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Taking Good Care of Yourself

Here in Minnesota we are very anxious for spring. March seemed more like January with the cold and one snowfall after another. One of my four year old ballet students put it best, “We have 100 snows in our backyard!” To which a another student said,...

The Value of Good Teachers

Everyone knows the value of a good teacher in any discipline. Go back and go through your career as a student, whether it be in school or dance class, and think about the teachers that really made a difference in your life and helped shape you as a person. Think about...

First Day of Class

My teachers and I were very excited to begin our first day of classes this past week! For those of you who are getting ready to start teaching I thought I would share some first day of class tips. When you are teaching preschoolers the first day of class can be...

Keep Class Positive

I received a call from a teacher a couple weeks ago. She was having trouble keeping her class listening and asked me to come and observe to see if I had any tips fer her. The next day I went out for a visit. It was very easy to see what the issues were that...

Excited Preschoolers

I had a fun class this morning. Well, it was fun but also quite a challenge. I have worked with so many children over the years but I still can get tripped up from time to time. It is amazing that the most challenging group of children to work with are not the...

New Look Part 2!

Happy Spring Everyone! Here in Minnesota we have been lucky to be experiencing an early spring. Often at this time of year we could be still experiencing snowfalls! However this year we are already seeing flowers blooming! This spring weather has inspired me to get...