Monday, August 29, 2016

What 3 to 7 year olds need to learn - Nathan Mikaere-Wallis

Nathan Mikaere Wallis is part of the Brain Wave Trust, and X Factor Education, Christchurch.

This is a fantastic piece to listen to - well worth 25 minutes.
Makes me think about how I can promote children's thinking through my questions. Valuing the power of play.

My takeaways-
*Build a thinker first
*Importance of social skills
*Power of play
*Don't just tell what to do, ask what they think and help
*Generate their own activity
*Play integrates so many of the senses and cognition
*Acquisition of social and emotional skills is very important
*Attune and be in relationship with the children
*Key competencies that underpin our curriculum are researched to be valuable

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