Mrs. Glenser’s favorite scripture to teach and apply in kindergarten is the Golden Rule, “Treat others the way you would want to be treated.”
Teaching children to love and respect others is an important goal of Mrs. Glenser's. She also believes it can be applied to all situations, create a culture of fairness and safety, and encourage children to be more like Christ. Religion is the most important part of our curriculum.
Daily prayer, Bible stories, and opportunities to serve others are some of the methods used to help students grow in their relationship with God. The Christian faith is taught and modeled throughout the school.
THERE TRULY IS NEVER A DULL MOMENT, says Mrs. Glesner, in speaking of her role as the 4-year-old kindergarten teacher at New Testament Christian Academy. She started working for NTCA in 2008 and feels extremely blessed to be working at a highly motivating and achieving school from the administration all the way down to the childcare here on campus. Before teaching Danielle worked in childcare centers and programs while pursuing her Early Childhood Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. It has always been a dream for Danielle to teach kindergarten because of the love and excitement young children have for learning and for life. Outside of teaching she loves running, reading, sports and watching baseball, and most recently the joy of motherhood.
Mrs. Glenser’s teaching philosophy is based on a Chinese proverb: "I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do and I understand." Throughout her years of working and observing children she is consistently trying to understand the different ways children learn. Danielle believes in providing as many experiences as she can for early learners. She wants to meet all of the different needs each class and each child brings forth. Her instruction must be differentiated to provide enough challenge and support for all children to build on successfully, accommodate all learning styles, abilities, interests, and to develop positive attitudes about learning.
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