From the founders of #Kinderchat, this book provides a comprehensive, friendly guide to teaching in the early childhood classroom. Organized around the same core topics as #Kinderchat, conversational yet authoritative chapters cover everything a novice teacher needs to know, from setting up your classroom to establishing routines and engaging with parents. Learn how to effectively incorporate play, meet the needs of diverse learners, and cover curriculum like a pro. With helpful tips for working with a range of program structures, this is a must-have read for anyone new to the kindergarten or pre-k classroom.
Table of Contents
1. Red: Establishing Routines and Relationships 2. Orange: Curriculum 3. Yellow: Child Development 4. Green: The Complexity of Play 5. Blue: Behavior and Classroom Management 6. Indigo: Research, Readings, Assessing and Documenting 7. Violet: Professional Life
Heidi Echternacht (@hechternacht) is the co-founder of #Kinderchat, an online space for early childhood advocates and educators to collaborate. Heidi has been an educator for 20 years and currently teaches second grade in Princeton, NJ, USA.
Amy Murray (@happycampergirl) is the co-founder of #Kinderchat and a speaker and trainer on learning through play, self-regulation, and behavior management. She is currently Principal of Early Childhood Education at the Calgary French & International School in Calgary, Canada.