How Preschool Teachers Do It

How Preschool Teachers Do It

New episodes released every Monday. Bonus content and more are available on https://patreon.com/HowPreschoolTeachersDoIt 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.

Episodes

August 15, 2022 22 min
Why is the dramatic play area always a kitchen?! Cindy and Alison talk about inspiring ways to rethink the dramatic play area as you plan for a new school year.
Share
Mark as Played
When we hear the phrase "exceptional learner," we may think of children who receive special education services. Special education students are exceptional learners. There are, however, other exceptional learners. Are we doing all we can for those other exceptional learners? What happens to them if we don't? Cindy and Alison discuss another group of children and what we need to do for them.
Share
Mark as Played
As we head toward a new school year, we need to think about the connection between how we've handled separation anxiety and the ethics that guide our work. Join Cindy and Alison for a discussion about separation anxiety, professional ethics, and what to do when families want to stay in the classroom.
Share
Mark as Played
Is it a myth that people are auditory, visual, or kinesthetic learners? Listen to this episode to learn about the origins of the concept of learning styles and what the research does and does not say. Join Cindy and Alison to think about this construct and its impact on young children.
Share
Mark as Played
How do we effectively individualize our teaching based on the brain development and needs of each learner if so many of our tools and traditional ways of walking through an early childhood day are based on averages? Cindy and Alison discuss how to rethink schedules and interactions.
Share
Mark as Played
Do you know the difference between impulsivity and spontaneity? Do we do too much of one and not enough of the other with early learners? Cindy and Alison talk about experiencing impulsivity and spontaneity with young children, which one should be embraced, and why.
Share
Mark as Played
July 4, 2022 29 min
Thank you to everyone who voted for which episode would be our July 4 Holiday Rewind. It was a landslide! Enjoy this new introduction with updated info. and our rewind of 77: Put Down The Flashcards!
Share
Mark as Played
Children have been screened for vision and hearing for years. Cindy and Alison discuss other screenings that we should consider conducting and why.
Share
Mark as Played
Professional development is essential; yet, it feels like a chore based on achieving hours instead of knowledge. Join Cindy and Alison for a discussion about their perspectives on professional development, why it matters, and how it could be.
Share
Mark as Played
When we look for trouble, we find trouble. Many of us know that but don't realize we are doing it. Join Cindy and Alison for an honest conversation about how our actions may be contributing to the ongoing struggles of students and to the preschool to prison pipeline.
Share
Mark as Played
How should we handle young children's expressions of confusion and fear about the horrific school shooting that took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas? Does the ongoing lack of legislation that would help ensure our children's safety and the pandemic both teach us that the current educational system of everyone in large, crowded buildings does not work in this era? Cindy and Alison address these questions a...
Share
Mark as Played
Prepare to have your mind blown as Cindy and Alison discuss the meaning of the word "suspension" as it applies to early childhood settings. How will this definition change how you view your response to children's challenging behavior?
Share
Mark as Played
May 23, 2022 23 min
What happened to us as children that made us so hesitant about change? Cindy and Alison discuss how we can do better with young children as we teach them about how to handle change in their lives.
Share
Mark as Played
In a recent blog article on https://howpreschoolteachersdoit.com, a question was posed about how we involve families in their child's early education during this new normal. Cindy and Alison discuss strategies for family involvement now that the new normal seems to be here.
Share
Mark as Played
When children are playing, adults should be asking questions and having conversations to extend their thinking. Many adults enter play spaces to do that, but do you know when to get out? Cindy and Alison discuss how you can support the thinking routines of young children and know when to exit so they can take it from there.
Share
Mark as Played
It seems that the "new normal" may have arrived. It's time to stop waiting and start re-establishing high-quality practices. Documentation of children's learning and progress should be one of the first practices we ensure is in place, but how do we do that in this short-staffed world where time seems to fly by? Join Cindy and Alison for a lively discussion!
Share
Mark as Played
What are we teaching children when we use fear as a motivation for behaving? Join Cindy and Alison for a discussion about teaching children about behavior and the impact of fear tactics that were a part of many of our childhoods.
Share
Mark as Played
April 18, 2022 22 min
Why are tabloids upset that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge may have rehearsed their children for a public appearance? Could we all learn from that and spend more time preparing children for new experiences? Cindy and Alison discuss how to practice new situations with young children.
Share
Mark as Played
Learning begins well before children enter an early childhood program at 3-5 years old. Cindy and Alison discuss the starting point for learning skills and how to build from the start through early childhood. That's right - we see you infant, mobile infant, and toddler teachers!
Share
Mark as Played
Join Cindy and Alison in declaring your classroom, program, and/or home a "judge-free zone." Listen to learn why and how we should work to raise a generation that judges less and accepts more.
Share
Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Crime Junkie

    If you can never get enough true crime... Congratulations, you’ve found your people.

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

    The Daily

    This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.

    The Bobby Bones Show

    Listen to 'The Bobby Bones Show' by downloading the daily full replay.

Advertise With Us

For You

    Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

    Connect

    © 2022 iHeartMedia, Inc.