"Don't hope for perfection, plan for growth." — Christine Hertz & Kristi Mraz.
In this edition of Heinemann's Book Talk Live, we're talking with authors Christine Hertz & Kristi Mraz about their new book, Kids First from Day One.
We started our conversation talking about how the book first came to be, quickly moving on to discuss:
- How can teaching go beyond benchmarks?
- How is teaching "heart work"?
- What does it mean to be an empathetic teacher?
- What is the importance of the physical environment of the classroom?
- How do you define the difference between classroom management and classroom community?
All this, and more on this edition of Heinemann's Book Talk Live. Watch the full video below and be sure to follow The Heinemann Facebook page for more Book Talk Live events!
To learn more about Kids First from Day One and download a sample chapter, visit Heinemann.com.
Christine Hertz is coauthor of the Heinemann titles Kids First from Day One and A Mindset for Learning. She finds great joy and challenge in helping all children grow as independent and engaged students. She is passionate about keeping play and creativity at the center of children's lives and curiosity and wonder at the heart of learning. Christine has taught in a wide variety of classrooms from preschool to fourth grade and as an adjunct instructor of education courses. She currently teaches in Worcester, Vermont. You can follow her on Twitter @christine_hertz or visit her web site at christinehertz.com. You can also find Christine & Kristi's Instagram at @kristiandchristine.
Kristine Mraz is coauthor—with Christine Hertz—of the new Kids First from Day One, which provides a practical blueprint for increasing the child-centeredness of your teaching practice. She and Christine previously teamed up for the bestselling A Mindset for Learning (coauthored with Christine Hertz), which provides practical and powerful strategies for cultivating optimism, flexibility, and empathy alongside traditional academic skills. She primarily supports teachers in early literacy, play, and inquiry based learning. Kristi teaches Kindergarten in the New York City Public schools. You can follow all of her adventures on twitter @MrazKristine, on Instagram @kristiandchristine or on her blog kinderconfidential.wordpress.com.