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Teaching Young Children
September 16, 2020

The Power of “Good Morning”

The practice of an intentional morning greeting is something that can empower young children to embrace their day and their learning. Young children may be experiencing challenges or anxieties beyond the classroom, whether we are aware of them or not.

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Authored by: Sarah Calzone
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DAP in the Time of COVID: Questions to Consider

NAEYC’s Early Learning Program Standards and Assessment Items to compile a set of questions and considerations. These are designed to help educators and administrators think through options, opportunities, & tradeoffs as you support children and families
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2020

Mindful Morning Meetings

Try integrating a meditation bell into your morning meetings for additional social and emotional benefits.

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Authored by: Ariel Villano
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2019

Ask Hello. Using the Term Friends

In a recent Hello discussion, a member sought input on friendship and addressing the whole class.
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2019

The Power of Because

One thing we can do to improve the likelihood that children will respond to our requests is give them a reason for doing so.

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Authored by: Adam Holland
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2019

Using Positive Words: Creating an Encouraging Classroom

This article offers activities and techniques centered on using positive words to make your classroom an encouraging place where children, families, and teachers feel the love.

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Authored by: Deb Jones
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Teaching Young Children
February 1, 2019

The Sunshine Call: Celebrating Children’s Successes

For some young children, the transition from home to school is tough. Sometimes a little celebration of progress is just what children, and their teachers, need.

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Authored by: Kim Bell
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Teaching Young Children
December 1, 2018

8x. Ready, Set, Return: Helping Children Readjust after Winter Break

Returning to the classroom after winter break can be challenging. With the tips and strategies here, the children in your classroom will be able to transition back to the daily routine in no time.

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Authored by: Megan King
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Article
Teaching Young Children
October 1, 2018

Feature Teacher: Indira Elisa Brito Acevedo

Indira Elisa Brito Acevedo is a kindergarten teacher at the Centro Modelo de Educación Inicial (CMEI), in San José, Montecristi, Dominican Republic.
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August 18, 2013

Advice for a New Preschool Teacher

TYC contributors Louis Mark Romei, Holly Seplocha, and Laura Colker answered the question: "What's your advice for a new preschool teacher?" as part of a Q&A on Back to School Strategies. Together they shared 10 tips

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Authored by: Susan Friedman
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