Author Archives: Clair Wain

Learning with and through others

  In our class, we embrace the pedagogy of listening and we believe that the children’s ideas are worth listening to and that their comments are not just cute and frivolous but are intelligent efforts to make sense of the … Continue reading

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“You have lots of ideas instead of one!”

Working in groups “Education will vary with the quality of life that prevails in a group.”  John Dewey,  Democracy and Education The children have begun the challenging task of working together in a group to design and construct a home … Continue reading

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Numbers are serious

This week, in their explorations of numbers, the children have shown ways in which they try to construct their own knowledge and achieve understanding within the context of reciprocal relationships with their peers and their teachers to create important connections … Continue reading

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A beautiful, important and interesting design

So we had four possible designs with common threads of friendship, dancing and beautiful things such as rainbows, flowers and insects. I was excited to see what the children would decide for their chosen design. The designs were placed in … Continue reading

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Combining images

How can these images be combined in such a way as to produce a meaningful relationship? “Put all of them in a circle and have a vote, like we did with the books.” “In pieces of paper write it then … Continue reading

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“We can make it calm and beautiful!”

Every day the children experience a myriad of encounters with materials where they explore how  materials behaviour, how they can use them and possibilities to change them. The children bring a wealth of experience to the mosaic project. The idea … Continue reading

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“The year book is for everyone! Even the teachers!”

A Learning Community “Education will vary with the quality of the life that prevails in a group.”  John Dewey, Democracy and Education Much, if not most of the learning that goes on in and out of schools happens through interactions of … Continue reading

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Reading Memories

Inspired by a photograph of Harry reading at home, I decided to ask the children about their favourite reading memories? What were the children’s best ever reading moments, when reading felt really good for them? The children learn such a … Continue reading

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Rendering the Word and the World

We began this week by reflecting on our January learning journey. Kaiwen explained that he had learnt a lot about reading. This led me to wonder what understandings the children had about reading. We believe in constructing an environment that … Continue reading

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What is the effect of digital technologies on engagement and complexity of thinking of the explorations of 5‐6 year old children in a Reggio inspired setting?

What is the effect of digital technologies on engagement and complexity of thinking of the explorations of 5-­‐6 year old children in a Reggio inspired setting? from clairweston

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