Thursday, February 19, 2009

Notes to self on communication with children.

  • Be inviting and gentle.
  • Encourage them to find their own answers.
  • Conversation at eye level.
  • Listen.
  • Pause before interfering in any child's activity- sometimes there is more to what you initially see.
  • Encourage repetition with materials with phrases like -"Let's do it again!" or "This time, you can try to do it without making a single sound."
  • Be the model of the type of problem solvers I want them to become.
  • Focus on and celebrate every single form of positive activity that comes from the "challenging" children.


Teaching Montessori said...

Thank you for visiting!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love Eckhert Tolle, and I think his book, "A New Earth" should be mandatory reading!