How Preschool Teachers Do It

How Preschool Teachers Do It

New episodes are released every Monday. 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 Specialist) every Monday to find out how a preschool teacher and early childhood consultant do what they do every day! Learn more about us on our website: https://howpreschoolteachersdoit.com Learn more about Cindy's work on her website: https://helpingkidsachieve.com

Episodes

February 26, 2024 23 mins
While AI software is new and somewhat scary, it is possible that artificial intelligence can be used to help early childhood teachers, children, and families. Join Cindy and Alison for a discussion about how AI can be used to benefit you.
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Returning to an early childhood program can be rough after a fun weekend, long weekend, or extended break. Cindy and Alison discuss that rough landing and ways we may be able to help children re-adapt to our daily routines and experiences.
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Early childhood programs can implement policies and practices of inclusion of all children. Join Cindy and Alison for a discussion about what it means to have an inclusive environment and how we can support that for early learners.
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Recent studies show that math is the key to foundational skills for young children, yet the emphasis has almost solely been on literacy skills. Join Cindy and Alison for more information about the role of math skills and what we need to do to build that math-based foundation for children.
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Ideas about money, its value, and spending it begin in early childhood. Cindy and Alison discuss ways to help young children understand the value of money in early childhood programs and at home.
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If the weather is keeping you in, how are you offering the children opportunities to have vital gross motor time? Join Cindy and Alison for a discussion about what can be done when weather or air quality prevents outdoor time.
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Even with all we know about the importance of early education, private and publicly funded early education programs may be under the supervision of people without education about our youngest learners. Join Cindy and Alison for a frank discussion about this issue and learn what you can do to stand for what young children need in their early education setting.
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January 8, 2024 25 mins
What if children helped us design early childhood spaces by providing insights, feedback, and clues about what draws them in? Children of all ages can tell us or show us what works and does not in their environment. Join Cindy and Alison for a discussion about staying within the parameters of the Environmental Rating Scales and responding to children's interests, thoughts, and ideas for their own early learning space.
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Join Cindy and Alison as they take their own advice (some of which they have been giving you for years!).
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Remember when early childhood programs focused on including STEM activities, and then all of a sudden, the acronym became STEAM? Join Cindy and Alison to learn why Art belongs with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
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Adults often express pride and teach children about being proud when big things happen. Join Cindy and Alison for a discussion about teaching children to be proud of the little things, too!
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Just like children are makers of art and creators of dramatic play scenes, they should be given the chance to be music makers! Join Cindy and Alison for a discussion about how to help children access the creative outlet of music and movement.
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Telling stories builds children's comprehension, language, social skills, and more. Join Cindy and Alison for food for thought about storytelling and encouraging stories in addition to reading books.
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Is moving around actually a break for the brain? Are we putting too much emphasis on what children do at tables instead of when they are moving around? Join Cindy and Alison as they answer these questions and more!
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It always benefits children (and adults) to go outside and get fresh air. Join Cindy and Alison for a discussion about going outside in almost all weather and how we can make that possible.
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Anxiety and ADHD can manifest themselves in very similar ways. Cindy and Alison discuss this similarity as another reason to let go of assumptions about young children.
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Did you know that we all have a body budget? We need an amount of everything that fuels the body, and when that budget is off balance, our behavior can suffer. Join Cindy and Alison for a discussion about how this impacts the behavior of early learners.
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How did Halloween end up being celebrated in educational settings? What do we do about that with today's knowledge about the importance of cultural responsiveness, respect, and belonging? Join Cindy and Alison to ponder these questions and more.
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Have you tried to extinguish behavior by ignoring it? We were told to do that for generations. Join Cindy and Alison as they discuss what we now know about the impact of planned ignoring on young children and on your relationship with them.
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Cindy and Alison continue the topic of healthy sexuality in early childhood by discussing what we need to teach young children about safe and unsafe touches, protecting themselves, and more.
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