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Are you an overworked or overwhelmed kindergarten teacher? Or maybe you're just a kindergarten teacher looking for fresh, new ideas. You are in the right place. The Kindergarten Cafe podcast will share weekly tips and tricks to help you save time, work smarter (not harder) and support students with engaging and purposeful lessons. I'm here to help you with everything you need from arrival to dismissal. Let's get started!
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Was macht eigentlich eine gute Kindertagesstätte aus? Wie steht um den Kinderschutz im Kita-Alltag? Wie begegnen man als Kita-Leitung dem Fachkräftemangel? Wie können wir Kinder ihre Talente und Interessen fördern? Was macht eine gute digitale Bildung für kleine Kinder aus? Diesen und anderen wichtigen Fragen des Kita-Alltags widmet sich der neue Kinderzeit-Podcast. Alle zwei Wochen spricht Bildungsjournalist Birk Grüling mit spannenden Expert:innen aus der frühkindlichen Bildung. Praxisnah ...
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Here you will be able to listen to a kindergarten teacher share about the features of fiction text and what story elements we look for. This is geared towards kindergarten students and to help them learn through the use of technology!
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Hey Mama! Welcome to Keys to Kindergarten Readiness I’m Shannon Ali. Daughter of the King, Wife, mom of 3 littles, teacher, speech-language pathologist, and kindergarten readiness expert! I remember what it felt like during the Covid lockdown in 2020, my husband was still working, and I was home by myself with our 3 year old, 1 year old, and a newborn baby girl all while still teaching school online. Needless to say, it was a crazy time, but I am thankful for God’s grace and lessons during t ...
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A podcast for little girls to not only find magic in the world, but also find the magic within themselves. Indigo Blu shares tales from her kindergarten class. Mrs. Jefferson is her favorite teacher because everything in her classroom is so magical. Magical pencils, magical water, and even magical rooms. Come along with Indigo Blu as she shares her amazing kindergarten classroom experience. This podcast is suitable for ages 4 to 7. New stories posted every week☺️
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In this episode of Kindergarten Cafe, I discuss the significance of Earth Day. I share how I incorporate Earth Day activities into my classroom to teach students about environmental awareness and taking action to care for the planet. From observing nature and cleaning up litter to planting and creating art projects with earth-friendly messages, I p…
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Diese Folge des Kinderzeit-Podcasts wurde auf dem QiK Kita-Onlinekongress aufgezeichnet. Kinderzeit-Redakteur Birk Grüling spricht mit Dr. Udo über die psychischen Folgen der zunehmenden Belastungen im Kita-Alltag. Natürlich geht es auch um Auswege und Lösungen sowie die Verantwortung der Kita-Träger. Diese Episode wird euch von polylino präsentier…
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On today's episode of Keys to Kindergarten Readiness I give you my top tips to having a low-key, yet fun spring break with your kiddos. Let's Dig In! Purchase my online Kindergarten Readiness course: https://bit.ly/KMagnetPrepOnline GET TO KNOW ME Connect: keystokindergartenreadiness@gmail.com Community: KTKR Community Facebook Page: Keys to Kinder…
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This week I have Mona from Honest Math Chat on to discuss navigating new math curriculums. Mona is a former math avoider, teacher & instructional coach in Chicago. Her passion for math came when she discovered how to engage every student in a subject she, too, disliked. Through intentionally changing her math class to help students BE mathematician…
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Join us in this episode of the Kindergarten Cafe podcast, where we dive into the enchanting world of the Chick Life Cycle Unit, a magical experience for students and educators alike. We explore the journey of hatching chicks in the classroom, from sourcing eggs to nurturing the hatchlings. I share personal experiences and educational insights, guid…
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In this episode, I chat with Melysa, a Pre-K teacher, discussing the essence of child-led teaching. Melissa shares insights on balancing play and curriculum, incorporating student interests into learning, and the magic of letting children explore and discover. She highlights the importance of fostering curiosity and independence, showcasing the bea…
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This episode is a sneak peek at a workshop I did on what to do when a child cries all the time. We explore effective strategies for supporting children who cry frequently and the importance of recognizing crying as a form of communication in children. I offer tips on how to respond calmly and empathetically. This portion of the workshop introduces …
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On today's episode of Keys to Kindergarten Readiness I give you my top tips to preparing your child for the full preschool gifted test. Let's Dig In! Purchase my online Kindergarten Readiness course: https://bit.ly/KMagnetPrepOnline GET TO KNOW ME Connect: keystokindergartenreadiness@gmail.com Community: KTKR Community Facebook Page: Keys to Kinder…
