How to Make Teaching a Ton More Fun!

Engaging with Kids in Concept Development. Are you worried about the new school year?How can you engage your students?  How can you prevent them from acting bored and messing around when they should be listening? For answers to these questions and more we are reviewing, Every Child’s A Champion Podcast #7, How to Make Learning a Ton More Fun! Engaging With

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HOW TO SLAY ECERS-3 PART 2!

MATH IN DAILY EVENTSYou do not need a math station to teach numbers and math concepts.  Math is everywhere.  Math can be used in non math activities. Sara Beach, M. ED from Synapse Early Learning System shows us how to use math words and concepts as part of your students daily routine, transitions, mealtime, large groups, and all throughout your day. She reviews

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How to SLAY the ECERS-3 Math Items! (Part 1)

Math CAN Be Fun to Teach! Math is a subject a lot of teachers either shy away from or don’t really know how or what to teach. Yet, research has shown that early Math skills are predictive of later math AND reading achievement; there is a strong tie between children’s expressive vocabulary and their math learning in Pre-K. Sara Beach,

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Routines, Routines, Routines

For months now our routines have been disrupted with the extended stay at home order and continued progression of COVID-19. Stress and anxieties levels are high while parents and teachers navigate working from home, distance learning, and trying to find our routines in our chaotic situations. We all depend on routines, starting with what we do as soon as we

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SUPPORTING OUR PARENTS DURING COVID-19!

During this period of at-home isolation due to the COVID19 pandemic, parents need so many things. Even parents of “typically developing” children need a lot of support and understanding right now, as everyone tries to fill their children’s days with constructive activities. Parents of children with special needs experience high levels of stress, uncertainty, and worry for their children’s well-being,

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Why the Best Teachers Talk to Themselves All Day Long – Podcast Episode 6

The Power of Self and Parallel Talk: When I was a first-time mom, I was always reading interesting books and articles about child development, searching for cool videos (this was before the internet age, so I literally mean I had to search for good VHS tapes I could check out or purchase!) One of the videos I happened upon was

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Everything’s connected……or at least it should be!

Synapse Blog –   For my First Synapse Blog post, I decided to share this short article, and why I love the concept of SYNAPSES. I chose the name “Synapse” for the consulting and training work that I do because to me, nothing is more important than connections, at every level. I’m making it my mission to help early education teachers

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Leaders Hold the Keys to Teacher Improvement

Let’s get going, Leaders — your teachers’ growth and success is in large part dependent on you! It’s so important for Pre-K teachers to have some time regularly (outside the classroom) to collaborate: share practices, share lesson planning, and learn from and with each other. But this requires the commitment of system leaders and the work of a skilled Instructional

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