Curating Mindful Inquiry - Part Three

Curating Mindful Inquiry - Part Three

When we enter into learning as co-learners, we construct our practices together. Our dialogue with all members of the learning community involves diverse perspectives that help to shape our ideas of children.

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The Box Robot

The Box Robot

Materials do not have to be fancy or expensive to provide wonderful creative opportunities. Recycled materials are free, easy to acquire, plentiful, and provide children the opportunity to imagine and create their ideas. 

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The Value of Not Knowing

The Value of Not Knowing

Children are always learning. Our role as an educator is to create environments, guide social skill acquisition and learn alongside children as they seek to answer the questions they have about life. But we must ask ourselves about when we share knowledge and when support children’s discovery to their own questions.

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Making Maker Spaces Work for Community Learning

Making Maker Spaces Work for Community Learning

Today echoes of shop class show up in maker spaces that are a popular inclusion into schools and early childhood programs. The spaces are provided so children can create and explore their wonderings by creating prototypes of machines, architecture and science projects.

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Leaving Traditional Education Behind

Leaving Traditional Education Behind

What are early childhood educators’ roles in supporting learning in the classroom? Traditional education supports models where the teacher provides information for students to learn. . If we truly believe that young children are capable, then we must shift our own work in the classroom.  We are no longer teachers imparting knowledge on children, rather adopt the stance of educators and co-learners. 

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