Learning with MathShapes: Go Figure!

clock May 12, 2014 08:30 by author Kaplan Early Learning
It's important to push math in early learning classrooms not only to encourage STEM efforts in the classroom, but also to effectively aid in efforts to bring Common Core Practices into play. But to make math more approachable for students, we thought we would introduce our latest math program and a few featured products that turn math learning into a whole new experience. [More]

Appreciating Moms in the Classroom

clock May 7, 2014 10:37 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. With busy schedules and teacher appreciation week, it’s hard to fit everything in. That’s why we thought we would provide a few simple activities you can get students involved in to show moms the appreciation they deserve. With all of the hats they wear, it’s important to make sure young children understand the extraordinary efforts of their moms. [More]

Kaplan Classroom Heroes

clock May 5, 2014 08:36 by author Kaplan Early Learning
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5-9, 2014), Kaplan Early Learning Company will kick off its first-ever Kaplan Classroom Heroes campaign. For the next three months, Kaplan invites you to nominate a childcare professional, preschool teacher, or elementary school educator that you believe goes above and beyond when it comes to the needs of students. [More]

How to Keep Students Learning Over the Summer

clock April 29, 2014 11:35 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Summer is the perfect time for children to realize that learning can exist apart from worksheets and vocab lists, that in fact, learning can take place anywhere at any time. With time outside the classroom, students will have more opportunities to try new interests that may not align exactly with school curriculums but are topics they are keenly interested in learning more about. Here are a few areas that you and the children in your care can explore together that will ensure little minds are continuing to learn and grow: [More]

Promoting Purpose in Classroom Discussions

clock April 24, 2014 08:04 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Think about the discussions that happen in your classroom.  Are they frequent? Do all students participate or are they monopolized by a handful of students?  Do you use discussion to merely check understanding or do you engage students into purposeful conversations to develop thinking?   Meaningful classroom conversations have always been important to teachers, but Common Core Standards identify purposeful talk as an essential skill that must be taught.  Knowing how to hold a... [More]