Deepest Well: Book Application
Are you aware that experiences you had as a young child (some you may not even be able to remember) are still influencing you and your behaviors today, as an adult? Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, MD explores the long-term effects of childhood adversity in her book and gives strategies for how to heal them. Whether you work with preschool children or high schoolers, the information in this book is vital to the success of your interactions with other people and relationships with your students and their parents. It is important for us to understand the perspective of others, and the context they bring, in order to support responses that are meaningful and productive. Increase your effectiveness as a teacher by identifying long term effects of adversity, and knowing what to do about them in your classrooms.
I have been in the field of early childhood education for over 20 years. I started as a live-in nanny on Long Island, near New York City and have worked in private preschools, state preschools, Head Start preschools, special education classrooms, as a behavior consultant, private contractor, and reflective practice mentor/coach. I have five children of my own who have given me almost 15 years of personal experience so far, and I was a foster parent for over a decade, which gave me lots of personal practice as well. I am passionate about helping future early childhood educators fulfill their dreams and go into the classroom with confidence. My hope is that my students become as passionate and devoted to the field as I am.