Choose 3 of the following questions and answer
Theme Three: Children’s “Voices” in Early Childhood Contexts
Reflect on the following questions as you complete the required readings for this week.
1.How important do you think it is to include your students’ values, perspectives, and interests in the early childhood classroom?
2.Can you recall a time as a child where you believed the teacher did or did not value your voice?
3.Young children are proficient in expressing themselves in multiple ways. In what ways can we learn about children’s interests and passions as demonstrated by their actions and ideas?
4.How would you ‘set up’ an environment that supports young children to express their ideas in diverse ways?
5.In what ways do we include voices of individuals often silenced in our classrooms, for example Indigenous perspectives or children who do not express their ideas verbally?