Archive for April, 2012

Reflections from Laura Avendano

Written by Kili Lay. Posted in Elementary School, Kili Lay

On March 16th to the 18th I attended the ECIS Early Childhood Conference in Athens, Greece. My overall experience of the conference was positive.  There were two great speakers that impressed me.  The first was Mark Levitt, “Working with Stories to Get Stories.”  His main message was to remind us that children are great story tellers.  They may need some guidance and direction from adults.  As teachers, it is important to listen and ask the right questions in order for the stories to fully develop with meaning and emotions.  By listening and asking questions, teachers are also validating and honoring the experiences of each child.  This is truly important to start in the early years as it will help them throughout their life to become good writers and thinkers.