10 Powerful “Instead of” Statements for Educators

clock January 14, 2016 12:59 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Are you feeling grumpy or experiencing the winter blues? Do you feel frustrated at work? If you need some motivation to get through the rest of the school year, want to revamp your instructional strategies, or want to work on changing your mindset for the better, check out these 10 “instead of” statements featured in Judy Fujawa’s (Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Early Childhood Education. [More]

Celebrate the Legacy of MLK Jr. by Encouraging Kids to Dream Big!

clock January 12, 2016 09:00 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Celebrated each year on the third Monday in January, Martin Luther King Jr. Day honors King’s life and work as a civil rights leader. Even though he faced numerous challenges and struggles, Dr. King never hesitated to dream big and dedicated much of his life to turning his dreams into realities. Whether the children in your care dream of being a scientist or of world peace, encouraging them to dream big can help them achieve their goals and give them something to work towards. [More]

What’s HOT and NEW in 2016!

clock January 7, 2016 08:45 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Looking for new classroom furniture, educational technology, or educational materials for your classroom or center? Check out this list of the hottest and newest products we’re offering in 2016! [More]

Five Brilliant Organization Hacks for Educators

clock January 5, 2016 08:45 by author Kaplan Early Learning
If one of your goals for this year is to keep your classroom more organized, we’ve got some great ideas to help you get started! From organizing your classroom library to keeping your art supplies neat and tidy, these five classroom organization hacks can help you create a well-organized learning environment for your students. [More]

New Year’s Resolutions for Teachers

clock December 30, 2015 12:59 by author Kaplan Early Learning
A new year is about to begin! What will your New Year’s resolution(s) be for 2016? If you’re still deciding or want to make both a personal and professional resolution, this list of New Year’s resolutions for teachers is the perfect place to start. From sharing ideas to adding to your teaching portfolio, you’ll find a variety of resolutions that can help you branch out from your comfort zone and improve as a teacher. [More]

Throwing a Noon Year’s Eve Party for Kids!

clock December 29, 2015 08:15 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Help children take part in the New Year festivities by throwing a kid-friendly noon year’s eve party! Many young children lose their struggle to stay awake and have to go to bed well before the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve. A noon year’s eve party allows you to celebrate the start of a new year with your students or your own children while helping them keep their regular sleep schedule. [More]

Six Rest and Relaxation Tips for Educators

clock December 18, 2015 08:30 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Winter break has finally arrived! Whether you have a few days or two weeks off from work, it’s important that you find ways to rest and relax during your time off to ensure that you’re ready for everything coming up in the new year. [More]

Five Wonderful Ways to Celebrate the Beginning of Winter

clock December 17, 2015 08:20 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Are you ready? Winter is almost here! Tuesday, December 22 marks the official start of the 2015–2016 winter season. Be sure to use at least one of the five fun activities below to celebrate the arrival of winter with the children in your care! [More]

Webinar Recap: Recognizing and Responding to Young Children with Sensory Issues

clock December 15, 2015 11:30 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Do any of the children in your care have sensory issues? During her webinar for Kaplan’s Classroom Management for Early Learning community on edWeb, Christy Isbell, PhD, talked about sensory processing disorder (SPD) and how it can affect children’s learning and the overall classroom environment. She also detailed the characteristics of two sensory processing disorders and explained what teachers can do to help students with SPD. [More]

11 Ways to Reuse Cardboard Boxes in the Classroom

clock December 9, 2015 12:45 by author Kaplan Early Learning
During this time of the year, you likely have a number of boxes in various sizes lying around your house or classroom. Instead of throwing them away, come up with creative ways they can be reused in the classroom. For example, children can easily turn a simple box into a spaceship, tunnel, boat, stove, or other item they can play with or use. [More]

Five Easy Classroom Management Strategies for Giving Early Finishers Options

clock December 8, 2015 08:30 by author Kaplan Early Learning
If your students finish an assignment or quiz early, do they know what activities they’re allowed to do until everyone else is finished? Instead of having early finishers come up and ask you what they need to do, it’s important that you have a system in place that allows them to choose from a list of approved activities and prevents them from disturbing other students. [More]

Creative Gift Ideas for the Children in Your Life

clock December 3, 2015 07:45 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Now that December has arrived, you’re likely scrambling around and trying to figure out what gifts you’re going to give everyone this year. If you’re looking for unique and creative gift ideas for the children in your life, look no further! [More]

Celebrate Read a New Book Month with Your Students!

clock December 1, 2015 08:10 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Did you know that December is Read a New Book Month? With all the craziness of the holiday season, taking a moment to enjoy a new book with your students can add a little calm to the chaos. [More]

Top 10 Toys for the 2015 Holiday Season

clock November 25, 2015 08:30 by author Kaplan Early Learning
Whether you’re looking for new items for your classroom or gifts for your own children, this list of top 10 toys for the 2015 holiday season is sure to help you find fun and educational toys that the children in your care will enjoy! [More]

A Note of Gratitude

clock November 24, 2015 08:00 by author Kaplan Early Learning
The success of a company is dependent on a variety of factors, which is why we want to recognize all of the individuals, businesses, and organizations that help us grow and succeed. Whether you’re a customer, vendor, partner, employee, or connected to Kaplan in some other way, we want to thank you for everything you do for Kaplan. [More]