Great teachers should also be great students. I don’t care how old you are. I don’t care if you claim you’ve “seen it all”. To remain good at your practice, you should always be learning; always be sharpening your skills; always be looking out for other best practices.
Teachers sharing resources with one another seems like a rarity. We’re so busy that we don’t get time to talk or share. Anytime we do get together and brainstorm, we leave with three or four great new ideas that can be immediately implemented into our curriculum and schedule. The feeling is a good one, but it’s a shame this doesn’t happen more often (at least in my experience).
Let’s get our ideas out there. Let’s share. Here’s a resource I enjoy using:
The Giant Encyclopedia of Activities for 3 Year Olds is a book by teachers, for teachers. Activities and ideas from this book are classroom tested and teacher approved. This book has been one of my go to resources. I have yet to go through the entire book. That’s because, after a few page turns, my mind is racing with ideas and I’m good to go.
There are other books in the series, such as the 4-year old encyclopedia, kindergarten, and math activities. Look for them online. They’re an excellent teacher resource! You can check out the book here.