Back to School Strategies
Laura Colker, Louis Mark Romei, and Holly Seplocha responded to questions and comments during an online event from August 8–12, 2011. Read the questions and their responses below!
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Laura Colker is contributing editor for Teaching Young Children (TYC), NAEYC’s magazine designed especially for preschool teachers. Laura develops TYC’s Revisiting Learning Centers feature, an illustrated guide to creating engaging preschool classroom environments. Ask Laura how the centers in your classroom can go beyond the basics—fostering children’s enthusiasm and reflecting their unique interests and culture. Laura will also offer learning center set up tips and budget stretchers.
Preschool teacher Louis Mark Romei is the featured educator in the February 2008 issue of TYC and author of TYC’s "Real-Life Reasons to Write." He will share innovative ideas that have worked well in his work with preschool children and families. Louis holds an ESL (English as a Second Language) Teaching Certification and enjoys working in a classroom rich with language diversity.
Holly Seplocha, TYC contributor and Professor of Early Childhood Education at William Paterson University, will share strategies for building positive relationships with families. She is the author of the NAEYC Spotlight on Young Children and Families article "Partnerships for Learning: Conferencing with Families" and will offer tips for planning successful back to school nights and open houses. Holly, who was the 2005 National Association of Early Teacher Educators Teacher of the Year, will also address how to choose engaging books that inspire young children’s emerging literacy.
Ask our TYC contributors about these topics and more to prepare for a fun and successful year!