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In this episode of the Kindergarten Cafe podcast, I go into the foundational aspects of teaching addition to kindergarteners. Emphasizing the progression from concrete objects to abstract representations, I want to stress the importance of utilizing diverse strategies like counting all, counting on, and drawing to foster understanding. We also disc…
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Today on the Kindergarten Cafe podcast, I explore the benefits of implementing writing goals to support young writers in kindergarten. Writing goals are instrumental in helping students focus on specific skills during the writing process, enabling them to track and improve their progress. These goals act as reminders for both students and teachers,…
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On today's episode of Keys to Kindergarten Readiness I give you my top tips to preparing your child for the preschool gifted screening test. Let's Dig In! Purchase my online Kindergarten Readiness course: https://bit.ly/KMagnetPrepOnline GET TO KNOW ME Connect: keystokindergartenreadiness@gmail.com Community: KTKR Community Facebook Page: Keys to K…
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In this episode of the Kindergarten Cafe Podcast, we discuss the importance of having a dramatic play center in the classroom. Dramatic play allows children to try on different roles, understand social situations, and promotes language development. It also integrates math and literacy, and encourages children to take ownership of their learning. We…
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Purchase my online Kindergarten Readiness course: https://bit.ly/KMagnetPrepOnline On today's episode of Keys to Kindergarten Readiness I give you a brief update of where I have been the last 5 months as well as 3 ways you can teach your child about Black History Month this year. Let's Dig In! Resource Mentioned: Imagodei Academy (iogacademy.com) &…
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In this episode, we discuss teaching students self-regulation and impulse control strategies. We emphasize the importance of helping students recognize their body's needs and provide specific strategies for calming down or getting energized. Introducing engaging activities like the opposites game and the bubbles challenge to promote impulse control…
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In episode 172 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I reflect on the decline in excitement around new picture books for educators! What do you think? I really want to hear from other educators! > Scarborough’s Reading Rope podcast episode: https://creativekindergartenblog.com/literacy-scope-and-sequence-scarboroughs-reading-rope-ep-133/ > 3-Day Re…
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In this episode, I share ways to teach students about water through engaging activities. From the changing states of water, to conducting fun experiments on absorption, sinking/floating, and melting. These experiments encourage the students to make predictions and challenge their expectations. In this episode I share: Students' initial ideas and mi…
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Recording live 2/14/24Holy shit! 200 episodes! How is this podcast still around while being a huge failure. I guess the Bitcoin rabbit hole is so god damn deep it takes a while til people figure out Bitcoin Kindergarten is rock bottom. Big shoutout to those who hang out with us. Much love!______________________https://zbd.gg/bitcoinkindergartenSend…
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In this episode of the Kindergarten Cafe Podcast, we discuss teaching persistence to students by embracing challenges and reframing mistakes as opportunities for growth. I emphasize the importance of finding a balance between tasks that are too easy and too difficult, and I provide some recommended books and resources to promote a growth mindset an…
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In episode 171 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I am so excited to talk about the announcement to update the Ontario Kindergarten Program! > Listen to the announcement here: https://www.youtube.com/live/kdjPXuhI_5Q?si=YhiAaDgQpYENPGhK > Ontario Language Curriculum (part 1): https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/S764F7JGEGb > Ontario Language Cu…
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Do you have a block area? I think classrooms are slowly getting rid of them because they need space for more academics, or they don't have time for play, but I have a whole chunk of the classroom designated for a block area. Hopefully this podcast episode will inspire you to find space for a block area, even if it's temporary. Think about all the b…
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In episode 170 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I discuss developmental milestone checklists, and how educators can use them to support families and caregivers. > Looksee checklists: https://lookseechecklist.com/en/ > CDC Developmental Milestones: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/milestones-2mo.html > ELECT document: https://www.…
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Today I would love to talk to you about how to work smarter, not harder, when it comes to math intervention with our kindergarten students. This would also be relevant for kindergarten, first, and second grade. Math intervention is something that we definitely need to be always thinking about. We want to think about how best to support the needs of…
