CLASS for Educators

Creating Life-Changing Experiences Through Meaningful Interactions

Hone Your Skills with Free Resources

Discover tips for engaging your students and improving on educator-child interactions.

Teaching with CLASS® Podcast

Listen to topics that are important to you while getting tactical strategies you can implement right away in your classroom! The first two seasons are available on most podcast platforms.
Learn More

Teachstone Blog

Explore resources for educators, learn about CLASS, and get strategies for having more meaningful interactions with students on our blog. Subscribe today to get a weekly digest delivered to your inbox each Tuesday morning.
Learn More

Story Time Live

Create special memories for the children in your classroom while learning instructional support strategies for story time. Each story comes with downloadable reading guides packed with instructional support strategies.
Learn More

CLASS® Learning Community

Connect with over 25,000 educators and leaders to share and discuss effective teaching practices. Gain access to exclusive content, share your own resources, and extend your learning and professional network.
Join Now

Tips from the Blog

13 Children’s Books for Social-Emotional Learning

A read-aloud is a powerful tool. In shared reading experiences, young children explore new worlds, hear new vocabulary, build relationships with their caregivers, and start to apply concepts to their own lives. Books, as it turns out, really are magic.
Read More

Using Open-Ended Questions in the Classroom

Open-ended questions are an effective way to challenge your students and learn more about how they think. They encourage extended responses and allow your students to reason, think, and reflect. Read some examples of open-ended questions.
Read More

5 Strategies for Scaffolding in an Early Childhood Classroom

When teachers provide feedback, they expand a children's learning and understanding of the world around them. Scaffolding is an excellent strategy for supporting both individuals and an entire class, and can come in many forms.
Read More

Strategies for Teaching Empathy in the Early Childhood Years

Children don't display empathy the way adults do because they are still developing social-emotional skills. But educators can instill foundational skills for children to build upon as they mature.
Read More

On Demand Webinars

From the Store

CLASS® Literacy Support Kit (Pre-K/K)

The CLASS Literacy Support Kit provides resources to help you plan interactions and activities that support effective read-alouds, alphabet recognition and phonological and print awareness skills. This kit, developed in partnership with Kaplan®, features high-quality classroom materials.
Learn More

CLASS Dictionary & CLASS Strategy Cards Bundle

Want an easy way to integrate more CLASS strategies into your day? The CLASS Dictionary defines and gives examples of every CLASS term you need to know. And the Strategy Cards will help you find new ways of interacting effectively in your Infant, Toddler, and Pre-K classrooms.
Learn More

Instructional Support Kit for Teachers

The kit, created in partnership with Kaplan, includes the manipulatives and guidance to help teachers enhance the CLASS domain of Instructional Support in their classrooms.
Learn More

Video Library Subscription

Research shows that teachers who watch classroom videos in our Video Library make greater gains in their interactions with children. By using the Video Library, teachers and care providers build an internal working model of how to interact more intentionally and effectively with children.
Learn More