Jacquelynn has been in the profession of early Childhood Education for the past 16 years both as a lead preschool teacher as well as in a coaching capacity. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from National University, and have worked with children and families in California, Virginia, Florida, and Hawaii. Most of her recent experience as a My Teaching Partner coach allowed her the opportunity to help teachers learn more about the CLASS tool and help them enrich their conversations and interactions with children.
When Jacquelynn is not working she enjoys spending time in sunny San Diego outdoors with her husband and French Bulldog. Jacquelynn enjoys paddle boarding, tennis, and practicing her golf swing.
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Wilson, High school English
You're in a coaching session trying to help your teacher understand how to be more intentional in her interactions with children in the dimension of Concept Development. When you start to explain what analysis and reasoning look like, she looks at you with that quizzical look in her eye. You suggest, “Let’s look at the Dimension Guide on page 19 and let’s read these informational paragraphs.
Understanding how to effectively employ Regard for Student Perspectives while maintaining a constructive learning environment can be challenging. In the following paragraphs the fictional preschool professional, Mrs. Jones, will illustrate the indicators of Regard for Student Perspectives at circle time. I’ll then discuss her exemplary examples:
The first day of preschool can be as exciting as it is challenging for a young child. While they may not be able to articulate it clearly, children likely have thoughts, concerns and questions such as: