re of possibilities which we cannot even imagine.
Standards and expectations propel us to excel. However, the NCLB model belongs way back in the nineteenth century. We've learned so much about how children learn, and all children can learn. However, all fourth graders do NOT learn at the same time at the same rate in the same way, and not simply because those fourth graders are all children from different environments--they all have different strengths and talents. Imagine instead that children investigate collaboratively on projects in educational networks that involve experts and peers from around the world so that each student uses the content and language arts skills needed to produce required results. We won't leave kids behind if we expect high standards in a positive and engaging learning environment that encourages strengths rather than punishes progress by deliberating on deficits. Don't we want to base our educational system on more comprehensive research reflective of disciplines that influence learning from managerial success to to brain research? All of those emphasize growth when people are valued and encouraged, when strengths of all the people involved (teacher and learner) become the focus. From the top down and bottom up, isn't it clear that education must move from demoralizing, punishing detractions to positive, professional interactions?
Learning and Teaching in a Democracy
hool or Organization Name:
MindChamps PreSchool Indonesia
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Language in Which You Will Present:
ELT, EFL and ESL Teachers, especially YL Teachers
Short Session Description (one line):
How to encourage preschoolers’ creative thinking ability?
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
It takes not only just an academic knowledge to teach preschoolers, you also need tricks and strategies to handle them. In addition, teaching Inquiry lesson, connecting their mind, their understanding with their speaking can be quite challenging, as some kids are still used to be directed and some of them are developing their speaking skill. Based on my experience in teaching Inquiry lesson to my Nursery 1 students, age 2 to 3 years old, I managed and succeed to encourage them to think and figure out the answers by themselves. Let’s find out how!
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blog as a 'sound board' for my students (middle school) and encourage them to collaborate, cooperate and engage with 21st century tools. I love this blog and thanks for your efforts . . .