- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (October 31, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393711544
- ISBN-13: 978-0393711547
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.7 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #388,435 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Teach the Whole Preschooler: Strategies for Nurturing Developing Minds 1st Edition
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“Piece by piece, Cindy Terebush explains the natural development of the child found within the realities of the classroom. To 'teach the whole preschooler' you have to celebrate what their actions are telling you and confront your own expectations to effectively nurture today's young learners.”
- Angela Torres, Director, Easterseals Bronx Child Development Center
“Wow! Cindy Terebush has given an invaluable gift to Early Childhood educators and their parents: an intelligent, practical, research- and experience-based, readable, wise, and witty guide to helping our children grow, learn, and explore. The author delves into such topics as expectations, creativity, play, routines, mindulness; she adeptly discusses social-emotional development, self-expression, and cognition. Her chapter summaries and recommendations for communicating with parents are especially brilliant and useful. My recommendation? Read this book, then go play with your children―as a more compassionate, wiser, and more capable educator than you were before.”
- Helene Frieder Lockspeiser, MA, Early Childhood Educator for 40 years
“The book is not just another presentation of essential materials for caring for and educating young children, rather it is almost like attending a professional development session with Terebush or being in the classroom with her where you can hear her discussing the issues that are important to our field in a personal and conversational manner. Her writing style engages the reader and allows them to see ideas in a new way as well as analyze the ideas for use in their own classroom.”
- Amanda Discala, EdM, Child Development Center Director, President, NJAEYC
From the Back Cover
The world todays children live in is much different than the world we knew at their age. Thats obvious. Yet some of our approaches with young children havent changed. All of usand especially our young childrenmust have appropriate expectations in order to succeed. All of us, children and adults, learn more when we find the task to be enjoyable, challenging and yet achievable.This book was written to teach and affirm appropriate expectations and to give educators ideas how to do what is right with the young children in their care. This book is to help you to teach by controlling what you canyour approach and your classroom environment.Teach the Whole Preschooler will guide teachers through reconsidering your routines, your approaches, your actions, and reactions. It considers the whole childstudents not only as vessels for information but as emotional human beings with newly emerging socialization skills and cognitive abilities who need to figure out their world.You will learn how to approach learning experiences with thoughtful consideration and youll find strategies for updating your interactions and lessons.Chapters in the book cover everything from socialization and behavioral expectations to emotional capacity and assessing reading and writing readiness. Teachers will learn how to have realistic expectations of themselves as well as their young students while preparing them for the years ahead.Readers will be encouraged to think about these questions: Why am I doing the activities that I do and are they meaningful? Am I doing everything possible to form a positive foundation for the students? Do I need to let the ideas from the past go in order to make room for new approaches?Terebush ends each chapter with discussion points for your communication with parentsa vital part of teaching and something often overlooked.Acknowledging that there isnt a quick fix, this book will guide readers to lead classrooms that intentionally promote a love of learning, positive self-image, pro-social behavior and that value the perceptions, thoughts and emotions of our youngest students. Through humor and relatable stories, Teach the Whole Preschooler provides new ideas, helpful hints, and strategies for a more effective experience for teachers, students, and parents.
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Words can not express how helpful this book would be to both educators and parents. Cindy and her book has been a 'game changer' for me inside my classroom, as well as in my home. Thank you, Cindy!