Big Questions, Young Minds

Duration:60 minutes


Every child is unique and asking the right questions to fit their learning style is important for growth. During this Week of the Young Child™ webinar, you’ll learn practical tips for creating and asking young children questions that stimulate thinking, language, and listening skills. Hear from Janis Strasser, EdD, and Lisa Mufson Bresson, MEd, co-authors of Big Questions for Young Minds: Extending Children’s Thinking, as they help you explore and choose the right questions for children based on their individual developmental levels and interests, as well as engage in activities that integrate high-level questions into early childhood classroom environments.

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Lisa Mufson Bresson, MEd

Lisa Mufson Bresson, MEd, is a technical assistance supervisor for Grow NJ Kids, New Jersey’s statewide Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) for early childhood programs. She taught in urban public preschool settings for 13 years, where she also mentored novice teachers and served on the committee for staff development. She has been a contributing author for Teaching Young Children since 2008 and serves on the publication’s editorial advisory board. She is the co-author of Big Questions for Young Minds: Extending Children’s Thinking and presents at local, state, and national conferences.

Janis Strasser, EdD

Janis Strasser, EdD, has worked in the field of early childhood education for more than 40 years. She has taught preschool, kindergarten, and first grade; was an education coordinator in Head Start; and taught music in high school. She is a teacher educator and coordinator of the MEd in Curriculum and Learning, Early Childhood concentration at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey. Strasser writes extensively, including many articles for Teaching Young Children. She presents workshops at local, state, national, and international conferences and was a recipient of the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators award for Teacher Educator of the Year. She is the lead author of NAEYC’s Big Questions for Young Minds: Extending Children’s Thinking. She and her co-author, Lisa Mufson Bresson, have been writing together for many years.

Big Questions, Young Minds
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