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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.
197: Problem Detectives with Cindy and Alison
One of the behavioral challenges in early childhood is that children think their big emotions are the problem. Cindy and Alison discuss how to help children become problem detectives! How does it work? Hint: It's like peeling an onion. Listen to find out the details!
196: Physical Activity and the Brain with Cindy and Alison
Why is it important to have both structured and non-structured gross motor activity? Cindy and Alison discuss the importance of planning for brain connections through physical activity.
195: Clean Up with Cindy and Alison
Why have we concentrated on making cleaning up the center of teaching responsibility? Cindy and Alison ask... and answer.... this question and more in an episode dedicated to considering our practices at clean-up time.
Lost Episode: Don't Buy the Behavior Bag of Tricks
Human behavior is complex. It requires thought, analysis, and an approach that teaches children life lessons. While the research shows that teaching behavior takes time, there are people who would sell you a bag of tricks. Cindy and Alison discuss what to avoid and how to focus efforts in a way that benefits you and the children.
194: Science Areas with Cindy and Alison
Gain inspiration for revitalizing the often ignored, sometimes neglected science area in your classroom. Cindy and Alison share ideas!
193: Food for Thought with Cindy and Alison
Our relationship with food starts in the early childhood years. We have to think about our approach when children refuse to eat, when we are acknowledging efforts and events and when they grab for dessert first. Join Cindy and Alison for some actual food for thought!
These peeps are my peeps!
After taking a 15 year break of teaching preschool I was nervous getting back in the classroom. I searched for teaching podcasts and found this one. Listening to Cindy and Alison have given me an extra boost of confidence while in the classroom! The subjects they talk about have given me reassurance, I am on the right track of how I approach each day in tHe classroom. They give little nuggets of information that I glean from weekly. Grateful for this podcast.
We do NOT have enough trained staff and smaller class sizes to safely accommodate the children that need one-on-one instruction. We try really hard to have someone push into the classroom but simply can not do it without proper staffing.
Lots of ideas that we as educators already know and can’t achieve without help! Very discouraging all around.
In school suspensions keep tuition going and parents have a place for their child to go!
This could be amazing
I do enjoy most of the content on this show. These women know what they are talking about! However, as a preschool teacher, I find it off putting the way they come down on teachers that aren’t doing things their way. We are all trying to learn and evolve. I feel a better way to do that is to link arms rather than telling people how wrong they are.
I was willing to overlook this, and I did. Yet, the sound quality (I had to continually adjust my speaker setting to either hear what they were saying or drown out the rustling) and the continual dog barking were too much for me.