Why this site will help you get more attentive and inquisitive students...
If you want to turn disinterested students into keen, curious ones, youre in the right place.
Heres the deal - You must learn about how kids learn, to get captivated students. If you know what makes students tick, its easier to get their attention and keep it. Its also easier to get them to take some form of action, like printing and recording their questions, experiments and observations.
How do we find out how children learn?
I provide information to help you understand how kids perceive their world, and break down teaching with hands on materials into simple, actionable steps that can help you improve your teaching style.
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What others have said about Kindergarten-lessons.com...
"I am currently a graduate student at the University of Vermont- I'm working toward my master's in special education. I would like permission to use some of the ideas from your site- it is a great site and I really appreciated how easy it was to use and find information... Thank You" - Jessie Olson
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About Patricia Bentham - author kindergarten-lessons.com
I started this site with the intention of helping educators make learning environments places of exploration, problem solving and creative thought processes.
My purpose is to help teachers, early childhood educators, education students, daycare providers and parents who home school, give children the experiences of exploring, discovering and learning about their world.
I also want to help parents understand why their child's teacher is having their child thread a pattern of colored pasta on a string or play with a tub of water to observe what floats, rather than filling out realms of worksheets!
I have always loved interacting with young children and appreciate the way they learn, their inquiring minds and the questions they ask. I enjoy their wonder of life, their ability to live in the present, and their spontaneous and fresh artwork.
I have now stepped back from full time teaching to consulting and have also launched into a second career teaching sketching and visual journalling programs. Have questions? Contact me here...
The other stuff...
I live in Victoria BC, Canada, am certified to teach in BC Canada, and have a BEd degree from the University of Victoria. I have completed Web and Print Design certification programs and numerous art courses, have taught 4 - 6 year old children for 20+ years, art to students from grades K - 12, and adult education courses.
Best regards, Patricia