TWTBIM_0071 Traditions

Mike wonders if teachers too easily overlook the importance of children's classroom traditions and routines in the quest to provide novelty. Why are adults sometimes uncomfortable when children choose to repeat reliable experiences?  How do we honor children's routines while also nurturing the flexibility needed during inevitable times of change? A fresh episode of Teaching … Continue reading TWTBIM_0071 Traditions

TWTBIM_0068 Playing with the Rules

Joey shares a story of children challenging themselves through play and creating rules to add complexity to the play.  The group discusses the paradoxical nature of children's rule making--in play, rules can make things more fun.  However, successful play requires flexible rules.  What may seem simple on the surface is actually quite complex. A fresh … Continue reading TWTBIM_0068 Playing with the Rules