Monday, January 28, 2008

Guided Participation

Over the past few weeks, I have been devoting quite a bit of time thinking and talking about guided participation. As a teacher, I have been trained to teach skills in many different ways; however, guided participation is so much more than that. In guided participation not only are you engaging the child in something, but you are engaging their thinking skills and problem solving skills as well. Guided participation supports the whole child through something that would otherwise be challenging for them and allows them to feel a sense of competence and confidence. It also allows children to make new discoveries, which is such an incredible experience for them. This pathway for acquiring knowledge has a terrific impact when working with children. As a guide to your child, I appreciate the impact you are making in your child's life each and every day. Keep up the good work!


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