How Preschool Teachers Do It

How Preschool Teachers Do It

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.... Show More

Episodes

October 26, 2020 22 min
Teachers are depending on families of remote and hybrid students to report their children's skills. Is there a good way to get data from families? What do families need to know about learning? Join Alison and Cindy for the discussion.
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"Teachable Moments" is one of those phrases that is used all the time but not always understood. Cindy and Alison talk about teachable moments, what they are and how to find them.
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Transitions are often the roughest part of an early learner's day. Cindy and Alison discuss ways to make transitions, from one activity or place to another, easier for children at home and school.
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October 5, 2020 22 min
What is the best way to figure out the root of challenging behavior? Do your ABC's! Listen to find out how ABC applies to helping lessen challenging behaviors.
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September 28, 2020 22 min
Why do so many young children play guns? Is there something we should say or do? Cindy and Alison discuss the whys and what nows of weapons during dramatic play.
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Was there ever more of a need for families and schools to work in partnership? Cindy and Alison talk about how that partnership can work (and we don't mean by doing work for the children or giving them answers ;)
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What's happening as early childhood classrooms reopen and students return? Cindy and Alison give you a glimpse inside at the good news and the interesting news.
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Children are arriving at school and childcare with messages from families that cause anxiety or lack of compliance with COVID-19 rules. Alison and Cindy discuss the implications for their future and ways to support rather than undermine their ability to succeed.
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Cindy and Alison dig beneath the assumptions, sugar-coated reports and press releases to share some truths so we can have right-sized expectations for this unprecedented school year. Listen to see if these truths ring true with you...
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August 24, 2020 20 min
Exactly how much fingerpointing and shaming is about to go on when our schools open and someone tests positive for COVID-19? Cindy and Alison discuss what could happen if a class, school or childcare setting has to quarantine again.
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Sometimes, life pushes us in new directions. Cindy & Alison discuss the possibilities for those of you who find yourselves wondering, "What's next??"
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Before you disconnect from your school, there are things to consider. Cindy and Alison discuss their research about homeschooling instead of remote learning.
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Want to know what's happening in your child's preschool? COVID-19 restrictions say you can't go in. Now what?? Cindy and Alison discuss this dilemma.
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Will the movement toward preschool in public schools speed up due to the COVID-19 impact on childcare? Cindy & Alison propose 4 reasons why it might.
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Why aren't we using this time to improve distance teaching? Cindy and Alison discuss 4 reasons why we have to stop wasting this time.
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Join Alison and Cindy as they consider the fact that reopening schools won't be a magic elixir for the mental health of children or teachers. Listen and share your thoughts...
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We haven't reached the end to see what life will be and we can't go back. Buildings may open but COVID19 is still here. Join Cindy and Alison as they talk about the weird limbo of educational settings heading to the 2020-2021 school year.
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July 2, 2020 16 min
What can you do to make this unusual 4th of July a way to move to the new normal?
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School, camp, and other activities will not look the same. Cindy and Alison discuss how we can support kids, acknowledge their feelings but not dump our own on them.
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Cindy and Alison continue Lessons Learned with an episode about what we will never do again. Thought it would be funny....and then it took a turn. Tune in!
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