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ERIC Number: ED527491
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 168
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-5040-9
The View from the Little Chair in the Corner: Improving Teacher Practice and Early Childhood Learning (Wisdom from an Experienced Classroom Observer)
Bess, Cindy Rzasa
Teachers College Press
This is a down-to-earth, heart-to-heart book about what it takes to be an exceptional early childhood teacher. The author uses her experience as a classroom observer and a developmental psychologist to create a rationale for best practice--the reasoning behind the best (worst and average) classroom practice. Cindy Rzasa Bess examines a variety of classroom scenarios and describes how teaching was done well or how it could be done better. She clearly illustrates how simple changes and heart-felt efforts can have outstanding results. This informative book will appeal to readers on a personal level and instill in them the need to fully understand their important role in a child's life. This book features: (1) A brief overview of the stages of early childhood development; (2) Detailed descriptions of high-quality early childhood education settings and materials; (3) Strategies for engaging children in center-based learning; (4) Descriptions of effective communications styles and teaching approaches; and (5) Examples of the importance of humor when teaching young children.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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