15 Blog Posts That Educators Loved in 2023
Every year in early childhood education brings change. Sometimes we can see it coming. Other times it’s unexpected. Our community can rely on the Teaching Strategies blog to stay on top of trends. From discussing best practices to showcasing some of our early childhood solutions, we’ve published blog posts all year long to support early childhood teachers and leaders, both new and experienced. Below is a curated list of 15 posts on the Teaching Strategies blog that educators found most helpful this year.
Promoting School Readiness for Young Learners
The whole child approach supports young children’s language, cognitive, physical, and social–emotional development and content learning. Throughout 2023, we’ve continued to prepare teachers to inspire a lifelong love of learning in children. Here are four blog posts that discuss the skills children need to succeed in preschool, kindergarten, and beyond.
- 5 Ways to Support Social–Emotional Development in Early Childhood
- 8+ Ways to Support Literacy Skills Development
- 5 Reasons Nonfiction Books Are Important for Young Learners
- Embrace the Mess!: 4 Benefits of Messy Play
Creating Meaningful Learning Experiences
In an inclusive classroom environment, learning is fun, children’s needs are met, and families are engaged. Below are four blog posts our community is reading about fostering positive interactions and creating meaningful learning experiences.
- Why I Don’t Prioritize “Cute” Anymore
- Why I Don’t Just Tell Children to “Share!” Anymore
- Six Tips for Responding to Challenging Behaviors (That Require Absolutely No Training)
- Designing the Right Classroom Environment for Infants, Toddlers & Twos
Exploring Best Practices for Educators
Effective teachers have always known that their own learning is an important as children’s is. In 2023, teachers are discovering ways to support children’s healthy development and build meaningful relationships with them and their families. Below are four blog posts that explore developmentally appropriate practices for early childhood.
- Studies vs. Themes: 5 Ways They Differ
- 5 Reggio Emilia Approach Values Reflected in a The Creative Curriculum Classroom
- Using Assessment Data: Reflecting on the Past and Planning for the Future
- 5 Strategies for Developing the Art of Collecting Quality Observations
Discovering Early Childhood Solutions
This year, our community has continued to learn about our solutions designed to connect teachers, children, and families. We’re spreading the word about two of our favorite topics: teaching and learning. For teachers, we address giving educators more time for what they love with tools and resources that empower them to work smarter, not harder. For children, we’ve added renewed emphasis on the enormously important year before kindergarten, an exciting time for building skills, confidence, and enthusiasm for learning. Here are three blog posts that discuss our products and solutions and how they benefit our partners in the field.