Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem:
The Early Childhood Teacher's Manual, Revised Edition
Product Code: 152401
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Find solutions quickly and easily! This updated classic offers hundreds of tested solutions for the tricky problems, questions, and concerns that are part of every early childhood teacher's day. New topics include
· Working with English-language learners
· Helping children deal with traumatic life events
· Assessment and accountability
· Working with mixed-age group
· Using computers in the classroom.
Each chapter also includes an updated resource list, as well as a list of Web-based resources. For beginning and experienced teachers alike, this "how-to" book on classroom management is like having your own counselor in the classroom. Age Focus: 2-6. Softbound, 224 pgs.
"Completely updated from its decade-old predecessor, Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem offers suggestions and options teachers can use every day. Solving problems is hard. Seldom is there a one-size-fits-all solution or answer to the complexities and challenges of program and classroom management, family collaboration, child development, and early education. But this toolbox helps make teaching easier, more efficient, and more effective. Especially valuable are the three sections that focus on the personal problems and needs of early childhood educators. This comprehensive, easy-to-use classic is an essential how-to manual on classroom management-and so much more."
Texas Child Care Quarterly
"This one-volume guide is both comprehensive and up to date. The information is accurate, helpful, and easy to access. It will rule the early childhood educator's reference shelf in dog-eared splendor."
Alan S. Berlin, director, Southern Oregon Head Start
"I was skeptical of the title of this book, but after reviewing the manuscript I must say that the title is 'right on.' Steffen has done a magnificent job of dealing with most of the problems that one would encounter working in an early childhood program. He's attuned to the diversity of programs and needs and still manages to cover the bases."
David Wright, Ed.D., associate professor of elementary and early childhood education, Western Oregon State College
"This book can be enormously helpful to teachers at every level, be they Head Start teachers, public school teachers, home care providers, or day care and nursery school teachers.. In addition, the book is extremely well organized so that teachers can look up a particular problem rather than needing to read endlessly before finding help for one's particular problem. This is an innovative way of organizing child development material."
Dorothy Anker, Ph.D., faculty (retired), Erikson Institute
"This book addresses all the questions and concerns that are left out in teacher training, but are some of the most problematic ones of all. I admire the straightforward discussion of sensitive topics and the sound suggestions that are given. This is a book that should be given to all early childhood teachers upon graduation or landing their first job."
Kathy A. Bobula, chairperson, Early Childhood Department, Clark College
"This book was worth waiting for."
Ellen Galinsky, co-president, Families and Work Institute
"I am confident that workshop participants will find [Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem] to be an enormous resource for their child care centers. Not only is the subject matter highly relevant, but the inclusion of additional resources is comprehensive."
William Young, Family Life Specialist, Nashville Area Association for the Education of Young Children