Bam Radio: Tips for addressing misbehavior in preschool

Rae Pica with  Mary Gersten, Kate Williams, Deborah J. Stewart, M.Ed.

I recently participated in the Bam Radio conversation “Bad Behavior: When to Ignore, When to Intervene” with┬áRae Pica,┬áMary Gersten, and Kate Williams. This is truly a wonderful discussion and I hope you will stop and take a listen. If you can’t listen to it here or here… I have highlighted some of the points from […]

Mini-Lessons in the preschool classroom

Learning how to wash out hands

A Mini-lesson focuses on skills preschoolers need to learn in managing everyday classroom and life skills. Unlike a teachable-moment, a mini-lesson is planned out ahead of time. Like a teachable moment, the idea or topic of a mini-lesson often originates from an unexpected occurence that a teacher begins to notice or observe happening repeatedly in […]

Teachable Moments


Teachable moments are times when something unexpected occurs and the teacher helps to guide the unexpected occurrence into a learning opportunity. Preschoolers are discovering the world around them. Their natural curiosity and need-to-know creates many opportunities for teachable moments. The teacher has to develop a teaching perspective in order to not miss out on unexpected […]