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In this episode of the Kindergarten Cafe Podcast, we explore the excitement of the 100th day of school. We discuss traditions, advocate for a growth mindset, and share activities like crafts, counting exercises, and imaginative projects with 100 items. I also reveal a huge pet peeve of mine, something that really, really bothers me. In this episode…
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In dieser Folge des Kinderzeitpodcast geht es um Bindung und feinfühlige Beziehungsgestaltung in der Krippe. Viele Eltern vertrauen ihre Kinder den Erzieher:innen mit gutem Gewissen an. Die pädagogischen Fachkräfte werden dabei schnell zu den ersten Bindungspersonen außerhalb der Kernfamilie. Doch wie gelingt eigentlich gute Bindung? Mit Kindheitsp…
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This is part 2 of a conversation I had back in November with a first year kindergarten teacher during one of my coaching sessions. During this part of the conversations we talk all about how to manage centers as a classroom teacher. In this episode we cover: The structure of centers How I structure my reading, writing, and word work and make planni…
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Back in November I had the pleasure of meeting with a first year kindergarten teacher, during one of my coaching sessions. Because I get so many questions regarding literacy, centers, writing…you name it, I felt it would be great to air this coaching session as an episode. I hope you find this conversation helpful with things you may struggle with …
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In this episode, we discuss the importance of refreshing expectations after the winter break. As teachers, we shouldn't assume that everything will be fine when students return to school, so it's crucial to proactively remind them about the classroom expectations to avoid behavior problems. I suggest starting the first day back by reviewing and rei…
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Für Demokratie ist es nie zu früh. Und Kinder haben sogar ein Recht darauf, den Alltag in Familie und Kita aktiv mitzubestimmen. Doch wie kann das im Alltag gelingen, darüber sprechen wir in dieser Episode des Kinderzeit-Podcast mit Melanie Meyser. Sie ist pädagogische Fachberatung bei der AWO in Schleswig-Holstein und begleitet Einrichtungen auf d…
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In this episode of the Kindergarten Cafe podcast, we dive into the topic of understanding number relationships in math. It is crucial for students to grasp concepts such as number order, what numbers come before and after, and understanding what numbers are more or less. This foundational skill sets the stage for learning addition and subtraction. …
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In episode 169 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I give you my best strategies for making it through the winter months and snowsuits! How can you feel less stressed and help your students be succesful? Listen to this week’s episode to find out! To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on: Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teache…
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In this episode, we explore the magic of December in the classroom. We highlight the importance of inclusive learning about winter holidays, focusing on the gingerbread theme. We engage in reading, writing, and math activities centered around gingerbread, while celebrating holidays from around the world. Emphasizing diversity and encouraging studen…
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In episode 168 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I engage in a moment of self-reflective practice and give my views on celebrating holidays this winter season! I discuss centering Christmas, Elf on the Shelf and more! To join in on the conversation with me, you can find me on: Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Cre…
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Hey teacher friends, today we are talking about tracking student progress. This is a question that comes up a lot for teachers about the best ways to track student progress and I've got a lot of tips and tricks in here for you. I want to emphasize the need to assess students based on the skills they need to learn in kindergarten and ascertain their…
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In episode 167 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I answer the questions I get asked most by kindergarten educators. Let’s talk free-choice centers, transitions, and vocabulary instruction! > Join me for Camp K3’s Snow Day: https://camp-kinder-snow-day.teachery.co/ck3-snow-day?a=emDLf7QR > Free Choice Centers blog post: https://creativekindergar…
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Recording live 11/22/23Holy hell it's been a while. Opti has been busy being an influencer. Wein has been parading around asia finding new dating tips. Class is back in session!______________________https://zbd.gg/bitcoinkindergartenSend tips over lightning by clicking link above or scanning QR code top right during stream and your message will pop…
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Hey teacher friends! In today's episode we are talking all about teaching shapes, specifically 2D shapes with students early on in the year. This is one of the first units that I do with my students, and it's something that a lot of them come in knowing a good amount about. We can take what they already know and extend it to some deeper understandi…
