Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Preschool Resource Review - Encouraging Curiosity

I know that back to school season is in full swing, but I thought I'd do something a little different this year.  Instead of sharing tips, tricks, and classroom ideas (because I've shared plenty of those already) I thought that I would share some of my favorite resource books.  Everyday this week I'll do a review of a different book that I have read, loved, and use regularly.

These will be books that are part of my own personal resource library and have helped me in some way - whether they've made planning easier, changed my teaching philosophy fundamentally, or helped me understand my students better.  I hope that you will take a few minutes to explore some my favorite resources.  Who knows, maybe you'll even find one that fills a gap in your own resource library! (All links are affiliate links)

Today's resource is a little different because it's actually a book that I wrote - Encouraging Curiosity


When I talk to teachers about Reggio Emilia and the Project Approach the number one argument that I get is that it isn't a practical philosophy for them because they have licensing standards to adhere to and their lesson plans have to be completed in advance.  I had to deal with these same obstacles and was still able to successfully implement this way of teaching, so I wrote a book with the help of my amazing co-teacher all about our experiences.

This book is focused on how to use the Project Approach and still ensure that children are meeting Early Learning Standards and being exposed to developmentally appropriate concepts.  Encouraging Curiosity includes examples of projects that we actually completed with our students - if I can do it you absolutely can too!

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