I'm Vanessa Levin, an early childhood teacher, consultant, public speaker, and author. I'm Vanessa, a Pre-K teacher with more than 20 years of classroom teaching experience.
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In other words, when motivation to do an activity comes from outside, via rewards or mandates, it tends to undermine people’s interest in doing that activity for its own sake.
This decline in motivation ultimately affects enjoyment, creativity, and even performance.
As an early childhood trainer, I have spoken to thousands of teachers in person at popular early childhood conferences such as Frog Street Splash, I Teach K! I was honored to receive the 2012 CCAEYC Trainer of the Year Award.
My work has been featured in Scholastic Teacher magazine and on popular websites like Buzz Feed.
Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten Printable Reading Logs With this Reading Log Packet the parent and child share responsibility each night, the parent to read to the child and the child to color or mark one picture with parent supervision.
Using calendars and charts to record time spent reading at home is a common practice in many preschool and kindergarten classrooms.
The basic idea seems to be this: If kids who read regularly gain significant benefits, then it should be mandated that all students read regularly so they, too, can enjoy those benefits.
Our first reading unit this year is all about developing independence as readers.