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5 Educational TED Talks That Inspire Teacher Greatness.

Written by Samantha C. Coleman

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Pk-4/Core Lesson Plans:
39 Week Guide for Teachers & Parents

We all need a little a pocket full of teacher tricks and motivation to help us along this rigorous, joyful, stressful, and rewarding journey of academia.

One would suggest staying flexible because change is constant within this field. It is important to manage your professional relationships because education is a small world.

Here are 5 Educational TED Talks that may enhance your greatness!

  1. The 5 People You Need To Be Happy | Stacey Flowers | @TEDxUNO https://youtu.be/yZRCFK1n-NM
  2. Every Kid Needs a Champion | Rita Pierson https://youtu.be/SFnMTHhKdkw
  3. The Secret to Motivating Your Child | Jennifer Nacif | @TEDxSanDiego https://youtu.be/hVShA7g4Joc
  4. Learn to Shine Bright- The Importance of Self-Care for Teachers. | Kelly Hopkinson | @TEDxNorwichED https://youtu.be/5O5QIqlDxjg
  5. The Teachers we Remember | Julie Hasson | @TEDxEustis https://youtu.be/nmwy6r26vQY

Overall, every new day is a learning process for you and your young learner. Use this time to connect with your young learner and have fun! Tie appropriate life stories that make learning meaningful!

Now that you know, get out there and go!

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Written by Mrs. Samantha C. Coleman, M.Ed., M.S. Elm.

Also, Check out my new publication : Pk-4 Practice Workbook.  This book has 42 Educational Practices that are in line with pk-4 benchmarks. It is the perfect supplemental Preschool Tag along.

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3 Quick Last Minutes of Class Ideas for Pre-k to 1st graders

Written by Samantha C. Coleman

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Pk-4/ Core Lesson Plans: 39 Week Guide for Teachers & Parents

The last minutes of class can be very useful. It could be a review of skills learned that allows you as the facilitator to check in with student’s knowledge. It is a good time to review the skills focus of the day and let students know that their bucket of knowledge is filling up. Discuss with your students that it is always good to tell others what they have learned, and it is encouraged to talk about their ideas.

 There are studies that suggest that reviewing is an important component that embraces experienced based learning. Based on that information, creating a lesson plan that has a clear weekly focus and that is age appropriate is beneficial. The anchor knowledge you provided will prove to be a foundation of knowledge to build upon.  Here are 3 quick class last minute ideas for Pre-k to 1st graders. Onward!

  1. Evening Circle Time Review: Have students sit in a circle around you and review skills focus of the week or day.
  2. Skill Incentive Check: After lining up for dismissal in class, have stickers (incentive of your choice) to give students who can tell you the skills of the day. (beneficial to have center/stations activities that enforce weekly focus).                                                                                                     
  3. Auditory Review: Play songs that reinforce skills focus that include high energy and movement.

Overall, every new day is a learning process for you and your young learner. Use this time to connect with your young learner and have fun! Tie appropriate life stories that make learning meaningful!

Now that you know, get out there and go!

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Pk-4 Practice Workbook

Written by Mrs. Samantha C. Coleman, M.Ed., M.S. Elm.

Also, Check out my new publication Pk-4 Practice Workbook This book has 42 Educational Practices that are in line with pk-4 benchmarks. It is the perfect supplemental Preschool Tag along.

http://amazon.com/author/samanthacoleman

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26 Creative Pre-k to 1st Grade Activities!

Written by Samantha C. Coleman

Summer is upon us and due to Covid-19 some summer camps are postponed. Here are 26 fun creative activities for pre- K to 1st graders that you can do in your home that will fill some time. Feel free to check out my latest publication coming this summer “SIGHT WORD CATS COLORING BOOK: Pre- Primer Dolch words. Click to enlarge and enjoy!

