You are invited to participate in a brief (5-10 minute) survey related to teacher dispositions that engage children in learning that is being conducted by Dr. Jill M. Klefstad, the ECE faculty and program director at UW-Stout.
You were selected to participate in this study because you belong to one of the following groups: pre-service student in teacher education, student teacher, or classroom teacher of 4K, Kindergarten and First-Third grade classrooms.
My daughter Avery's grade five teacher is a bit of an anomaly. Students build different models of paper airplanes to test hang time during the unit on aerodynamics. The kids help choose and order school supplies as an exercise in budgeting and mathematics.
1976 After graduating with a BS in Early Childhood Education (I was one of three men in the early childhood department at a state university in Connecticut), I remember the day when I got my first teaching job - teaching in a multi-aged primary Open Classroom. Many of you have probably never heard of Open Classrooms. Think of a gymnasium where there are four different classrooms, one classroom in each corner. Can you see that? No walls – no privacy- no way to hide your mistakes. That was my first teaching experience.