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Help! For Teachers of Young Children 88 Tips to Develop Children's Social Skills and Create Positive Teacher-Family Relationships by Gwendolyn S. Kaltman
  

Help! For Teachers of Young Children 88 Tips to Develop Children's Social Skills and Create Positive Teacher-Family Relationships

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Help! For Teachers of Young Children 88 Tips to Develop Children's Social Skills and Create Positive Teacher-Family Relationships by Gwendolyn S. Kaltman

'Teachers and parents will recognize (and chuckle over) many of the situations described in the stories, and will find the strategies useful in meeting the social, emotional, and intellectual needs of young children' - Joan Franklin Smutny, Author, Differentiating for the Young Child 'Easy to read and comprehend. The author knows her field and conveys that knowledge in unassuming ways' - Catheryn Weitman, Professor, Elementary Education, Barry University, Florida 'Even though strong parent-teacher partnerships benefit children, very little attention is usually given to training teachers to tap into this powerful resource. Kaltman's practical tips would be a very valuable resource for preservice and inservice teachers alike' - Ruth R. Kennedy, Assistant Professor, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Prepare both children and families for school by developing critical social skills and building team relationships! Ensuring children's healthy social and emotional development is one of the most important - and most challenging - responsibilities that early childhood educators and parents face. This reader-friendly reference offers 88 tips to tackle the task by focusing on what teachers can do with children and their parents. Help! For Teachers of Young Children provides readers with entertaining stories and practical strategies that cover a range of topics, from disciplining appropriately to developing communication skills (listening, understanding, speaking), cooperation skills (self control, turn taking), and a positive self concept in children. It also addresses preparing parents and children for school, creating a team relationship with parents, and holding effective conferences. Each tip offers: - A concise and interesting story from the author's own experience - Straightforward advice and suggestions that teachers can immediately put to use - Ask Yourself questions for teachers to think about their classroom practice - A Try This section at the end of each chapter gives readers even more activity ideas for working with children ages 2-5. Both new and experienced early years teachers will find fresh, fun, developmentally appropriate ideas each time they open this engaging resource and its companion volume, More Help! For Teachers of Young Children: 99 Tips to Promote Intellectual Development and Creativity.

Reviews

Refreshing and consistent with most current thinking about effective learning. Teachers and school professionals will find many tips that will assist them in day-to-day activities. -- George M. Kapalka Addresses many typical trouble spots that teachers in early grades frequently encounter-problems with sharing, negative attention seeking, bullying, and expressing anger. The interventions Kaltman recommends are succinct, clear, and easy to administer. Teachers and other school professionals are likely to find many tips to assist them in day-to-day activities. -- PsycCRITIQUES A delightful book. It is readable, convincing, and useful for communicating with children and engaging them in fruitful conversations. I would recommend this book to anyone who has the good fortune to be working with young children. -- Marilyn Segal, Director of Academics The author has a marvelous gift of sharing personal experiences with teachers in meaningful and practical ways. -- Susan Miller, Educational Consultant and Author Even though strong parent-teacher partnerships benefit children, very little attention is usually given to training teachers to tap into this powerful resource. Kaltman's practical tips would be a very valuable resouce for preservice and inservice teachers alike. -- Ruth R. Kennedy Easy to read and comprehend. The author knows her field and conveys that knowledge in unassuming ways. -- Catheryn Weitman, Professor Teachers and parents will recognize (and chuckle over) many of the situations described in the stories, and will find the strategies useful in meeting the social, emotional, and intellectual needs of young children. -- Joan Franklin Smutny


About the Author

Gwen Snyder Kaltman has spent more than 25 years working with young children, their parents, and teachers. She is the author of Help! For Teachers of Young Children: 88 Tips to Develop Children's Social Skills and Create Positive Teacher-Family Relationships and More Help! For Teachers of Young Children: 99 Tips to Promote Intellectual Development and Creativity. She has been a preschool teacher, director, college instructor, and educational trainer in various parts of the country and has also been a validator for the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, the accreditation division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Kaltman has worked with young children in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Tennessee, and Virginia. She has trained teachers working in Head Start programs in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and rural Georgia and in child care centers and preschools in the suburbs of New York City and Washington, DC. She has observed preschool classes in such diverse places as China, Easter Island, Greenland, India, Malta, Mongolia, Tibet, Tanzania, Venezuela, and native villages above the Arctic Circle and along the Amazon and Sepik rivers. She earned her BS and MEd in early childhood education from the University of Maryland.

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Book Info

Publication date

19th October 2005

Author

Gwendolyn S. Kaltman

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Publisher

SAGE Publications Inc

Format

Hardback
184 pages

Categories

Pre-school & kindergarten
Teaching skills & techniques

ISBN

9781412924429

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