Repeating the process from 5.3, but this time with a friend or colleague. Choose one of the provocations below and one or more of the writing prompts and practice writing and thinking with your community of practice.
Take a look at one or more the following:
In this 9 minute video the viewer will examine why play is valuable to all of us
In this 23 minute podcast the listener will explore how mindful reflection can lead to hearing your authentic voice
In this 9 minute video Louie through his stunning photographs and words has us consider gratefulness
This article by Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D. and David R. Williams, Ph.D. explore the racial disparities of the impact of Covid-19
This 18 page research paper explores a culturally responsive pedagogical framework
Blog | Early Childhood Pedagogy Network (blog-choose one post that resonates with you)
May I recommend What is Pedagogy? as a place to start
Early Years Study 4 | voicEd (podcasts-choose one )
Each podcast is worth listening to
- What do you notice about the child/ren? Their face, their demeanor, their competence. What captures your attention from viewing the photo, video or reading the article, how do your ideas differ from others?
- How do you feel when you are looking at the photo, watching the video or reading? Compare your thoughts with one other person or small group
- What questions do you have about the content considering the perspective of the child, their family, and desired learning outcomes?
- What delights you as you examine the material and how is this response related to your own values and background? Why is considering what touches your heart important to your practice as an educator?
Writing prompts adapted from A Thinking Lens for Reflective Teaching used under fair dealing for educational purposes.
Curtis, D., Carter, M. and Pelo, A. (2007). Learning together with young children: A curriculum framework for reflective teachers. St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press.