The Value of Rotting Pumpkins

The Art of Teaching Elementary School

by Colleen N. Thrailkill Ed.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/26/2021

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781480899520
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781480899544
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781480899537

About the Book

No teacher is the best that she or he can be from the first day in the classroom.

It is with time and experience that we develop skill and knowledge and learn the art of teaching.

Colleen N. Thrailkill, Ed.D., who taught more than three decades, shares a wide-ranging collection of techniques geared to help teach elementary students math, reading, and a sense of environmental responsibility in this book. She also explores how to:

• take advantage of teachable moments;

• meet the needs of every learner;

• bring real-world problem solving into the classroom.

This book is packed with curriculum ideas, teaching philosophy, and practical strategies for navigating teacher life. It will serve as a valuable resource for student teachers, beginning teachers, and veteran teachers.

Join the author as she looks back on the obstacles she overcame in fulfilling her dream of teaching children—and shares lessons to help other educators succeed.

About the Author

Colleen N. Thrailkill, Ed.D., began teaching elementary school in 1974. Over a long career, until she retired in 2010, she taught kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade in the classroom. In 1999, she earned a Doctor of Education degree in curriculum and instruction and worked as a resource teacher for elementary-level gifted and talented students for the rest of her career.