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Category Archives: Curriculum

1 – I Love You This is one of the MOST IMPORTANT THINGS you can ever say to a child, and the thing is – you cannot say it too much.  It’s just not possible.  We say ‘I love you’ so often, but when was the last time you stopped, looked at a child in the eyes and said it to Continue Reading

REASONS WHY WE COMMUNICATE

Dictionary defines communication: “to act one upon another.” We use our communication to: share information  comment  ask questions  express wantsand needs develop social relationships  develop socialetiquette which is polite behavior in society Thus, communication is much more than our wants and needs.  Does our main reason for communication change over time? Yes! Communication in the school place helps you understandeach other better and contributesto productivity and efficiency at your school.   Thus, poor communication can affect your work production.  WHAT Continue Reading

How often has this scenario played out in your classroom? You’ve planned a fantastic lesson that involves students working together and learning together. In your well-crafted plans, the students are engaged in the activities,supporting one another, and growing as a learning activity.  Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?  So why don’t these activities always work out as planned?  Although Continue Reading

HOW DOES BEHAVIOR DEVELOP

BEHAVIOR IS STRENGTHENED OR WEAKENED BY ITS CONSEQUENCES.   WHAT ARE CONSEQUENCES?  (CONSEQUENCES ARE THE EFFECT, RESULT, OR OUTCOME OF SOMETHING OCCURRING EARLIER).  EXAMPLE: The accident was the consequence of reckless driving.   There are 3 different types of consequences:  Logical Consequence is when a consequence is logical when it is related to the child’s misconduct.  An artificial consequence iswhen a consequence is Continue Reading

TALK TALK TALK!  Model! Model the correct use of words, the use of familiar word sinew situations and in longer sentences, and the use of new words. The more that teacher model language for babies and toddlers, the more children learn.  Ask Questions!  Ask different types of questions, including open-ended questions.  Give them enough time to respond.  Giving Continue Reading

Bully Thoughts

I think we should move away from using the word “bullies” with our children. The term is a label, which sets kids up for failure. To say just because someone made bad choices and bullied another person they are a “bully” means that you’re creating an identity for that child before they have a chance Continue Reading

5.  Music Activities help promote and encourage the children’s listening skills, creative expression and social interaction.  When music is used, children are able to explore sound, volume, tempo and rhythm.  (There are many educational concepts taught through music out there that  fit the curriculums of today which produce the rhythm and movements that children need to build Continue Reading

We are continuing our search of how to make the right decisions to the dilemmas not only in our own lives but when we face the dilemmas of today’s children in our schools.  We already faced two examples about Gary and the Hunt family.  I wonder how you did in solving them?  What was your Continue Reading