Learning From the Children

Cindylee Villareale

P/B • 205mm x 255mm • 136 Pages
ISBN 9781933653716

Reflecting on Teaching

This collection of heartening classroom stories, gathered over many years, reflects the change, growth, and learning that preschool teachers experience as a result of working with children. Each story is followed by a brief summary of relevant theories and challenges that will promote your professional growth. An inspiring reminder that you learn from each child you teach.  

Part One:  Be Your Best for Me
Ava’s Song – Be Present and Available
One with Pinkeye – Be Ready to Give of Yourself
The Hand-Holding Wait Line – Be Someone Children Really Trust
Mud Day – Be Flexible
Me, Biased? No Way! – Build a Relationship with Every Child
Vincent’s Story – Be Prepared to Help Abused Children

Part Two:  Help Me Feel Special
Brave Art Princess – Let Children Be Unique
Hyper-Organized, Bo-Established Systems -Identify and Honour Each Childs Talents
Leader in Disguise – Accept Every Childs Characteristics as Positive
New Shoes – Give Compliments that Really Matter

Part Three:  Help Me Learn in New Ways
Mistaken Behavior – Think of Mistakes as Learning Opportunities
The Recipe Book – Create the Right Environment
The Quiet One – Help Children Learn in Ways that Make Each of Them Comfortable
Are We There Yet? – Think About What Each Child Is Ready to Learn
Wet Socks Can Ruin Your Day -Teach Children to Be Good Friends

Appendix A: Burnout Assessment Questionnaire
Appendix B: Individual Goal Chart Individual Goal Sheet
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Dimensions 205 × 255 mm


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