The language of the educators indicates the values held in a school. Each Preschool, Childcare Center, and Home school has its own culture of language used in caring and working with young children. Tuning in to these sounds (auditory climate) of a school gives a glimpse into the often unseen world which children encounter. Do some research. Set up a recorder, use a Flip Camera, or hit record on the computer for 5 minutes. Try recording the auditory climate during different times of the day. Hold discussions with co workers. What does it tell you about the values of your school? What does it tell you about your practice?
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