21 Ways to Create the Perfect “Safe Space” for Crying Preschoolers

Family photos? Check. Open and trusting body language? Check. No more crying kids? Umm, not quite there yet. Maybe at this point you feel like you are ready to cry. It’s alright. This is one area where we don’t want to rush anything. Remember Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs? If we don’t feel safe and secure, […]

I Guess The Beatles We’re Right…A Hug is All You Need (To Cure the First Day of School Blues)

“WAAAAAHHHHhh” Uh oh. You decorated your classroom with family photos. You even got the audio recordings of family members dishing out comfort. But kids are still crying! They still want their moms and dads. What should you do? Just like any lesson, there is no formula for getting kids to learn. But there are strategies. […]

Wipe Those Tears Away! How to Keep Kids Feeling Safe on the First Day of Preschool

It’s the first day of Pre-K. Kids are crying. Parents won’t leave. Everyone is feeling the first-day jitters, including yourself! What do you do? Don’t panic. I’ve got you covered. The first day, and really, the first week, of school will be an adventure every year. You’re getting a feel for the kids. They’re getting […]

First-Year Teacher Tips: How to Plan the Perfect First Week of School

https://media.blubrry.com/punkrockpreschool/p/s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/punkrockpreschool/Podcasts/024-First-Time-Teacher-Tips-First-Week-of-School.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (62.4MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSFor a first-year teacher, your first week of school can be a doozy! Even though you may have tons of experience student-teaching, I don’t know any programs that let you walk into a classroom and student-teach on […]

Empower Parents: A Preschool Teacher’s Guide to Social Media

https://media.blubrry.com/punkrockpreschool/p/s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/punkrockpreschool/Podcasts/015-Empowering-Parents-with-Social-Media.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (44.2MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSTeaching and parent communication don’t have to be separate things. For Mother’s Day, give moms (and dads) the best gift ever – an opportunity to see their child’s growth every single day! Most parents wish they could […]