This video was shot and edited by Samantha Coleman for DTN. New coloring book ” Sight Word Cats Coloring book by Samantha C. Coleman. Feel free to check out my latest publications Sight Word Cats Coloring book available this June. See the latest publications at: http://www.amazon.com/author/samanthacoleman

About the book: Over 20 pages of sight word coloring cats that provide a pre-primer sight word review. Sight Word Cats Coloring book is the PURR-FECT sight word coloring book that makes learning fun! Bonus Sight word checklist included! Level: AGES 4 AND UP
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Credentials: Music credit: http://www.bensound.com/

Illustration: Book cover by https://www.vecteezy.com/

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Written by Mrs. Samantha C. Coleman, M.Ed., M.S.Elm.

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6 Basic Tips For Home Schooling

Written by Samantha C. Coleman

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Welcome to the world of online learning and homeschooling. Here are 6 basic tips that can keep you on track and productive.  I like to use the acronym K.I.S.S. for challenges such as these. Keep it, simple superstar! Here are 6 basic tips for homeschooling/ online learning.

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Pk-4 Practice Workbook Available on Amazon Prime
  1. Communication: Follow your teachers’ learning plans, objectives, and skills for the week.  Talk with the teacher to clarify student expectations.
  2. Schedule: Follow the teachers’ lesson plan while creating a timeframe for work and play that is easy for your household. Find the best realistic schedule of getting items completed with the least resistance successfully for your family.
  3. Interest:  Find out what works best for your learner.  Is your child an auditory, hands-on or visual learner?  Once you have that information you can tie in those components to make learning fun!
  4. Flexibility: Schedules change, computers crash, and possibly your young learner doesn’t want to focus. When this happens just take a break from that lesson and come back later. Some days are better than others but remember to revisit that area.
  5. Network with parents: Call, message, or organize a chat zoom with other parents in your class. This will let you know that you aren’t alone and possibly gain tips on easier practices.
  6. Resources: Bookmark or make a note of all the resources that are helpful and discard the rest.

Overall,  every new day is a learning process for you and your young learner. Use this time to connect with your young learner and have fun! Tie appropriate life stories that make learning meaningful!

Now that you know, get out there and go!

If you thought this blog was helpful to feel free to subscribe, share on social media!

Onward!

Written by Mrs. Samantha C. Coleman, M.Ed., M.S.Elm.

Also, Check out my new publication Pk-4 Practice Workbook.  This book has 42 Educational Practices that are inline with pk-4 benchmarks. It is the perfect supplemental Preschool  Tag along.

http://amazon.com/author/samanthacoleman

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Are Cyclist Avid Readers?

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Written by Samantha C. Coleman

http://amazon.com/author/samanthacoleman

While working on one of my latest publications I had to ask myself. Is it a good idea to write a poetry book about cycling? I came up with the conclusion of yes! As a cyclist, one is aware of all of the literature on all of the latest bike specs, the latest bike technology, and all of the literature that surrounds it. Many cyclists are part of online forums and reviews that assist in making an informed decision on bikes and accessories.

Do cyclists read poetry? Maybe if it was relevant! Poems for Educators: 30 Poems To Inspire Teachers weren’t necessarily for the cyclist but cyclist readership was strong demographically! Based on my observations of results. Yes, a cyclist will read poetry if it is relevant or if their really awesome friend writes a book about “Poems for Cyclist: 10 Poems To Inspire Cyclist”. The underlying thread of this book is to work hard, reach your goals, and enjoy the journey!

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This book is for every level of cyclist. As a poet and a cyclist, I decided to combine the two in a fun, brief, and expressive interpretation.
“Poems for Cyclist: 10 poems To Inspire Cyclist”, consist of 10 fun, gravel grinding poems that were inspired by my cycling experiences. I hope these poems inspire you to get out there on your bike and explore!

(Available on Amazon kindle Paperback /Ebook)

Soft Release APRIL 2020

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Written by Mrs. Samantha C. Coleman, M.Ed., M.S.Elm.

POEMS FOR CYCLIST- NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON PRIME PAPERBACK AND KINDLE
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5 Reasons Why You Should Ride A Bike!

Written by Samantha C. Coleman, M.Ed., M.S. Elm.

