To find depth, meaning and joy in the teaching and learning process.
This is a series about creating experiences for children that inspire them to explore, investigate, transform and invent.
“I've come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized.” -Haim G. Ginott
Day 1: An introduction to the 30 day series
Day 2: The classroom as the 3rd teacher
Day 3: Weeding Toys
Day 4: Choosing Materials
Day 5: Improving a Learning Space
Day 6/7: Take a break it's the weekend.
Day 8: Identify Children’s Interest
Day 9: Intentional Play
Day 10: Intentional Teaching
Day 11: Bringing Yourself to the Learning Process
Day 12: Connecting Children with the Natural World
Day 13/14: Take a break it's the weekend.
Day 15: Loving Loose Parts
Day 16: Building a Community of Learners
Day 17: Traditions and Rituals
Day 18: Documentation of Children’s Learning
Day 19: Children’s Observational Drawings
Day 20/21: Take a break it's the weekend.
Day 22: Digging Deeper in their Learning
Day 23: More than Just Art
Day 24: Clay and Wire
Day 25: Setting Up Beautiful Provocations
Day 26: Using Books To Enhance Materials
Day 27/28: Take a break it's the weekend.
Day 29: Using Real Tools
Day 30: Math with Nature
Day 31: Literacy with Nature
Day 32: Series Ends