Just Let Me Play
"Learning is active in the kindergarten classroom. Therefore, assessing the process of learning is critical and it should occur while the learning is happening rather than assessing the final product."
- The Full-Day Early Learning-Kindergarten Program Draft 2010-11
" In and of themselves, they’re not “ready-made” assignments, but they’re not supposed to be. They’re meant not to build content capacity, but learning capacity."
- The Full-Day Early Learning-Kindergarten Program Draft 2010-11 Version
Keeping busy with my Kindergarten Part 2 course! I have decided to continue my research on the wonders and benefits of holistic learning through self-directed play. As I begin to think about which natural materials and artifacts I will bring into my classroom this September, this resource by Terry Heick regarding fostering self-directed learning caught my fancy.
27 Cognitive Actions That Promote Self-Directed Learning