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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The Importance of Recess: Why Schools Need More Playtime

Kids love it, but how beneficial is it? Don’t underestimate the importance of recess in your classroom. Read on to find out why play is vital to learning and what you can do to keep recess and playtime a part of your early childhood program.

Is Earning a Child Development Associate Credential Worth It?

Earning a child development associate (CDA) credential is a great way to launch a successful career in early childhood education (ECE). Learn more about what it takes to earn your CDA credential and how it can benefit your future as an ECE professional.

8 Ways to Honor Diverse Family Structures in the ECE Classroom

Since the heart of education is to help children learn, including diverse families in your classroom is a great goal to set for any classroom. To get your ideas flowing, we asked experts in early childhood education to weigh in on honoring diverse family structures.

26 Satisfying Summer Jobs for Teachers

It might surprise you to learn that there are plenty of part-time or temporary options for educators out there. Whether you want a summer job related to your career or something totally new, here are some excellent options when looking for summer jobs for teachers.

What Is the Achievement Gap and What Can Educators Do About It?

It’s no secret that there’s a pretty big variance in educational outcomes for students across the country, which is sometimes referred to as "the achievement gap". We take a closer look at the underlying issues causing it and what communities are doing to try and bridge that divide.

A Teacher's Guide to Childhood Obesity Prevention in the Classroom

While teachers can't control what happens outside of their classrooms, they can be positive role models and encourage healthy behaviors. We enlisted the help of some professionals for advice on what teachers can do to help turn the tide and set a good example for the students under your care.