Many curriculum books treat teaching as something teachers do to or for children. Deb Curtis and Margie Carter, best-selling authors in the early learning field, believe teaching is a collaborative process in which teachers reexamine their own philosophies and practices while facilitating children’s learning.
Each chapter in this curriculum framework includes a conceptual overview followed by classroom stories and photographs to illustrate the concepts.
The book helps teachers create materials and a classroom culture reflective of their values: Teach through observation, reflection, inquiry, and action, and encourage children to represent their learning in multiple ways, including songs, stories, and drama.
About the Author
For more than 30 years, Deb Curtis has worked in the early childhood field, including positions as a Head Start education coordinator, preschool teacher, and college instructor. She and Margie Carter have coauthored seven books, including Designs for Living and Learning. They speak to and consult with child care organizations across the U.S., Canada, and Australia. For more than 30 years, Margie Carter has worked in the early childhood field including positions as a preschool teacher, child care director, and college instructor. She and Deb Curtis have coauthored seven books, including Designs for Living and Learning. They speak to and consult with child care organizations across the U.S., Canada, and Australia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is simple, direct and full of excellent information. New and experieced teachers would benefit from reading this book and using it in their workplace.
The beautiful photographs and moving essays in this book give me hope that there are teachers out there who are truly reflective in their care! Every child deserves to have the sort of caregivers highlighted in this amazing new book!