Still Teaching the Key of Life

This heartwarming collection of 20 stories by Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld will help you remember why you became a teacher and why what you do every day is so important in the lives of young children.

"Still Teaching in the Key of Life" By Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld

Still Teaching the Key of Life
By Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld
Redleaf Press
Retail Price $11.95
Amazon Price: $9.84

Book Description: 

Early childhood educators face many challenges and stresses today. This heartwarming collection of 20 stories by Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld will help you remember why you became a teacher and why what you do every day is so important in the lives of young children. You’ll read about classrooms filled with joy, laughter, love, and a celebration of learning.

This book was co-published by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and Redleaf Press.

Born and raised in New York City, Mimi Brodsky Chenfeld began her teaching career in Albany, New York, in 1956, teaching fourth grade. Since that time, she has taught adults and children of all ages and grades, from Head Start to Upward Bound, from New York to Hawaii. Her special love is celebrating the arts and creativity in all her programs. Since 1970, Mimi has been totally immersed in the education and arts community in Columbus, Ohio, now her home base from which she travels extensively to be with teachers, university students, and children. The author of many poems, stories, and novels, her books Teaching by Heart, Celebrating Young Children and Their Teachers, and Creative Experiences for Young Children are widely used. Her children’s novel, The House at 12 Rose Street, one of the first controversial stories for children, was adapted for an After School Special and nominated for an Emmy. The recipient of many honors, Mimi’s favorite comes from a child who wrote, “Mimi, you are the Queen of Fun!”

Review

While I feel that teaching is a rewarding profession, discouragement is also a reality for many teachers.  This book will bring teachers back to a place where they remember why they chose this field to begin with! Every teacher from the novice to the experienced professional will laugh, cry, and nod their head in agreement as they read these incredible stories.  It is truly a “must read”.

~Reviewed by Jen W.

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