Presentation on theme: "Dig Deeper to Learn With Children"— Presentation transcript:
1 Dig Deeper to Learn With Children Chapter 6Learning Together with Young Children
2 Language of LearningAre we viewing children as competent or as incompetent?This has a lot to deal with how we interact with children, what our expectations are, and our attitudes toward others.
3 The Hundred Languages of Children by Loris Malaguzzi (translated by Lella Gandini)
4 The child is made of one hundred The child is made of one hundred. The child has a hundred languages a hundred hands a hundred thoughts a hundred ways of thinking of playing, of speaking.
5 A hundred always a hundred ways of listening of marveling of loving a hundred joys for singing and understanding a hundred worlds to discover a hundred worlds to dream.
6 The child has a hundred languages (and a hundred hundred hundred more) but they steal ninety-nine. The school and the culture separate the head from the body.
7 They tell the child: to think without hands to do without head to listen and not to speak to understand without joy to love and to marvel only at Easter and Christmas.
8 They tell the child: to discover the world already there and of the hundred they steal ninety-nine. They tell the child that work and play reality and fantasy science and imagination sky and earth reason and dream are things that do not belong together.
9 And thus they tell the child that the hundred is not there And thus they tell the child that the hundred is not there. The child says: No way. The hundred is there.
10 Improvisational Theater Follow the lead of the childTry not to shoot down their ideasAllow for the excitement of their ideas to come through
11 Impacting Quality of Responses Wait timeClarityPlacementCalling on children in different waysThought level
12 Wait TimeIncreasing wait time increases number and quality of responses.Three second average15 seconds is best
13 ClarityAsk specific question, then stop talking.
15 Avoid Asking Series of Questions What do tigers eat? Do they eat plants? Would you find one attacking another tiger to eat it?
16 Placement of Questions Before reading—to comprehend specific informationDuring reading—to focusAfter reading—for general comprehension
17 Methods of Calling on Children Solitary response (Jim, what is the date?)Controlled response (What is the date, Jim?)Uncontrolled response (What is the date?)Mass response (What is the date, class?)
24 Challenge Children to Go a Step Further in their Pursuits Figure out what they are exploring and talking about, LISTEN carefully to what they are saying and not saying, try to view the situation from their point of view
25 Help Children Represent Their Ideas with Multiple Materials Drama, drawing, songs, stories, buildings, play dough, clay, photography, (amazing what can be done with digital photography these days)rLyBI&eurl
26 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGBNUYtt 4no&feature=related Surgery
27 Tap into Children’s Love of Songs and Music Spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down!!
28 Draw on Children’s Deep Fascination with Drama and Magical Thinking
29 Harness Children’s Instinctive Drive to Use their Bodies
30 Build on Children’s Attention for the Natural World
31 Explore Children’s Theories for Deeper Learning
32 Reflect Children’s Ideas Back to them with Documentation