Improving my Teaching Practice

Are we really providing enough FREE play?

  I’m still reading “It’s okay not to share” by Heather Shumaker and this week I have been thinking a lot about this quote: “Dr. James Christie and Dr. Francis Wardle show that shorter play periods (less than thirty minutes) reduce the complexity and maturity of child’s play” Heather Shumaker, 19 It really got me… Continue reading Are we really providing enough FREE play?

Improving my Teaching Practice

We need to ask ourselves: are my expectations realistic?

  I’ve started reading, “it’s OK NOT to share” by Heather Shumaker and I have really enjoyed it so far. The book has made me think a lot about my teaching practice and I’ve only read the first little bit. I’m looking forward to what’s to come. I highly recommend it! I’ve been thinking a… Continue reading We need to ask ourselves: are my expectations realistic?

Improving my Teaching Practice

A Moment in our classroom: Mistakes are learning experiences

A moment from our classroom: A few weeks ago, a child (I’m going to refer to them as Keegan) wanted to open two of the plastic spice jars we have in our classroom. These jars have flip caps. Keegan brought me the spice jars and asked me to open the jars, so I did. Keegan… Continue reading A Moment in our classroom: Mistakes are learning experiences