"Are you ok?!" an outside teacher said when she saw the chaos of my classroom yesterday. I was kind of taken aback by the true concern in her voice. "Yes, I'm fine," I responded with a smile. "Ok, it just looks a little crazy in here," was her cautious response. Truth be told, I had … Continue reading Graceful Chaos
I'd rather send the message loud and clear that we must embrace our diversity like we embrace the many colors in a bouquet of mixed flowers. There is no right or wrong color for flowers. They are just different. All are beautiful, and we call them the color that they are.
I shared last week that the school where I work fully believes in the concept of play-based, child-led education. To the extent that we teachers are required to document what we do at the end of each day, rather than turn in lesson plans before hand. The supporting idea is that if we are truly … Continue reading Planning For Play: Lesson Plans in a Child Led Preschool