspiring, and counseling. Because every dollar you earn is both personal and valuable, it’s vital that you entrust your funds with the right financial institution. For many people, commercial banks are the only option as credit […]

Free Clip Art for Teachers

By sara / May 6, 2015

With budget cuts striking schools around the country, teachers find themselves trying to do their jobs with minimal resources. Some teachers don’t even have a desk and textbook for every student. Many teachers shell money out of pocket every year for basic supplies for their students. Luckily, the Internet has opened up a plethora of […]

What is Early Childhood Education?

By sara / May 4, 2015

There was a time not so long ago in America when the concept of pre-school didn’t exist. There were no such thing as early childhood learning centers since mothers didn’t work. Their sole job was to stay home and be the children’s personal tutor. One could argue that preschools spawned out of the need for […]

Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas

By sara / April 29, 2015

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! You remember growing up how some of your best teachers shaped and enhanced your life as a kid. They introduced you to things in the world and opened your ideas to learning ideas that still stick with you today. Teachers are sometimes the unsung heroes of the world. We rely on […]

The 100 Greatest Education Quotes

By sara / April 22, 2015

A child miseducated is a child lost. John F. Kennedy A good teacher must be able to put himself in the place of those who find learning hard. Eliphas Levi A liberal education is at the heart of a civil society, and at the heart of a liberal education is the act of teaching. A. […]

What is Whole Brain Teaching?

By sara / March 27, 2015

As the modern educational system flounders deeper every year, it doesn’t take long for new teachers to become disenchanted with the red-tape rigmarole that is modern education. Even more, the age-old problems of classroom management are compounded by ever-increasing mandates to abstain from intrusive discipline measures. With corporal punishment largely viewed as a dusty relic […]

How to Build Your Education-Based Resume in Today’s Job Market

By sara / March 27, 2015

In today’s job market, there are few professions that offer a good wage while also sporting a high rate of job fulfillment. One of those professions is the field of Early Childhood Education. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing one of your students finally grasp a concept that caused them to struggle. With more […]

How to become an Intervention Specialist

By sara / February 18, 2015

Early childhood intervention specialists work with very young children and their parents to provide assistance to those with delayed development. The children who receive the services of early childhood intervention specialists tend to have more severe developmental delays when compared to those whose problems are identified later on.

How much do Early Childhood Educators Earn?

By sara / February 18, 2015

Early Childhood Education (ECE) is increasingly being recognized as a national asset. Studies have shown long term positive effects of quality preschool programs: as adults, preschool attendees stay in school longer, earn more, and lead more stable lives in terms of home ownership and longer marriages. Other studies have shown that preschool education produces positive […]

How do I become a Children’s Curriculum Developer?

By sara / February 18, 2015

A curriculum developer aids teachers by preparing them in the most recent techniques and educational approaches. They evaluate and revise curricula to keep current with up-to-the-minute technology and state and federal guidelines. Their curriculum development obligations demand them to travel to various schools to study teachers and to provide trainings. Their daily schedules carry out […]

How do I become a Children’s Software Developer?

By sara / February 17, 2015

Technology is not just an important part of modern adult life, but a crucial part of education as well. Children must be prepared to succeed in a world where technology is an integral part of their careers and their daily existences. Schools are using technology in an ever-expanding range of ways, including standardized testing, communicating […]

How to become a Preschool Teacher

By sara / February 13, 2015

How Do I Become a Preschool Teacher? Do you enjoy being around small children? If so, preschool teaching can be a rewarding and fulfilling career. While there are training and educational requirements, these prepare you to perform in a competent and caring manner as an early childhood educator.

The Top 15 Education Conferences of 2015

By sara / February 3, 2015

Attention teachers, faculty and parents: If you are looking for some amazing conferences to attend this school year, look no further. Below is our top 15 education conference choices from around the country. From reading intervention, pre-school classrooms and even new and innovative technology ideas, check out these 15 can’t miss conferences.

25 Scholarships for Early Childhood Education Students

By sara / October 28, 2014

Entering college can be a huge financial burden for perspective students. There are many available scholarships offered to students interested in becoming a teacher. Below is a list of 25 scholarships available to students pursuing a degree in early childhood education:

What Careers Can I have with an Early Childhood Education Degree?

By sara / October 23, 2014

The first years of our lives are a formative period that can lay the foundation for our growth into adulthood, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. A degree in Early Childhood Education prepares you with the skills necessary to help cultivate healthy growth in children, shaping their lives and the communities that they live in for the […]

10 Ways to Integrate Technology into your Classroom

By Heather / July 29, 2014

When I first started teaching it was a goal of mine to integrate technology into the classroom as much as I could. I began my teaching career after being a graphic designer and working for a textbook publisher. That experience taught me how important technology is in the real world. Over the years I have […]

The 15 Most Amazing Virtual Field Trips

By sara / July 11, 2014

Education today is anything but standardized. There are a growing number of children being homeschooled, using distance learning, enrolled in charter schools, attending private schools, and as many different approaches to education as there are public school systems in the United States. If there’s one aspect of the educational experience that all these approaches share, […]

Why Every Preschool Teacher Should Play With LEGOs

By sara / June 19, 2014

Legos have long enjoyed widespread adoption in the home, largely serving as a creative outlet for children after they arrive home from preschool or elementary school. In an educational context, people are perhaps most familiar with massive Lego competitions that take place in high schools and in engineering programs at the college level. These building […]

15 Must Have iPad apps for Preschool Teachers

By sara / May 26, 2014

Even the youngest of students are utilizing technology in the classroom. iPads, ipods and computers have become a vital part of the learning experience. As pre-school teachers and parents look for educational apps for their students and children we are here to help you narrow down your search and highlight some of our favorites. Here […]

20 Must Follow Pinterest Accounts for Preschool Teachers

By sara / May 24, 2014

There is a wealth of information and resources available for Preschool teachers on Pinterest. After taking the time to search everything preschool on Pinterest, I’ve composed a list of 20 great Pinterest accounts to follow along with a link to a cool pin to start with. Early childhood educators and even parents can benefit from […]

10 Must watch TED talks about Early Childhood Education

By sara / May 24, 2014

TED conferences bring the world’s greatest minds together to share revolutionary progress and exchange creative ideas. Some of the best TED talks have been devoted to ensuring that the next generation embraces the values that TED represents: innovation, creativity, and globalization of information. The following talks are some of TED’s best on education. Any educator […]

Early Childhood Education Job Prospects

By sara / May 24, 2014

Early Childhood Education Requirements Some believe early childhood education is one of the most important career fields in education because the basis of a child’s education is formed at these young ages. According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children, early childhood education is anything before 8-years-old. The educational requirements of this […]