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21st Century Kindergarten

21st Century Kindergarten

By Hannah Stark
Hi, I’m Hannah! I teach kindergarten and I help other teachers bridge the gap between traditional kindergarten and 21st Century expectations.
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Parent & Family Communication in 21st Century Kindergarten
Teaching online in 2020 has helped me learn that daily emails and weekly newsletters are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to good parent/family communication.
February 14, 2021
Lesson Planning in 21st Century Kindergarten
How can you plan when you don’t even know what the future holds? Lesson planning just isn’t what it used to be! If you’re looking to ease the lesson plan burden and bring your plans into the 21st Century, then sign up for 21st Century K’s new email series and workbook-
October 10, 2020
Online Learning in 21st Century Kindergarten
Are you struggling in the online teaching world? You’re not alone! However, I’m here to point out that all those gray clouds have silver linings. Be sure to sign up for the new email series from 21st Century K all about Planning in the 21st Century.
October 01, 2020
Classroom Libraries in 21st Century Kindergarten
In this episode we will talk about how this school year (more than ever!) we need to make sure our classroom libraries are ready for the back to school season this fall. Sign up HERE for weekly newsletters from 21st Century K and Join the "Guided Reading Made Easy" course wait list HERE!
July 21, 2020
Time for Reading in 21st Century Kindergarten
Time does not have to be a limiting factor in successful guided reading instruction! Instead of not having enough time, one may even argue that we are wasting the time we have. When you spending daily guided reading time doing the most important things to push the reading process forward, you may just find that you have time on your hands! Download my FREE workbook, The Top 3 Must Do’s for Everyone Guided Reading Lesson, and stop asking valuable reading time today!
April 10, 2020
Reading at Home in 21st Century Kindergarten
For many families, reading at home is a struggle. Now, more than ever, we need to define the reading-at-home experience and show parents the best ways to support beginning readers.
March 27, 2020
Literacy Mindset in 21st Century Kindergarten
Your literacy mindset is the way you think about literacy, the way you approach literacy instruction, and the way you view your students as readers. Has your literacy mindset evolved over the years? Mine certainly has!
March 04, 2020
Guided Reading in 21st Century Kindergarten
When we know better, we do better. We can learn so much about reading groups from our teachers because the need for small group instruction hasn’t changed over the years. But, with so many various approaches to guided reading “out there.” It can be hard to know exactly what to do in a small group lesson. Grab my free workbook about the top 3 must do’s for every guided reading lesson here: and be sure to join me for the upcoming series of episodes on literacy in 21st Century Kindergarten.
February 15, 2020
Play in 21st Century Kindergarten
Do your students have the opportunity to play in your classroom everyday or is play in your school taboo? It’s time to bring playtime back, but with a 21st Century twist! (And no naked baby dolls and Barbies, please!) Check our my blog series on play here and grab your free play pacing guide template!
February 10, 2020
Calendar Time in 21st Century Kindergarten
Do you teach calendar in your classroom today? Well, I do and it’s still my favorite time after all these years! But, I’ve had to learn how to “bring it out of the dark ages” in order to maintain student engagement and learning. If you’re ready to get the MOST out of hour calendar time then download my FREE workbook HERE:
February 02, 2020
Math in 21st Century Kindergarten
How can we integrate old school math and thinking ideas with the rigor of today’s standards? Through problem solving!
January 22, 2020
Welcome to 21st Century Kindergarten!
In this episode I’ll share about my first experience as a kindergarten teacher and learned that I needed to find the sweet spot between the old ways and the new ways... it’s all about intention.
January 13, 2020