Places For Teachers to Start
Classroom Activities that Inspire Children's Reasoning
Teachers are most effective when they facilitate the development of children's ability to reason rather than focusing primarily on rote memorization and following directions. This demands teachers design and engineer educational experiences that are tailored to their children's specific needs and interests.
Below are PDFs of activities early childhood teachers can download to explore how they can begin to facilitate children's reasoning in science, engineering, the development of technology, mathematics, literacy, self-regulation. Only one or two pages long, they are places to start. Once teachers experience their children's satisfaction and joy in solving their own problems, it will be difficult to not want to explore further!
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