Do you wonder how experts in working with early learners address children's behavior and motivate them to be their best selves? If you are a family member, teacher or anyone who impacts the lives of young children, join Alison Kentos (Early Childhood Teacher) & Cindy Terebush (Early Childhood Consultant & Author) every Monday to find out how a preschool teacher and early childhood consultant do what they do every day!
Cindy Terebush, author of "Teach the Whole Preschooler: Strategies for Nurturing Developing Minds" is a sought after presenter and consultant. She has spent more than 20 years working with young children and families.Cindy is the author of the popular blog “Helping Kids Achieve with Cindy Terebush." Cindy is a frequent contributor of articles for educational and parenting publications and websites. She was an online reporter for "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink." Cindy has been a guest panelist on "Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato" and has been interviewed for "Caucus Up Close."
Alison Kentos has over 20 years of experience being a teacher, leader and advocate in the early childhood field. She is currently an early childhood teacher for Mendham Township Elementary School in Mendham, New Jersey. She has taught in a variety of settings for children ranging from infancy to school age. Alison is a board member of the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children and is an advocate for early childhood education. She has lobbied in Washington DC for high quality preschool education.
116: Resist the Prompting. Let the Kids Answer!
Sometimes we purposely, and other times we subconsciously, prompt children so they answer questions correctly. Does that really help them to learn? Are we meeting our goals for the children or for us? Join Cindy and Alison for a discussion about prompting and how to handle answers when they are and are not what we were looking for.
115: Is Silence Really Golden?
Is dynamic learning silent? Have generational messages about children being silent seeped into our classrooms? Join Cindy and Alison for a discussion about silence as they wonder if it is really golden.
114: Tell Me Their Strengths First: Reframe Your Thinking
How would the environment change and the children think of themselves if we described them by their strengths instead of their struggles? Alison and Cindy discuss reframing our world through how we describe children.
113: Are We Creating Damaging Perfectionism?
Without meaning to, are we adding to the children's stress by encouraging perfectionism? Are we setting up an expectation that is impossible to achieve? Listen to Cindy & Alison discuss what can cause this stress-inducing mindset in children that will impact them always.
112: Let Your Young Leaders Lead
They aren't bossy. They are leaders! Cindy and Alison discuss the importance of fostering the leadership qualities you observe in young children. Listen, learn and laugh with us!
111: Help Children Sort What They Hear
Children hear the news from the TV in the background, from the adults who think they aren't listening and more. Watch for signs that they are trying to understand. Join Alison and Cindy as they discuss how to help them sort the information.