Establishing a peaceful and cooperative learning environment for young learners is possible through the strategic teaching of life-skills. One such life-skill is empathy. When any human is able to feel compassion for others, or to see another’s point of view, this leads to a cooperative, peaceful environment. Empathy is the keep to this peace.
Establishing a classroom yoga practice can help to create an atmosphere of family, compassion and empathy. You don’t have to be a yoga expert, though a little experience is helpful. I started practicing yoga with my transitional kindergarten students after taking a class and getting certified by YOGAed, an organization that teaches teachers how to incorporate yoga into classroom routine.
The holidays are a season of giving, right? In this spirit, ESGI is bringing you the biggest holiday contest we've ever hosted, and wow, do we have an A-list line up! We've partnered with 12 of the "Best of the Best" early childhood bloggers/presenters/content developers for 12 Days of Giveaways!
Thanksgiving is almost here! Here are a few ideas that require no baking and are certain to be a hit at home or in the classroom to get the kids into the holiday spirit by creating their own festive goodies and treats!