A teacher interacts with the children all day long. It’s how the warm and responsive relationships in which young children learn best are built. But interactions in which teachers intentionally promote learning can be few and far between. A ‘Powerful Interaction’ may last only a few minutes, but in that time the teacher tunes out any distractions, tunes into the child, and then presents a learning experience tailored to that child at that moment. This book will guide you through these three steps of a Powerful Interaction (Be Present, Connect, Extend Learning) in a series of self-guided lessons enlivened with tips, hints, invitations to reflect, and vignettes.