Common Misconceptions about the Common Core

clock April 1, 2014 11:11 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Happy April Fool’s Day! Instead of pulling tricks or giving misinformation, we thought we would use the holiday as an opportunity to separate myths from facts when it comes to Common Core standards. With Common Core being such a large and multi-faceted initiative, it is no wonder there are so many questions concerning the standards. We came up with a list of reasonable worries floating around and answers straight from the source. Check out what we found below: [More]

Join Us in the Fight Against Childhood Obesity

clock March 24, 2014 02:45 by author Kaplan Early Learning
  Do you think early care and education providers have a responsibility to help prevent childhood obesity? According to the CDC, 18% of children (6-11 years old) and 21% of adolescents (12-19 years old) were considered obese in 2012. The CDC also reported that more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese during that year. The high number of overweight and obese children indicates that more must be done to address the causes of obesity, especially in early care a... [More]

Four Ways to Use an Interactive Table in the Classroom

clock March 20, 2014 09:00 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Interactive tables are becoming increasingly popular tools in the classroom due to the engaging content and small-group collaboration they provide. Bigger than educational tablets and more mobile than traditional desktop computers, interactive tables offer expanded educational opportunities for students. As interactive tables are still relatively new additions to the classroom, the different ways they can be used to facilitate student learning are still being developed, discovered, and enhanced.... [More]

How You Can Help Students Learn from Failures

clock March 18, 2014 12:45 by author Kaplan Early Learning
As an educator, you do everything you can to help students succeed, but you also know that students will inevitably experience occasional failures at home and in the classroom. How you react to those failures will ultimately determine how a child deals with failing and will also affect the lessons he or she may take away from the experience. You need to understand the different types of failure and learn how to appropriately respond to each type before you can effectively help students cope with... [More]

St. Patrick's Day: Going Green in the Classroom

clock March 17, 2014 12:13 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! While everyone is talking about shamrocks, pots of gold and little green men, we thought we would take the opportunity to talk about an even more important opportunity the holiday presents: the opportunity to go green! [More]