A free, curated toolkit for early childhood educators provides practical, research-based support to start the new school year

In response to staffing shortages and teacher burnout that could lead to an influx of new teachers entering the field this fall, the Ready. Adjust. Go! Teacher Toolkit, developed by early childhood education leader, Teaching Strategies, provides educators with research-based strategies and resources to create an engaging learning environment from day one.

BETHESDA, MD., August 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — In preparation for the 2022-2023 school year, Teaching Strategies, the nation’s leading developer of early years curriculum, assessment, professional learning and family engagement solutions, has published a free toolkit of resources to help early childhood educators evolve in today’s classroom and engage families along the way.

The loan. Adjust. Go! The Teacher’s Toolkit is designed for all teachers, regardless of their level of experience, but will prove particularly useful for teachers entering the profession. An unprecedented level of new teachers are expected to enter the field in response to changing state demands amid staffing shortages and burnout.

“Teachers have always been heroes, but over the past two years we’ve asked them to be superhuman. Whether you’re brand new to the profession or have been teaching for a decade, we all want to feel confident and ready. to welcome children into our classroom,” said Breeyn Mack, senior vice president of education at Teaching Strategies, who is a former preschool teacher and principal. “Especially for new teachers, getting started can be overwhelming. This kit distills the fundamentals of early childhood education into a small set of resources to help even new teachers get a quick and healthy start on establishing best practices in the classroom. “

The loan. Adjust. Go! Teacher Toolkit builds on existing products in the teaching strategy ecosystem and provides research-based insights on topics that matter most to teachers. These topics include:

  • Build a caring classroom community based on positive and trusting relationships with each child and family;
  • Create welcoming environments that invite learning and promote creativity, independence and collaboration;
  • Plan and facilitate meaningful classroom experiences that inspire wonder, honor curiosity, and intentionally promote growth and learning;
  • Gather and use assessment information as a way to support each child’s unique strengths, needs and interests; and
  • Create a sustainable self-care routine.

For each topic, the toolkit includes resources, such as informational videos, learning prompts, and classroom and home activities. The toolkit is now available on the Teaching Strategies website free to all educators, whether or not they are existing customers.

About Teaching Strategies

Driven by research that shows a child’s first eight years provide an essential foundation for success in school and life, Teaching Strategies has championed the early learning community for more than 40 years. Today, Teaching Strategies connects teachers, children, and families to inspired teaching and learning experiences, informative data, stronger family partnerships, and professional learning through the leading platform and resources. early learning. Its products, including the most widely used curriculum and assessment solutions The Creative Curriculum® and GOLD®, are in more than 270,000 classrooms and affect more than 2 million children each year. To learn why thousands of early childhood programs and many states choose to partner with Teaching Strategies to help ensure children succeed in school and in life, visit teachingstrategies.com and follow us on Twitter @TeachStrategies.

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Christy J. Olson