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Five Expert Tips to Promote Art in the Early Education Classroom

Encouraging little ones to make songs and paint pictures is more than about having fun. It can be helpful for them as they explore new forms of expression that can make a positive impact in their futures. Here are some tips for educators on what to do to promote art in their classrooms.
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Three Virtual Games to Help Students Improve Their Attention in Four Ways

Getting young students to focus on class is difficult. But what does paying attention even mean? Find a few basics on each of the four kinds of attention, coupled with tips and virtual activities that can help little learners develop them.
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Back to Basics: Keeping Students Engaged After a Year of Remote Learning

After months of remote learning, many teachers are struggling to make the experience engaging for kids, making it high time for a reimagining of strategies. But instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, why not go back to tried-and-true strategies? With that in mind, here are some simple tips and tech tools to help teachers reel their kids back into class.
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Five Anti-Bias Education Strategies for Early Childhood Classrooms

Anti-bias education is most effective when messages of affirmation, fairness and empowerment are incorporated into all aspects of learning. Here are a few strategies that can help you begin anti-bias education, or go deeper into it, in your classroom.

Inquiry Projects: Start with a Child’s Question and Let Curiosity Lead the Way

Anyone who has spent even just a few hours with a young child has seen the impact of curiosity in action. Inquiry-based learning starts with a question and empowers children to have agency in their learning.

Let Them Play! Foster Curiosity in Young Students with Loose Parts

Playing can help kids become engaged learners, and you don’t even need toys! With the right prompts, loose parts (like boxes, bottle caps, strings and more) can create endless opportunities for fun improving learning through play. Read on to learn why.
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Talking to Kids About Thanksgiving: Center Truth, Connection and Being Grateful

This year, shift your approach to Thanksgiving in the classroom by focusing on seeking truth, fostering deep connections with people and place and centering Indigenous voices and knowledge.
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Using Computational Thinking to Teach a New Generation of Problem Solvers

Teaching computational thinking exposes little ones to big ideas before stereotypes take hold and helps them solve problems creatively.
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3 Fun and Inclusive Games to Add to Your Virtual Classroom

Integrating games in class has been proven to help improve focus and reading ability, including in children with special education needs.
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Tips for Teachers by Teachers: How to Build Safe Spaces in Distance Learning

The downsides of not meeting physically can be devastating for education, so we need to build learning communities that include all students and provide a safe space for them to succeed.
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