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May 17, 2015 Lesley Romanoff

More Lessons From the Forest

Two rounds of the whistle game and we were back on the hill walking up and away from the forest and the creek with all of the lessons it has given so freely to this group of children, their teacher, and their parents.

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May 8, 2015 Lesley Romanoff

Scaffolded Social Dramatic Play

Practicing the language of play with improv…”She frowned when she looked at the broken motorcycle wheel. What could they do with THAT? The other children started shouting out ideas for the conflict.”

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May 2, 2015 Lesley Romanoff

Gaining a Sense of Wonder. It Takes Time.

There are times over the course of the year, but especially towards the end of the school year, when a teacher can sit back and simply watch the children’s stories unfold. Resting easy, without intervention or instruction, trusting that all the supports are in place to be able to simply listen as the children’s individual [...]

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