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Maria Carmelli
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How can I make my teaching strategies to Pre school effective?

I am a sophomore student taking up pre school education and we are having our mock demonstration in school. i just need your suggestions on how I can make my teaching skills affesctive for pre schoolers. Thank you.
In Topics: Communicating with my child (The tough talks)
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LouiseSattler
Jul 3, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

First, congratulations and bravo to you for taking an interest in early childhood education!

I would highly recommend that you peruse the www.education.com website for wonderful ideas about working with preschoolers.  I see that great suggestions were listed by another fellow poster for your question.

Also, remember that children this age need activities that are short in length, engaging , and varied.  Young children like to be "busy" which could mean that you will need to find activities that introduce physical and cognitive skill development.

 For example, they could be read a short book and then act out the characters.  Perhaps a cooking activity where they need to follow picture and very simple written directions with words highlighted such as COOK, STIR, BAKE, and EAT.

Also, try out your activity before presenting it as your assignment.  If you have friends with preschool family members ask them if you can have a "trial run".

Don't discount observing others in preschools.  I believe that a great method for teachers to learn "how to teach" is to watch and learn from example.  

Good luck!

Louise Sattler, NCSP
Owner of Signing Families
www.SigningFamilies.com

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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
I would recommend you spend some time reviewing the many articles in The Parents Guide to Preschool:
http://www.education.com/grade/preschool/

While typically geared toward parents, I believe you too will find a lot of great information in the guide that will help you understand preschoolers and the various preschool teaching philosophies. The guide also has some exercises and activities to do with preschoolers that you could use in your mock demonstration.

Here are some additional articles I would recommend for you:

Ten Signs of a Great Preschool:
http://www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_10_Signs_Great/

Helping Preschoolers Enhance Their Spontaneous Language
http://www.education.com/reference/article/helping-preschoolers-enhance-their/

Good luck with your assignment -- I hope the demonstration goes well!
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