Imaginations – The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Imaginations – The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Imaginations. We all have them. But I’m not talking about imaginations in the way you might be thinking. I’m talking about imaginations in terms of the stories we tell ourselves. How Past Experiences Influence Our Imaginations Whenever something happens in our lives, we process that information based on our past experiences….trauma we never processed, bad…

Classroom Practices During COVID-19

Classroom Practices During COVID-19

Note: This is an opinion piece only whose goal is to start a conversation. I am not a medical professional nor a COVID Researcher. Recently I’ve been asked numerous questions about practices within ECE classrooms and the COVID-19 pandemic. Questions have included some of the following: Should we let children play together or separate them?…

What is my best advice for challenging behaviors?

What is my best advice for challenging behaviors?

Check out my newest feature, the 5-Minute Professor, in which I answer questions about teaching and parenting young children. Read the transcript or watch the full video below! Hi. I’m Dr. Jenni Jacobs, Founder of The Learning Professor. Welcome to the 5-Minute Professor where I answer your questions about early childhood. One of the questions…

Goodness of Fit – Do we really practice it?

Goodness of Fit – Do we really practice it?

As I prepare to teach a temperament class today at a conference, I’ve been reflecting on the topic of temperament. As I thought about the 9 different temperament traits I became very aware that the importance in knowing about these traits isn’t actually in the traits themselves, but rather in knowing how to approach, accommodate,…

Physical Science Activities for Preschoolers

Physical Science Activities for Preschoolers

Physical science is one of the three content items in science. (The other two are life science and earth & space science). Physical science activities deal with the properties of materials and objects. This includes things we can observe, such as height, weight, color, and transparency, but it also includes how objects respond in different…