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The Power of Student Self-Assessment

Benefits for Students Student self-assessment is a vital educational practice where students evaluate their own learning, understanding, and progress. This process involves reflecting on their strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement in relation to specific learning objectives or criteria. By engaging in self-assessment, students take an active role in monitoring their learning journey, identifying areas where they excel...

June 3rd, 2024|0 Comments

How to Plan an Unforgettable Preschool Graduation

Imagine the joy and pride on the faces of children and parents alike as they celebrate the end of preschool and the beginning of a new adventure. A preschool graduation marks not just the end of an important developmental stage but the start of a journey into kindergarten. This ceremony is a heartfelt opportunity for families and teachers to celebrate the remarkable achievements and growth...

May 20th, 2024|0 Comments

Teaching Metacognition Through Song: A Creative Approach for Educators

The Power of Music in Learning Engaging students in the process of learning about their own learning—known as metacognition—can be quite challenging. It requires them to think about their thoughts, strategies, and actions in learning environments. What better way to make this concept accessible and fun than through music? In this blog post, we explore how a catchy song can be used to teach students...

May 17th, 2024|0 Comments

Embracing Mistakes in Learning

Mistakes as Milestones: The Role of Productive Failure in Creative Learning Mistakes are often seen as something to avoid at all costs. However, researchers like Manu Kapur are showing us that failure can actually be a crucial part of learning and creativity. This blog post discusses the idea of "productive failure," which suggests that making mistakes can lead to better learning outcomes. It's an important...

May 10th, 2024|0 Comments

Practical Activities for Navigating Big Emotions

Our learners need to master the art of emotional management. As educators and parents, our challenge is to guide children through their feelings in a healthy, constructive way. This blog explores practical, engaging activities designed to teach our students key emotional regulation skills such as focused breathing, mindfulness, and positive self-talk. These skills are essential for children to manage their emotions, build healthy relationships, make...

May 3rd, 2024|0 Comments

Instruction for Teaching Pre-Readers How to Segment Phonemes

Teaching Sound Segmentation Teaching phonemic awareness is crucial in early childhood education, particularly for developing reading skills. Phonemic awareness involves recognizing and manipulating phonemes, which are the smallest units of sound in language. One key aspect of phonemic awareness is segmentation, the ability to break words down into individual sounds. For pre-readers, using engaging activities is essential to practice segmentation effectively. Phonemic Awareness Introduction...

April 25th, 2024|0 Comments

Antonyms and Opposites in the Classroom

Antonyms, words with opposite meanings, are vital in language, aiding in precise and clear expression. They enrich our vocabulary, enhancing communication skills. Educators often teach antonyms, crucial for building a strong language foundation. Beyond words, opposites describe diametrically different or contrary aspects of the world. Light and darkness, silence and noise exemplify this. Understanding such contrasts helps broaden students' perspectives, revealing how opposites extend beyond...

April 19th, 2024|0 Comments
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