Margaret Jenkins Announces THE MECHANICS OF TEACHING
Author Margaret Jenkins, a National Board Certified Teacher: Early Childhood Generalist, has been fortunate to have found a career that she truly loves. To her, teaching is a way to explore the world, plan exciting activities that encourage children to think in creative ways, and to share ideas with people - young and not so young. Her teaching style works for her; students are learning, and parents are happy with the results.
In "The Mechanics of Teaching," she compares the analytical/diagnostic qualities of automotive mechanics and teachers. The purpose of this book is to illustrate how Jenkins' past experiences - childhood, health concerns, schooling, and teaching history - have influenced the way she teaches in her first grade classroom. Born with bilateral congenital hip dysplasia, Jenkins' disability has given her the strong will and determination needed to build her productive teaching career. The physical obstacles she encounters and the way she has adapted to them are part of her education and inspiration.
This book includes a collection of activities, programs, and information that has been garnered throughout her teaching career. It is, however, a never-ending collection, since she knows that there are more activities, programs, and information yet to be discovered throughout the rest of her teaching career.
"The Mechanics of Teaching" will guide, motivate, inspire, and encourage teachers to value the art of effective teaching; especially if it comes from a dedicated teacher who has overcome the challenge of physical disability in order to fulfill her lifelong goal of providing students with quality academic and social education, as well as help each child achieve their full potential in learning.