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Aimee Karr

As a former elementary school teacher, Aimee knows the value of balance in the classroom. She uses her hands-on knowledge to create products with just the right balance of rigor and play — right here at Abrams Learning Trends. When not at work, she enjoys volunteering at her son’s school and researching trends in education.

Recent Posts

5 Simple and Inexpensive 'Rabbit Trap' Ideas from Dr. Jean

We love Dr. Jean Feldman. If you aren't familiar with her work, don't walk...run to her blog now!

If you are already a raving fan like us, then you..

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Why Teach Social-Emotional Development in Preschool?

Social-emotional development teaches students how to manage their emotions and rely on themselves and is a key to kindergarten readiness. When you..

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Phonological Awareness vs. Phonemic Awareness in Pre-K

They sound similar—and they are—but they’re not the same thing. How are phonological and phonemic awareness related? One is a subset of the other, but..

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5 Unexpected Ways to Improve Reading (Hint! Use Math)

What hinders language acquisition? We want to believe that children really do have unlimited opportunities to learn language and vocabulary. We know..

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12 Spot-On Teacher Gifts They’ll Love

“It’s the thought that counts.”

It’s a true quote and super accurate when it comes to buying for others. But life is happening and time's slipping..

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5 Ways to Pamper Your Teachers This Week—for Administrators

There’s no one more appreciative of your teachers than you. Their hard work, dedication, and long hours keep your school humming with purpose and..

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How to Build the Best Binder Ever

If you teach 8- to 9-year-olds, you’re probably noticing a mix of ability when it comes to organization. Some of those newly turned “big kids” are..

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51 Punny Ways to Thank a Teacher

Teachers appreciate good puns—a play on words makes a challenging brain game, and besides, they're just plain punny. 

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What’s in a Name?

A child’s name is one of the first learning tools he or she will use. Your little ones have likely already spent a dedicated amount of time saying and..

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Why Every Teacher Should Tweak Their Thinking

As an early childhood teacher, the Alphabet Song was one of my staples. One November morning, as my students sang out confidently, I found myself..

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Contributors

  • Brian Childs

    Brian Childs is a veteran and former teacher in the Greater Orlando area. He has experience teaching in every grade level from elementary to adult education. He is the creator of the parenting...

  • Lesley Fields

    On my last day of kindergarten, my teacher encouraged the class to come dressed as the person they wanted to be when they grew up. Amidst a sea of cheerleaders, ballerinas, cowboys, and a...

  • Carrie Contey, Ph.D.

    Carrie Contey, PhD is a internationally recognized coach, author, speaker and educator. Her work offers a new perspective on human development, parenting, family life and being a healthy, happy,...

  • Jill Eggleton

    Jill Eggleton is the author of the Key Links Literacy series. As an international educational consultant and teacher, Jill has 30 years of teaching and administration experience. She is...

  • Aimee Karr

    As a former elementary school teacher, Aimee knows the value of balance in the classroom. She uses her hands-on knowledge to create products with just the right balance of rigor and play — right...

  • Alison Schmerler

    A lifelong Letter People lover and experienced Kindergarten teacher (18 years in the classroom in fact!), I have called Abrams Learning Trends my professional home for the last 16 years....

  • Abrams Learning...

    As former educators, parents of school-age children, and former quirky kids ourselves, education is near and dear to our hearts. That’s why we have dedicated our work to supporting schools...

  • Erin King

    Like you, I wear many hats—proud mama, devoted wife, passionate teacher, life-long learner, sister, daughter, friend, colleague...and VP of Marketing for Abrams Learning Trends.

  • Gare Thompson

    Gare Thompson started his educational career as a kindergarten teacher. Over the course of his career, he has taught each grade level and has educated hundreds—maybe even thousands—of children in...

  • Aaron Mayers, CEO

    Similar to many of our stories, my personal interest in improving literacy was stoked by a mother who was an elementary school teacher, and a father who published one of the most successful...