Provocations, invitations to inspire children's learning. Lots of tips and pictures.
There are so many wonderful elements of a Montessori program that you can incorporate into any classroom - without Montessori materials or extensive Montessori training.
How we talk to children, and how we we listen to them can greatly impact the way children learn to learn. Includes: How to talk and listen, open ended questions, quiet time for thinking.
There is a nuanced difference between praise and encouragement. And that can make a huge difference to the way the child perceives himself. Covers: the difference, pitfalls of praise and how to encourage children and build their self image.
What we say to children when they are angry matters. For the present moment, and perhaps even more importantly, for how they will conduct themselves in the future. Includes 17 phrases and why they work.
Children need to solve problems on a constant basis. As teachers, we can help them develop strong problem solving skills for social settings, as well as learning.