Often, teachers struggle to come up with activities that are inclusive and representative of each child and their family, helping to build self-confidence and also an understanding of others’ social and cultural identities.
Like many teachers, I have developed ways to keep my preschoolers engaged and learning while schools are closed due to COVID-19. Also, what I offer is shaped by the feedback I receive from families about how they might (or might not) be able to participat
This is the first article in a series about asking questions that foster rich conversations. Visiting a variety of preschool settings, we’ll consider the different types of questions teachers ask and listen to children’s responses.
We applaud teachers who are thinking carefully about how to engage children while they are at home, how to maintain strong relationships and learning opportunities, and how to consider all of children’s learning and developmental needs.