Presentation on theme: "1 Teaching in Ways Consistent with How the Human Brain Works."— Presentation transcript:
1 Teaching in Ways Consistent with How the Human Brain Works
2 LOW RISK o a nonthreatening climate where children have psychological freedom (internal) and psychological safety (external).
3 HANDS-ON o encouraging exploration and manipulation of a vast array of materials from which students can explore ideas.
4 INTERACTIVE o emphasizing genuine communication as a way of interacting with other people.
5 REAL WORLD o emphasizing problems, examples, and contacts that are real and can be put to actual, productive uses.
6 RESPECTFUL OF NATURAL THINKING o counteracting the traditional school overreliance on linear thinking, academic subjects, and verbal/mathematical skills by emphasizing intuitive thinking, a grasp of useful patterns, aesthetic activities, and nonverbal interests o Isenberg & Jalongo, 2001 Creative Expression and Play in Early Childhood, 3 rd edition, Chapter 10