School of Education Blog

Spotlighting School of Education leaders from Rasmussen College, the education blog features in-field teacher blog posts from the early childhood education sphere.

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5 Reasons Dramatic Play Matters for Child Development

Your kids’ pirate adventures may just seem like some simple afternoon of fun, but they’re actually engaging in a positive learning experience called dramatic play. We have the scoop on what dramatic play entails, why it matters and how you can encourage this activity with your kids.

10 Proven Classroom Management Tips for Preschool Teachers

Now that you’re exploring an early childhood education (ECE) career, classroom management has become a topic of interest. The key is being prepared ahead of time and learning from experts who’ve paved the way before you and identified some tried and true techniques for classroom management.

Get Movin': 15 Fun Fitness Activities for Kids

Getting kids to “work out” can be challenging. But there’s no need to stick to run-of-the-mill, boring exercises like jumping jacks, push-ups and sprints. We put together a list of some fun and creative fitness activities for kids that will get them moving in no time at all.

10 Tactics for Dealing with Tantrums in the Classroom

Tantrums are inevitable, but you can still stay in control of your classroom. We’ve talked to seasoned teachers to collect their advice on how to diffuse these difficult situations. Check out these 10 expert tips for dealing with tantrums so you can be prepared the next time a meltdown threatens to strike your classroom.

17 Sensational Sensory Activities for Toddlers

Just because this behavior is productive, it doesn’t mean it has to come in the form of a giant, unexpected mess. Help facilitate your child’s sensory learning by providing them with plenty of fun opportunities to engage their senses. We rounded up some of the best sensory activities for toddlers the web has to offer. These ideas will be sure to keep your toddlers engaged and learning!

9 Nanny Skills That Will Have Families Fighting Over You

We connected with seasoned nannies and the families who employ them to help us identify the nanny skills and abilities that are most desirable. These talents go above and beyond the traditional nanny duties, so possessing them will help you stand out among the sea of candidates.

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