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Reflection On Student Action Research, Genan Anderson, Julie Nelson, Bryan Waite May 2014

Reflection On Student Action Research, Genan Anderson, Julie Nelson, Bryan Waite

Genan Anderson

This article is a summary by the authors on the research done by two student teachers of early childhood education, Joelle Fierro and Rachel Probst. These student teachers were concerned about how best to serve the ethnic diversity they would experience as preservice teachers, and they developed creative teaching methods, through reflection, to address the issue. One of the ideas that emerged from their reflection was their very creative use of the Writer’s Workshop to encourage the children to write in their own diverse languages, share translations and stories, and thereby grow in acceptance of, and friendship with, one ...


"Where Do The Bears Go?" The Value Of Child-Directed Play, Genan Anderson, Anita Spainhower, Ann Sharp Apr 2014

"Where Do The Bears Go?" The Value Of Child-Directed Play, Genan Anderson, Anita Spainhower, Ann Sharp

Genan Anderson

This article uses the socio-dramatic play of pre-K children to reinforce the rich learning that occurs in child-directed play. The teacher’s role in supporting the play through adapting the environment with props and space as well as intentional teaching through the use of open-ended questions, suggestions, modeling, and providing additional information is made explicit. The authors voice strong support for the importance of play in early childhood classrooms to build competence in common core standards and to assist in the development of executive functioning, problem solving, and self-regulation.


Toddlers: Avoid Chaos By Matching Activities To Developmental Levels, Genan Anderson Dec 2011

Toddlers: Avoid Chaos By Matching Activities To Developmental Levels, Genan Anderson

Genan Anderson

The key to success in caring for toddlers is capitalizing on the knowledge that toddlers will engage repetitively in an activity that is on the edge of their ability to accomplish it with support. A range of activities are presented along with four skill levels on the task plus tips for facilitating the skill for each activity.


The Teacher's Role In Child-Directed Play, Genan Anderson, Anita Spainhower Dec 2011

The Teacher's Role In Child-Directed Play, Genan Anderson, Anita Spainhower

Genan Anderson

In the context of a play scenario, the full range of strategies on the DAP Teaching Continuum used by a master teacher to facilitate mature socio-dramatic play is illustrated to the reader. The fluid, intentional movement of the teacher from strategy to strategy in response to the play of the children delineates the role the teacher plays in content-rich, child-directed play.


Enhancing Family Involvement, Genan Anderson, Anita Spainhower Dec 2007

Enhancing Family Involvement, Genan Anderson, Anita Spainhower

Genan Anderson

Ideas for involving families in early childhood preschool and care.


Rethinking The Dynamics Of Young Children's Social Play, Genan Anderson, Clyde Robinson Dec 2005

Rethinking The Dynamics Of Young Children's Social Play, Genan Anderson, Clyde Robinson

Genan Anderson

A review of research on young children's play with ideas for applying the results in preschool classroom teaching.


Learning Centers For Toddlers, Genan Anderson Dec 2005

Learning Centers For Toddlers, Genan Anderson

Genan Anderson

Provides practical suggestions for structuring the environment in toddler classrooms to facilitate discovery and learning and minimize guidance challenges


Putting Children In Charge Of Reading, Genan Anderson Dec 2003

Putting Children In Charge Of Reading, Genan Anderson

Genan Anderson

Practical curriculum and family involvement ideas for preschool teachers to use to encourage and facilitate literacy and literature skills in children


Guiding Staff Training? Vygotsky And Gardner Can Help, Genan Anderson Dec 2002

Guiding Staff Training? Vygotsky And Gardner Can Help, Genan Anderson

Genan Anderson

Provides practical ideas to use the basic theories of child development in scaffolding the training of preschool teachers to develop and implement appropriate curriculum.


Yes, Michael, Genan Anderson Dec 2002

Yes, Michael, Genan Anderson

Genan Anderson

Ideas for coaching an autistic child in pro-social behaviors in an inclusion environment.


Statistics In Preschool, Genan Anderson Oct 2001

Statistics In Preschool, Genan Anderson

Genan Anderson

A broad variety of uses of statistics in the preschool curriculum are highlighted as a way of illustrating the prevalence of statistics in a our world.


Time Out Or Time Change?, Genan Anderson Dec 2000

Time Out Or Time Change?, Genan Anderson

Genan Anderson

Guidance strategies focused on changes in the environment to meet the needs of children whose behaviors pose challenges in a preschool classroom.


Computers In A Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum, Genan Anderson Feb 2000

Computers In A Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum, Genan Anderson

Genan Anderson

Review of the process of adding computers to a preschool curriculum while maintaining a focus on exploration and social interactions.


A "Walking" Report Card In Preschool, Genan Anderson Dec 1999

A "Walking" Report Card In Preschool, Genan Anderson

Genan Anderson

Explains the idea of letting children showcase their learning by performing tasks for parents at a number of stations.


Reflections On A Preschool Penny Arcade, Genan Anderson Dec 1999

Reflections On A Preschool Penny Arcade, Genan Anderson

Genan Anderson

Using a project on games to facilitate math and social skills, this article illustrates how a single topic can provide the context for the acquisition and practice of a variety of skills.


After The Rain, Genan Anderson Dec 1998

After The Rain, Genan Anderson

Genan Anderson

Descriptive examples of building preschool curriculum on the children's environment by exploring children's questions and guiding their discovery of ways to find answers to them.


Bringing Families Closer Through Picture Book Reading, Genan Anderson Dec 1997

Bringing Families Closer Through Picture Book Reading, Genan Anderson

Genan Anderson

A summary of parent reactions to family picture book reading sparked by the addition of a classroom take-home library to Head Start classrooms.


When A Project Doesn't End: Reflections Of A Preschool Teacher, Genan Anderson Dec 1996

When A Project Doesn't End: Reflections Of A Preschool Teacher, Genan Anderson

Genan Anderson

Description of how a teacher follows the interest of preschool children using their questions to guide discovery in an investigation of bugs.