Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Real Classroom Makeovers: Practical Ideas for Early Childhood Classrooms

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Book Review - Real Classroom Makeovers: Practical Ideas for Early Childhood Classrooms

About the Book 
Learning environments are an important topic as more and more teachers try to make their classrooms into places that support and inspire learning. Using “before” and “after” pictures of real early childhood classrooms, Real Classroom Makeovers shows early childhood teachers step-by-step how small changes can transform their classrooms into wondrous environments for young children to learn and grow. With a budget-conscious focus, the book provides visual examples of dramatic changes that are possible in real preschool, Pre-K, and kindergarten classrooms. Most of the makeovers focus on a specific classroom area or learning center.

Much more than a collection of before-and-after pictures, this book introduces and describes the philosophy behind creative learning environments based on current early childhood education research. Written in simple, down-to-earth language, this book is accessible for all educators!

About the Authors
Rebecca Isbell, PhD, is director of the Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Learning and Development and a distinguished professor for teaching at East Tennessee State University. A sought-after speaker for early childhood conferences, she has authored several best-selling books for educators.

Pamela Evanshen, PhD, holds a doctorate of education in educational leadership and policy analysis and is currently an associate professor and program coordinator for the early childhood program in the Human Development and Learning department at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee.

My Take on the Book
For any early childhood teacher making a room that is conducive for learning is imperative! Saying this though is not as easy as doing this. The authors of this book have done an amazing job at putting together a step-by-step process to make BIG changes with little effort (for the most part) and minimal expense. The book not only talks about how to do this but also shares images of their plans in action which makes the reality of the changes seem even more possible. If you are an early childhood teacher and are looking for ways in which to build a stronger learning environment, this is definitely the book for you. Whether you are a new teacher or a seasoned professional, this book will open your eyes and provide you with invaluable resources!

All opinions expressed in this review are my own and not influenced in any way by the company.  Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. Please refer to this site's Disclaimer  for more information. I have been compensated or given a product free of charge, but that does not impact my views or opinions.

New to the Divadom or to Dad of Divas Reviews?
Please Subscribe to my RSS Feed! Subscribe in a reader
Questions?Drop me a line at

No comments: