From Little House on the Prairie, to Geography, to Maps, to Mount Rushmore, to History… And More ~ Jennie Fitzkee

Reblogged from A Teacher’s Reflections… on the importance of reading to children:

When good reading happens in my classroom, it opens the door to so many other things. Children have questions and ideas.  Interrupting in the middle of chapter reading means children are listening and interested.  I can answer those questions and get back to reading, or I can do more and follow through on those questions.

I do more and follow through on those questions.

It’s called emergent curriculum.  Here’s how it goes: a teacher reads, or gives a lesson. Children (or a single child) ask a question or make a comment.  That comment leads to something interesting yet completely different.  It’s like taking children into the woods and finding divergent paths, and then a child asks “Why can’t we climb a tree to see where they go?”

Continue reading at A Teacher’s Reflections

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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4 Responses to From Little House on the Prairie, to Geography, to Maps, to Mount Rushmore, to History… And More ~ Jennie Fitzkee

  1. Pingback: From Little House on the Prairie, to Geography, to Maps, to Mount Rushmore, to History… And More ~ Jennie Fitzkee — Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo.. how to teach.. a re blog | paddypicasso

  2. Jennie says:

    Thanks so much, Sue!

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