Maria Beattie, Bachelors in Elementary Education
I graduated from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor in Elementary Education and a concentration in Anthropology. I have worked with children of all ages but my favorite is preschoolers. When I am not teaching I enjoy fitness and being creative outdoors, theater, dance, music, reading and eating good food. I like to incorporate some of these interests into the classroom. I use a lot of music and movement, including dance, active games and yoga.
my classroom, learning is very interactive and hands-on. I believe in meeting each individual child
where they are at and addressing their individual needs, while also challenging
them to the next level in their learning.I
believe that social and emotional development at this age is crucial and I work
to teach the children how to interact with others, problem solve, and regulate
their emotions. I give children
strategies, skills, and support to deal with different social and emotional
issues that arise. I think it is
important for children to be able to problem solve with their peers and I
encourage them to do this on their own when possible and give them support when
needed. I’ve created an environment where I can
incorporate learning into all of the centers.
Learning is always happening through play, so I am always thinking of
different ways I can incorporate certain learning goals in the play that the
children are engaged in.