Interview with Teacher Jennie Fitzkee!

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by author Janice Spina on her wonderful blog!

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INTERVIEW WITH TEACHER JENNIE FITZKEE!

Jennie Fitzkee

Please help me welcome teacher Jennie Fitzkee to Jemsbooks.blog Interview Segment. Jennie is the first teacher that I have had the pleasure to interview. Jennie is a lovely lady and an exceptional teacher of preschool. I happened upon her fabulous blog and have enjoyed reading about her classroom, students and what she has accomplished with these young children. She is utterly amazing.

Thanks so much, Janice.

My pleasure, Jennie. The stage is all yours.

1. What does a teacher need to do to be successful?
Pay attention to children.  The lesson being taught by you will only be meaningful if children are engaged and interested.  Does that mean the child is more important than the lesson?  Yes, it does.  Let me give you a few examples: A high school history teacher in upstate New York was beginning to teach about the…

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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22 Responses to Interview with Teacher Jennie Fitzkee!

  1. Oh, fun. Jennie, I’m clicking over. Hugs.

  2. jjspina says:

    It was my pleasure, Jennie, to have you over. You are an amazing person and teacher and I am honored to know you. Wishing you and your class a fun and wonderful year! 🤗 😘

  3. I loved learning more about you, Jennie. That was a wonderful interview.

  4. beetleypete says:

    Great stuff as always, Jennie. I left a comment on Janice’s blog.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  5. Great interview, Jennie. I left a comment over at Janice’s blog.

  6. frenchc1955 says:

    Jennie, This is wonderful–thank you for sharing it!

  7. Opher says:

    Wonderful Jennie!

  8. Darlene says:

    A great interview, Jennie! Paying attention to each individual student is hard work but pays off in the end. I even felt that way working with youth at risk. If I gave them individual attention, laughed and cried with them, they blossomed and became functioning individuals ready to enter the world of employment. Sometimes, that is all it takes.

  9. Norah says:

    Great interview, Jennie. You are a very accomplished and wonderful teacher. Every child deserves a teacher like you.

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