Does teaching preschoolers feel like trying to herd a bunch of kittens?
You’re not just teaching. You spend the day putting out fires, keeping everyone safe, wiping up spills and messy faces, teaching life skills, mending broken hearts, and cleaning up over and over again. Not to mention the endless paperwork and list of regulations to follow.
But it doesn’t always have to feel like constant chaos.
I believe you can create an engaging classroom where your students are listening, learning, and thriving.
Imagine days where…
- The children are listening better and helping each other
- You’re smiling more and saying “no” less
- You can take time to play more and worry less
- You come home to spend more time with your family and less time worrying about the challenges of the day
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Getting my own preschool class was exciting and daunting at the same time. They had energy for days, could barely follow a one step direction, and talked over me every chance they got. I was responsible not only for their safety but also solving behavior issues and teaching them – all at the same time. Every night I went to bed thinking about all the prep I needed to do, all the students I needed to keep extra eyes on, and my plan to make the next day less chaotic than the one I just got through.
After working with the best teachers in my community and finding a Montessori mentor, I learned simple tips and strategies that helped my students thrive while making my job easier. After others saw the success in my classroom, I quickly became the person in charge of training other teachers.
The systems I developed continued to work year after year with each new class. Not only have I successfully used them in classrooms full of children who know and trust me, but also in new classes where we don’t even know each other’s names yet. Now my days are filled with smiles as I see my students excited and thriving, while I have the confidence that we will conquer whatever comes our way.
Here are some of my posts if you’re interested in learning more about me and my teaching philosophy.
Take a tour of my classroom, including the indoor and outdoor environment.
See why I am so passionate about learning through play.
Are you looking for potty training advice? I’ve done (almost) every method out there, but this is what I find to be most successful.
Will your child be starting preschool soon? These are my top preschool readiness tips.
See how I make a calm down jar, which is a tool I use frequently in my class for helping children regulate their emotions.
Thank you for visiting Preschool Inspirations, and I hope you are able to find many great learning activities and articles to inspire you and your sweethearts!