From the simplest of observations, a teacher can, lead students into a world of learning as they explore and take their curiosity, their interests and their “play” and have it molded into rich learning experience in a structured environment. By encouraging active learning and creating experiences for children that involve high cognitive demand, teachers and early childhood educators can enable students to deepen their understanding of the content in a manner appropriate to their needs and developmental stages.In other words and to re-iterate: dress up like a subway train. Go "beep beep."
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Dress Up Like a Subway Train. Go "Beep Beep"
Wherein I decode some of the pedagogic mumbo-jumbo pertaining to a TDSB "all-day" kindergarten and some of the cutting-edge "play-based learning" that goes on there. Here's a taste of what I mean: