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Faculty and Student Honored for Article

Trawick web.jpgAn article written by Jeffrey Trawick-Smith, Phyllis Waite Endowed Chair in early childhood education, and one of his students, Tracy Dziurgot, has been selected as Outstanding Research Article in Early Childhood Teacher Education for 2011, awarded by the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators and Taylor and Francis Publishers. The article, "Untangling Teacher-Child Play Interactions: Do Teacher Education and Experience Influence Good-Fit Responses to Children's Play?," reports research findings that indicate that higher levels of education predict preschool teachers' sensitivity to and understanding of children's play in classrooms. Trawick-Smith and Dzuirgot will be honored in an award ceremony in Orlando, FL, in November.

Center Releases Videos on Responding to Behavior Problems

The Center for Early Childhood Education at Eastern Connecticut State University is pleased to announce the release of "Responding to Behavior Problems and Resolving Conflicts," the fifth segment of the Guiding Young Children's Behavior series of training videos.  Despite teachers' best efforts to create a positive classroom environment, young children will engage in conflict and behavior problems, because they lack self-control and social understanding.  How early childhood teachers respond to inappropriate behavior can promote social development.  This segment explores four different responses teachers can use when children break rules and also discusses the importance of modeling appropriate behavior for children.


To view the videos, visit:  http://www.easternct.edu/cece/guidance_training.html