All in the “Schema” of Things
Date(s) - Sep 18, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Has a child’s behavior ever made you shake your head and scream: “WHY MUST YOU DO THAT?!!” More than likely, the answer to that question can be found with the help of schemas: natural URGES that are the building blocks of the brain; repeated behaviors that form connections. Rotation, trajectory, enveloping, orientation, positioning, connection, container, transporting and transformation are all schemas that naturally
show up in child-led play. Are you always telling a child to stop a certain behavior? More than likely, it’s a SCHEMA… you need to meet their need, but how? That is exactly what this workshop will address. Peeling the layers of behavior back to reveal the core, and then addressing the core NEED. You will gain loads of ideas to meet children no matter which schema they are currently exploring.
Suitable for all early learning and child care professionals
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After stopping young children’s play in order to get to the ‘important stuff” for 9 years, I realized a change was needed. Step by step, one “aha moment” after another, I was able to transition my program from teacher-led and what I thought was “play-based” to child-led and TRULY, “play-based”. OUT with the rigid, controlling schedule, forced, teacher-led learning and |children who depended on me to lead the way, IN with authentic learning and empowered young children who “wonder if…”, imagine, create, fail, discover, manage conflict, solve problems, try, persevere, help, succeed and LOVE the freedom to lead and learn through play. Now, I proudly, and LOUDLY proclaim: “Play IS the “important stuff”. I love to defend play by speaking at early childhood professional events all across the country and have co-authored three books on the topic.
BC Family Child Care Association