o Make learning process visible
o Honoring children’s words through displays
o Examine how to use technology to help in this process
o Continue with authentic assessment- observing/assessing in their natural play environment
Goal: To modify our teaching practices to be more reflective of the values of stimulating and challenging children to construct meaning through exploration and discovery
Some key ideas included:
o Use of deeper level open-ended questions that help children evaluate, analyze, predict, classify, compare, problem solve and plan
o Observe students with intention/being in the moment and then plan next steps based on observation to challenge each child
o Engaging children in creative inquiry that results in an exciting, meaningful explansion of knowledge
Goal: to improve the environment of our classrooms
Some of the key ideas include:
o Examining the materials and the arrangement/storage of materials- does it encourage children to linger, ponder and explore
o Looking at the focal point in our rooms and making sure that it is inviting the children into the room with the value of exploration and discovery
o Observing carefully for which centers are being used often and which are ignored- then revamping the ignored centers to address the students’ interests
Here's a spot for us to share with each other any thoughts, inspirations etc.
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