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Early Childhood Education Expert Thinks Many Preschools are Failing Children. Book Gives Step-by-step Guide to Implementing Developmentally Appropriate Practice.
BALTIMORE, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- How do I transform my preschool from "fine" to exceptional? In her book, Monday Memo: Creating Change in Early Childhood Education, One Message at a Time, DJ Schneider Jensen shows you how. Jensen uses emails, letters, Monday Memos, and "hey-boss-do-you-have-a-minute" conversations to tell the story of Northern Lights Preschool and how it moved from a traditional "teacher-directed-circle-time-letter-of-the-week-worksheet" approach to one that values emergent learning, teacher-child partnerships, and meaningful family involvement – in one year's time.
"By clinging to old ideas, many schools fail our littlest citizens," explains Jensen. "The research clearly shows the value of best practices, but how do we get there? That is what directors want to know. They need a guide for each stage of creating real change – actual words to use with teachers and parents. My book gives them a road map for every step of the journey."
"But change doesn't happen in a vacuum and it is not easy," Jensen explains. "Change happens in the context of day-to-day challenges faced by directors everywhere." In Monday Memo, the director manages change in the context of personal loss, teachers who are not on board, parents trying to understand and sometimes complaining, teachers who are not a good fit, licensing agencies, and the typical firefighting it takes to keep a school running.
Available today at Monday-memo.com
Advance Praise for Monday Memo
As a preschool director/lead teacher for over 30 years, you have put into words what I could not. This book should be required reading for ALL teachers and directors. – Cheryl Schwartz, preschool director
This book will forever change the way you talk to your teachers and parents about how children learn, and how to support that learning. – Maxine Segal Handelman
Not many books make me laugh, cry, and teach me at the same time. Monday Memo does all three. – Dr. Tim Rice
About DJ Schneider Jensen
DJ has 27 years ECE experience as a preschool teacher, owner, director, regional director, consultant and keynote speaker. She helps preschools everywhere achieve excellence.
Monday Memo: Creating Change in Early Childhood Education, One Message at a Time
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