A personal blog sharing experience, reflections and inspiration about education, in particular early childhood education, listening, democratic learning and introducing the idea of Original Learning.
love it! love it! great post with wonderful examples! especially love "teacher education room"
This was a very inspirational read...thank you for posting! I have been gathering information about the third teacher for a while, and trying to implement these ideas into my own classroom. I don't think I'll ever get over the beauty of Reggio environments!
Thank you! I have always taped the children's artwork on the wall - lowdown for their view. Now I am getting ready to redo a large wall with a tasteful arrangement of picture frames that I can put their art in...it will look a little more professional to include the grownups (teachers and parents) who visit the class. I will still keep art lowdown also for the children's benefit...I need to decide how to do both and keep in from getting too cluttered.
The average child care center teacher has neither the time or the materials to implement these beautiful ideas. We have to solve the staffing and education issues of our ECE teachers before this can ever be the norm.
although this was not the point of this blog post... to replicate these beautiful ideas - it is about finding the needs of the children, the educators and trying to meet them with the resources that you have...Having visited preschools in refugee camps in Palestine I am very aware that not all can afford the beautiful furniture that is shown in some of these images - the preschool where I worked at last year could not either... but we did check for second hand furniture and other items that we could creatively use to inspire the children in their play and learning... and also inspire the educators in their learning and teaching...I do agree that there needs to be much done to enhance ECE settings... the status and the curriculum to make it relevant, more meaningful and inclusive.Suzanne
Beautiful and inspirational. The spaces are inviting and the child is visually honored. Thanks for sharing.
I have just read through this and i have found it very interesting and full of great ideas. I will certainly return to look at my room and see how 'the third teacher' can help us to help the children. So many lovely and simple ideas to work on. many thanks. helen
I have for so long concentrated my Sensory areas and activities on Touch. The beautiful ideas demonstrated here have helped me, fairly easily and inexpensively to utilise the natural environment outside and bring the light into the room in a more meaningful way. Many thanks for sharing.