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Teacher-Child Interaction:  The Art of Teaching with Words
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The quality of teacher-child interactions is linked to positive child development and later achievement. One of the best ways to enhance these interactions is through the use of words.

 Armed with a wide vocabulary, children will be better readers, they will be able to express their wishes and desires clearly, get others to pay attention to them, problem-solve, and most importantly, they will start to use critical thinking skills at a very young age.

 Unfortunately, most teachers do not spend quality time on language and vocabulary building, and the yes/no loop has become the norm in the classroom.

 Things are changing fast, however.  Recognition of this problem and solutions for addressing it are a key focus within early childhood education these days.  Head Start is now conducting routine language assessment and requiring higher quality interactions between teacher and student.  State-level programming and even child-care facilities are beginning to mandate that teachers place more emphasis on verbal skills.

 Soon programs—and their teachers--that don’t achieve acceptable scores in this area may be threatened.

 Hear from a federal Head Start reviewer how you can stay ahead of the curve by enhancing your skills in this vital area.  Register now for this AAFCS educational webinar (1.5 PDUs) 


Teacher-Child Interaction:  The Art of Teaching with Words

Presented by Jean F. Paulsel, PhD, CFLE and Ranelle Livingston, MEd

Archived Recording:  90-minute program

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In just 90 minutes, you will learn how to: 

  • Improve, increase, and enhance the quality of language interaction with children
  • Identify specific learning domains that can be enriched by use of thoughtful, high quality interactions with children throughout the day
  • Understand the structure and elements of quality teacher-child interactions
  • Prepare children for critical thinking and problem-solving skills they will need in the future
  • Have real conversations with children that elicit full sentence responses
  • Nurture concept development in children
  • Modify lessons for special needs children

 Your webinar presenters will share strategies and ideas to help you maximize every teaching moment with your children.  You will see just how easy it can be to refocus your lessons to ensure that children are ramping up their cognitive skills simply by expanding their vocabulary and verbal skills. And when kids are more engaged in their interactions with teachers, you will see fewer behavior issues in the classroom!

 You will also hear about the latest research on the importance of language development at the earliest possible ages and how this relates to school readiness and improved social skills.

 Register now and you will take away dozens of strategies, ideas, and examples to incorporate into your program tomorrow.

 About the Presenters:  Jean F. Paulsel, PhD, CFLE, has worked as administrator of programs for children and families for more than 25 years, including 10 years of Head Start/Early Head Start program experience. She has taught at kindergarten through the university levels and is a retired Associate Professor/Extension Specialist, Texas A&M University System. Ranelle Livingston, MEd, has served as a director of early childhood programs from preschools to a multiple-county Head Start program and has taught early childhood administration classes at the community college level.  She is a reviewer for Head Start programs throughout the nation. 

 Who should register?  Preschool teachers and directors, FCS and other teachers working in the child care industry. This webinar is also appropriate for anyone working with infants up thru 1st grade and for anyone who is working on increasing the quality of language interaction. Parents can also benefit from this webinar!

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