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Do you wonder how experts in working with early learners address children's behavior and motivate them to be their best selves? If you are a family member, teacher or anyone who impacts the lives of young children, join Alison Kentos (Early Childhood Teacher) & Cindy Terebush (Early Childhood Consultant & Author) every Monday to find out how a preschool teacher and early childhood consultant do what they do every day! Cindy Terebush, author of "Teach the Whole Preschooler: Strategies for Nurturing Developing Minds" is a sought after presenter and consultant. She has spent more than 20 years working with young children and families.Cindy is the author of the popular blog “Helping Kids Achieve with Cindy Terebush." Cindy is a frequent contributor of articles for educational and parenting publications and websites. She was an online reporter for "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink." Cindy has been a guest panelist on "Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato" and has been interviewed for "Caucus Up Close." Alison Kentos has over 20 years of experience being a teacher, leader and advocate in the early childhood field. She is currently an early childhood teacher for Mendham Township Elementary School in Mendham, New Jersey. She has taught in a variety of settings for children ranging from infancy to school age. Alison is a board member of the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children and is an advocate for early childhood education. She has lobbied in Washington DC for high quality preschool education.

Do you wonder how experts in working with early learners address children's behavior and motivate them to be their best selves? If you are a family member, teacher or anyone who impacts the lives of young children, join Alison Kentos (Early Childhood Teacher) & Cindy Terebush (Early Childhood Consultant & Author) every Monday to find out how a preschool teacher and early childhood consultant do what they do every day! Cindy Terebush, author of "Teach the Whole Preschooler: Strategies for Nurturing Developing Minds" is a sought after presenter and consultant. She has spent more than 20 years working with young children and families.Cindy is the author of the popular blog “Helping Kids Achieve with Cindy Terebush." Cindy is a frequent contributor of articles for educational and parenting publications and websites. She was an online reporter for "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink." Cindy has been a guest panelist on "Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato" and has been interviewed for "Caucus Up Close." Alison Kentos has over 20 years of experience being a teacher, leader and advocate in the early childhood field. She is currently an early childhood teacher for Mendham Township Elementary School in Mendham, New Jersey. She has taught in a variety of settings for children ranging from infancy to school age. Alison is a board member of the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children and is an advocate for early childhood education. She has lobbied in Washington DC for high quality preschool education.

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Do you wonder how experts in working with early learners address children's behavior and motivate them to be their best selves? If you are a family member, teacher or anyone who impacts the lives of young children, join Alison Kentos (Early Childhood Teacher) & Cindy Terebush (Early Childhood Consultant & Author) every Monday to find out how a preschool teacher and early childhood consultant do what they do every day! Cindy Terebush, author of "Teach the Whole Preschooler: Strategies for Nurturing Developing Minds" is a sought after presenter and consultant. She has spent more than 20 years working with young children and families.Cindy is the author of the popular blog “Helping Kids Achieve with Cindy Terebush." Cindy is a frequent contributor of articles for educational and parenting publications and websites. She was an online reporter for "The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back From the Brink." Cindy has been a guest panelist on "Caucus: New Jersey with Steve Adubato" and has been interviewed for "Caucus Up Close." Alison Kentos has over 20 years of experience being a teacher, leader and advocate in the early childhood field. She is currently an early childhood teacher for Mendham Township Elementary School in Mendham, New Jersey. She has taught in a variety of settings for children ranging from infancy to school age. Alison is a board member of the New Jersey Association for the Education of Young Children and is an advocate for early childhood education. She has lobbied in Washington DC for high quality preschool education.

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English


Episodes

123: About That Sticker Chart...

4/12/2021
Cindy and Alison discuss one of those "always been done this way" situations - public displays of behavior - their impact, and how we might adjust them before the next school year.

Duration:00:23:15

122: Focus! It's Good for Everyone.

4/5/2021
How present are you when children focus on an object or task? Do you focus with them on what they see? It is good for them and it is great for your mental health! Cindy and Alison discuss this powerful and brain-building interaction with children that has benefits for all.

Duration:00:20:50

121: How to Intentionally Connect with Each Child

3/29/2021
Now and always, fostering 1:1 relationships with children should be a priority. In this episode, Cindy & Alison discuss Dr. Robert Pianta's "Banking Time." Consider how you might bank time with children to intentionally develop connections that you can draw from when they need us most.

