3 tips for a more effective prep time

Alright level with me here. Does your prep fly by in the blink of an eye and before you know it you have gotten zero checked off your to-do list but somehow been busy the entire time? Today we are talking about 3 tips for a more effective prep time and it is going to […]

How to Introduce Mindfulness in Kindergarten

Today I want to help you bring a little more calm into the classroom. To do that I will tell you exactly how to introduce mindfulness in kindergarten. In addition to being an Ontario Certified and Nova Scotia Certified teacher and a Kindergarten Specialist, did you know I am also a certified children’s yoga teacher? […]

Recycling and Re-Using your Planning in Kindergarten

Let’s talk about a super underused strategy in kindergarten that majorly decreases your workload and burnout: Repetition. And I’m not talking about repeating instructions and expectations (although… let’s be honest that is inevitable and super helpful too in kinder land), I’m talking about repeating activities throughout the year and repeating lesson plans by recycling and re-using […]

Getting Admin On Board with Outdoor Learning

Often the most overwhelming hurdles in outdoor education are other adults. From the members of your teaching team, to the families to your admin, there’s a lot of people with a lot of opinions on outdoor time- particularly in less than perfect weather conditions. The biggest hurdle of all can sometimes be getting admin on board […]

Worksheets in Kindergarten (and why it’s actually okay to use them)

I’m talking about a sensitive subject today,  so buckle up and take a breath.  I’m bringing up a majorly divisive topic in the early years world: worksheets in kindergarten (and why it’s actually okay to use them).  And I’m going to just come out and say it. I use them. GASP SHUDDER SHUT THE DOORS […]

THEMES IN KINDERGARTEN: A NEW SCHOOL LENS ON AN OLD SCHOOL PRACTICE

I love to keep it simple in kindergarten. In fact, this is pretty much what my mission is because I believe so strongly in the benefits of simplicity for my littles, and my mental health. And sure, you can always have the “classics” going on in the room, but isn’t it necessary to spice up […]

LESS MESS STRESS: EMBRACE SENSORY PLAY

If you’re anything like me, you likely feel like you have it together when your life and surroundings are nicely organized. But when it comes to playing and learning for our littles, tolerating a little mess goes a long way in helping them grow. I know, I know. Less mess stress seems borderline impossible. But […]

Teaching Kinder Science Without A Science Degree?

So… you want to teach kinder science without a science degree? Our littles are naturally curious and constantly developing new insights and ideas as they explore and investigate their surroundings. When we’re teaching science to your kinders, this is exactly what we need to capitalize on! Science lessons aren’t as complicated or intimidating as we […]

Over-Planning Your Kindergarten Lessons – NO MORE!

Real Talk. How long does it take for you to plan your kindergarten lessons? How do you make sure your planning is textbook perfect so that your littles are always actively learning something as they engage in play? How much time are you spending over-planning your kindergarten lessons? Fun fact… I don’t. My systems and […]

Using Systems and Routines to Decrease Burnout

Tired of feeling burnt out, stressed, and like you never have enough time? You’re not alone. I was at an all time low until I started using systems and routines to decrease burnout. In fact, I was at peak overwhelm when I finally decided to do actually something about it. In this episode, I am […]