Blogs & Articles

Investing in Handwriting: Activate the brain

Investing in Handwriting: Activate the brain

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Nov 7th 2019

With the pressure to raise standardized test scores and meet educational mandates, some of our schools have decided that they don’t have the instructional time available to dedicate to handwriting ins … read more
Gear Up for Success with STEM Challenges

Gear Up for Success with STEM Challenges

by Chris Schwab on Nov 7th 2019

What is STEM? STEM is a hot word these days, so you already know STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The buzz about STEM began when educators starting looking at what a … read more
Teacher Inspiration Playlist: A Spooky October

Teacher Inspiration Playlist: A Spooky October

By Hallie Gebel on Oct 17th 2019

Let’s Give ‘Em Pumpkin to Talk About Oh my gourd! October is here—the most frightfully fun time of the year! We know kids are excited for costumes and candy—but there’s so much more skele-fun to sca … read more
Hello, Fall: Take time to enjoy the season

Hello, Fall: Take time to enjoy the season

By Stepheny Seabolt on Oct 10th 2019

Ah, fall is in the air! With the changing season, we see aisles upon aisles of back-to-school supplies, new class schedules, and new school clothes. We also see the parents with exhausted faces … read more
Digging into Math Workshop

Digging into Math Workshop

By Chris Schwab on Oct 10th 2019

What Is Math Workshop? Math workshop is known by various names: math workshop, leveled math groups, guided math, differentiated groups, etc. Whatever you call it, math workshop is a valuable wa … read more
Color the World Beautiful with Hello Sunshine!

Color the World Beautiful with Hello Sunshine!

By Casey S. on Sep 25th 2019

If you love rainbows as much as I do, then this article is for you!I have been teaching kindergarten for 13 years now, and I have had many classroom themes over the years. A few years back, I decided … read more
Fall into Quality Learning

Fall into Quality Learning

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Sep 1st 2019

The days are growing shorter, the air is cooler, and the sights and sounds of fall are all around. Grab the opportunities the season has to offer and bring some meaningful learning into your classroom … read more
5 Fresh Ways to Use Pocket Charts

5 Fresh Ways to Use Pocket Charts

Aug 7th 2019

Pocket charts are a teacher’s best friend. Not only are they durable and easily storable, but they can attach to walls, bulletin boards, or stands, making them one of the most versatile and valu … read more
Starting the School Year Off on the Right Foot

Starting the School Year Off on the Right Foot

By Michael Pierce on Aug 7th 2019

It’s the first day of school—a time that’s both exciting and stressful. You may know some of your students, but others are probably new—and a little nervous. It’s up to you to foster a positive learni … read more
For the Love of Anchor Charts

For the Love of Anchor Charts

By Chris Schwab on Aug 7th 2019

What is an anchor chart? Simply stated, an anchor chart is a visual way to teach a topic. Create them at the beginning of new learning. A good anchor chart is a collaboration between you and your … read more