YOU ARE THE FIRST TEACHER is intended primarily to be an easy read for parents and caregivers of young children. Elementary school teachers should also find it useful. It contains a wealth of concrete helps and suggestions that can assist in preparing children for school and in guiding them once they begin to live and experience the school journey.
This book is useful in several regards. Using the theme that the parent is the first teacher and probably the most important one the child will ever have, YOU ARE THE FIRST TEACHER provides many ideas regarding early childhood learning that can nurture personal success in that place called school. The author, in a very readable way, also provides a perspective on such topics as learning disabilities, learning styles, safe schools, and the place and importance of television, video games, and computers in the learning experience.
" The nature of the child's experiences as he grows and develops to maturity will be very much a factor in the outcomes of the plan that you as the parent devise and implement during the formative years." ( from YOU ARE THE FIRST TEACHER )
Brian Wile is a graduate of the University of Victoria, having earned the degree of Master of Education in 1977. Prior to that, he fulfilled the requirements for a B.Ed., (Secondary) and a Graduate Diploma in Administration. Brian has worked as a teacher and administrator for 35 years in public schools in British Columbia and Quebec. His background also includes work in curriculum development and implementation, workshop presentations in the areas of the language arts and learning disabilities, and community volunteer work with youth. He currently resides in Nanoose Bay, B.C.
What a great story! How awful for a taeehcr to say that, though. My sister had a taeehcr do a similar thing to her. It's amazing watching God work those wrongs out for our good!