Duration:00:28:39

120: One-to-One Time Proves Priceless

3/22/2021
If children learning at home who had 1:1 time with teachers online during the pandemic have pulled ahead of their peers, it proves that we have never spent enough 1:1 time with them. How can we take this information and improve the future of early childhood education? Join Alison and Cindy as they discuss lessons for the future.

Duration:00:23:01

119: Skill-Building You Never Learned About

3/15/2021
Was your school day divided by subject area when you were a child? Was math time separate from language arts time which was separate from socialization time? Join Cindy for a discussion about the skill-building perspective you never learned in that system.

Duration:00:23:19

118: 1 Year

3/8/2021
For so many of us, this week marks 1 year since our lives changed because of COVID-19. How can we frame what has happened, perhaps start to heal, and forge forward? Process this with Alison and Cindy as they reflect and look to the future of early education.

Duration:00:25:17

117: Adapting and Modifying: Two Very Different Things

3/1/2021
There is a big difference between adapting a curriculum and modifying it. Which one is the way to go when taking what teachers are given and applying it to the children in the room? Cindy and Alison discuss what teachers should think about and what families should know.

Duration:00:28:08

116: Resist the Prompting. Let the Kids Answer!

2/22/2021
Sometimes we purposely, and other times we subconsciously, prompt children so they answer questions correctly. Does that really help them to learn? Are we meeting our goals for the children or for us? Join Cindy and Alison for a discussion about prompting and how to handle answers when they are and are not what we were looking for.

Duration:00:22:24

115: Is Silence Really Golden?

2/15/2021
Is dynamic learning silent? Have generational messages about children being silent seeped into our classrooms? Join Cindy and Alison for a discussion about silence as they wonder if it is really golden.

Duration:00:21:01

114: Tell Me Their Strengths First: Reframe Your Thinking

2/8/2021
How would the environment change and the children think of themselves if we described them by their strengths instead of their struggles? Alison and Cindy discuss reframing our world through how we describe children.

Duration:00:18:00

113: Are We Creating Damaging Perfectionism?

2/1/2021
Without meaning to, are we adding to the children's stress by encouraging perfectionism? Are we setting up an expectation that is impossible to achieve? Listen to Cindy & Alison discuss what can cause this stress-inducing mindset in children that will impact them always.

Duration:00:21:38

112: Let Your Young Leaders Lead

1/25/2021
They aren't bossy. They are leaders! Cindy and Alison discuss the importance of fostering the leadership qualities you observe in young children. Listen, learn and laugh with us!

Duration:00:22:42

111: Help Children Sort What They Hear

1/18/2021
Children hear the news from the TV in the background, from the adults who think they aren't listening and more. Watch for signs that they are trying to understand. Join Alison and Cindy as they discuss how to help them sort the information.

Duration:00:20:55

110: Good Decision Making: Teach It!

1/11/2021
Children aren't born knowing the steps of good decision making. Alison and Cindy discuss the questions to ask children that can become their internal dialogue. Decision making - go forth and teach it!

Duration:00:23:12

109: The Learning Reset, Not Such a Loss

1/4/2021
For years, educators have struggled with the pushdown of the curriculum. Now, the pandemic is forcing the curriculum back up. Is that good news? Is this a reset and not a loss? Cindy and Alison discuss these questions and more. Let us know what you think!

Duration:00:24:08

108: Introverts are Happy Too (The Lost Episodes #3)

12/28/2020
Introverts sometimes need time alone. That doesn't mean we are unhappy! Should we be spending time trying to move introverts from their comfort zone?

Duration:00:19:07

107: Cindy and Alison's List of But Adults Do That (The Lost Episodes #2)

12/21/2020
There are so many things that we ask children to do but don't do ourselves. Cindy and Alison discuss some of those behaviors and pose the question, "If we can't do them, why do we expect children to?" Listen, laugh, and share your list with us!

Duration:00:17:45

106: Ignoring the Crying Child May Not Have Been Great (The Lost Episodes #1)

12/14/2020
Cindy and Alison revisit the age-old, "Do we ignore the crying child?" debate on this lost episode. Let us know your thoughts!

Duration:00:17:11

105: When They Only Want the Boxes- Kids and Real Things

12/7/2020
It's that time of year again when we buy exciting toys and they only want the boxes. What is it about kids and real things? Listen to find out!

Duration:00:20:40

104: Teach Kids to Own Their Point of View

11/30/2020
Do you know adults who need others to agree or who defend their perspective by saying everyone feels that way? Listen to this episode about teaching children to stand for themselves.

Duration:00:18:52