“When I hear stories about teachers and administrators making decisions that create the impression they don’t know children at all, I speculate about how different things might be if everyone understood child development. When I hear stories of small children who are bewildered, frustrated, and even defeated in their earliest school experiences, trying with brave determination to do what is asked of them and failing to understand why they can’t, I wonder, what if everybody understood child development? At the very least, shouldn’t every educator and school administrator?” from Rae Pica: What If Everybody Understood Child Development?
What can YOU do to increase your knowledge of Child Development? Brain storm with co workers some strategies to support YOUR understanding. What books, websites, articles, videos could you use as a support over the summer months? Let me hear from you.