Classroom Environment · Improving my Teaching Practice

Water table: staying unruffled and a little negotiation

On Monday I put water in the sensory table with a large strainer, some small bowls and two scoops. I put in enough water so the children could easily pour and scoop the water. I had just read the post by Janet Lansbury, 9 Best Ways to Stay (Mostly) Unruffled With Toddlers , so I… Continue reading Water table: staying unruffled and a little negotiation

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Check in #1: responding to testing behaviors

Last week I posted about a new self talk strategy I’ve been trying out. If you haven’t read my post yet, check it out! Before I let you know how it’s been going, here is a little more information about where I got the phrase “limit, acknowledge, follow through” from. Steps I Recommend 1. Clearly… Continue reading Check in #1: responding to testing behaviors

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My new self talk when responding to testing toddlers

  Today I read Janet’s latest post, Don’t leave a testing toddler hanging, she could not have written this at a better time (at least for me!). I have to say this week was a little tricky in my classroom, a LOT of testing behavior was happening. In times like these, when the testing behavior… Continue reading My new self talk when responding to testing toddlers