YAY!!!….. Its finally here, the start of school year 2016-17. As you prepare to welcome your students, don’t forgot to forward that same welcome and appreciation to your teaching team.

YAY!!!….. It’s finally here, the start of school year 2016-17.  As you prepare to welcome your students, don’t forgot to forward that same welcome and appreciation to your teaching team. In the area of Professional Learning, remember that resources are closer than you think and should include multiple delivery methods, topics and goals.   As you draft your PD plan, note that we can serve as resources.   Wishing you a successful School Year.

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It was so great seeing +2,000 passionate and dedicated early childhood educators at the Frog Street Splash conference this past week! You are truly heroes, and I can’t wait to celebrate “Be A Hero” with you July 12-15th next year in 2017!

It was so great seeing +2,000 passionate and dedicated, early childhood educators at the Frog Street Splash conference this past week!  You are truly heroes, and I can’t wait to celebrate “Be A Hero” with you July 12-15th next year in 2017!2017 Splash slides1

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In this day and age of technology and arranged play dates, it is important to keep some time open for children to experience imaginative and outdoor play.

In this day and age of technology and arranged play dates, it is important to keep some time open for children to experience imaginative and outdoor play.  A recent study published by Dr. Peter Gray in Psychology Today reveals that there is significant statistical evidence to support how the decline in unstructured play is linked to the rise in mental disorders among our nation’s young people. Read the full article here.

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As you prepare for summer vacations, remember this is the prime time to obtain your PD hours.

As you prepare for summer vacations, remember this is the prime time to obtain your PD hours.  Select classes or trainings that will yield the highest impact; those aligned to data driven and differentiated instruction.  Also remember that your instructional practices should be varied; so look for those trainings designed to provide a cross section of experiences.

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Looking for an audience to showcase (or unveil) your hidden talents? We have the perfect venue for you! Announcing the first-ever SPLASH Talent Show, Teachers Have Talent! Our long-time friend Don Monopoli of The Learning Station will fill you in on the details in this fabulous video!

Looking for an audience to showcase (or unveil) your hidden talents? We have the perfect venue for you! Announcing the first-ever SPLASH Talent Show, Teachers Have Talent! Our long-time friend Don Monopoli of The Learning Station will fill you in on the details in this fabulous video!