Classroom Environment · Improving my Teaching Practice

Sensory table: my mission to use it and to include children in the set up process!

  I’m on a mission to use our sensory table and stop it from becoming a wasted space. In my post about classroom environment I asked for suggestions about what to put in the sensory table.  A good friend, and reader, suggested play dough. A few weeks ago I made cooked play dough (I like the… Continue reading Sensory table: my mission to use it and to include children in the set up process!

Building Relationships · SLOW DOWN: Quality Time with Children

Observation: how we learn who a child really is

   “Our method, guided by respect for the infant’s competence, is observation. We observe carefully to understand the infant’s communications and his needs. The more we observe, the more we understand and appreciate the enormous amount and speed of learning that happens during the first two or three years of life. We become more humble,… Continue reading Observation: how we learn who a child really is

Improving my Teaching Practice

Admitting your feelings

I know that teaching is a hard job and, not from personal experience,  that parenting is a hard job too. I think that both of these jobs, on different levels, are so difficult because they feel (and are) so extremely important. Parents and teachers might be looked at as heroes but we have to remember… Continue reading Admitting your feelings