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Seizing the Teachable Moment

Reflections from the Field

Preschool teacher Yotisse Williams describes an experience where something didn't go as expected, and he used it as an opportunity to support children's development.

By maintaining a calm demeanor and soliciting children's ideas to help solve problems, he helps children develop self-regulation, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

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  • Producers: Terry Surprenant, Sean Leser
    Script: Terry Surprenant
    Editing: Sean Leser
    Videography: Sean Leser, Ken Measimer
  • The development of this video was funded by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.

    Special thanks to the Early Childhood Laboratory School at Housatonic Community College in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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