About the Author:

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Steffen Saifer, Ed.D is an international consultant and writer based in Spain. His previous work included leading the development of a national kindergarten curriculum in the Republic of Georgia for UNICEF and helping to develop and implement a master’s degree program in early childhood leadership in Russia for the Open Society Foundations. Steffen has also worked in Belarus, Hungary, Bangladesh, The Gambia, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, among other countries. Earlier in his career he was an early childhood teacher, Head Start director, college instructor, education specialist for Head Start programs in four Pacific Northwest states, and director of the Child & Family Program at Education Northwest in Portland, OR. Steffen’s areas of interest and expertise—in addition to higher order thinking—include the role of play in development and education, the training of early childhood professionals, and culturally responsive early childhood curriculum. He is the author of Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem: The Survival Guide for Early Childhood Professionals 25th Anniversary Edition and the lead author of Culturally Responsive Standards-based Teaching: Classroom to Community and Back, among other publications.

Steffen Saifer 's Books

  • HOT Skills: Developing Higher-Order Thinking in Young Learners

    Author: Steffen Saifer

    Product Code:
    545561 (Softbound)
    545578 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-556-1 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-557-8 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 4–8

    Description & More Details

    Published by Redleaf Press New Product Free sample chapter

    Higher-order thinking makes teaching and learning more engaging and intentional, adds intellectual rigor to any curriculum, and aids the development of some important life skills in young learners. Higher order thinking skills are key for success in school and life. Dr. Saifer provides numerous strategies for infusing play-based activities and interactions that promote higher-order thinking across all content areas throughout the day.

    Age focus: 4–8.
    Softbound, 200 pgs.

    $39.95  
    $39.95  
  • Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem, Third Edition: The Survival Guide for Early Childhood Professionals

    Author: Steffen Saifer

    Product Code:
    545127 (Softbound)
    545134 (e-book)
    ISBN:
    978-1-60554-512-7 (Softbound)
    978-1-60554-513-4 (e-book)
    Age Focus: 3-5

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    Published by Redleaf Press Free sample chapter

    An encyclopedic how-to-guide for the universal early childhood program problems, this book provides solutions to every possible problem faced by early childhood teachers—before you encounter them. This classic resource has been updated to focus on current issues. Get quick, practical help to make your work easier and more enjoyable.

    Age focus: 3–5.

    Softbound, 312 pgs.

    $34.95  
    $34.95  
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