My Interview with Mrs. Burke (Preschool Teacher 3-5)
Understand more: Judge less.
As part of what I planned to do, I will be highlighting different stages of school age.My interview will be focusing on play, behavior, and different ways of communications to better understand boys more. Why is it so important. Because more girls are born now.
Also It is not easy to judge people’s style of parenting without understanding more ; the truth is that boys are different .Some of them are so unpredictable especially the very quiet ones. I saw on CNN on 8/17/13 that more children between the ages of 13 and 17 are girls. This interview also looked into
1 How boys are different from Girls
2 When and why communication is very important
This interview can also inspire you to get your campaign for preschoolers.
For develop-mentalists, as well as parents, one of the delights of observing children in their preschool years is seeing how they construct and express their growing understanding of the world around them. Often this understanding seems to be grounded in the kind of fanciful imagination reflected in their own little world..Kathleen Stanssen Berger.
Mrs. Alexis Burke is a preschool teacher At Lit-ch field Elementary School in Phoenix, Arizona.
She has taught preschool for three years going into her 4th year. To her, nothing gives her joy as the smile on their faces, how preschoolers see things and how some of them can look at you in the face and tell you how they are feeling.
Hi, “Mrs. Burke, ‘How are you today?’”
Mrs. Burke: “Well I am excited because this is the final day of school and I cannot wait to have the baby and come back to do what I love to do.”
Moderator: “Mrs. Burke, Can you please describe the boys at your preschool class? How are they different from the girls?”
Mrs. Burke: “The boys vary. They range in their behaviors too. Some are quick, meek, energetic, rambunctious and outgoing. The fascinating thing about them is that those boys who shield themselves still communicate and are very friendly. But overall, boys are extremely hands on. They explore with their hands and they thrive in playgrounds where they build with anything they can lay their hands on. Boys are also good at science and math activities. They use their hands a lot which is totally fun to watch.”
Moderator: “How physical can the boys be?”
Mrs. Burke: “Well they are rough and tumble. They play with roughness. For boys, through play their personalities shine, and they communicate a lot. They explore with their hands. They create things and play with it.”
On why they are more likely to withdraw.
Moderator: “But why is it that most children do not communicate at home like they do at school?”
Mrs. Burke: “Well because at school, we encourage them to use their words, even when they do something wrong, we try to get words out of their mouth. From asking them, we want to know why they did what they did, unlike in their various homes, their parents will jump on them for behaving so bad. At school the teachers will foster communication, and that applies to their people skill when they will ask them to go back and apologize and shake hands; even at home it may not be the same, and kids at home are most likely to hide from their parents if they did something wrong at home for the fear of discipline than they would at school, and that is why they shine their greatest at school. At home parents are very quick to discipline them instead of telling them to use their words, and that hurts their feelings and sometimes they are withdrawn.”
Her Advice For Dealing With Boys At Home
Mrs. Burke: “Our communication style matters. From day one, I encourage them to use their words. Tell me what happened. Why is this necessary I asked ? because we are pulling on their emotions and looking for empathy?”
Moderator: “Where do you think girls are different from boys?”
Mrs. Burke: “Girls are kind spirited, very kind in nature, and they are generally calmer. They can be drama queens for the most part.” But they are very aware of their surroundings.
Moderator: “How do girls play differently than that of boys?”
Mrs. Burke: “Well girls put up a dramatic play, art, and writing activities. While boys build things to play with their hands, girls play with anything available. Girls love to play mothers in the playground. They are very protective of each other. When somebody does something wrong, girls are more quick to report the incident. Girls like to spill out something that the boys will find difficult to say. Girls are more aware of their surroundings.” They pick on a role early.
Difference Between Girls And Boys
Mrs. Burke: “Girls learn rules faster than the boys. Their sense of maturity is so high. While girls are more patient to learn the rules, boys do not really pay attention which often leads them into trouble. Girls are more scared to be in trouble than the boys.”
The most surprising thing for Mrs. Burke to find out as a preschool teacher
Mrs. Burke: “How loving the boys can be. They are quick to give genuine compliments without judgment. They make silly choices.” She was surprised how loving they can be, but they do not show it unless they are angry.
For me, the magic of the boys’ exploration goes beyond preschool. They love to create things with their hands. I am sure they are born that way. I was also wondering maybe because they can create their own games; would that be the reasons why it is often hard to get some of them to do their homework as I have heard from some parents.
The Study Of Human Development
Briefly, the study of human development explores how and why people change as they grow older and how and why they remain the same. (Kathleen Stassen Berger)
In My next interview, I will focus on a different age. I will also look into play, communication to get into how can better help them more.
Why is it necessary to understand children at any age?Because the more we do, the better we will help them more. The better we learn to guide them early from getting into trouble.
What have great poets said about them? Children ironically remind us how we used to be.
Martin Buber, “I am not sure and I will never know.” The loves of childhood and of adolescence cannot be subtracted from us. They have become part of us. Not a discrete part that could be severed. It is as if they had entered our blood stream. This is an argument that came to life when a religious professor makes a great point of treating students as persons.
Rudolf Dreikurs also believes it was most effective for parents and teachers to use kindness and firmness with children. An understanding of a temperament also is very important too. If you know your child’s behavior, you as the parent will give him or her additional help she needs earlier on.
Understanding kindness and firmness with children is very important as they continue to grow. How can we better understand children will be my ideal job? Help me get to this issue? Did anything here resonates with you? In what ways do you think that girls are different and how?.