A fishy innovation from Hong Kong

Naidu, Anuradha (2014) A fishy innovation from Hong Kong. Learning Curve (23). pp. 73-74.

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I stood at the doorway and watched as the little group of kindergarteners filed into the art class. They were filled with anticipation. Roselyn, my young colleague, always set up her art session with a little takeaway for every type of learner. As I watched her work with the children I was filled with awe. Making your own choice, she said, was important. Every child is creative, and has his or her unique style. Children have different views, some want action and like to work in threes and fours. They are happiest in a group. Some want to gain mastery over the brush and prefer to work alone and a few want to be free to explore. Roselyn was always willing to take a child with special needs in her Kindergarten class. She felt that teaching children to be kind and caring is the way to lay the foundation for life. Roselyn was a creative teacher and I loved collaborating with her. We always looked for solutions together and she would readily try out new strategies and give me feedback a couple of weeks later. Soon we understood each other well, and prepared in advance for new experiences that would include John. John was on the Autism Spectrum 1 and would sidle his way out of sessions when everybody else was singing, playing, or hanging out together happily.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Naidu, Anuradha
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/1083
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