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In this time period, it is always important for self-care. Selfcare is defined as the practice of taking care of your own well-being and happiness during periods of stress.  Here are 5 reasons why you should ride a bike.

  1. Exploration: Checking out your city/neighborhood on a bike can be fun when done safely. There are many local parks and trails just waiting for you. Bike events can take you all around the world. Cycling events around the world often showcase different climates, elevations, and landscapes which can be a beautiful adventure.
  2. Socialization/Independent: Your ride can include an army of one or a party of more. It can be park trail hopping or café hopping in the city.
  3. Bike awareness: In your cycling journey you will be awakened to the world of bike stats, specs, and bike tiers. You will get to know your bike and just like that, you’ll be in the know.

  1. Excitement: Some rides inspire a good feeling during the ride and some rides feel good when you cross the finish line. Which will yours be?

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Poems for Cyclist By Samantha C. Coleman Coming in April 2020
  1. Fitness: Completing a fitness goal makes you feel good. Putting in miles, burning calories and improving on your past performances share the same feeling of completion and accomplishment. The perfect route at the right tempo will work wonders for your wellbeing. Overall, cycling can be a benefit for your cardiovascular health, speak to your health care providers about it.

Now that you know, get out there and go!

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Mrs. Samantha Cooper-Coleman, M.Ed., M.S. Elm. Ed., Ed. d. (Abd)

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First Grade Scholar Talk Show Episode 1

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Written by Mrs. Samantha C. Coleman, M.Ed., M.S.Elm. Ed., Ed.d. (Abd)

10 Ways to Achieve a Positive Work/Life Balance.

JetpackWritten by Samantha C. Coleman

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If you bring work home then you are doing it wrong.  You don’t get an extra sense of peace of mind for working longer. You do get peace of mind when you work smarter and plan better. Here are 10 suggested ways to achieve a positive work/life balance.

  1. Plan fun, affordable activities on your days off.
  2. Remain professional with all coworkers.
  3. Use work emails/numbers for coworkers or parents.
  4. Refrain from gossip at work and posting it on social media.
  5. Spend time with people you love.
  6. Reorganize your circle of friends that include a mentor, a friend, a cheerleader, peers, and a coach. 
  7. Plan time for self-care.
  8. Refrain as much as you can from complaining.
  9. Laugh/smile as much as you can.
  10. Find the positive in 1 thing or more each day.

Now that you know, get out there and go!

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Mrs. Samantha C. Coleman

http://amazon.com/author/samanthacoleman

10 Ways to Improve Reading Skills in Pre-K to 1st grade.

Written by Samantha C. Coleman

http://amazon.com/author/samanthacoleman

As an educator, there is always excitement when assessing reading levels and seeing growth after lessons taught. One can attribute that growth to exposure in school and at home. Parents and guardians play a big part in the learning process.  Some may suggest that conversations about words allow meaningful memories to form.  Improving reading is a team effort that allows everyone to be part of learners’ development. Here are 10 ways to improve reading in a pk-4 to a 1st-grade student.

  1. Review alphabets (letter recognition) every day/ after school.
  2. Practice alphabet word sounds, blends, CVC words (Phonics) every day/after school.
  3. Emersion of sight words /words for colors (Exposure) every day/after school.
  4. Integrate the 5 Components of  Reading (Phonemic Awareness, Comprehension, Vocabulary, Phonics, Fluency, Spelling)  (See video on how to do so.)
  5. Have conversations with your young learners about the things they see around them.
  6. Check students’ comprehension after reading stories to them.
  7. Play the phonics game; make a letter sound and have the young learner guess the letter.
  8. Practice rhythming words.
  9. Practice “opposite” words.
  10. Practice vowels.

Over the years my teaching technique has included the 3 learning styles (Auditory, Visual, and Tactile) while incorporating this list of 10.  I have found that long monotone discussions don’t work well with young learners. I like to involve everyone in the process. It is edutainment and definitely an Edu-workout!

Now that you know, get out there and go!

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Onward!

Written by

Mrs. Samantha C. Coleman

http://amazon.com/author/samanthacoleman


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