Hello! I'm Jarrod Green, a teacher of children and adults, and a child behavior and development specialist.
I work with parents and families of young children to find strategies to best meet the needs of their children, employing the perspectives and knowledge of early childhood educators in the home. I work with schools and teachers to tackle challenges, learn new techniques, and employ best practices in the classroom, building on the existing strengths of all caregivers to achieve their educational goals. In teaching young children, I strive to meet each child's needs for cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development by building strong relationships and by using play as the best context for learning.
I'm based in Philadelphia, PA. I also consult with schools and families in California's bay area.
- Back to [Pre]School May 3, 2013
- It's official: starting in August I will be the assistant director and co-head teacher at west Philadelphia's Children's Community School. They have a program that I simply adore—project-based emergent curriculum, with a focus on socio-emotional development and community-building. They're a fairly young school, but rapidly growing. I can't wait to come on board and help their exciting evolution. And not to worry—I'll still find time to consult with families and teach up at MCCC. It'll be a busy, exciting year!
- Conferencing April 17, 2013
- DVAEYC's annual conference was this weekend, and it was pretty great. I presented a workshop on documentation that I was really pleased with. It's a topic I've presented on a couple dozen times, but I found a new frame for it that think really worked well for the teachers in the audience. I attended some great workshops—especially Gaye Gronlund's fabulous approach to authentic assessment and Debbie Green's collection of strategies for using your school environment to inspire children. What a great weekend!
- Big Things Still Afoot February 25, 2013
- Things continue to be busy. I'm teaching at both Montgomery County Community College and Community College of Philadelphia, each of which is really fun to teach at, in different ways. My blog, If I Ran the Circus, has been getting lots of traffic and positive feedback. I've been working on some writing projects—hopefully some published articles and perhaps even a book is in my future. And... I've decided it's time to apply to be a preschool director. If you know any preschools near Philadelphia who are looking, let me know. Perhaps someday things will calm down? Then again, perhaps not.
- Big Things Afoot November 16, 2012
- So much stuff! Just got back from NAEYC's annual conference, where I presented a well-received workshop on building children's resilience and attended some great workshops (most memorably one by Leslie Roffman and Todd Wanerman on partnering with families and one by Dan Gartrell on building "democratic skills" in young children). I was just accepted to present at DVAEYC's annual conference in April. It looks like I'll be teaching a section or two at Montgomery County Community College in the spring. And there's a rumor I'm starting a blog... Stay tuned for more news.