Category Archives: Early Childhood

How to Build an EC Classroom Culture Where Children Listen

By Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed., author of the Learning About Me & You, Learning to Get Along®, and Being the Best Me!™ series Isn’t it amazing that two-year-olds born anywhere in the world have acquired the listening skills needed to … Continue reading

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Un-Cliqueing the Preschool Clique

By Molly Breen Say the word clique, and it generally conjures a not-so-favorable image of “mean girls” (or boys, or kids) in the throes of middle school identity woes. It may surprise you to know that clique power dynamics emerge … Continue reading

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Nurture a Culture of Storytelling in the Classroom

By Lory Britain, Ph.D., author of I’m Happy-Sad Today: Making Sense of Mixed-Together Feelings I still envision that summer day when my father and I were floating lazily in an inner tube on the Colorado River. As we drifted, I … Continue reading

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Movement-Based SEL Activities for the Classroom

By Connie Bergstein Dow, author of From A to Z with Energy! 26 Ways to Move and Play Children love to move! As a dance educator, I enjoy engaging young children in playful and fun movement explorations. These activities also … Continue reading

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Free Spirit Storytellers on Their Best Behavior

By Elizabeth Verdick and Marieka Heinlen, author and illustrator of the Best Behavior® series Storytelling is at the heart of being human—and it starts at birth. We share stories as we talk to our babies, sing to them, and read … Continue reading

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