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Benefits of the Montessori Approach

The Enduring Montessori Approach: Fostering Independence and Lifelong Learning

Developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, this educational philosophy emphasizes the importance of fostering independence, self-discipline, and a love for learning in young children. Introduction: What is Montessori? The Montessori approach to early childhood education has gained significant recognition and popularity in recent years. Montessori is a pedagogy invented by Maria Montessori. Maria Montessori believed that
Unlocking the benefits of the Reggio Emilia Method

Unlocking the 7+ Benefits of the Reggio Emilia Method

Today, we will take a deep dive into the Reggio Emilia Method. The Reggio Emilia educational approach is a unique method that focuses on the holistic development of young children’s ideas. What is the Reggio Emilia Method? The Reggio Emilia educational approach is a unique method that focuses on the holistic development of young children.
Is manga literature?

Is Manga Literature? The Fascinating World of Students Who Read Manga

Is Manga Literature? In this deep dive into the world of manga, we will explore the origins of this art form, delve into its immense popularity, and uncover the secrets behind its enduring appeal. Is Manga Literature? What Do You Know About Manga? As more and more young people are finding joy in reading manga,
Children's Books by Authors of Color

You Should Read These 7 Children’s Books by Authors of Color

These children’s books by authors of color are specifically for children 5 and under. We can teach children about empathy when they’re young. Children’s Books by Authors of Color I teach in South Los Angeles. My students live in a world where everyone looks like them, but for a long time school’s didn’t didn’t teach
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4 Important Ways to Use English and Science Project Based Learning

English and Science Project based Learning is great for kids. In this article, we’ll explore how to use them together, and I even created free printable labs for you! English and Science Project Based Learning In today’s rapidly evolving world, it is crucial to equip young learners with the necessary skills to navigate through various
5 Reasons You Need Timers for the Classroom

5 Essential Reasons to Use Timers for the Classroom

Timers for the classroom are the easiest classroom management strategy. In today’s fast-paced world, effective time management is a skill everyone needs. Why Do We Need Timers For The Classroom? Students who are on the cusp of shaping their future. Timers, though seemingly simple tools, can be game-changers in a classroom environment. From keeping students
Teacher shirts

The Evolution of Teacher Shirts (And Where To Find Them)!

A brief history of teacher shirts, classroom fashion, and cute t-shirt finds! Perfect for Back-to-School! The Evolution of Teacher Shirts Step into any classroom today, and you’re likely to spot a teacher sporting a shirt that proudly showcases their profession. But have you ever wondered how these humble garments went from being simple wardrobe staples
How Much Do Kindergarten Teachers Make?

Unveiling Salary Secrets: How Much Do Kindergarten Teachers Make?

In this post, we will answer the question, “How much do kindergarten teachers make?” Does your district/school pay fairly? How Much Do Kindergarten Teachers Make? I taught the four year old class and kindergarten for almost eight years in Japan. When I decided to obtain my credential in America, I considered which route to go
A parent-friendly guide to understanding English Common Core in CA.

A Parent-Friendly Guide to 7th Grade English CCSS in California

Understanding the English Common Core Standards (CCSS) is not easy. Here’s a helpful guide for 7th grade English CCSS standards in CA. As a parent, you want your child to succeed academically and be prepared for their future. However, navigating the educational system can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to understanding the Common Core
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