Twelve Best Practices for Early Childhood Education

Twelve Best Practices for Early Childhood Education : Integrating Reggio and Other Inspired Approaches

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In her new book, popular author Ann Lewin-Benham draws on her intimate knowledge and experience with the Reggio Approach to present 12 "best practices" inspired not only by Reggio, but also by play-based and Montessori approaches to early childhood education. These practices are demonstrated, one per chapter, with scenarios from classrooms, dialogues of children and teachers, and work samples showing the outcome of using each practice. Used together, the 12 best practices offer a new framework for early education. Written in the accessible style that her readers appreciate, this book expands on Lewin-Benham's earlier works by showing the foundations for teachers to practice the Reggio Approach in their own settings. It introduces several new techniques: fostering language skills through Meaningful Conversation, designing inspiring environments, switching from a scheduled to an Open Flow day, using materials to build brain networks and stimulate Significant Work, and much more.This important resource also includes a self-assessment tool, EXCEL, to assist you in examining your practices and those of your school. All chapters include key points and questions to help readers think more deeply about the material more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 180.34 x 251.46 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • Teachers' College Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0807752320
  • 9780807752326
  • 138,032

About Ann Lewin-Benham

Ann Lewin-Benham founded and for 20 years directed the Capital Children's Museum in Washington, DC, where she also founded and directed the Model Early Learning Center. She is the author of Infants and Toddlers at Work: Using Reggio-Inspired Materials to Support Brain Development, Possible Schools: The Reggio Approach to Urban Education,and Powerful Children: Understanding How to Teach and Learn Using the Reggio more

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