Young children and teachers both have active roles in the learning process
How do preschoolers learn and develop? What are the best ways to support learning in the early years? This revised edition of The Intentional Teacher guides teachers to balance both child-guided and adult-guided learning experiences that build on children's interests and focus on what they need to learn to be successful in school and in life.
This edition offers new chapters on science, social studies, and approaches to learning. Also included is updated, expanded information on social and emotional development, physical development and health, language and literacy, mathenatics, and the creative arts. In each chapter are many practical teaching strategies that are illustrated with classroom-based anecdotes.
The Intentional Teacher encourages readers to:
- - Reflect on their principles and practices
- - Broaden their thinking about appropriate early curriculum content and instructional methods
- - Discover specific ideas and teaching strategies for interacting with children in key subject areas
Intentional teaching does not happen by chance. This book will help teachers apply their knowledge of children and of content to make thoughtful, intentional use of both child-guided and adult-guided experiences.
About the Author
Ann S. Epstein is the Senior Director of Curriculum Development at HighScope Educational Research Foundation in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Her areas of expertise include curriculum development, professional development, research and program evaluation, and child and program assessment.