What Great Teachers Do

by Audrey Rowland MS, MBA

“What has happened to our preschool rooms? They were once places where play consumed much of the daily schedule; where children could move around at will, making their own decisions about which learning center or area to visit and what to do when they got there; where children had regular opportunities to have conversations with peers and adults.”–Gropper, Young Children NAEYC Journal, January2011

This training explores the qualities, actions and attributes of a great early childhood teacher, and offers actionable guidance for making the intentional choice to create a positive, peaceful and joyful learning environment in your classroom.

What's included?

  • 1.5 Hour Video Lecture
  • Certificate of Completion

Learning Objectives

  1. Have developmentally appropriate expectations of children
  2. Master pro-social interactions
  3. Maintain intentionality in their teaching
  4. Prioritize open-ended play
  5. Cultivate a partnership with parents

Course Requirement

This course provides 1.5  hours of professional development for early childhood educators.

Participants are required to view the complete virtual training and complete the quiz. Participants must receive a score of 80% or higher to receive credit for this course.  

Course certificates are emailed upon successful completion of the full training and quiz.

Meet the instructor

Audrey Rowland

Audrey Rowland has over 15 years of experience as an early childhood professional. Drawing from her expertise as a teacher and administrator, Audrey creates resources and provides professional development for early educators, administrators, parents, and policy-makers.

Audrey is grounded in theory and practice that emphasizes developmentally appropriate practice and high-quality early education. She provides a number of content areas with a focus on classroom implementation. She is an engaging speaker and trainer, translating information into application and inspiring teachers and professionals.

Audrey earned a MS from the University of North Texas in Child Development and Family Studies and a MBA from Texas Woman’s University. Audrey is a Master Trainer with the Texas Early Childhood Professional Development System (#1743)
Patrick Jones - Course author