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Tuesday Tools

28th of June (Tod B / PreK) 

The Prepared Environment

Watch the video, read the article below, and continue your discussion this week about the Prepared Environment with your Program Specialist, answering the following questions based on your own reflections.

21st of June (Inf / Tod A) 

The Prepared Environment

Watch the video, read the article below, and continue your discussion this week about the Prepared Environment with your Program Specialist, answering the following questions based on your own reflections.

14th of June (Tod B / PreK) 

Environmental Design

Discuss the design of your classroom with your Program Specialist this week, and answer the following questions based on your own reflections.

7th of June (Inf / Tod A) 

Environmental Design

Discuss the design of your classroom with your Program Specialist this week, and answer the following questions based on your own reflections.

31st of May (Tod B / PreK ) 

The Absorbent Mind

Please read the following short article HERE. Discuss the Absorbent Mind with your Program Specialist this week, and answer the following questions based on your own reflections.

24th of May (Infant / Tod A ) 

The Absorbent Mind

Please read the following short article HERE. Discuss the Absorbent Mind with your Program Specialist this week, and answer the following questions based on your own reflections.

17th of May (Tod B / PreK ) 

Normalization

Please discuss Normalization with your Program Specialist this week, and answer the following questions based on your own reflections. Write them down in your Planner.

10th of May (Inf  / Tod A) 

Object Permanence

Please discuss Object Permanence with your Program Specialist this week, and answer the following questions based on your own reflections. Write them down in your Planner.

3rd of May (Tod B / Preschool) 

Language Development

Please answer the following questions based on your reflections during this week’s video.

26th of April (Inf / Tod A) 

What children get out of a Montessori Education

Please answer the following questions based on your reflections during this week’s video. You are also encouraged to read the following article  HERE.

19th of April (Tod B / Preschool) 

What children get out of a Montessori Education

Please answer the following questions based on your reflections during this week’s video. You are also encouraged to read the following article  HERE.

12th of April (Inf / Tod A) 

Resources for Infant / Toddler Educarers (featuring Magda Gerber)

Seeing Babies Differently

Caring for Young Infants

Please answer the following questions based on your observations during the previous videos. You are also encouraged to read the following article on Infant/ Toddler Educarers by Magda Gerber HERE.

5th of April (Tod B / PreK) 

Montessori Origins

The Montessori Method in Italy

History of Maria Montessori

Please answer the following questions based on your observations during the previous videos

29th of March (Infant / Tod A)

Sportscasting 

Introduction

Example

Please answer the following situational questions. Please read the following short article on Parentese and Sportscasting by clicking  HERE.

22nd of March (Tod B / PreK)

Extrinsic Praise

Introduction

Example

Please answer the following situational questions. To read/listen to more content by Jesse, please click HERE.

15th of March (Inf / Tod A)

Dynamics of Change

Introduction

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Please answer the following guiding questions based on your own self-reflection. To access the Transformational Leadership Handbook, please click HERE.

8th of March (Tod B / PreK)

The Mindful Adult

Please answer the following guiding questions based on your own self-reflection. For additional resources on Mindfulness in the Toddler and Preschool classroom, please click HERE.

1st of March (Inf / Tod A)

The Mindful Adult

Please answer the following guiding questions based on your own self-reflection. For additional resources on Mindfulness in the Infant and Toddler classroom, please click HERE.

22nd of February

Toddler/Preschool Observation

Infant/Toddler Observation

Please watch both videos on observation, and answer the following guiding questions based on your observations.

15th of February

Self Regulation

Executive Function

Please read the following articles on  RULER and additional self regulation tips for young children.

8th of February

Conflict Resolution

View some practical examples of conflict resolution in the classroom, and about the Inner Light which is present in each and every child. 

1st of February

Grace and Courtesy

Refer to “Creating Alignment about Ground Rules”  HERE

25th of January

Early Childhood Brain Development

Please read the following document HERE

18th of January

It’s all about the Materials

Using the 3 Period Lesson in the Infant, Toddler, and Preschool Classroom

11th of January

Intro to Sensitive Periods

Read this accompanying article on the Sensitive Periods. Click Here.

4th of January

Intro to Jamaica

Introducing the Jamaican Songbook, Storybook, Curriculum Guide, and Animated Videos

28th of December

Please answer the following reflection questions

21st of December

Please answer the following reflection questions

14th of December

Please read the following article “The Six Principles of the Montessori Prepared Environment Explained”, and answer the quiz questions below

Learn key principles of the Prepared Environment

7th of December

December Musical Theme: Pitch

Learn how to match and imitate the sounds of the young children in your classroom. 

30th of November

Curricular Theme: The Prepared Environment

Learn about the importance of this indirect learning tool.

23rd of November

Music and Curriculum Resources

Easy to find resources for your classroom. (No quiz this week) Happy Thanksgiving!

https://www.rockandrolldaycare.com/resources

16th of November

Rhythm

Let’s talk about practical ways to bring Rhythm into the Classroom.

9th of November

Respect for the Child

Let’s talk about practical ways to bring the Respect for the Child into the Classroom.

2nd of November

Intro to South Korea

Introducing the South Korean Songbook, Storybook, Curriculum Guide, Planner, and Animated Videos

26th of October

3 Period Lessons and 3 Part Cards

Learn how to integrate the 3-period lesson into your classroom.

12th of October

Reviewing the Curriculum &
Foundations Binder

See the Curriculum & Foundations Binders in action!

5th of October

The Foundations Binder

Get the details on the Foundation Binder and Learning Objectives

28th of September

The Curriculum Binder

Get the details on the Classroom Curriculum Binder

21st of September

The Mindful Adult / Sensory Materials

Learn about aspects of the Mindful Adult 

14th of September

Rock and Roll Box – South Africa Edition

Describe how you will be using these new resources for Sept/Oct in your classrooms.

7th of September

Reflections

Please complete the following reflections based on last weeks Professional Development

24th of August

Observation: Part 2

Continue writing classroom observations in teacher journal. Share your observations with your co-teachers and Program Specialist. 

FYI: there will be no TTT next week. 🙂

Documenting Creative Work

17th of August

Time to Practice!

Responding to Musical Observations

10th of August

Observation

Observation: What is Musical Behavior

3rd of August

Observation: The basics

Music Development: Assimilation

27th of July

Connection

Imitation

20th of July

Emotions vs. Behaviors

Musical Development – Acculturation

7th of July

Using our resources

29th of June

Your presence in the prepared environment

Preparing an Environment for Creative Risks

22nd of June

Material Making Checklist Breakdown

Preparing Environments for Cultural Learning

15th of June

Resources for Preparing your environment

Preparing an Environment for Music Play