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You can read more about him and his work at the AE site.Wiggins initially posted the piece without revealing the author.
If I could go back and change my classes now, I would immediately change the following three things: Obviously I was only shadowing for two days, but in follow-up interviews with both of my host students, they assured me that the classes I experienced were fairly typical.They like to talk about the past experiences and may pretend to have imaginary experiences of friends.Preschoolers often talk to themselves when playing and working on tasks.Adults and children in quality child care facilities communicate regularly about many different things.Understanding how children of different ages communicate and what they like to talk about keeps the lines of communication flowing freely.A nutritious meal is of little value to a child if it is not eaten and enjoyed.
Make it one of your goals to serve meals in a relaxed, social atmosphere.
Encouraging preschooler communication about food and during mealtimes While eating with toddlers, suggest that everyone play the game, "I CAN FIND THE…" Think of foods or utensils that can be described by either a characteristic, color, or texture.
To find out, one teacher followed two students for two days and was amazed at what she found.
It was so eye-opening that I wish I could go back to every class of students I ever had right now and change a minimum of ten things – the layout, the lesson plan, the checks for understanding. This is the first year I am working in a school but not teaching my own classes; I am the High School Learning Coach, a new position for the school this year.
My job is to work with teachers and administrators to improve student learning outcomes.
Her report is in following post, which appeared on the blog of Grant Wiggins, the co-author of “Understanding by Design” and the author of “Educative Assessment” and numerous articles on education.