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In episode 166 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I discuss the different lessons I incorporate into my high-frequency word instruction. From decoding practice to teaching various spelling rules - you can easily differentiate and enhance your lessons! > Phonics Tips of the Week: https://www.instagram.com/creativekindergartenblogontpt/guide/phoni…
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In this episode of Kindergarten Cafe, we delve into the captivating world of life cycles in the kindergarten classroom. Life cycles are a fundamental aspect of teaching science to students, as they provide valuable insight into the changes and growth that occur in living organisms, as well as their basic survival requirements. Witnessing the marvel…
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In episode 165 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I go over the vocabulary surrounding the high-frequency words that we teach our students. What do all these words mean and how do we teach our students to read them? Listen to find out! > The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists: https://amzn.to/3FMWDH4 > Heart Word Method: https://www.reallygreatread…
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In this episode we are talking all about one of the really foundational math skills that kids learn in kindergarten, which is counting. Some kids who come to us totally already get this skill and know how to count up to 100 plus, and some kids struggle with it more than others. So we're going to break apart this big concept into all the components …
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Today we are talking about how to support our beginning writers in kindergarten. Writing is the hardest time of day for many of our students, and that completely makes sense. Think about all the executive function skills that you need in writing. You need to be able to stop your impulses and sit still and plan out what you're going to write. Figure…
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I am thrilled to share some exciting news with all of you today on the Kindergarten Cafe Podcast. After years of hard work, I am proud to announce that I have written and published a series of 12 children's books! These books are part of the social-emotional curriculum that I provide on my website and on Teachers Pay Teachers. Each book in the seri…
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Hey there, teacher friends! Welcome back to another episode of The Kindergarten Cafe Podcast. Today, we're tackling a common issue that many of us face: supporting kids who struggle with recess. We all know that recess can be a challenging time of day for students. Unstructured time, lack of social interaction, and an over-reliance on technology ha…
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In episode 164 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I discuss explicitly teaching foundational skills in a play-based learning program with Kate Winn. We cover phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, content knowledge, writing and more! > Find Kate on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katethismomloves/ > Find Kate on Facebook: https://www.face…
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In this episode, we explore using fall as a teaching tool in the classroom. Sharpening observational skills, we encourage students to observe fall objects, dissect them, and make accurate drawings. By fostering curiosity, engagement, and reflection, we create a dynamic learning environment that sparks a love for science and the world around us. Try…
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In episode 163 of the Creative Kindergarten Podcast, I share an energizing conversation with Maxine about outdoor learning and creating a sense of place for students. We discuss the how of teaching and learning in the natural environment, and give strategies and advice on how to start! > Find Maxine on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theteachi…
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Today we dive into the topic that can make any teacher feel a bit uneasy – those challenging conversations we have with parents. This episode explores both the good and the not-so-good experiences of difficult conversations and how we can learn from them. I share valuable insights and strategies to help alleviate the stress that comes with these co…
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With October in full swing, today's episode dives into the topic of parent-teacher conferences and how to make the most of them. I want to share my personal experience with preparing for conferences and how I’ve learned to work smarter, not harder. From highlighting students' strengths to setting development goals, I provide tips and tricks for nav…
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In this episode of The Kindergarten Cafe Podcast, join me, Zeba McGibbon, as I dive into the magic of kindergarten. Drawing from my 10 years of teaching experience, I want to explore the unique nature of this crucial grade and why it deserves more recognition. Despite the growing pressure to make kindergarten more academic, I want to advocate for a…
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