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.
150: Growing Into Their Own Footsteps
Humans have a natural tendency to make assumptions. Sometimes, those assumptions unintentionally put the achievements of families on their children. Listen and consider if you encourage children to grow into their own footsteps.
149: Education Isn't Done To Children
For too many generations, children were recipients rather than participants. Join Alison and Cindy for a lively conversation about the fact that education shouldn't be done to children.
148: Tough Teacher-Family Conversations
Have you had to have a tough conversation with a teacher or family and dreaded it? No one likes uncomfortable, difficult conversations, but they cannot always be avoided. Cindy and Alison discuss how to have those tough discussions.
147: The Kid Who Stays in Blocks
What should we do about the children who want to play in the same classroom interest area all the time? What should happen when the child always heads toward and stays in blocks, dramatic play, or any other area? Alison and Cindy discuss the kid who chooses, stays, and plays with the same toys all the time.
146: About Those Goals
Do you feel like you set goals and have trouble accomplishing them? Get a good start at the beginning of this school year. Cindy and Alison discuss goal setting for you and the children in your lives.
145: Reinvigorating Read Alouds
Are our approaches to read alouds actually supporting the foundational skills for reading comprehension? Maybe not. Cindy and Alison discuss how to reinvigorate and focus your read alouds with young children.
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.
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.
Looking for a more positive approach
Thank you for your work on this podcast. I appreciate the work you do and the knowledge you have and are willing to share. As a preschool teacher I was looking for a podcast to help me improve and after listening I felt discouraged and like I was doing terrible things. It would be nice if you could find a more positive and helpful way of talking about these topics. I need to be built up as a teacher, given suggestions and instead I just felt a lot of negativity and all the things that are bad, I would appreciate more practical suggestions and help on how to improve.