ERIC Number: ED363431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Practical Solutions to Practically Every Problem: The Early Childhood Teacher's Manual.
This book is designed to help early childhood teachers deal with common problems that arise in all aspects of their work. Part one addresses daily dilemmas such as schedule planning, meal and nap times, art, and outdoor play. Part two covers classroom concerns such as the physical environment, curriculum, individual student needs, field trips, accidents, and child illnesses. Part three deals with challenging children, such as those that are mentally or physically handicapped, gifted, television-obsessed, and sexually precocious. Part four concerns children who must cope with major changes, such as entry into a new class, parental divorce, and the death of a loved one. Part five addresses children with difficult behaviors, listing 21 specific problems and how to cope with them. Part six covers the parent-teacher relationship, addressing such issues as complaining parents and suspected parental child abuse. Part seven discusses problems that arise with other staff members, such as difficult bosses or co-workers. Part eight deals with individual problems that teachers face, such as stress, lack of time, and low wages. Part nine provides tips on promoting oneself as a professional, giving a list of professional organizations, journals, and books. (MDM)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Problem Solving, Problems, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Conditions, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
Redleaf Press, 450 North Syndicate, Suite 5, St. Paul, MN 55104-4125 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Foreword by Ellen Galinsky.