Children start life with an insatiable desire for knowledge, yet many become resistant to learning long before they start school. Whether you are a parent or an educator, Nurturing a Willing Student will teach you how to plant the seeds of academic success in the spirit of a trusting and enthusiastic child.
Gretchen Mork draws on more than fifty years of experience in teaching reading as she explains how to nurture student achievement in a comfortable and safe environment by focusing on humanity instead of numbers. Her guide is packed with anecdotes, insightful observations, and useful suggestions for teaching the basics, ultimately bringing out the best in young students. Mork details how to choose beginning books, teach phonics skills to children of all ages, and incorporate sounds and blending exercises into daily lessons.
The world of education is changing rapidly. Nurturing a Willing Student will not only help children find personal success but also promote a better world through literacy in all communities.