Book Description

From the Back Cover Educating Young Children from Preschool through Primary Grades tackles the day-to-day challenges of what it means to teach young children in the classroom, while fostering a mentoring environment for pre-service teachers entering the field. Warner and Sower address the issues of meeting standards, legislative mandates, 'teaching to the test,' second-language learners, working with school administrators, and shrinking budgets--while encouraging best practices for teachers from a real-world perspective. Bonus Chapter! 'Teaching in Fourth-Grade Classrooms' appears at the end of the text for those states in which early childhood certification extends to the fourth grade. Forget about supplementing; all you need is right here! Reviewer Buzz 'The prose is easy to read and interesting. It is as though a mentor teacher is talking you through the chapter.'Patsy J. Robles-Goodwin, Ed.D., University of North Texas Laverne Warner is a teacher, author, consultant, and advocate for young children. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Southern Early Childhood Association and is a Past President of the Texas Association for the Education of Young Children. She is recognized in Who's Who Among American Women and in Who's Who of American Teachers. Judith Sower grew up in Roanoke, VA. She married her high school sweetheart, Victor Sower at age 20. After following him around during his 2 years in the army, they settled in Auburn, AL. Judith graduated with a B.S. degree and a teaching certificate from Auburn University in 1980. Shortly thereafter, Judith and her husband moved to Bedford, TX. She taught for 12 years in Special Education in Birdville, ISD, Fort Worth, and she graduated from Texas Woman's University in 1987 with a M.Ed. in Special Education.In 1992, Judith and her husband moved to Huntsville, TX. She taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades during her 6 years in the Huntsville ISD. In 1998 Judith took the position of Master Teacher in Residence at Sam Houston State University (SHSU). After 2 years in this position, she became a lecturer in the Department of Language, Literacy, and Special Populations at SHSU. While there, she co-authored her first book, Education Young Children in Preschool through Primary Grades. Read more