Theresa Lang Puckett:
Our guest in this episode is Theresa Lang Puckett. Theresa didn’t intend to follow a path into teaching but describes how she was inspired by the story of an emotionally damaged child and the teacher who tried to reach her. As a result she changed direct and entered college to pursue a teaching career.
Theresa has served special needs children and in this segment she talks about the importance of building relationships with parents and peers. She also talks about the need to teach children to be independent of adults and to solve their own problems.
Theresa was inspired by a book ( One Child) written by Torey L. Hayden, a child psychologist, special education teacher, university lecturer and writer of non-fiction books based on her real-life experiences with teaching and counseling. Her web site is http://www.torey-hayden.com/index.html
Recommended Resouce: HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit research, development, training, and public outreach organization and can be found at http://highscope.org/
Recommended Books: Betsy Evans author of “You Can’t come to my Birthday Party” a book about conflict resolution for children. You can find her book at the Amazon link below:
Theresa can be be reached at: TheresaPuckett76@gmail.com