Guerrilla Teaching Tactics
This article is targeted to teachers of young children (age birth to age 8 years) and college teachers who prepare these teachers. It's focus is on providing ways that teachers can teach the way they have been taught, while at the same time avoiding the inappropriate and even dangerous approaches their supervisors and administrators support. Essentially its a call to make sure our young children receive the healthy and appropriate approach to learning they deserve.
Teachers of young children receive lots of help and guidance regarding the best way to care for and educate young children: from college classes, journal articles, and in-service training. However, this advice often conflicts with the expectations of their programs. Thus the teacher is placed in a conflicting situation. Early childhood care and education has always been a revolutionary activity; the giants of our field have always challenged the status quo. This article presents a variety of ways early childhood teachers can teach the way they have been taught, while also challenging inappropriate and even dangerous expectations and directions from their supervisors and administrators.
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