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October 28, 2014 Lesley Romanoff

Implicit and Explicit Designs of Early Childhood Environments

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 [...]

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October 19, 2014 Lesley Romanoff

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…

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October 12, 2014 Lesley Romanoff

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.”

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