School of Education Blog

Spotlighting School of Education leaders from Rasmussen College, the education blog features in-field teacher blog posts from the early childhood education sphere.

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The Ultimate Guide to Educational Children's TV Shows

How do you know which children’s TV shows are educational? Don’t let your kids watch just anything. We spoke to industry expert Dr. Emily Levy, director of specialized tutoring program EBL Coaching, to find out which children’s TV shows make the grade.

Preschool Technology: Do's & Don'ts of Devices in the Classroom

There are plenty of teachers and parents who choose to incorporate mobile devices into their classroom curriculum or their own children’s at-home learning routine. If you fall into that category, we enlisted some early childhood educators to share some tips and tricks to help you navigate this new territory of preschool technology.

Helicopter Parenting & the Perils of Pushiness

The line between pushiness and passivity may be blurry but rest assured – there is a healthy middle ground between properly insulating your kids and smothering them. Hear what the experts have to say about this parenting style.

10 Engaging Outdoor Learning Activities for Kids

Your kids have been cooped up inside for too long and have a bad case of cabin fever. What's the solution? Round them up and head outside! Here's 10 outdoor activity ideas that are fun and educational!

Why Become a Teacher? Educators Share What They Love About Their Work

Why become a teacher, you ask? The reasons are endless. Whether it’s your compatible skills and strengths, the promising job security or the satisfaction of having a significant job that intrigues you, teaching is sure to give you the meaningful career you’ve always wanted. Learn from seasoned teachers about exactly why they love what they do.

The Difference Between a Nanny and a Babysitter: 5 Myths Explained

Nannies are just glorified babysitters, right? Wrong! Nannies are hard-working child care professionals, yet they’re subject to a long list of stereotypes from people who don’t understand what the job really entails. We talked to nannies to set the record straight about five common misconceptions.

37 Kid-Friendly Jokes to Tell Your ECE Class

A little laughter can go a long way in a classroom full of young children. Learn about the benefits of humor in the classroom and get some ammunition with this handy list of kid-friendly jokes.

Choose Your Path: Your Guide to Early Childhood Education Careers

You know you want to work with kids someday and you might even think that an early childhood education career is in your future. And whether it's something you've known for a while, or it's a new revelation, it's exciting to know that you're on your way to achieving your dream.

The 5-Step Guide on How to Become a Nanny

You love kids and becoming a nanny sounds like the right option for you right now. But how do you become one? This article will make sure you are well-equipped and know everything there is to know before you start pursuing positions.

How Safe is Your Home Daycare? Baby Proofing Checklist

There are a lot of household objects that—while safe for adults—may cause serious injuries to young children and babies. But fear not—we’ve enlisted Rasmussen College’s School of Education dean Mary Muhs to provide a checklist of essential baby proofing items and “to-do’s” for every home child care provider. So, how safe is your home for children?

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