There are times when teachers are implementing positive guidance techniques in the classroom and challenging behaviors still occur. In these situations, it becomes essential for the teachers to become skilled observers in the classroom. The same way that an investigative reporter tries to find out the answer to a mystery, a teacher must investigate what happens in the classroom.
The reason that teachers want to solve these mysteries is to help the children in their care. Teachers want to help their students learn to be a part of the classroom community and work together with others. In order to do this, early childhood educators must work hard to be problem-solvers.
Dr. Sarah Vanover has been working in the field of early childhood education for over 22 years and has had the opportunity to be a teacher, a director, and a trainer for other early childhood educators. She has a passion for making sure that children with special needs receive high-quality early care and education.