Reblogged from Jem’s Books:
Please help me welcome teacher Jennie Fitzkee to Jemsbooks.blog Interview Segment. Jennie is the first teacher that I have had the pleasure to interview. Jennie is a lovely lady and an exceptional teacher of preschool. I happened upon her fabulous blog and have enjoyed reading about her classroom, students and what she has accomplished with these young children. She is utterly amazing.
Thanks so much, Janice.
My pleasure, Jennie. The stage is all yours.
1. What does a teacher need to do to be successful?
Pay attention to children. The lesson being taught by you will only be meaningful if children are engaged and interested. Does that mean the child is more important than the lesson? Yes, it does. Let me give you a few examples: A high school history teacher in upstate New York was beginning to teach about the Civil War. He decided to grow his beard, and when it was at different lengths, he would ask, “Who am I? Grant? Lee? Sherman?” The students were enthralled and therefore eager to do the research. And the teacher paid attention to the students, took their interests, and expanded on his teaching. Win-win!
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