Nurturing Young Children's Disposition to Learn

ISBN-10: 1933653477

ISBN-13: 9781933653471

Edition: 2009

Authors: Sara Wilford
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Description: When teachers consider young children's individual learning styles, they foster children's inclinations to learn, explore, and grow. This book investigates the meaning and importance of recognizing and supporting young children's dispositions to learn with Reggio-inspired ideas and National Association for the Education of Young Children early learning standards.

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Redleaf Press
Publication date: 12/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Sara Wilford, MSEd, MEd, is the program director of the Art of Teaching Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College. A former nursery school and public primary-grades teacher, she joined the Sarah Lawrence College psychology faculty as director of the Early Childhood Center and taught undergraduate courses connecting educational theory and practice.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Perspectives on Learning: Nature and Nurture, Social Issues, and Individual Dispositions
Brain Research and the Learning Child
Brain Research: Nature and Nurture
Professional Development Suggestions
The Developmental-Interaction Approach
Professional Development Suggestions
Family, Societal, and Cultural Issues
Changing Families
Families and Children Placed at Risk by Poverty
Cultural Differences
Professional Development Suggestions
Multiple Intelligences Theory
Linguistic Intelligence
Logical-Mathematical Intelligence
Musical Intelligence
Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence
Spatial Intelligence
Interpersonal Intelligence
Intrapersonal Intelligence
Naturalist Intelligence
The Intelligence of Big Questions
Using the Lens of Multiple Intelligences Theory in Our Work with Children
Professional Development Suggestions
Thinking About Part 1
Perspectives on Practice: Inside Classrooms and Schools
Environments That Invite Learning
Learning from the Early Childhood Municipal Schools of Reggio Emilia
A Reggio Perspective of Nurture and a Child's Disposition to Learn
Reggio Emilia Learning Environments
Bringing the Reggio Experience Home
Learning to Be Comfortable with New Ideas
A Visit to My Early Childhood Center
Learning Environments That Welcome All Young Children Today
Professional Development Suggestions
Early Childhood Environments That Invite Young Children's Disposition to Learn
Observing and Describing
The Descriptive Review of a Child
Professional Development Suggestions
Developing Positive Communication
Communicating in Your Personal Voice
Communicating with Colleagues
Communicating with Families
Children Communicating with Each Other
Professional Development Suggestions
Standards, Curriculum, and Young Learners
Recognizing and Coping with the Risks of Standardization
Creating the Conditions for Success
Literacy: Examining One Early Learning Standard from Top to Bottom
Professional Development Suggestions
Helping Families Support Children's Learning
Balancing Warmth and Professionalism
Maintaining Structure in Your Relationships with Families
Dealing with Frequently Asked Questions
Professional Development Suggestions
Epilogue
References
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