Saturday, March 29, 2014
Experience the Joy: Teaching Young Children
It was great to see the children's delight as I interacted with their playground activities and structures--"Run, Ms. Devlin, Run," they called out as they ran all over the muddy fields.
So many in my PLN remind us daily to remember the joy, and bring the happiness to our work each day. I won't be playing on the equipment every day as it's clearly made for young, flexible bodies, but I will wear sneakers and "play clothes" more often so I can interact fully with the imagination, energy, and open attitudes students bring to learning each day.
Promoting a balance of multiple learning paths and free time too, I'll continue on the path of choreographing days that teach children well. What do you do to foster playful, joyful, learning communites? I'm interested in your ideas as I grow this aspect of teaching and learning.