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Head Start gives children from at-risk backgrounds the skills they need to be successful in school and life—and they wouldn’t be able to serve these children without passionate educators and leaders like you. To celebrate your dedication, we are hosting a free one-day event focused on supporting the educators, coaches, and leaders in Head Start programs. Teachstone Presents Head Start LIVE Thursday, October 20 1-5 p.m. ET / 10-2 p.m. PT You’ll hear from experienced early childhood professionals who will inspire, challenge, and celebrate attendees. Choose from these three tracks: Early Head Start Educators - Learn about developmentally appropriate ways to support the social, emotional, and cognitive development in the youngest children. Head Start Educators - From behavior management to relationship building, you’ll get easy-to-implement strategies for the classroom. Head Start Coaches & Leaders - Learn how to support your educators and support staff focus on meaningful interactions. And, find out what you can do as a leader to create a culture of continuous quality improvement. Register you and your team today!

Webinar

Mentoring educators is a challenging job, and it takes tremendous work. When it comes to building your coaching capacity, you need a program that aligns with your specific needs on your CLASS® journey. This is an interactive presentation. We’re opening up the floor for lots of questions and opportunities to share the current pain points that your leaders and coaches may be experiencing. In this webinar, we explore the differences and benefits of three evidence-based certification programs that support coaches: CLASS® Group Coaching, 1:1 Video Coaching, and CLASS Master Coaching. Whether you’re looking to conduct professional learning cohorts with teachers, support the individual needs of educators or hone your skills as a coach, you’ll find the right certification to fit your needs.

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To be an effective teacher and classroom presence, the adults have to work together as much as or more than the students do. Classrooms work best when co-teachers understand each other and work together. How can teachers ensure that they’re in sync with each other, and how can CLASS help? In today’s episode, you’ll hear a fun conversation between Kate Cline and return guest Deirdre Harris. Learn about parallel processes for adult behavior, making a lesson plan with other team members, and how team agreements can be made to improve the way the classroom runs and ensure a shared vision.

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As TikTok has exploded so has the presence of educator influencers. In today's episode, our host Marnetta takes a deep look at the role of influencers in education. Our guests Arielle, known as Mrs. Frazzled on social media, and Miss Redacted gained fame on TikTok where they've shared their humorous takes on what goes on in the classroom, as well as commentary on important issues. They have also started their own podcast, Teacher Quit Talk, centered on why teachers are leaving the classroom. In this conversation, they discuss what roles and responsibilities teacher influencers have to their audience, to equity, and to educators everywhere.

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It’s not in question that educational efforts need more funding; the question is what to do with that funding when it’s received. In today’s episode, Marnetta talks to one returning guest, Sarintha Stricklin, director of the Jefferson Early Childhood Network in Louisiana, and Jen Roberts, CEO of Agenda for Children. They’re going to talk about using funding, both how they’ve done it previously and what their vision is for the future. Listen to the episode to hear what Sarintha and Jen have to say about what leaders should do when they’re receiving education-specific funds, the successful investments they’ve seen and been part of, and their ideas for issues like retention and compensating educators.

Podcast

As an educator, how are you using your voice? Not in the classroom but outside of it, to make a difference for the educational system, your students, your colleagues, and yourself as well. Today’s episode is about advocacy for educators and how educators can participate in it. You’ll hear from Jake Stewart, the Director of State Government Relations at the Early Care & Education Consortium

Webinar

Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS) can play a powerful role in supporting providers, improving children’s experiences, and helping families make informed choices. However, numerous studies across states show that QRIS may not be working as intended. Sadly, it might actually be perpetuating inequities and White-dominant cultural norms at the expense of marginalized groups. Applications for the Preschool Development Grant Birth-5 (PDG B-5) are estimated to open in early September. With this funding comes the opportunity to create lasting change by creating alternative models of continuous quality improvement. Using powerful visuals and real-world state examples, we explore how to knock down QRIS structures, use PDG B-5 funds to rebuild a stronger and more equitable system, and advocate for lasting change.

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In this episode of Impacting the Classroom, our host Marnetta Larrimer meets with two of Teachstone's own: Dorothy Sanchez and Claudia Perez. They discuss the need for equitable coaching practices in the classroom and how coaches can build better relationships with the teachers they partner with. Listen here, or read the transcript below! https://impacting-the-classroom.castos.com/podcasts/32199/episodes/equitable-coaching-practices-1

Webinar

Learn about the key features in the CDA with CLASS®, a program designed to support organizations in building a strong workforce, and to support individuals in continuing their education. Register for this product demonstration today.

Info Sheet

Children whose caregivers are involved in their education are more likely to succeed, have more confidence in their knowledge, and have more motivation to learn. So, how can educators foster more family engagement? Download this info sheet to get more tips to implement in your program.