Tuesday, November 19, 2019

5 TIPS TO START THE PRESCHOOL PROCESS

Preschool (or prekindergarten) is a broad term used to describe curriculum-based early childhood education. Research shows that quality preschool education produces gains in a child’s learning and development, particularly for economically disadvantaged children. But in the U.S., the amount and type of preschool children attend varies widely — some kids attend one year of partial-day preschool before entering kindergarten; others are in full-day, school-like settings beginning at age 2; some children don’t attend preschool at all.

On top of the choice of whether or not to attend preschool, at what age and for how long, parents also have different educational philosophies to consider — like Montessori, play-based programs, and Waldorf. For parents, the process of determining what is best for your toddler when it comes to early childhood education can be daunting. To get you started, Laura Gradman, a licensed professional counselor, education consultant, and owner of the Chicago Preschool Pro, has provided tips to help you navigate these choices.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

15 QUICK TIPS TO GET HIRED FAST

You Can Save Time Job Searching by Using Advanced Search Options on Job Boards: All the major job boards, such as Indeed.com, SimplyHired.com, CareerBuilder, and Monster, have an “Advanced Search” option where you can search by keyword, location, a radius of a location, job title, company, type of job, date posted and other options. Here’s a list of the top 10 best job sites, and tips for using Advanced Job Search options.

Applying for Every Job You Find Isn’t Always a Good Idea: Focus your search on jobs that you’re qualified for. You’ll have a better chance of getting selected for an interview. Sending out random resumes and cover letters is just going to be a waste of time. Before you start job hunting, take the time to decide what type of job you’re seeking.

Friday, June 28, 2019

6 Important School Tips for Parents From a Principal

For teachers, parents can be your worst enemy or your best friend. Over the course of the last decade, I have worked with a handful of the most difficult parents, as well as many of the best parents. I believe that the majority of parents do a terrific job and genuinely try their best. The truth is that being a parent is not easy. We make mistakes, and there is no way we can be good at everything. Sometimes as a parent it is critical to rely on and seek advice from experts in certain areas. As a principal, I would like to offer a few school tips for parents that I believe every educator would want them to know, and that will also benefit their children.



Monday, June 3, 2019

Early Childhood Education Consultants

How Hanen Helps Early Childhood Education Consultants/Trainers Build Language and Literacy in the Classroom


In your work with early childhood educators, you want to make sure you're equipping them to create environments that are rich in opportunities for language-learning throughout the day. 
Since the development of language and social skills in the early years is so important to the future academic success of preschool children, early childhood educators need to be sensitive and responsive to their students’ communication needs in order for those skills to develop.
That’s why it’s so important for those who train or consult to educators to have practical, user-friendly resources to share with educators that will really help them understand how to promote children’s language and literacy development. It is also critical to be familiar with the principles of adult education so that you can facilitate educators’ learning in ways that foster retention and application of interactive strategies, making long-term behaviour change more likely.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

10 Ways To Help Your Child Succeed In Elementary School

Attend Back-to-School Night and Parent-Teacher Conferences

Kids do better in school when parents are involved in their academic lives. Attending back-to-school night at the start of the school year is a great way to get to know your child's teachers and their expectations. School administrators may discuss school-wide programs and policies, too.

Attending parent-teacher conferences is another way to stay informed. These are usually held once or twice a year at progress reporting periods. The conferences are a chance to start or continue conversations with your child's teacher, and discuss strategies to help your child do his or her best in class. Meeting with the teacher also lets your child know that what goes on in school will be shared at home.


Visit the School and Its Website

Knowing the physical layout of the school building and grounds can help you connect with your child when you talk about the school day. It's good to know the location of the main office, school nurse, cafeteria, gym, athletic fields, playgrounds, auditorium, and special classes.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Early Childhood Education Blogs 2018

While we keep to the top 25 early childhood education blogs, we know there is a ton of other early childhood education resources available. With the top 25, we remain confident that the content has been validated by the most number of people who have visited and referenced the site.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Education Blogs You Should Follow

If you are a teacher, student, parent, or administrator, you should be following education blogs. Why? Simply because blogs are an ever-increasing way to spark ideas, creativity, and innovation. The following list is a compilation of blogs for those interested in education.

Written by parents, administrators, businessmen, teachers, and administrators, these blogs stand out with their unique style and excellent content.