In response to this post on the PennAEYC Face Book page...
"Study: High-quality early education could reduce costs"
The article was interesting and informative, and I have decided to follow the author; however, what intrigued me more was a lengthy comment left by a gentleman who does not identify his role in education. He is so exact on with this issue, that he put me right up on one of my largest soap boxes!
Educators have a responsibility to have an insightful understanding of how learning happens.
This means that we must understand a little bit of neurology, like it or not. I share this type of information in my professional development sessions, and I am thanked time and time again for the deeper understanding of learning and development in children.
It ALL happens in the brain.
So why aren't we all striving for proficiency in understanding the most modern information on child development? It seems that the classic theories remain at the forefront with those who work face-to-face and hand-in-hand with children on a daily basis. Step into the 21st Century with new scientific understandings of child development. It's absolutely fascinating! And you will find your practice and results with children of all ages will change dramatically.
Here is a link to a great article explaining the basics that any one of us should know:
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