Substitute Teaching-Tips and Tricks

Substitute Teaching-Tips and Tricks

During the last 18 years in education, first as a teacher then as an administrator, I’ve had the privilege of working with many substitute teachers. Those experiences have provided me with some insight into what substitute teachers can do to help make going to...
Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

CALLING ALL EDUCATORS, PRACTITIONERS, AND PARENTS! Nogginsland has a Facebook group and we would love to have YOU join our community! We are a group of educators, practitioners, and parents dedicated to sharing ideas on education, innovation, and child development. We...

Activities for Beginning Writers

Whether your child is just beginning to explore letters or is on the way to writing sentences, here are some ideas to help encourage a love of writing. Forming Letters When children are learning how to form letters, they can begin by simply using their index finger....
Grips and Grasps

Grips and Grasps

We use a wide and varied range of grasps in everyday life. We hold, explore, and manipulate objects throughout the day. We use different grasps depending on the size and shape of the object, its use, or our own purpose. As said, there is a variety of ways to grasp...
Pencil Grip

Pencil Grip

A proper grip on a writing utensil is important. The way a writing utensil is held affects comfort and endurance, and will especially impact handwriting, drawing, and coloring. The most popular and encouraged grasps is the Dynamic Tripod. This is considered the...