As you look for and at your child’s next educational experience, it is helpful to think about how your child interacts with an environment’s explicit and implicit design. Environment in education encompasses not just the physical space, but also the routines, the schedule, the materials (curriculum), number of children enrolled, and the staffing. A tall order for the educator, to be [...]read more
Growing Together: For more than 60 years, The Cooperative School has stood by its original mission—to build a nurturing educational community. At our school, generations of children, parents, and teachers have taken their first steps in learning together.
Implicit and Explicit Designs of Early Childhood Environments
Ways to document a dramatic play arc
This post shares some of the ways I use different methods of documenting dramatic play and how the children adopt the practice of documentation for their own use…read more
Things we say . . .
Visiting with other teachers, and watching them without an agenda except to simply enjoy seeing a teacher practicing his or her craft is a gift. This is a gift because you get to hear yourself in the “things we say.”read more
- 10/5/14 - Ages, Stages — Early Childhood Development as a Fluid Process
- 9/27/14 - Evidence of play
- 9/14/14 - Disappointment
- 8/30/14 - Social networking and trying out new ideas!
- 8/21/14 - Breathe out, Breathe in. Getting the school ready for children.