Three Game-Changing Ways to Use Music in Your Classroom

It’s all about the feeling. Great music makes you feel something. But when it comes to children’s music, there’s nothing there. These melodies are sanitized. There’s no energy. There’s no character. There’s nothing to feel except sleepiness and boredom. That’s not fair for our kids. So, what’s the solution? This would probably be a great […]

This Halloween, It’s Time to Revive Your Dead, Decaying Preschool Curriculum

Pre-K and preschool are the formative developmental years. And we are absolutely WASTING them. I’m not going to sugarcoat it. Our current system — one that doesn’t challenge kids to expand their minds, that lacks any type of excitement or edge, that falls short on every imaginable metric — is a total failure. It is […]

Before You Start the School Year, Don’t Forget This Simple Rule

It’s tough. Your first week of school is a doozy. So many new faces, experiences, and feelings. Not to mention that never-ending to-do list. You know. The one that somehow keeps getting longer and longer as you check new items off. Where do you even begin? Do you start the year with fun and excitement […]

Everything Your Child Needs to Know Before the First Day of Preschool

Every parent wants to know. “What does my child need to learn before he or she starts school?” It’s a great question. A lot of teachers may tell parents to start practicing ABCs and how to count. Some parents will. Some won’t. The bottom line? These aren’t the things your child needs to learn before school […]

5 Amazing Tips to Blow Parents Away on Back-to-School Night

First impressions matter. And Back-to-School Night is your chance to make a great one. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been doing this. The nerves are still there.  And the same questions ring through your head: “What will this year be like?” “How much can we learn?” “Will the parents like me?” I’ve been there. […]