“Your connection with a child is the most powerful tool you have as a teacher”- Kaiser and Rasminsky, 2012

The beginning of the year can sometimes feel very hectic but it is a good time to remember the importance of building one thing: Relationships. Forming relationships with your students and their families becomes crucial, especially these first few months.

Here are some ideas:

  • Classroom environment –
    • Ask parents to share about their family and share pictures with the classroom.
    • Add multicultural props to Dramatic Play Center – i.e. molcajete, taco shells, saris dress, chopsticks, etc.
    • Create classroom art projects
  • One-on-one time –
    • Take some time to spend individually with each student
    • Write down what their interest and likes are
    • Greet each student as they walk into your classroom
    • Notice how they are feeling and acknowledge their emotions

Did you hear the BIG news?

Conscious Discipline is coming to Austin, TX on November 2,2015 !

The Region 13 School Ready team is proud to present

Conscious Discipline in the Pre-Kinder Classroom

Ready to promote social and emotional learning skills for children while increasing their academic engagement all at the same time?

We have the training you have been waiting for!

Learn the Conscious Discipline® brain model that will help you not only maintain self-control, but teach it to all children, even those with special needs. In this workshop you will not only learn how to positively discipline children but literally change their brain chemistry in the process. This yields lasting changes in behavior, not temporary fixes.

What is Conscious Discipline?

Conscious Discipline integrates social-emotional learning, discipline and self-regulation so you spend less time policing behaviors and more time teaching vital life skills.

Conscious Discipline is a longtime leader in integrating classroom management and social-emotional learning. It utilizes everyday events rather than an external curriculum, and addresses the adult’s emotional intelligence as well as the child’s. Learn to respond to daily conflict in a way that transforms it into an opportunity to teach critical life skills, and watch every aspect of your classroom life improve!

Conscious Discipline is evidence-based, and was named as a national model for character education by the Florida State Legislature.

Register NOW – Limited seating available so save your spots now!
Workshop ID: FA1533133               $100

Join us for our first workshop of the year…

We are excited to offer you our NEW workshop developed specifically to meet the needs of the Bilingual Pre-K student:

Developing readers and writers in the bilingual Pre-Kinder classroom /

Desarrollando lectoescritores en los salones bilingües de Pre-Escolar

Desarrollar la lectura y escritura en niños bilingües de pre-escolar es uno de los los logros más importantes para ellos. Vengan a aprender como desarrollar la lectura y escritura a una edad temprana con rimas, cantos, juegos y cuentitos.

Developing early reading and writing skills for the bilingual child in Pre-K is one of the most important milestones for them. Come learn how to develop reading and writing skills through rhymes, songs, games and stories.


 September 24, 9:00-4:00

Workshop # FA1532276

Register here!

See you soon!

Physical arrangement spaces: Promoting positive Early Childhood outcomes


“Children enjoy small, cozy, easy accessible materials and books. Much more talking can occur with this arrangement and many fewer incidents.” – Texas Pre-K Guidelines

Can’t seem to have all the right furniture for your classroom? Looking for a creative way to make new furniture?  Then check out this easy way to create new storage shelves out of milk crates and zip-ties or check out these cool ideas on some DIY furniture to create those cozy child-friendly environments.

Pre-Kinders DIY Furniture

Crate Shelves