Stage 2: Joyful and Efficient, Stage 3: Conceptual Understanding, Stage 3: Critical Thinking, Stage 5: Students as World Changers

How to Honor Childhood with Intellectual Rigor

This blog first appeared on Share My Lesson. Has anyone ever told you that young children aren’t capable of having abstract thoughts? That was the prevailing view when I studied psychology many moons ago. But recent research and practical experience are challenging this conventional wisdom. According to Eager to Learn, the National Research Council’s report on… Continue reading How to Honor Childhood with Intellectual Rigor

Stage 2: Active Processing, Stage 2: Joyful and Efficient

Sensory Learning

Although my passion is teaching older children, I'm currently learning so much about early childhood development as a mother of a toddler. Babies are natural explorers, everything is new! After my son carefully examines an object visually, he tries to stretch it or bang it against something to test is physical properties and then there's… Continue reading Sensory Learning