Preschool Teachers' Lounge

Welcome to the Preschool Teachers Lounge!  Educators are always in need of more preschool teaching ideas. Come hang out with your favorite beverage, read and share ideas and stories!

As teachers, we are always looking for preschool teaching ideas. Even if you have been teaching for years, it is always helpful to have fresh ideas to supplement your existing curriculum.

So where can you look for those teaching ideas? Read on for some fun places to go and do on this website!!

Top 6 Preschool Teaching Ideas

1.  Have a Plan

Don't expect to just show up everyday and everything will just fall into place. Make specific daily lesson plans so that you have a goal of what you would like to accomplish each day. That being said, don't be afraid to "go with the flow" too. Take advantage of those teachable moments that may crop up and alter your plans accordingly.

2.  Be Patient

You are dealing with preschoolers you know! They are going to make mistakes, act out, throw tantrums, make ginormous messes, and generally just act their age! Responding in anger will never help the situation. Stay calm and be patient with these precious little souls that are entrusted to your care.

3.  Parent Communication

Parents are your partners in the children's education and communicating with them is key to everyone's satisfaction. Inform them of their child's classroom successes and challenges. Ask for their input - what have they seen at home? What strategies do they use? Working together with children's parents will provide benefits to all involved.

4.  Praise & Love

One of the most important preschool teaching ideas I can give is to shower the children with praise and love. Preschoolers are at an age when they are so vulnerable and are building their self-esteem. One of the biggest things you can do for them is to recognize their accomplishments (no matter how small) and always show your love appropriately.

5.  Keep a Journal!

The life of a teacher is certainly never boring! There are days when you have a teachable moment with a child and you can see that spark of excitement that they learned something new.  It is important to stop and cherish those times. Take time daily to reflect on the significance of what we do. Consider starting a journal to write down those inspirational moments. You can look back on difficult days and remind yourself why you decided to teach in the first place.

6.  Have Fun!

After all, what good is teaching preschool if you can't have fun! :) Let your sense of humor shine through and remember what it was like to be a child. Your students will have more fun and so will you.

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