In 1, 2, 3 with Mrs. C, Kathleen Covens offers alternative ways to impact today’s children. Sharing her struggles as a young teacher and the mother of a handicapped child, she provides insight and techniques to inspire those interacting with children. From putting magic in daily activities and learning ways to savor moments to the importance of setting goals, failure, and self-esteem, Kathleen shows how you can make a difference. Allow this delightful book to empower you, and you too can become a “momenteur.”
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"Engaging, entertaining, relevant, and well worth the read - these are all things that describe the book, 1, 2, 3 with Mrs. C. Each chapter is written as if you were in conversation with Kathleen. She shares her heart and her vast experiences, both as a mother and as a life-long educator, in a way that made me feel connected and valued. Each chapter is so very relevant in our world today, with valuable tips and suggestions for parents, educators, grandparents, anyone who has children in their lives. The reflection questions at the end of each chapter are useful and thought provoking. I am 40+ year secondary teacher who is now Dean of Students in a Catholic school grades PreK through eighth grade. Kathleen's insights have been invaluable when dealing with the lower school students who I have not had the experience of teaching. I have happily shared some of her thoughts and ideas with both parents and teachers. The term she coined, "momenteur", is brilliant and what I am striving to be each day, someone who recognizes the value of a moment and in turn creates moments that are savored by me and those in my life. 1, 2, 3 with Mrs. C is valuable, entertaining, and easy to read; moreover, I highly recommend it for anyone who has kiddos in his/her life!ˮ
Kathy Buroker, M.S. Dean of Students │St. Rita Catholic School
Kathleen Covens is a first-time author. She gravitated toward early childhood education and was certified in the state of Texas as a teacher. After graduating from college, Kathleen married and had her first child, Shelly, who became brain damaged at thirteen months old. At the age of six, Shelly was placed in a permanent facility. Her sudden and lifelong disability made Kathleen realize how much we take for granted. Kathleen did not return to teaching until her second daughter, Katie, was nine years old. Her goal each year was to make a significant difference in the lives of children. After retiring, Kathleen felt compelled to share her experience and wisdom.
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