Teaching and Learning

Kindergarten Online Teaching Tips So You Can Help Them Learn Best

What a joy to teach Kindergarten! For many children, this is their first year at school and they greet each day at school with curiosity, innocence, and delight. Kindergartners are devoted, young learners brimming with observations about every math concept, read-aloud, science experiment, and phonics lesson you present. However, their unfamiliarity with school routines, literal interpretation of the world, and dependence on adults, can make teaching kindergarten online learning seem like a daunting task. If you’ve looked around to consider what resources might help, you’re probably pretty overwhelmed. We hear you, so we curated practical kindergarten online teaching tips from

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65 Awesome Classroom Doors For Back-to-School

Things might look a bit different with back to school this year. For those teachers who will be physically teaching in the classroom, giving a warm welcome to students is more important than ever! Decorating classroom doors is one way to do that. Whether you’re using a theme or decorating with student names in calligraphy, there are so many ways to make it personal. Check out our favorite classroom doors below for inspiration!

Note: Some schools and districts can’t decorate doors due to fire marshal code. If that’s the case, check out these great bulletin boards!

1. You Are

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65 Awesome Classroom Doors For Back-to-School

Things might look a bit different with back to school this year. For those teachers who will be physically teaching in the classroom, giving a warm welcome to students is more important than ever! Decorating classroom doors is one way to do that. Whether you’re using a theme or decorating with student names in calligraphy, there are so many ways to make it personal. Check out our favorite classroom doors below for inspiration!

Note: Some schools and districts can’t decorate doors due to fire marshal code. If that’s the case, check out these great bulletin boards!

1. You Are

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Kids Don’t Just Need Diverse Books … They Need Diverse Authors

Even the most cursory inventory of U.S. children’s literature reveals a lack of diversity in book characters (it’s a whole lot of boys and dogs—just ask Marley Dias.) There’s been a commendable effort to provide students with windows and mirrors by increasing the number of books with diverse main characters in classrooms and school libraries. But it’s not enough—kids need access to diverse books by diverse authors.

The term #OwnVoices was coined by writer Corinne Duyvis to refer to books by authors from marginalized or under-represented groups writing from their own perspectives. (Think: The Hate U Give

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