How many hours have you spent planning for children’s learning? How many hours have you spent planning for children’s interests only to see them change it suddenly? How often do you get frustrated with your precious time spent researching children’s play ideas?
Oh man, have I been there. Spending hours in the evenings, sometimes going down the Pinterest rabbit hole, setting up new learning ideas based on the groups common interest only to see them not interested the next day….WHY?????
What if you were spending your time in the wrong place for planning? Focusing on the planning process instead of finding opportunities to plan. What if you could use time more efficiently to be able to plan around all the children’s play interests?
Each month inside the facebook group, All Things Early Years, I host a LIVE session answering your questions and providing support in areas you need help in! This video is from one of those sessions and is all about Planning for Multiple Interests. I share insights from my practice along with one key element of theory that will change your planning.
Making it easier, less time consuming and opens up opportunities to support and nourish the multiple interests children have.
Planning shouldn't be frustrating, it should be a wonderful process where you are a researcher and learner alongside the children. We as a society have created a very systematic, compartmentalized and organized process for planning that just isn't how children or even us adults learn. There are going to be times where our interests change or we hyper focus on one for a while. This is part of the natural learning process. It's how children learn to.
While you watch the video below, think about how this idea of time can be used differently in your practice to be able to plan around multiple interests and what that might look like for you in your role.
After the video, I want to hear your thoughts! Write a comment below sharing any insights or takeaways you had. Or other ways you plan for multiple interests.
ENJOY THE VIDEO!
This is just one key element of theory that can be very beneficial in your planning and general role as an educator. If you want to be a part of the LIVE session, join the facebook group All Things Early Years! You can submit questions beforehand or ask them live. Stay tuned for the next LIVE session to be announced on my facebook page, inside the facebook group or in your inbox if you're a subscriber!
Now go ahead and share your thoughts and insights in the comments section below!
I am an Early Childhood Consultant and very passionate about supporting and inspiring my fellow Educators. I will share my reflections and experiences about implementing my philosophy, views, and ideas into my practice.