Teaching Tools

We are eager to give away all the secrets that we have learned over the years to help keep your classroom running smoothly. We want to answer the how’s and why’s behind successful early childhood education with our own experiences, as well as reaching out to our community of educators for even more great ideas! 

Keeping Your Classroom Safe and Sanitized

Welcome to 2021! I think we can all agree to cheerfully wave good-bye to 2020, the year that brought us many surprises – both good and bad. The year that taught us how to be strong and persevere even in the toughest times. The year that brought recognition to some of our under-recognized professions, including ECE’s and teachers. With all of the changes that came along with adjusting to life amid a pandemic, we … Continue reading

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Sensory Bins 101 

Truth be told, it took me three years of teaching kindergarten to discover the beauty behind sensory bins. Little did I know at the time, they allowed children to explore, touch, create, communicate and discover while also learning important skills. Yes, learning. That’s what I hadn’t understood just yet. I was going stir-crazy trying to … Continue reading

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Take Science Outside

The beautiful weather at the moment is simply dragging me outside. I have no control over it! If my children want to stay indoors, too bad! Luckily, there is so much outdoor learning to do! Plus, most outdoor learning is inquiry-based, which suits my curious children and, let’s face it, most curious children. Learning outdoors … Continue reading

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Learning Rocks: Stones That Teach

Education stones are a great way to take learning outside! They’re durable enough to handle different weather conditions and small enough to store easily. Plus, their versatility makes them a great addition to any indoor space, bringing nature indoors without the mess. Education stones can be used to teach different core concepts in new and … Continue reading

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From our Community: Creative Solutions for At-Home Learning

We asked our community for creative solutions to apply to at-home learning. Hundreds of you replied, but here are some of our favourite answers. We hope these offer inspiration for making your homeschooling a little easier! April from Newfoundland and Labrador: “We’re learning based on interest – some days it might be following art lessons … Continue reading

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Parent/Teacher Interview: Tip for Teaching At Home

We interviewed our resident teacher, Chris Uhres-Todd, for her input on how she’s handling teaching long distance, as well as helping her own children with their schooling. You can watch the interview or read it below! QC: You’re our resident teacher and parent at Quality Classrooms, so you straddle both those worlds that everybody’s trying … Continue reading

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Introducing the Classroom Cruiser

We are very excited to introduce the Classroom Cruiser from Copernicus! This stationary bike allows students to self-regulate through movement, working out the fidgets any stress they may be feeling. It’s perfect for kinesthetic learners and any students with special needs. Not sure why you would need this stationary bike? This is what Copernicus had … Continue reading

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Children & Mindfulness

Mindfulness is more than paying attention to a task, it is all about focusing on the present moment with curiosity and without judgment. We know that children who practise mindfulness techniques are better able to regulate their moods, help them accept and understand their thoughts and feelings. This is a great skill and starting early they are more likely to continue to practice mindfulness as adults.   Here are some tips for practicing at … Continue reading

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Fun in the Mud

Spring is hard in daycares. You’ve been stuck inside more often than not all winter, due to extreme cold, icy winds and freezing rain. You’re going stir-crazy and your kiddos are too! Finally, the temperature starts to rise and everything starts to thaw. Everyone is so excited to be out…until the first fall into a … Continue reading

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Coding in Real Life

Picture this: it’s springtime and the kids are outside enjoying the sunlight on their face and the fresh air in their lungs. What does this mean for you? A bunch of happy children… and muddy clothes. After their fun but (begrudgingly) messy day, their clothes get tossed into the washing machine – you set the … Continue reading

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